Oh my. Square Enix is pretty good at this lil’ something called “fanservice”, aren’t they?

This week’s Jump magazine doesn’t just have release information on One Piece Kaizoku Musou 2 , or a bunch of new screenshots for Kimgdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix. They’re also revealing Lightning’s brand new look in Square Enix’s third instalment in the FF13 series, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. And it’s a lot cooler than the armor she put on in Final Fantasy XIII-2 (although to be fair, we also didn’t really get to see a lot of Lightning in FFXIII-2).

Like with their story on Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, the article doesn’t have a ton of new information on the upcoming title. Instead it’s more “show” than “tell” here.

Other than a full-body portrait of Lightning in her spiffy new look, there are a couple of screenshots depicting combat in the game: apparently monsters will be able to appear almost anywhere – even in the city streets where you may think civilians would be safe from the hideous creatures. There’s also something about monsters being stronger if they’re able to appear under certain conditions, but the text is too blurred out for me to make out anything.

 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is scheduled for release sometime in 2013.

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