This week’s issue of Famitsu sheds some light on some of the decisions that went into Lightning’s new outfit in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Tetsuya Nomura designed Lightning’s “Equilibrium” outfit (her default outfit) with the requirement to put her in something resembling a leather bodysuit. Her accessories and equipment were likely designed by someone else, including the sunglasses she’s donning at the end of the first trailer. Toshiyuki Itahana of Final Fantasy IX and Crystal Chronicles fame designed the character of Lumina.
Those of you who’ve glanced through our coverage of the Lightning Returns event or have observed from the most recent trailer, Lightning confronts Noel Kreiss. The two of them will eventually duel via the game’s battle system. Remember that Lightning’s task from Bhunivelze is to free the souls of humanity and lead them to a new world. Many human hearts that are affected with the erratic flow of Chaos have been burdened over their now centuries-long lifespans. Noel is no different, according to Famitsu, and Lightning seems intent on “freeing” Noel from his burden.
For more information on Lightning Returns, including our coverage on the recent global media event, click here. In Part 3 of our coverage, I’ll be answering your questions one by one about the game — no question is too big or too small, so leave a comment below or in our Lightning Returns coverage articles to get your questions answered soon!