Square Enix announces ‘Final Fantasy Go There’ campaign
posted on 07.18.13 at 01:31 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Dress up Lightning like a Miqo'te and pose for victory.

In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, players will be able to obtain a Miqo’te costume for Lightning, complete with its own shield ability, battle victory pose, and sound effects.

In Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, players will be able to obtain a Lightning or Snow costume and Final Fantasy XIII-based weapons by fighting alongside Lightning in a special mission.

These Final Fantasy series collaborations are part of a new campaign called “Final Fantasy Go There.” Lightning Returns and Final Fantasy XIV are the focus, but Square Enix is working on a variety of collaborations, including Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster. Collaborations with other Square Enix titles are also planned.

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  • MrKappa

    Lightning just looks so damn out of character in that outfit.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Here’s a thought. Don’t wear it when (or if) you play the game. Problem solved.

      • MrKappa

        The only problem here is your reading comprehension. :/

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Reading my comments is also optional~

          Care to complain about something you can’t control next time? :3

          • MrKappa

            You still continue to fail. Did you at least pass middle school English? Or is there some reason you think my comment is a complaint?

            It must really rustle your jimmies that anyone could hate your precious Lightning and the FFXIII series seeing how you have been going all out on this topic.

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Ummm… Actually, I’d be “going all out” regardless of the character. While I do like Lightning, I don’t believe she’s the next best thing since sliced bread, nor do I feel this way about FFXIII, so please don’t try to assume things.

              Secondly, you’re missing the principle of the matter. If you are going to sit here and focus on my “middle school English” (it would also be “Middle School” for the record c:), but not acknowledge the fact that it’s completely absurd to be getting so bent out of shape over an optional outfit in the game, then it sounds to me as if you’ve got more issues than a magazine stand, good sir.

              Now, seeing as you can’t seem to hold a civilized conversation here without attempting to ridicule me (see: reading comprehension and “middle school English”), I suggest you keep your opinions to yourself. Thank you.

              • MrKappa

                Please tell me what the principle of this matter is when you are the one who replied to my comment in a manner that had nothing to do with what I said.

                • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                  >she looks out of character
                  >I would never put her in this outfit
                  >I refuse to play this game while wearing this outfit

                  Connect the dots, man. That is, unless you admit that you simply came here to do nothing more than state she looks ridiculous in the outfit, which is worse than what I did by far.

                  Do you really just come to articles to complain, even though you already know you disagree with the content before you even click on it? The only people I know of that are even following LR are those that want to buy it, so what are you doing here?

                  If you’re here just to complain, that’s rather counterproductive. If you couldn’t care less about the game, then stay out the articles for it. However, if you DO care about the game and actually plan on purchasing it, but think the outfit looks ridiculous… It goes right back to what I said in the beginning.

                  Don’t like it? Don’t wear it.

                  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

                    Honestly, you’re very out of line, dude.

                    Unless he edited his comment, which must’ve been a quick edit because I saw his comment last night before you replied and it was the same as it is now, all he said was that he thinks the outfit doesn’t fit her character. He never said “I would never put her in this outfit” or “I refuse to play this game while wearing this outfit.” And even if he did (which again, I don’t see it anywhere), what’s the problem? If he doesn’t like the outfit, he doesn’t have to play the game wearing it.

                    If you’re telling someone not to state their opinion because it’s negative, then that’s wrong. And in doing so, you’ve turned this thread into a… I don’t know how to describe it.

                    “Reading my comments is also optional.” Someone replies to you and tells you you misread their comment (albeit not in the nicest way, MrKappa – more details in next paragraph). That’s not how you reply. It should’ve ended there. You should’ve re-read the comment right there and realized the guy’s only stating his opinion.

                    And as for the back and forth, why is it that people must insult each other to get something across? I’m seeing this constantly, and it’s annoying as hell. Tetsuya, your initial response comes off as very controlling — again, like “If you have a negative opinion, don’t share it” — and MrKappa, your response could’ve been more like “I’m not sure you read my comment properly,” or something. But again, I could understand getting kind of annoyed by the initial response.

                    Anyhow, I hope you guys read this. Thanks.

                    • McPoo

                      I blame the parents, personally.

                    • MrKappa

                      I guess both my first and second response were too much but I can’t help it some times. I have to be sarcastic or snarky otherwise I would disgrace my namesake.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      I know he never said “I would never put her in this outfit” or “I refuse to play this game while wearing this outfit”. It was more of a downward spiral in his mentality.

                      Why else would he badmouth something he has no interest in? Doesn’t that seem a bit foolish? It would be like eating at a seafood restaurant and ordering something besides seafood from the menu, then saying, “I don’t like seafood.” Why bother saying something like that?

