Square Enix announced preorder details for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII this morning which should either surprise or enrage fans. Do you like classic Final Fantasy games like Final Fantasy VII? Awesome, because preordering Lightning Returns will pick you up Cloud Strife's uniform and Buster Sword for protagonist Lightning. Check out the trailer released by Sony to see the new costume in action.
Perhaps more interesting, however, are some new details and a handful of screenshots about the game proper. For instance, you may have noticed Hope's voice in some of the earlier trailers. Well, he's back, but despite the passage of so many years he's... different than you might think. Okay, he looks exactly as you remember him, which is ridiculously weird.
There's also this area known as "The Ark" which was apparently built by Hope in the years since Final Fantasy XIII. The Ark will essentially be the home base for the game, where Hope guides Lightning and where time has ceased to pass. What is even going on in this game?
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII launches February 11, 2014. Yeah, it's still quite a ways away. Nothing like preordering over six months in advance for a nostalgic skin, right?
DLC trailer - YouTube