Aerith outfit for Lightning Returns released in error

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“Exclusive” Lightning Returns Aerith costume mistakenly released in Japan

Lightning Returns: Aerith's costume

This week’s top Final Fantasy VII story.

Square Enix have apologised after mistakenly putting an Aerith costume for Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns on sale in Japan. The Final Fantasy VII character’s outfit was supposed to be exclusive DLC for purchasers of the game’s official “V Jump” strategy guide, but briefly appeared in online stores in late December before being withdrawn.

On their Twitter account, Square apologised for their mistake to disappointed fans and to Shueisha, the publishers of the strategy guide, for breaking contract.

Alongside the Aerith costume were outfits inspired by Cloud, from the same game, and Yuna, from Final Fantasy X. They were also initially withdrawn from the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live stores, but have since reappeared and will be available for Western gamers to purchase once the game is released in February.

Source: Joystiq

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Splintered described the moment she was hooked on the Final Fantasy series:

FFVII, my first RPG I was hooked almost immediately. But if I had a memory of the first time I got blown away, it was the destruction of the sector 7 pillar. Or more specifically, talking to the train guy.

I was 10/11, the games I played before were arcade-ish in nature, I wasn’t really into movies, had little access to tv, and the books I read were popcorn entertainment in nature. In general, I didn’t really get into anything that made me think or inspire me.

So I come into FFVII, and there’s this trainstation guy, and he’s talking about how he feels nothing because his job made him numb, but now even if he is going to die- he can’t bring himself to leave. And as silly as it sounds, because I hadn’t read or watched anything really challenging, this blew my mind in a way no medium had before. I remember thinking, “wow, I wonder if this really happens to people.”

I know I said this before but I’ll say it again, I’ve played VII many times with different kind of playthroughs, but I always talk to the trainstation guy.

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