                      He could have just avoided the article altogether and saved us some grief. I hardly think I’m out of line by pointing that out. I realize we’re all here to state our opinions and all that, and it’s even fine to have a negative opinion… IF you have an interest in said topic. Otherwise, just stay out.

                      I understand you want the articles to have plenty of popularity, feedback, and that sort of thing, but even you must understand how counterproductive it is for someone to simply open an article to state distaste for something without even having an interest in the game that’s being addressed.

                      Also, like I may have mentioned before… If he DOES plan on getting the game, then DON’T WEAR THE COSTUME. It’s a very simple solution. The whole party on the opposite side of the fence getting their panties in a bunch over an optional outfit in a game are completely absurd anyway, opinion or not.

                      They’re free to think any way they wish, but that doesn’t make them any less crazy. It is annoying as hell when people have opinions and feel the need to insult each other over it. As you can clearly see above, MrKappa provoked me after my opinion (where I did not personally insult him at all), proceeding to claim my “reading comprehension” was bad and that I had “middle school English”. It was then, and ONLY then, did I believe it was necessary to set him in place because he had crossed a line.

                      I do appreciate you being involved and trying to do some damage control here, but please stop trying to single me out. I may have been the smoke you witnessed in the distance, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to take blame for being the fire as well.

                  • MrKappa

                    You are connecting some very broken dots my friend and that is a mighty big assumption.

                    I never said he looked bad or even good, I said she looked out of character. For example, could you imagine her wearing this outfit through the whole of FFXIII?

                    Also I plan to buy the game and for the most part I haven’t really posted much negative post in articles about this game.

                    One more thing, it is a little unfair of you to say no one is allowed to voice their opinion about something in a game, optional or not, if it is negative.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Whatever. I’m done with you. You’re not worth the time, plus I don’t want Sal on my ass again for continuing this ridiculous charade of yours, so just think whatever you want, man.

                      Let me see if I can just put this in a more kindly manner. Please just stay out of my way from now on, alright? That would be best for the both of us. You don’t reply back to me, I won’t reply back to you, fair enough?

                      I know I replied back to you this time, but that was because I gave you the benefit of the doubt. I’ll take the blame for the miscalculation, thinking we could actually have a conversation like mature individuals. I was wrong.

                      Now, let’s part ways.

              • McPoo

                “Now, seeing as you can’t seem to hold a civilized conversation here without attempting to ridicule me (see: reading comprehension and “middle school English”), I suggest you keep your opinions to yourself. Thank you.”

                I think the pot might be calling the kettle black here, mate.

                • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                  And I think I might be reporting you if you don’t stop trying to antagonize me. You’ve already been warned before by Sal, so I suggest you just walk away.

  • bloodiOS

    Disgusting!
    Yes, Square, make a whore out of Lightning, why don’t you? Sons of bitches.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Well, to be fair… It would be up to the player to actually make a whore out of her. The outfit is optional =3=

      They’re just putting it on display for people to see what it looks like.

      • bloodiOS

        They’re advertising their ways of making a whore out of her.

        • Justin Graham

          Dressing her in a costume and having her pose is not “making a whore” out of her.

          • Sevyne

            Yeah, I wouldn’t go as far as saying whore, but that pose shot really screams future wardrobe malfunction.

          • bloodiOS

            Ah, sorry. I stand corrected. They’re not making a whore but a slut out of her. Way to run the original image of her to the ground.

            • Justin Graham

              Slut:
              Noun
              A slovenly or promiscuous woman.

              That doesn’t describe her, either. You’re projecting.

              • bloodiOS

                Doesn’t matter. The way she dresses and the way she poses simply don’t fit her. It makes her original image looks like a joke. And they’re openly advertising it.

                • Justin Graham

                  The simple answer: Don’t dress her in the costume if you don’t want to. It’s just a bonus cross-promotional item, not unlike the other Final Fantasy-themed costumes such as the Cloud Strife outfit, which they dedicated an entire trailer to promoting as a preorder bonus.

                  There is zero reason to be offended by any of this.

                  • bloodiOS

                    I’m offended because this garbage that tramples all over her image is openly advertised like this!

                    By the way, that SOLDIER outfit totally baffled me.

                    • Justin Graham

                      It doesn’t trample over her image, though. Lightning is one of my favorite characters in Final Fantasy and I’m perfectly able to separate the goofy costumes from the character.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Well, I don’t like seeing my favorite XIII character to be made into a complete joke like this.

                    • Justin Graham

                      Sorry if you feel that way, but I don’t, and I imagine a lot of people are of the same mind. It’s a goofy costume, you’re not required to use it, and it does nothing to assassinate her character.

