Date: August 22nd, 2012 Author: Rabla
News Category: Final Fantasy XIII-2
Tags: A Storm Gathers, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Lightning
Square Enix have launched a new page on the Final Fantasy XIII website, ‘A Storm Gathers’.
The page is basically just a news brief of the upcoming Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Event and its XIII Saga related announcement. The event, as has been posted before, will take place on September 1st and will be livestreamed over Nico Nico Douga.
Official price details of Final Fantasy XIII-2′s DLCs to be released this month were released and finalized by Square Enix.
All DLCs are due to be released on the 15th. Browse through the images below to have a good look on what to expect on this month’s DLCs!
So as most already know, a slew of DLC is on it’s way, but word from Dengeki Magazine is that there is even more to come in the month of May.
The Snow episode and Valfodr Coliseum battle will both be released on May 15th. Apparently, that will be followed by not only Lightning’s highly anticipated Episode “Requiem of the Goddess” but two new costumes for Serah and Noel. A “White Mage” costume for Serah, and a “Black Mage” costume for Noel.
In addition to all of that, Mog will be getting in on the fun. Your Moogle companion will get costumes of his very own. A devil, a pirate, and a panda will be just 3 of 16 different costumes to choose from.
Exciting? Share your thoughts on the forums.
Thanks to Ffamran mied Bunansa for pointing this out.
A new episode DLC was announced for Snow, and its story idea originally came from the female staff members of the game, stated by character modeling director Hideo Kubota in Famitsu. The episode is to focus on Serah and Snow’s relationship, fleshing out their feelings for one another even more. Motomu Toriyama, the director of the game, also revealed that mysteries about the Coliseum will be uncovered and more details about Snow’s mission as l’Cie will be known.
Within the episode is the recruitable monster Valfodr, the most powerful and last Coliseum monster in the game. The player will encounter him multiple times throughout the second half of the episode, and for each encounter his level is higher and he executes new abilities.
Snow is also recruitable as a Commando while Valfodr is tameable as a Ravager. The DLC is due to be released on the 15th of May, the price yet unknown.
That was quick, although to be expected this post acts as an update to a post made earlier today about Final Fantasy XIII-2′s upcoming DLC.
First off, the Gilgamesh Coliseum battle won’t be the only one coming. Koyo-Koyo or better known outside of Japan as PuPu, that little blue alien that first appeared in Final Fantasy VIII and has been having cameo after cameo ever since will also be an available opponent. He will be a Medic, with just a 10% chance to crystallize so it might take a while to snag him. Conversely, Gilgamesh will be a Commando and be a bit easier to capture. Gilgamesh will come at a slight premium at ¥400 or 480MSP. PuPu, however, will only run you ¥200 or 240MSP.
Noel’s new costume the Assassin’s Creed “Ezio” Costume will come in at ¥300 or 360MSP. It’s being that Serah’s new costume, however, Exposure and Defense, will be free!
More good news? Sure! All the DLC will be available next Tuesday on April 10th
Square Enix have teamed up with Prada to clad four of the Final Fantasy XIII-2 heroines in their clothing for the next issue of a UK fashion magazine. The London based Arena Homme +, is a biannual men’s fashion magazine which will feature Noel, Sazh, Hope, and Lightning as models for the Prada 2012 collection. The issue will be available on the 12th April with a 12 page spread featuring the characters. Why they decided to chose Lightning as a model for men’s clothing is beyond us. See the press release images below.
Word on the street is that the next DLC Coliseum battle that is going to be available will be the much anticipated Gilgamesh
If the past can tell us anything, it’s that the DLC will cost somewhere in the realm of ¥300-¥400 on PS3 or 240-320 on Xbox 360, It will more than likely be simultaneously released in Japan and other territories, and Clash On The Big Bridge will probably play during the battle.
Of course, along with this news, we have word of the next costumes to be released. They are the Assassin’s Creed Revelations Ezio Auditore da Firenze Costume and the Exposure and Defense costume for Noel and Serah respectively. These costumes were actually announced really early on so it’s nice to see that these will be available soon.
Again, these costumes will likely be the normal price and be available everywhere on the same day.
Here are some shots of the magazine in which these new DLCs are shown
Thanks to forum member Ffamran mied Bunansa for pointing this out to us.
Source: Gaming Everything
That’s right, the Lightning DLC has finally been given a name. “Requiem of the Goddess” will feature Caius and Lightning locked in battle. Reportedly, the DLC will feature a different sort of combat than what we’ve come to expect in XIII-2. What this alludes to remains to be seen; given Lightning’s status as a servant of the goddess and the power that entails, it’s not surprising that we can expect something a bit different. If you’re feeling the strain of that wait, don’t worry. It’s very likely we’ll be hearing a great deal more about this DLC very soon. In the meantime, head on down to the forums to discuss.
Source: Dengeki through andriasang
Famitsu has finally revealed a few screenshots regarding Final Fantasy XIII-2′s upcoming costume and monster DLCs.
The N7 armours for Noel and Serah will be available on the PS3 and Xbox360, priced ¥300 and 240MSP.
Old Final Fantasy fans will also be delighted to see the inclusion of Final Fantasy VI monsters Ultros and Typhon. Similar to the Lightning and Amodar DLC, players will fight Ultros first and will then be joined by Typhon later in the fight. This monster DLC pack is priced ¥400 on PS3 and 320MSP on Xbox 360.
Both DLC packs will be available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 on the 27th of March.
Updated: Now with more screens!
As previously announced, Jihl Nabaat is scheduled to be released on the 13th of March in Japan and is yet to be known if it will be released on the rest of the world on the same date. Here are some screenshots that were released today!