Lightning Returns heroine makes a short cameo in Final Fantasy 14
Lightning, the protagonist of the upcoming Lightning Returns console sequel, has been spotted in Final Fantasy 14.
Our favorite cotton candy pink-haired heroine took a detour and helped Final Fantasy 14 players during one of the mmorpg's special Full Active Time Events or FATEs. Square Enix was kind enough to show us what her full fighting fury looks like in this Final Fantasy 14 meets Lightning Returns trailer:
We see what Square Enix is trying to do here: Play to the rabid Final Fantasy fan's cross-over feels!
Final Fantasy 14 players who get to complete the special Lightning Returns event can unlock special gear and weapons modeled after those found in the upcoming console trilogy sequel (Lightning Returns takes place after the events of the original Final Fantasy XIII and the follow-up, Final Fantasy XII-2).
In the same token, Lightning Returns players who take time to clear the special side quests can acquire weapons and shields inspired by the city states of Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, namely Limsa Lominsa, Ul'dah and Gridania.
Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn is available now at a $39.99 box price for the PlayStation 3 and $29.99 for Windows PC. Meanwhile, the Lightning Returns console rpg game will cost $59.99 and will hit the Xbox 360 and Playstation systems (PSN download available) on February 11, 2014 .