                    • bloodiOS

                      The way they advertise is what I really hate here. There isn’t a need for her to do this garbage posing and brings it into the spot light. Concept art of the costume and lines of texts would’ve been more than enough. Imagine a lot of people would think that this is a joke, too.

                    • Justin Graham

                      Well, that’s marketing for you. If there’s a special costume that they want to advertise, they’re going to find some angle to advertise it from. This conversation is only going around in circles, though. I get it, you don’t like it. But no one is forcing you to use it and it doesn’t do anything to affect Lightning’s characterization or the game’s story. It’s just a silly bonus.

                    • bloodiOS

                      It’s a silly bonus that I really don’t want them to bring into the spotlight.

                    • Justin Graham

                      Well, we can’t always have what we want.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Which is why Square Enix now has one less potential buyer, because of all the stuffs they have showed thus far, they all made me sick of the game before even actually playing it.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Oh yes, I’m sure the people at Square Enix will be crumbling to their knees, pleading for people like you to come back because you alone have put a dent into their finances.

                      Oh well, more for us *shrugs*

                    • bloodiOS

                      I know I don’t matter much to them, of course. But if everyone thinks that way and buy the game anyway, it’ll just encourage them to continue this train-wreck. So, I will just not buy it. Like they say, vote with my wallet.

                    • Justin Graham

                      If you’re turned off enough by the sight of one optional costume to not consider buying the game, it leaves me to wonder how serious you were about buying it in the first place. But that’s where I leave this conversation be. Carrying on is pointless.

                    • bloodiOS

                      It’s not just the costume, of course. I did say “all the stuffs they have showed thus far,” didn’t I?

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      There are certain OPTIONAL things I don’t like to see on characters I like too, but you know what… It’s not the outfit she will be FORCED to wear, so stop making a big deal out of it. Just don’t wear it. Don’t let your selfishness get in the way of those who actually want to enjoy it.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I was fine when they announced it before because they didn’t really show much, but now they feel the need to make Lightning pose to advertise it… and that pissed me off.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Sooo… If they suddenly had a TV spot of Lightning in a bathing suit to advertise a new drink they put on the market, you would suddenly think Lightning would be ruined as a character?

                      Lol okay

                    • bloodiOS

                      It’s personal thing, of course. I feel like they destroys her image, and I don’t like that.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      It’s more than a personal thing, I’d say, if you’re letting something like this “ruin” her character and get your jimmies rustled. I don’t particularly care for the Soldier costume because I loathe Cloud, but it doesn’t make me hate Lightning all of the sudden, lol. I don’t HAVE to wear the outfit.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I don’t like the way they advertise her like this. So, I don’t support the game. Sure it’s not gonna matter, but I sure won’t buy the game just because it won’t matter.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Well, it’s nice to know that a mere OPTIONAL costume will prevent you from buying a game altogether. We now see where your loyalty lies. You know, people like you make me sick.

                      You’re no better than those guys on the FFXIV: ARR beta forums saying they are going to cancel their pre-order (hell, some already have) for ARR just because Lightning is now going to be in the game (once again, as part of an O-P-T-I-O-N-A-L quest).

                      Boo-hoo, I wanted a blue popsicle, but they gave me a red one. *rolls eyes*

                      Just grow up already.

                    • bloodiOS

                      This were just a couple extra pushes. I have already hated whatever it is Square have shown for this game since day one. This simply made it crystal clear that I don’t like how Square is handling this, that I don’t want this game.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Alright. Lightning Returns is suddenly a terrible game now because of this outfit. You’re right. My fault.

                      What was I thinking?

                    • bloodiOS

                      No, like I said, it’s not just the outfit. I just didn’t like anything they’ve shown since day one, from the gameplay mechanics to everything else. I was only going to buy it simply for completion purposes, but now I don’t even want to do that.

                • Kobracon

                  THEN DON’T DRESS HER LIKE THAT! Its simply up to the player. They are showing this off because
                  1) This is a collab with FFXIV
                  2) That pose and clothes are exactly what the Miqo’tes wear. Can’t be an homage/reference if it looks/acts nothing like it
                  3) This is one of 80 over clothes, just choose a different one that doesn’t “make a slut out of her”

                  • bloodiOS

                    Let’s just put it this way: I don’t like how they’re doing this, so I won’t support it.

                    • Kobracon

                      I get that. I don’t fully like the costume either, but to condemn the entire thing for this just seems so petty….

