For Lightning’s final bout in the Final Fantasy franchise, she is going out in style. This latest video from Square-Enix gives a closer look at shopping and customization in their upcoming title Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Customization will be playing a vital role as every garment and outfit has different attributed spells and attacks, allowing you to switch between whole arsenals in the midst of battle. It’s a fun, fast way to spice up the combat even more, and luckily, the customization itself is also very broad.
Players will be able to mix and match different garments to build their desired stats, as well as customize the colors of individual pieces of garments. The video also shows the different shops such as a Forge, where Lightning can purchase a variety of weapons and shields, and a Divine Protection Outfitters, a shop that specifically sells several outfits that increase health and defense, among other attributes. Likewise, there will probably be myriad shops to visit across the in-game continent Nova Chrysalia for your specific needs among the tons of different customization options, whether you intend to focus on magic or brute strength or anything in between. My only recommendation is that you make everything a painful highlighter yellow and dare to go through the entire game as seriously as possible. Fashion.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be hitting North American shelves on February 11th, 2014 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. You can pre-order your copy right here.