Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Gets Cloud’s Uniform and Buster Sword as Preorder Bonuses (UPDATED)

on July 2, 2013 4:52 AM

Looks like Square Enix is pushing hard on nostalgia to promote Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, as those that will preorder the game will get a costume pack themed after Final Fantasy VII.

The package will include Cloud Strife’s SOLDIER 1st Class Uniform, his iconic Buster Sword, and the SOLDIER band. When worn the costume will also make Lightning execute a special victory pose that imitates Cloud’s and theĀ Final Fantasy VII‘s victory fanfare will replace the one from LR:FFXIII.

Below you can check out the contents of the pack in a gallery with screenshots and renders and a brief trailer.

UPDATE: Apparently Europe will get an additional preorder bonus named “Lightning Samurai Set” that includes three samurai costumes: Shogun, Sohei Savior and Flower of Battle. European customers will also find on the shelves a different box art for the game. You can see it alongside with a detail shot of the samurai costumes in the gallery. The Samurai Set hasn’t been announced or confirmed for the North American market at the moment.

 /  Executive News Editor
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