                    • bloodiOS

                      I feel like buying the game is just another way of saying: “Yeah, it’s just a little thing. I don’t mind.” And in turn, Square will respond with: “You don’t mind, I see. We’ll just keep on doing this then.” Nope, this is where I draw the line.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      It’s OPTIONAL. It’s up to the consumer to decide whether they mind or not. Those that enjoy it will wear it. Those that don’t simply won’t wear it.

                      It’s a very SIMPLE solution that can be solved within the game itself, but no… You would rather deprive yourself of potential happiness from this game all because of an optional outfit. Do you realize how absurd that sounds?

                    • bloodiOS

                      I don’t have a problem with the costume existing in the game. I don’t like the fact that they advertising it like this. I don’t like how they’re doing that, so I’m voting with my wallet.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      I refuse to believe that. Are you saying your feelings would be different if the outfit wasn’t being advertised and you found it in the game later anyway? I really don’t see how advertising or not would change your feelings towards it.

                      Sounds to me like you just hold a resentment towards any fanservice shown for your precious “waifu”.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Yes, that’s exactly how my feelings on the matter would be if it wasn’t like this. To be fair, I’ve already disliked the game since day one, I was going to buy it solely for the sake of completion but this made me lose my motivation. I suppose I would’ve felt differently if I was looking forward to the game, instead.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Buying the game solely for the sake of completion…?

                      You have more problems than I thought, lol.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Ha ha, you wouldn’t be the first one to tell me that.

            • Tracy

              I don’t think Lightning’s character will turn into a whore or a slut but I do agree the outfit does make her look like one.

          • Tracy

            in the outfit above Lightning LOOKS whorey..LOL!

          • Zackasaur

            True, by definition.

            It’s pretty despicable to objectify the character to the lowest demographic of players, however. Bloodios is utterly correct in all but vernacular.

        • LordKaiser

          She’s not that sluty looking. This is bad how? She looks ok.

          • bloodiOS

            It’s totally bad. It completely destroys her original impression back in XIII.

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              And since when has she ever went back to that look outside of the Dissidia universe…? I think you’re looking too much into this, honestly.

              • bloodiOS

                I’m not talking about the looks, I’m talking about how up until now, she had always been presented with that cool, rigid kind personality, accompanied by clothes that went well with that. Now it’s all just ruined.

                • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                  Up until now? Ummm… No? Did you just completely skip XIII-2 where all she had on for a top was a breastplate and nothing underneath? Sure, you could still get her as a monster in XIII-2 with her XIII outfit, but yeah… That outfit is LONG gone as a form of representing her at this point.

                  Again, you’re looking too much into this. I could have just as easily said, “You’re ruining Aya!” when The 3rd Birthday came out, but her maid outfit was completely optional to wear. I, for one, am still satisfied with Lightning as a character, honestly.

                  What she wears doesn’t take away from her “I’M AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN THAT DON’T NEED NO ONII-CHAN” personality, lol. No, seriously, she’s still a boss and even if she wears something revealing, she could still kick anything’s ass into next week, so I don’t see the issue.

                  • bloodiOS

                    Ah, no, the armor was actually cool and she doesn’t pose in any way that I found offensive back in XIII-2. In any case, I don’t like the way that they’re advertising this, and I don’t like how she poses suggestively in the game (even without this costume.) I want them to stop with this garbage.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      That’s because you couldn’t even really play her (outside of the 15 minute segment) in XIII-2 ._.

                      They advertised her more for the game than even Serah, but I guess that’s something you didn’t have a problem with. Get your priorities straight :/

                    • bloodiOS

                      What does it matter that she got advertised more than Serah? It wasn’t offensive in anyway, so of course, it’s fine.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      You… Completely missed the point. You’re more focused on an optional outfit being advertised more than a misrepresentation of the main character in a game. That, most certainly, is NOT fine.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Well, it’s hard for me to wrap my head around the severity of it since I didn’t watch that many trailers of the game. Yeah, I see that it’s wrong to do it like that, but it really doesn’t enrage me so, I didn’t think much of it.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Yet the advertising of an optional costume completely sets you off? Okay then.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I guess the fact that I’ve already disliked the game had a lot to do with the way I’m reacting now.

                    • http://twitter.com/AuroraXIII AuroraXIII

                      Agreed with all that you’ve said. And trust me, you’re not alone on this at all. My Twitter feed exploded in uproar when the scans were first uploaded, just like it always does when Square Enix pulls more fanservice bullshit.

            • LordKaiser

              People change and maybe she learned to be more accepting of people and be less cold. Who knows.

    • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

      She once was my favorite female character. Totally disappointed after seeing that sultry pose…

  • Sevyne

    “Final Fantasy Go There”

    No Final Fantasy, you really shouldn’t “go there”.

