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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Q&A: Time Traveling Sequel Surpasses Original

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136w ago - Sony Brazil Manager Fabio Santana has posted up a Q&A interview today covering Final Fantasy XIII-2 for PlayStation 3, which aims to prove the time traveling sequel even surpasses the original game!

To quote: This week, Final Fantasy XIII-2 for PS3 is hitting stores across Japan with critical praise, garnering perfect scores from respected gaming magazines [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links].

Granted, the original FFXIII is the best-selling PS3 title in Japan by a wide margin, but this direct sequel isn't resting on the laurels of its predecessor. For starters, it will offer a dynamic narrative, addressing one of the main complaints about FFXIII - linearity.

The new game also has a darker and more serious tone, in line with the conclusion of the previous game, putting the glitter and glam of FFX-2.

When FFXIII-2 reaches US stores on January 31st, making it the fastest localization cycle among numbered episodes of the franchise - it will also deliver an improved combat system, an area full of mini games, branched dialogue trees with NPCs, and even multiple endings based on your time-traveling journey.

To learn more about how Square Enix plans to "exceed Final Fantasy XIII in every aspect,"...
 

Square Enix Unveils Ezio Costume Coming to Final Fantasy XIII-2

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138w ago - Square Enix Marketing Manager Jem Alexander has unveiled the upcoming Ezio Costume coming to Final Fantasy XIII-2 on the PlayStation 3 entertainment system today.

To quote: We're excited to announce a partnership with [Register or Login to view links]which is allowing us to offer a special costume for FINAL FANTASY XIII-2′s male protagonist, Noel, as downloadable content.

He will be able to dress up as the master assassin from the latest Assassin's Creed game, Assassin's Creed: Revelations. As you can see above, Ezio Auditore's costume has been lovingly recreated for Noel.

We'll be announcing the release date of this DLC at another time, but we thought you'd like to get a sneak peek at it ahead of time. For more information on FINAL FANTASY XIII-2, check out the[Register or Login to view links].

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Video: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Battle in Valhalla PS3 Trailer Arrives

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139w ago - Today Square Enix Senior Brand Manager Adrian Arnese has made available a new Final Fantasy XIII-2 Battle in Valhalla PS3 video trailer for fans below.

To quote: Powerful forces collide in a mysterious land, in this epic cinematic CG trailer for the forthcoming complete sequel to FINAL FANTASY XIII.

Three years after the events of Final Fantasy XIII, Lightning, the protagonist of the original game, has disappeared into an unknown world.

Her younger sister Serah Farron, a returning character from the original title, and a boy named Noel Kreiss attempt to find Lightning.

Due for release on 3rd February 2012, FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 will take players beyond time, beyond fate and beyond imagination!




 

Square Enix Reveals Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3 and Release Date

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149w ago - Following up on their Final Fantasy X HD PS3 and PS Vita announcement from this year's Tokyo Game show, Square Enix have also revealed a [Register or Login to view links] PS3 and release date today.

Similar to the White Final Fantasy 13 PS3 Bundle, the Final Fantasy XIII-2 PlayStation 3 Lightning Edition version 2 console's character design is also done by Tetsuya Nomura.

To quote from Andriasang.com (linked above): "Square Enix announced today a final release date of December 15 for Final Fantasy XIII-2. Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game will be priced 7,980.

The PS3 version will also be released as part of a hardware bundle called 'PlayStation 3 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Lightning Edition Ver. 2.' Priced 37,960, this includes a 320 gigabyte hard drive.

Overseas, the game will be released in North America and Asia on January 31. The European release is set for February 3. Square Enix did not say if the special PS3 will be released outside of Japan."
 

Video: First Look at the Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3 Trailer

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183w ago - Today Sony Senior Brand Manager Adrian Arnese at Square Enix has officially unveiled what first [Register or Login to view links] two days back, a peek at the Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3 Trailer!

According to ScrawlFX, the [Register or Login to view links] has also launched as well.

To quote: "At Square Enix's 1st Production Department Premier press conference in Japan, the company's announced that Final Fantasy XIII-2 is in development for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

A trailer was shown where we see Final Fantasy XIII protagonist Lightning in armor crossing swords with an unknown, purple-haired man.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 is being directed by Motomu Toriyama, who also directed the first game. It's currently being simultaneously developed for both platforms. No ports. It will launch this year."





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