Announcement on forthcoming release of FINAL FANTASY XIII-2
A sequel to “FINAL FANTASY XIII”
London (18 January 2011) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces a new release for next winter, FINAL FANTASY® XIII-2 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. A sequel to “FINAL FANTASY XIII” originally released in Europe in March 2010 that has since shipped a cumulative total of 6 million units worldwide.
“FINAL FANTASY XIII-2” is currently in production with an aim for producing high quality game contents which exceed “FINAL FANTASY XIII” in every aspect; namely, a brand-new story which stems from the previous title as well as a battle system which has evolved further since “XIII” – and more. We will be disclosing further details about the new game in the future.
From the release of the first FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series has continued to offer the industry’s most advanced graphics, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories as it gains the highest accolades from users around the world. Titles in the series have so far achieved a cumulative shipment of over 97 million units worldwide (* as of September 2010).
For more information about FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 please visit the official website at http://www.finalfantasy13-2game.com
So, here we are: this morning (or evening, in Tokyo), the TOHO cinema theatre in Roppongi Hills hosted the special SQUARE ENIX 1st Production Department Premiere. Among the plethora of exciting things to come, we presented a special gem, a game I'm sure many of you (and of us!) cannot wait to put their hands on.
Ladies and gentleman, it is an honour to introduce you to FINAL FANTASY XIII-2, the sequel to the role-playing blockbuster FINAL FANTASY XIII.
The new game will be out next winter on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and will feature a new story that stems from its predecessor, as well as an evolved battle system.
That's it for the time being. Stay tuned and keep following SQUARE ENIX Members for more news on FINAL FANTASY XIII-2!
The official page can be seen here:
Title: FINAL FANTASY XIII-2
Platform: PlayStation3, Xbox360
Release date: Coming next winter
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I couldn't find anything better than this quality, but here you have it!
The trailer, in English, and in HD! ^^ Enjoy it!
Thanks to Seeraai, who brings us news about the game ^^
Similar to XIII, Lightning will be a principal character. Other characters will also appear in the game in "unexpected forms," according to Toriyama. Some of the returning characters will see major changes to their atmosphere. The game will also have a number of new characters, in addition to the mysterious male character from the trailer.
That mystery character is the character next to Lightning in the game's logo, Kitase confirmed. He's meant to be a character in conflict with Lightning, a character of equal strength.
The name for the mysterious male character who appears next to Lightning has yet to be announced.
The early trailer and single official screenshot show a major change for Lightning: she wears armor. While this is a big change, the character's image will not have a Final Fantasy X-2-style change, said Kitase. For those who haven't played it, FFX-2 had a poppy, comedic feel compared to FFX, with Yuna and the other leads dancing around and changing clothes during battle. XIII-2 will have the serious feel of a true numbered entry in the series, said Kitase.
Lightning appeared in the trailer surrounded by feathers at some points. These features are used in a number of areas, including parts of Lightning's armor. Remember how roses appeared on the screen when Lightning summoned Odin in FFXIII? This time, the feathers are meant to represent something holier -- a closer approach to the realm of gods.
A new full trailer has been released today at E3. We can see a new character, Noel, and Serah, with her new outfit, both of them fighting, and also Lightning in a fight, with her new outfit.
New render of Noel
New Image of a tow on Gran Pulse