A couple days ago, we learned Lightning's new look would appear in a Japanese magazine this week.
Well, here's the leaked scan and as you can see, it's pretty darn similar to the previously released details.
Lightning sports a white cape, body armor, and what appears to be a new sword. She doesn't look half-bad so the fans shouldn't be too disappointed. The gameplay details, however, may warrant another minor meltdown from long-time hardcore Final Fantasy followers.
Yes, Lightning will run around in free time. She can jump over obstacles and even scale telephone poles, and elements of stealth have been reported as well. Toss in the fact that there will be no party, and that the attacks will be mapped to the face buttons (as in any other action game), and you've got something that we'll have a whole lot of difficulty classifying as a role-playing game.
But hey, she looks great. That's something…I guess.
Related Game(s): Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII