I was vaguely impressed by what I'd heard of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 till I read this DualShockers combo-transcript of two interviews from Famitsu and Dengeki, in which designer Masaru Suzuki and character modelling designer Nobuhiro Goto express their delight at the game's all-new boob physics. Square Enix has been taking notes from the Dead or Alive series, it seems.
Main character Lightning's the victim of breast enlargement surgery for this instalment, and Suzuki has designed some complimentary costumes. "There's an unreleased costume that exposes the l'Cie scar on her chest," he told an interviewer. "Please think [carefully], is there any other information that should be disclosed?" Pure class.
The game's now a real-time affair, which helpfully means there's more opportunity for Ms. Lightning to swing her upper torso around. "Yes, her chest jiggles," explained Goto. "Since everyone can decide what costume she'll wear, you can make sure it does.
"By the way, since Lightning swings her arm when you change her weapon in the menu screen, that's a recommended action for sure-fire jiggling," he added. "To see it even better it could be useful to equip a small shield. Look forward to it!"
Glorious times. Here's a preview with more on less important aspects of the experience, such as the plot, setting and what Lightning gets up to when she's not waving her boobs at you.
I'll go add this to our on-going list of developer facepalms, which includes Epic's contention that a female Gears of War lead would be "tough to justify".