Final Fantasy XIII-2!?
Mind blown. The rumours have been going round for a while but when I finally got round to checking my inbox I saw the press release from Square Enix. Subject: Announcement: FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 – A sequel to “FINAL FANTASY XIII”.
As you can see, Final Fantasy XIII is probably one of my most played games on my Xbox 360. Even though there was many issues with it, Final Fantasy XIII was still an awesome entry to the Final Fantasy series. I think a lot of people dismissed it before it got a chance to flourish. It does get good but 30 hours in and understandably wasting 30 hours of their life to get to a good bit of the game wasn’t worth it. I loved the battle system, the characters, the story and I can’t wait to see what they do most with it.
I’m shocked to see that not only had the Japanese website got nothing on, the European version has a screenshot. I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled on both websites, just in case. Anyway, this is wonderful news and I’m very excited to see what changes to the game play they will be making. Attached are the above screen (but bigger) and the logo. The screen is actually from an upcoming trailer, so get excited!
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 content which exceeds “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
Title: FINAL FANTASY XIII-2
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date: Coming next winter
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