    Yes, I know it’s optional, but jeez…

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    I’m curious to see what the victory pose is since there isn’t really a “victory pose” in FFXIV: ARR per se. I’m assuming they mean the pose which occurs after a dungeon is completed, but that only lasts a couple of seconds and I’d hardly consider it a pose. Maybe it’s an emote or something, lol.

  • new_tradition

    In terms of the whole publicity cross-over, I’m actually all for it. I was interested when they revealed there’d be some quest that involved Lightning, so if there’s more cameos to be made in FFXIV, I’m interested in seeing them.

    I’m still holding out for any sort of Squall outfit for Lightning in LR. Pleeeeeeease SE? ♥

    • Kobracon

      OMG so much yes. She already has a gunblade, why not go all the way XD

  • Serovath

    i’m lovin it!

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    Wow…this makes the game industry totally not look like pervs

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      Who cares.

    • Kobracon

      THIS makes it look like pervs? Where were you when Shinovi Versus was released?

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        This is FinalFantasy one of the biggest games out there,shonovi was small in comparison.

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          I don’t think he was speaking so much on the popularity of the title, but the perversion aspect of it. I think it was more like, “You’re complaining NOW?! Where were you when this other game was released? They have stuff in that game that makes this look like softcore porn!”, basically, lol.

          • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

            I see,I just meant that this is Far more effecting then a game meant for pervs.

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Ah. That makes sense. This outfit does step out of the realm of what you’d expect from Final Fantasy XIII, I suppose, but I doubt anything Lightning gets in LR will be quite as revealing as Serah’s bikini was, lol.

              • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                True,who would downvote you for this?

          • KnifeAndFork

            Final Fantasy is not a game meant for that. Shinovi Versus blatantly advertises that it is.

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Er… That’s what I just said ._.

    • Himiko

      That’s fine. It’s not really a problem.

      • Warboss Aohd

        maybe not right now…..

        • Willgaea

          It’s a video game, I don’t see a problem.

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    OMG! This has completely ruined the image of lightning, I once knew. Thanks,Toriyama…

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I never expected to see Lightning doing the Miqo’te tail up in the air / stick out arse pose.

    I always felt like that pose was blatant fanservice stuff in FFXIV.

    Here it is in version 1.0 via my quick youtube search.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=6YYHRLnvEA4

    The default Miqo’te outfit (in ARR) is (also) pretty fanservicey. It’s just even more apparent when you see Lightning in the outfit.

    This is for people who like the fanservice. Just like the crossover itself is for the fans, but some parts (like the outfit and pose) are highly sexualized, which is always controversial.

    • Kobracon

      I’m just glad that they have promised an balance of serious and fanservice-y costumes. Seeing Light do that pose and SMILE really looks odd to me. I’m all for fanservice (played the entirety of FFXIII-2 with Serah in a bikini) but I just cannot picture Light acting like that.

      Serah I can see coz of her personality, but Light is just so serious and the cool guy archetype that this is just jarring. I will prolly stick to the more serious clothes unless there is a bikini one in here somewhere…

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        It does look odd. I always found it borderline embarrassing in FFXIV to be honest.

        I think its important to clear up what happened. (I’m sure you know this already.)

        One of the developers (Toriyama?) working on Lightning Returns — decided to sneak in the Miqo’te default outfit and the pose emote (from XIV) into Lightning Returns. This resulted in the director of XIV (Yoshi-P) adding a special Lightning Returns event for XIV.

        The sexy outfit and pose were already part of XIV. It was just brought over to LR for some reason. Does it fit Lightning’s character? Not really. It wasn’t designed specifically for her though.

        Personally? If the outfits play into the combat or something, I’ll be using the outfits that give me the best chance to win.

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Well, I do know certain traits come with certain costumes (probably something like increased vitality, increased strength, that sort of thing). I imagine you will do just fine without even using the collaboration outfits though because they are simply fanservice and weren’t really designed around the game, just extra.

          The only reason I can see the Cloud outfit giving you a nice bonus though is because it’s for first print copies of the game, so it’s to reward people for pre-ordering early. Now, this by no means will make or break the game. It’s just a nice bonus.

          • Willgaea

            They should have made this outfit a easter egg.

    • Himiko

      I like that kind of stuff and it fits Miqo’te… but its so odd on Lightning considering the first 2 games. Just weird. :S

  • Elvick

    I swear if they ever do this to Terra… I will not be pleased.

    I do not support this.

