Final Fantasy XIII‘s Crystarium System is one thing; now here comes the game’s weapon system.
Lightning and company are not limited to the base statistics of their equipped weapon. Players have the ability to apply weapon upgrades using materials that enemies drop in battle or those found in treasure chest. There are over one hundred materials that can be used to upgrade weapons. These upgrades will boost your weapons strength and experience.
The latest issue of Shonen Jump in Japan gives two examples on how these weapon upgrades will work, using Lightning and Snow as their subjects.
Lightning’s “Blaze Edge” sword starts off as its simple self, but after apply upgrades, it morphs into the “Slash Carbine”, packing not only more power, but a completely different look.
The magazine also provides a quick look at a new ruins area in Cocoon. The new area, located deep underground, is home to Shigai creatures, what I’Cie become if they’re unable to fulfill their assigned task.