Lightning Returns launches in North America today, gets a brief trailer By Erren Van Duine on February 11, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is out in the Americas today, with a European release to follow later this week. Square Enix has launched a new trailer alongside it, including a few details on some of the costume DLC available from today.

“We wanted to create a conclusive title with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – one that not only ties up Lightning’s storyline, but also provides players an extremely memorable and aesthetically visual gameplay experience,” said Yoshinori Kitase, producer. “We thank the community for their invaluable feedback during development, and are excited for fans to dive deep into this new Final Fantasy universe.”

Additional downloadable content (DLC), including a Tomb Raider “Lara Croft” costume and Yuna’s “Sphere Hunter” costume from FFX-2 provide more ways for players to extend their experience. Both DLC packs will be available for $3.99. Additionally, original Japanese Voice-Overs are available from today until February 25th as a free download. Following this two-week period, the Japanese Voice-Over Pack will be available for $3.99.

  • Franllant

    Poor Lightning. So many bad reviews. even worst than FFXIII. It seems that Erren wasn´t that far off after all with her review. I don´t care, I love Lightning no matter what lol.

  • Jean Paiva

    A lot of low reviews, I don’t care, but still is sad…

  • Erren Van Duine

    All those hateful comments look mighty silly now, don’t they.

  • artemisthemp

    $4 for Costumes? that’s even more expensive than Failco Tales of Xillia costumes

  • Franllant

    Yeah, your review even seems indulgent in comparison to other reviews lol.

  • FinalFantisiac

    Awesome trailer.

  • Slickyrider

    Wow, they just flat-out released the Sphere Hunter garb? Well, isn’t that something.

  • FFFan

    Wow those endorsements of “Most anticipated game of 2014″… I’ve never heard about those sites, but LR releases today, so let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and check their front page…
    Heavy: Story about a pooch in the Westminster Dog show.
    Daily News: Something about PSHoffman’s secret dark diary.
    Games radar: Top 10 most controversial vg sex scandals. LR 2.5/5
    Game revolution: Evolve preview. LR reviewed 2/5
    What Culture: Something about Shia LaBeouf making an ass of himself. No LR.
    RPG Fan: LR on the front page. 79% GOTY indeed
    Gaming Bolt: Big interview about Galak-Z. Still no review

    So sad…

  • Sapientia

    I think we’ve formed an allergy to troll bait. No thanks.

  • Sothe Zephyr

    And my collector’s edition hasn’t come today…..on launch day everyone else is having fun and im like………whatdo? -sob-

  • FFFan

    DING DING DING And another amazing one liner from Sapientia.

    Do you have some kind of fetish with me? I say this because, even tough I never comment on your posts, you keep replying to every single post I make with some random trash talk that adds zero value to the discussion.
    For someone called Sapientia you don’t seem very clever.

  • Nick Greeley

    How much space is the Japanese voiceover?

  • Nick Greeley

    They did that in Japan, too.

  • Sapientia

    I rarely reply to your posts, actually (there’s hardly a point). I really could care less if you insult me based on my username, as that just proves my point all the more. In any case, boss battle from Bayonetta says hi.

  • 4765 MB. Downloading now. 🙂

  • Ehren Rivers

    Namco’s costumes are just that-costumes. They are purely visual, and only very few of them even provide things like battle music or victory theme changes. The Lightning Returns DLC is statted equipment, many of which come with exclusive passive abilities or active spells and skills, as well as both a weapon and a shield. Some of them also come with adornments, and the aforementioned music changes. You’re getting quite a lot more for your $4 with SE than you are for your $2-$3.50 with Namco.

  • FinalFantisiac

    Heh, same…

  • Nick Greeley

    I figured it would be 3-5gigs. It’ll have to be an overnight download haha.

  • Nick Greeley

    On a side note, for the first time (I think) in FF history, SAVE FILES ARE REGION-FREE! Meaning I can use my JP files without changing any coding in the .SFO file 😀

  • Gust

    Loved the trailer I still wished they focused on the main case from the first one though.

  • Sothe Zephyr

    #Twinning haha….praying it comes tomorrow…im sick of waiting! This week has been trash so i need something good to happen -_-“

  • FinalFantisiac

    EXACTLY. I’m not exactly pissed, but I am a bit ruffled, per se. If it doesn’t land itself into my mailbox tomorrow I WILL be pretty unhappy.

  • FFFan

    I have no problem with you commenting my posts, but at least add something useful to the conversation. Drive by posts just to offend ppl I think are completely unnecessary and do not make justice to your nickname.

  • Sothe Zephyr

    YYYYYYYUUUUUUPPPPP im freaking out now…it better be in my mailbox when i get home from school or you better say your farewells to SE haha

  • paladin24

    now you know what it feels like to be a ff13 fan everyday