    • bloodiOS

      I wouldn’t want to imagine that happening…

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      I think I’d be more surprised to ever see Terra/Tina in another game than to see her involved in fanservice, lol. On a random note, maybe they will bring a Rydia outfit into FFXIV: ARR for the female Summoner :3

  • Pyrofrost

    *insert entitled, QQ-raging comment here*

  • Kobracon

    Oh all the salt in the comments.

  • Charlie

    Oh fanboys, will your rampant complaining ever cease?

  • abcmocca .

    u ruined toriyama, why not making hentai game, i hope lightning wears a thong too.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Noooooooo~

      Bring back her spats from XIII ;w;

  • Learii

    she look hot there lol

  • Eclipse

    Wow, Lightning looks lovely in that costume <3

    It's an optional costume, so I really don't get why some people are freaking out over this… Don't like it, then don't have her wear it. It's as simple as that.

    • KnifeAndFork

      you make it sound so simple. Like we haven’t heard that line a million times. Doesn’t negate the stupidity of it.

  • King-Podigy-X

    Stella >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Lightning

    • Willgaea

      I can’t agree considering I haven’t played FFXV yet. That’s like comparing a orange to some future Orange that betrays me, but then joins my team in the sequel.

  • carrebeannut

    The fan boys will be having wet dreams tonight. arrgggwwwww must not fap.

  • Zackasaur

    Yay, objectification. :/

    These games will both be great, but I really don’t want to see this sort of objectification.

    • Cry_Zero

      I agree, but the sad thing is “sex sells” :(

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      God forbid you should ever subject yourself to any advertisements in this world. So you have to see a few pictures of it? Who cares? When the game comes out, you’re not going to wear it anyway, so what’s the problem?

      You already knew what the article was going to be about when you saw the thumbnail preview, so why did you bother coming in here if you don’t like to see the “objectification” of a female character in a game?

      Seems a little silly if you ask me.

  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    What’s the big deal this isn’t new many companies do this they are just costumes

    • Syltique

      I just finished playing Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands. After you beat the game, you have the option to play through it as Ezio from Assassin’s Creed II.

      I guess I should be angry … or something …? I mean, really, how dare they? An Italian assassin, in a fantasy version of ancient Persia? Might as well just scrap the whole series. Ubisoft is officially the worst company ever in the universe.

      • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

        Ubisoft is known for milking their franchise. They might be called “worst” for that, but overall, your idea is hardly convincing.

        • Willgaea

          From my point of view. A story doesn’t have to make sense because when you get down to the basics of video game it turns out it’s all make believe. As long as it’s fun. That’s my motto.

  • Anthony Hayball

    Yeah Square Enix, very lame deals for your titles that are ust going to end up being lame.

  • Syltique

    I think this is awesome. Nobody seemed to mind that Cloud was in Final Fantasy Tactics and Ehrgeiz. Most people, as children or teenagers, were able to make the simple mental calculations required to understand that this is simply extra bonus content for fun, and does not really impact either of the core games in any substantial way. It’s just a bonus for fans.

    It’s not until gamers grew up into adults that they learned to be irrational, intolerant and ridiculous.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      That is completely irrelevant and non comparable.

      • Syltique

        And yet, I just compared them. If people are upset with a few FF games having crossover stuff like this, then be prepared to hate almost every major series out there.

        – Ergheiz has Cloud from FFVII
        – FFT has Cloud from FFVII
        – Prince of Persia: FS has Ezio from AC2
        – Soul Calibur 2 has Link, Heihachi, and Spawn
        – Asura’s Wrath has Ryu from Street Fighter
        – Street Fighter has Final Fight characters
        – Marvel vs. Capcom is probably going to make you kill yourself
        – Project X Zone will literally make you kill yourself.
        – Bayonetta is in Anarchy Reigns
        – Skies of Arcadia characters are in Valkyria Chronicles! The nerve!
        – Soul Calibur V has Ezio
        – Soul Calibur IV has Yoda, Darth Vadar and the guy from Force Unleashed
        – Left 4 Dead 2 has monsters from Resident Evil 6
        – Resident Evil 6 has characters from Left 4 Dead 2
        – Dissidia is one gigantic crossover
        – Smash Brothers is even worse
        – Sonic Racing Transformed, done.
        – Even Mario Kart has Donkey Kong, nothing is safe.
        – Playstation All Stars didn’t just contaminate Sony mascots, but had DMC’s Dante and MGR’s Raiden in too.
        – Mega Man Legends costumes in Dead Rising
        – Dead or Alive characters in Ninja Gaiden, ruined.
        – Ninja Gaiden characters in Dead or Alive
        – Virtua Fighter characters in Dead or Alive
        – Don’t even look at Fighter’s Megamix on Saturn. Even the Daytona car is in it. All bets are off.
        – Naruto has a DBZ Goku costume for pre-order DLC
        – Dragon’s Dogma has Guts and Griffith costumes from Berserk
        – Sleeping Dogs has costumes from Enter the Dragon, Rumble in the Bronx, Ong Bak, Fist of Legend, and more.
        – Dead Space, Dragon Age and Mass Effect all had cross-over costumes.
        – Mass Effect costume were also in FFXIII-2.
        – Hell, Ezio was also in XIII-2. That Ezio guy gets around.

