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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Will "Exceed" Final Fantasy XIII

| 18 Jan 2011 09:34
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Square Enix has officially confirmed Final Fantasy XIII-2, and hopes it'll improve on Final Fantasy XIII in every way.

The little chocobo that was whispering about Final Fantasy XIII-2 was right. The official sequel to Final Fantasy XIII was recently announced at Square Enix's 1st Production Department Premiere event in Japan.

Lightning is back, but with a new outfit. Final Fantasy XIII-2's first trailer shows a happy reunion of the game's characters with their loved ones, including Sazh's doppelganger son. Sadly, something else must go wrong in the world afterward (or beforehand?), because Lightning appears with a new battle-ready suit of armor and her sword, back-to-back with what seems to be the game's primary foe: a blueish-haired tall man dressed in black with a large stabbing instrument of his own. This man is also featured in the logo, so he likely plays a big part in the game. She turns, they clash with their weapons, and then the trailer ends.

Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama says that Final Fantasy XIII-2 will "exceed Final Fantasy XIII in every way." Final Fantasy XIII-2 features Lightning as its main character in a "dramatic storyline" that involves her rival, and Square Enix hopes it'll have players asking : "Why does mankind defy its fate?"

Final Fantasy XIII-2 is being developed simultaneously for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game is slated for a 2011 release in Japan, and should hit shelves in North America and Europe "next winter."

Thanks for the tip TheGuy(wantstobe)!

Source: Siliconera

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