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Final Fantasy XIII-2 announced

Final Fantasy XIII-2 announced

Square-Enix has announced Final Fantasy XIII-2, this sequel will be out next winter on Xbox 360 and PS3. PR and first screen inside.

Press release:


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).

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Commented on 2011-01-18 14:43:38
couldn't care less and this existing makes me less hyped about the quality and idea of playing finally Versus XIII, but who cares. Just a question:

bullshots photoshop factor aside (insane AA, downsample from huge resolution, etc), is that screen from the trailer based in in-game assets or just CG? hard to tell here and the youtube trailer quality doesn't help either. (i'm going with CG)
Commented on 2011-01-18 14:47:44
ok then
Commented on 2011-01-18 15:03:16
johnc: Its from the CG teaser.

I am very exited about this. I liked XIII despite its flaws. I can't wait to see where the story goes.
Commented on 2011-01-18 15:18:28
I'm always excited for a new single player Final fantasy!
Commented on 2011-01-18 15:59:40
XIII was the first FF ever that I haven't finished (got bored to death), so I couldn't care less about this one.
Commented on 2011-01-18 16:05:47
Isn't Versus totally different people working on it? Aren't they the Kingdom Hearts developers? Or is it a shared thing?
Commented on 2011-01-18 16:07:56
probably made up of the stuff they removed from 13.

Be interesting to see how the 360 build turns out.

And where the hell is Versus?
Commented on 2011-01-18 16:29:36
I sniff dress-sphere gameplay....
Commented on 2011-01-18 16:49:28
@CloudXIV Never rule out a FF game even a direct sequel because you didnt like the prior. They are always different so this one might appeal more to you.

@digi_matrix yes versus is a different team from XIII and XIII-2

@ bleachedsmiles its right here..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A0AU1eNSXk
Commented on 2011-01-18 16:53:50 In reply to FemaleTengu
Posted by FemaleTengu
I sniff dress-sphere gameplay....
I hope so :D

I hated FF13 but will be keeping my eye on this, SE have way too much competition this year so they better not F up.

If the battle system is the same as 13 they can forget a purchase from me of course.
Commented on 2011-01-18 17:03:17 In reply to Xion4360
Posted by Xion4360
@CloudXIV Never rule out a FF game even a direct sequel because you didnt like the prior. They are always different so this one might appeal more to you.

@digi_matrix yes versus is a different team from XIII and XIII-2

@ bleachedsmiles its right here..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A0AU1eNSXk
Oh really? And how many FF sequels we had? Just one, FFX-2 and it was pretty bad (still better than XIII). It's not a new entry in the series (that would be FFXV) it's a direct sequel and if it's gonna be to XIII what X-2 was to X than we're in for the worst jrpg ever made.
Commented on 2011-01-18 17:10:03 In reply to CloudXIV
Posted by CloudXIV
Oh really? And how many FF sequels we had? Just one, FFX-2 and it was pretty bad (still better than XIII). It's not a new entry in the series (that would be FFXV) it's a direct sequel and if it's gonna be to XIII what X-2 was to X than we're in for the worst jrpg ever made.
I think even you would agree that FFX-2 was quite drastically different from FFX. My entire point was that you shouldnt expect FFXIII-2 to be just like FFXIII. Im not saying its going to be better or worse, simply that it will be different and that you shouldnt write it off because you cant even begin to judge what this one will be like based off a very shallow teaser.
Commented on 2011-01-18 17:11:30
After watching FF Versus, I want that so badly!
Real time combat FTW :D
Commented on 2011-01-18 18:41:32
I will get this most likely...but Versus looks far, far more interesting. The trailer released blew me away....
Commented on 2011-01-18 18:48:04 In reply to FemaleTengu
Posted by FemaleTengu
I sniff dress-sphere gameplay....
Would be great :D
Commented on 2011-01-18 18:56:28
Nice but versus looks epic.
Commented on 2011-01-18 19:30:45 In reply to thedarkchild
Posted by thedarkchild
Would be great :D
Easily the best, or at worst in the top 3, battle system a FF game has ever had.
Commented on 2011-01-18 20:01:31
Aha. Taking the X-2 idea to heart by making costumes even skimpier! But unless they made some severe changes to the story and added some likable characters...
Commented on 2011-01-18 20:21:28
Give me my WHOLE party control back as well as characters deeper than a teaspoon and we'll talk SquareEnix, until then I remain burned by FFXIII.
Commented on 2011-01-18 23:14:16
Screen? You mean artwork.
Commented on 2011-01-18 23:59:19
A sequel to a game most people hated. Well that makes sense Square, nice thinking there.
Commented on 2011-01-19 02:15:08
they have a small chance at redemption I guess
Commented on 2011-01-19 02:17:16 In reply to CloudXIV
Posted by CloudXIV
Oh really? And how many FF sequels we had? Just one...
There was that FF4 After Party or whatever.
Commented on 2011-01-19 02:18:30
That's a sexy pic :)
Commented on 2011-01-19 02:29:08 In reply to Xion4360
Posted by Xion4360
I think even you would agree that FFX-2 was quite drastically different from FFX. My entire point was that you shouldnt expect FFXIII-2 to be just like FFXIII. Im not saying its going to be better or worse, simply that it will be different and that you shouldnt write it off because you cant even begin to judge what this one will be like based off a very shallow teaser.
I get your point, but it is going to be a sequel which means you should be familiar with XIII's story to appreciate this and even the thought of playing XIII again sends shivers down my spine. I don't want to rant, but Square isn't what it used to be and the same thing goes for FF. Milking Kingdom Hearts and FF dry is everything they can do these days and to think this is the company that gave us chrono Trigger, ff6, xenogears, chrono cross, ff7, vagrant story, ff tactics... sad.
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