Lightning will have new abilities and magic spells in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. It seems like there is some kind of guard and evasion system in the game too. Players will be able to take side quests posted on a bulletin board and clearing these might extend the time the world survives.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII gives Lightning new costumes. Don’t like it? You can change her look by obtaining different "wear." There are three kinds of wear in a set and you can equip wear in battle. Lightning’s default costume is called Equilibrium. The Dark Muse outfit gives Lighting a camouflage jacket, knife, and a lattice style shield. The Shadow Dust costume is kind of like samurai armor.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is slated for release this fall on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.