        But yeah, if we can agree on anything, this Lightning Returns, X/X-2, and XIV: ARR cross-over is really one step too far! No one else does anything like this, it’s a big deal, and we should be totally upset at the disrespect they’re showing us. SQEX, worst company in the universe.

        • $37823552

          It’s not the crossovers that are annoying people. It’s XIII’s existence, and it’s sequels. I don’t mind the crossover stuff, but with XIII having two sequels, and it being arguably one of the worst FF games (with an incredibly dull story, 20 hours of corridors before it opens up to a rather small extent, and a battle system that is decent but has major flaws) doesn’t help much. Squenix shouldn’t have bothered going to make Lightning Returns at all, and XIII-2 (which was an improvement, though still a lacklustre game) should have had the game completely finished on it’s disc rather than having the ending as DLC. The effort that has gone into making Lightning Returns would really have been better spent adding to a new title, rather than a continuation.

          • Syltique

            “20 hours of corridors before it opens up to a rather small extent, and a battle system that is decent but has major flaws) doesn’t help much.”

            Actually, today, Yuji Abe released information about Lightning Returns saying that you can literally walk seamlessly from one end of the game world to the other end without any loading screens, and it will be as open world as FFXV. He also said that virtually everything you can see, is something you can go to in the game and interact with, roughly 90%.

            So yeah, there’s really no point in mentioning this 4 years later, especially when XIII-2 already did things differently.

            It’s a pretty poor excuse. Asura’s Wrath is far more linear than XIII. It’s actually a giant QTE for the whole game. Didn’t stop everyone from saying that the best part of it was the Street Fighter DLC added on.

            • Belenger

              Well Asura’s wrath is a enjoyable little piece of playable angry anime, runs for a few hours, epic true ending. FF13? that 19 hour tutorial will be really hard to erase from people minds, I also liked Caius as a concept and voice, overall XIII-2 had a good aftertaste until final dlc.

            • $37823552

              I was talking about FFXIII…

              The point being that a game that was as meh as that is not one deserving of two sequels.

            • KnifeAndFork

              Bad analogy. Asura’s Wrath never promoted itself as an RPG. They actually said it was an interactive Anime.

              Kinda stupid for an RPG to be even more restricting than a FPS or sidescrolling brawler.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          I think you missed what I was trying to say XD

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      What…? Children, and teenagers especially, are FAR more irrational than adults are. I’m not really sure where you got that from.

    • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

      Cloud left good impression and people was looking forward for his cameo – that’s my opinion.

      Lightning is Twilight of the FF franchise. She is not welcomed, but SE put a lot of effort to make her stand on the same level of predecessor – so from the general point, your statement is irrelevant.

    • Daniel blue

      Cloud wasn’t wearing a skimpy outfit in Final Fantasy Tactics.

    • Elvick

      Some people just don’t like her. They are wrong for whining about cross overs. Don’t like her, you wouldn’t play this new XIII game anyway.

      And, you wouldn’t use the XIV stuff from it.

  • Warboss Aohd

    ‘Reads the Comments’

    It lookz like dere iz gonna be a fight! Gonna go gatha da boyz, also gotta rememba ta thank dose humiez at Square fer gettin’ dese grotz all blood thirsty an’ mad!

  • SuperLuigi

    Since when did lightning have big boobs? Jk Lightning as a character is underrated character. In XIII she acts almost exactly like cloud did by being cold hearted and no development till they talked about their past. Now she is serious…just like cloud. I don’t get the “fanbase”.

    • Daniel blue

      Cloud already shows development during the first few hours into the game – by the time he leaves Midgar he’s already stopped being a prick and became a friendly guy. From then on he only gets better.

      Lightning’s personal issues are mostly related to a single event involving her sister – her past is barely touched upon, which is for the best because it’s seemingly all about Serah’s desire to marry a douchebag. It doesn’t even get close to the amount of amazing stuff that happened to Cloud, yet she never stops brooding until the very end…

      …which Toryiama promptly retconned in XIII-2 because apparently she’s not allowed to show a genuine smile in a cutscene. I almost couldn’t believe it.

      • KnifeAndFork

        She sucks and Toriyama is a hack

  • xMCXx

    I will never understand SE’s obsession with FFXIII.

    • Invisbin

      Nomura said it’s because they felt the need to either:

      Give us FF games, or have us wait until FF15 releases. I for one, am grateful.

      • Willgaea

        Well, I am excited that they are going to do this with FFXV.

        • Invisbin

          Yeah me too. FF15 looks awesome

  • http://www.samuraiprincess.com Mr Fwibbles

    Ouch, right in the personality. Yeah, this campaign can “go there”. Just as long as it’s nowhere near me.

  • RedWolfe

    Ohhhh man.

    I knew there was a going to be a riot in these comments as soon as I saw that thumbnail xD.

    OT: Yes, it’s somewhat odd to imagine a character like Lightning dressed up in an outfit that is treading into fan service territory, although, imo, it’s not the worst offender (looking at you Serah bikini).

    However, just like Serah’s bikini, it’s not her main outfit and is completely optional for the most part (though it may be useful depending on the skills she acquires when using it) so just keep that in mind before raging so hard.

  • artemisthemp

    Sound like Having save from
    X/X-2 – Yuna Outfit
    XIII – Lightning XIII outfit
    XIII-2 – Lightning XIII-2 Outfit
    XIV -Miqo’te

  • KnifeAndFork

    “Final Fantasy Go There”??

    Wth are they taking Engrish lessons from Date Masamune of Sengoku Basara?

    • Willgaea

      “Final Fantasy, Oh no we di’ent” *snaps fingers*

  • PrinceHeir

    holy shit whenever a FF article comes out expect 100+ comments in an instant :P

    man everyone arguing over a costume, it’s just optional okay?

    heck i don’t mind Aya Brea in T3B, though i think of her as a “different” Aya instead of the Aya from PE1/2.

    okay i think i already opened the pandora’s box so comment away!

    • Willgaea

      I’m fine with it cause i’m one of those doods that likes exploiting a womens body. It’s more so a disgrace to the character.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I see lots of fussing and arguing in here. Comments turning into post war stuff. I understand it, people are expressing opinions.

    That’s just fine. We want everyone to express opinions! Very much so!

    We won’t always agree, we won’t always see eye to eye on things. The thing to remember is this –

    Just because we don’t agree, that doesn’t mean we need to try and change each others opinions and to hell with the consequences, to hell with the guidelines.

    I understand. I get it. It’s really easy to get caught up in the moment. You feel like you are just trying to defend an opinion. Everyone feels this way. It gets out of hand when we try and put each other down, attack each other, instigate or retaliate. It makes no difference. It just isn’t the right thing to do.

    It doesn’t help. You won’t change someones opinion this way. In fact, you just get them more upset, which results in you getting more upset.

    I’m not blaming anyone, I’m not pointing the finger at specific people.

    When a heated topic comes along, there is always a chance things will play out this way. It’s just human nature.

    My job is to try and keep things civil.

    I’ve decided to lock the comments here for a few hours.

    I think everyone needs to take a step back and relax. Take a deep breath and start over, okay? Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I’ve unlocked the thread. Let the discussions continue! Please remember, we are all friends here. Let’s discuss this in a civil manner.

    Thank You!

    P.S. – Apologies on the delay. I got home really late tonight.

    • McPoo

      I quite like the idea of a time out for threads :p

      • Willgaea

        I agree.

    • LordKaiser

      Wow I never thought that the replies would get that intense after my last post.

  • http://lfdn.deviantart.com/ CosmicNova

    That outfit totally doesn’t fit Lighting character personality. I know it’s suppose to be fanservice but fanservice to what, Square created a character so serious that adding anything that opposes Lighting real personality would just make the character look bad and horrible.

    • Sae-Won Yoon

      Agreed, hell even that Cloud costume made more sense since Lightning is essentially a genderbent archtype of that character in a sense.

      • Willgaea

        I believe the costume dlc to game purchase ratio is going to be 1/1. haha. This costume is optional free dlc right? If not I retract my above stated sentence and gather my jewels later.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    He slung at me first, so I slung mud at him in return, then suddenly I’m the bad guy? Also, the only times you’ve seen me play the ‘internet tough guy’ card is when some bad ass comes in here thinking people must agree with his/her opinion or be wrong.

    The only reason I have a problem with you SPECIFICALLY is because you’re an instigator. You’re always trying to start shit or keep shit going. I already told you to simply walk away before, but you didn’t listen, so since this seems to be out of my control, my hands are tied. You leave me no choice but to report you for provoking me.

    You’re already on thin ice, man. Just give it a rest. I get it, you’re a new guy, but come on… Just stop trying so hard.