Date: June 14th, 2011 Author: Kitmitsu
News Category: Final Fantasy XIII-2
Tags: Dengeki, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Motomu Toriyama, Yoshinori Kitase
Dengeki Playstation has just been released with an eight page spread covering the Final Fantasy XIII-2 details from E3. Most of it is things we’ve already heard but there are a few new details Toriyama and Kitase failed to mention elsewhere.
As already confirmed, Noel will be a major character in XIII-2 but in Dengeki, Toriyama confirms that he’ll have a more prominent role than Lightning with the game mainly progressing with Noel and Serah. Snow has been confirmed to make an appearance in XIII-2 but there’s no mention of him being playable.
The Mog Clock system which we’ve covered before apparently was implemented to help make battles shorter according to Toriyama.
Towns and the NPCs within them have a much larger role in XIII-2 with particular effort being put into the towns people. Members of your party will walk around towns freely getting into conversations with residents. The towns people will also have some form of individual AI according to Toriyama. One example of how it’s implemented is that NPCs will seek cover when it begins to rain. Apparently the weather in a certain area will also effect battles.
Finally, auto-saves will be much more frequent.