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Unlock Free Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Content with PS3 Demo

Posted by Sammy Barker

Dressed to impress

The best price point on the planet is the one that doesn’t exist at all, so Square Enix is going to lavish you with complimentary gifts for merely giving PlayStation 3 sequel Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII a shot. The title – which is set to hit Western shores as early as next month – is poised to receive a demo this week, and the Japanese publisher wants to reward you for copying it to your console of choice.

The taster will comprise a hearty chunk of content from the main campaign, as you set out in search of the well groomed Snow Villiers in the city of Yusnaan. In addition to providing a sample of the new sandbox-esque structure, it will also allow you to get to grips with the refreshed battle system, and will enable you to customise your pink haired protagonist in a variety of ways. If all of that sounds like a lot, we’re only just getting warmed up.

Given the mixed reactions to the previous entries in the Fabula Nova Crystallis story arc, the firm is also giving away a free outfit for anyone that downloads the demo. The Utsusemi Samurai garb will be compatible with the full game, and won’t be available anywhere else. Neither will the Final Fantasy VI-inspired Siegfried attire, which will be awarded to anyone that completes the teaser and shares their progress through the title's in-game social application Outerworld.

By our clunky calculations, that’s a total of two free costumes for anyone that sees the sampler through to its conclusion. Alright, technically you’re going to need to purchase the full game to take them for a spin, but we get the distinct impression that the abovementioned company’s counting on this demo to convince you to grab it on release day. Are you gradually getting hyped for the impending adventure, or are you tired of Lightning and crew? Strike us down in the comments section below.

[via blog.us.playstation.com]

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User Comments (8)

Epic

#1

Epic said:

I might give it a shot but I may never get this unless Square Enis releases a FFXIII Collection.

Stuffgamer1

#2

Stuffgamer1 said:

Squenix seems to really like this business model nowadays...but this one seems like a step down from Bravely Default if it's not unique content. Meanwhile I don't wanna miss these costumes for when/if I get this game, but I never got around to play XIII-2, so I'm concerned about spoilers. sigh

Jaz007

#5

Jaz007 said:

I really dislike the idea of having to play the demo, what if I just want to experience the game when I get it? I hope other games don't start doing this.

NathanUC

#7

NathanUC said:

Do NOT play this demo if you still plan to play XIII-2. Massive spoilers.

I'm completely sold by this demo. It's very short but the battle system is awesome. It wasn't easy going back to a dualshock 3 though lol.

Gamer83

#8

Gamer83 said:

I'll try the demo simply because I'm interested in the battle system. Not sure I'll buy this game though unless it says in reviews that it's very open with a lot of side activities and a good conclusion to the story arc. I think they're pushing it a bit with a third game, but we'll see.

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