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Get Cloud’s Buster Sword & Uniform in LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII

Amritz Lay's Avatar + Posted by Amritz Lay on Jul 02, 2013 // Associate Director of Product Marketing, Square-Enix

We are overjoyed to announce that pre-ordering LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII will unlock the most epic Final Fantasy weapon and outfit of all time – Cloud Strife’s SOLDIER 1st Class Uniform and Buster Sword! Before you guys go crazy in the comments, here’s what your pre-order will get you:

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII on PS3

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII on PS3

When you preorder LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII, you will receive the exclusive Cloud Strife SOLDIER 1st Class DLC — straight from Final Fantasy VII — for free! So you’ll get the SOLDIER 1st Class Uniform, Buster Sword, and Soldier Band… but not Cloud’s blocky hands.

We’ve put together a short gameplay trailer that shows off the DLC set and how it helps Lightning get to level 99 quicker. Watch it at the top of this post.

Go ahead, we’ll wait.

Did you catch the last bit? The victory fanfare comes with the Cloud Strife SOLDIER 1st Class DLC pack when you pre-order, as well!

Much like in LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII, time is limited with this pre-order offer, so march over to a participating retailer to preorder LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII. We’ve made this decision easier than choosing to go on a date with Aeris or Tifa, so what are you waiting for? Get out there and preorder LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII now!

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII is coming to PS3 on February 11th, 2014 for 5999 gil — er, $59.99. Got any questions? Ask away in the comments below, and we’ll get to them faster than it takes to cast Knights of the Round.

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII on PS3

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII on PS3LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII on PS3

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+ CommandingTiger on July 2nd, 2013 at 5:37 pm said:

They need to get rid of the Adam Lambert macerating as Snow and That awful Lady Gaga stench of a mixture that’s on Lightning.
You do that, you got yourself a game, you don’t do that, I’ll pass.

Lightning is a great character created by Square-Enix.
But man, the character development got lost somewhere in the poor translation.
That’s why people don’t like her, but there are some changes, but none of the words in the translation made any sense!..


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+ CommandingTiger on July 2nd, 2013 at 5:39 pm said:

I don’t know about you guys, but does anyone else feel weird at the fact that Lightning wears Cloud’s outfit?


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+ Nooterman on July 2nd, 2013 at 5:55 pm said:

I think there should be a Hrist costume. I’m sure the mesh for that costume is sitting somewhere in this game’s files after it was scrapped from being Valkyrie Profile Hrist and made into Robu Robu Rightningu-3 “Now with more Lightning”.

Poor Tri-Ace, forever dejected to being a tech team for Final Fantasy and making bad 3DS/PSP games.


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+ CommandingTiger on July 2nd, 2013 at 6:15 pm said:

Wow, they just started today to talk about this costume of cloud as a pre-order and it already surpassed the Xbox One’s pre orders in 1 day.
I think it just got Omnislashed. ; )


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+ meFreeman on July 2nd, 2013 at 7:05 pm said:

I want a special collectors edition with a real size lightning doll. :)


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+ neuropunk on July 2nd, 2013 at 8:07 pm said:

@104

Well, I want a good game. Unfortunately instead we get another chunky junk FFXIII game.

I also want good characters, unlike Lighting and all the other stupid characters in FFXIII series.

I guess you don’t always get what you want. Instead we get another sucky FFXIII that nobody ever wanted.


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+ ArchAngelMai on July 2nd, 2013 at 8:40 pm said:

I think people fail to see the significance of this. When Toriyama asked Amano to come up with the character design for Claire(Lightning) he said he wanted a Female Cloud. That’s literally what he got. Cloud is 5’7, so is Claire, and they’re both 21. Their names also are related to each other. So this joke is a little overdue when you consider that tidbit.

But honestly “Not one Fork was given this day.”
FFXIII has already perverted what the name FF means by being anything but what it means to be a FF. Thankfully FFVsXIII changed its title to FFXV to rid itself of the stink of FFXIII. I like FFVII, but my disdain for the Fabula Nova Crystallis series is so tumultuous that I can see past this smokescreen of “Please help us recover losses on our failures with some gimmick.

While the costume thing is nifty, I would rather have paraded Serah around in more costumes or even better Noctis, Prompto, Cor, Ignis, or Gladiolus. Hint Hint SE <3

@21
FFXIV came out on September 22, 2010.


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+ ArchAngelMai on July 2nd, 2013 at 8:43 pm said:

@105
Amen :)


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+ ArchAngelMai on July 2nd, 2013 at 8:48 pm said:

“Got any questions? Ask away in the comments below, and we’ll get to them faster than it takes to cast Knights of the Round.”

You haven’t replied to 107 comments and counting…

Will we be able to buy this DLC at a later point down the road if we decide to eventually buy this someday?
Like with 13-2′s Preorder DLC?


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+ Dumahim on July 2nd, 2013 at 9:29 pm said:

From the image: “Buster Sword from FINAL FANTASY VIII”

Seriously? Can’t even get the right game listed?


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+ SHEN_GT7L on July 2nd, 2013 at 11:40 pm said:

Where SE lost in the ability to make console kingmaker Final Fantasies, they’ve gained in stride the ability to milk every piece of asset they have. We will never get FF7 remake until we hate everything else SE has. I won’t support this type of scummy business practice.


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+ angelsly14 on July 3rd, 2013 at 12:10 am said:

Oh snap this is great a cloud costume for lightning yeah can’t wait cloud and lightning are my favorite final fantasy characters already pre-ordered it yeah!!!!!:) THANKS Square-Enix!


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+ Hooligantuan on July 3rd, 2013 at 1:54 am said:

Final Fantasy VII sucked.

FFXIII is in great company.


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+ Gokuhan_Z on July 3rd, 2013 at 4:57 am said:

I swear some of you people complain about anything. They are giving away something cool for “free” with preorders. In a game where costumes are a part of game play, this kind of bonus is just awesome. I’m sure other FF character costumes will be up for sale eventually too. It’s not like people cried foul when Ezio’s robe from Assassin’s Creeds Revelations or Commander Shepard’s armor from Mass Effect 3 was sold for XIII-2.

Bottom line, this will change no opinions. FFXIII lovers (or Lightning lovers) will see this as icing on the cake and FFXIII haters will complain yet again about the saga they dislike.

As for me, I was planning on buying this anyway, now I have a reason to throw $5 on it at GameStop instead of waiting.


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+ Kadeemluvmusic on July 3rd, 2013 at 7:10 am said:

I gotta pre-order Lightning Returns! Cloud Strife forever, all hail FFVII.


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+ Tenmyouji on July 3rd, 2013 at 6:28 pm said:

Disappointing. EU gets this, a separate DLC pack and a steelbook for preordering.
Despite it being a decent skin and costume set it just comes off as sloppy seconds.


117

+ befitfoxrunner on July 4th, 2013 at 5:16 am said:

where do I pre order it at I went to eb and they don’t even have it on there system yet would best buy or walmart have it?


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+ Kasaix on July 4th, 2013 at 1:17 pm said:

I pre-ordered because this looks sweet, but I do find fault. You’re cashing in on our love for FF VII and you made the Samurai outfit set exclusive to UK. You did the same exclusive outfit thin with Dissidia 012 for UK and JP. We don’t like it.


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+ BlacKPhoeniX1987 on July 5th, 2013 at 4:40 am said:

@110 It reads “Final Fantasy VII!” ← that’s an exclamation mark there.


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+ Xxdeadxspace2X on July 9th, 2013 at 8:40 pm said:

I heard if you pre-order in Europe you get an steelbook with cloud costume, is there comming the steelbook with the pre-order in North America?


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+ onitakekun on July 14th, 2013 at 9:14 am said:

Can we get those images in wallpaper size, please?

There’s no Lightning without Cloud(s) ~~~


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