The gameplay and overall structure and style aren't the only things that will change in the upcoming Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII .
Motomu Toriyama has also confirmed that the protagonist will be getting an overhaul for her last adventure. It's apparently more about the clothing than her physical appearance, though.
According to Nova Crystallis , the new-look Lightning will be revealed in Japanese magazines this week, and one source has already leaked a few details: The new design, handled by Tetsuya Nomura, apparently features black armor, which covers her upper body, and a body suit that covers her legs. It also seems she'll be wearing "elements of a classic White Mage's outfit, including a white cape and red gloves." She'll carry a shield on her left arm and she'll boast a new sword, too; it'll be more…colorful, evidently.
Well, that's nice. An action game really should have a main character that looks cool, don't you think?
Related Game(s): Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII