Date: February 15th, 2012 Author: Death Penalty
News Category: Final Fantasy XIII-2
Tags: Costumes, DLC, Sazh
Further information has been released concerning the Sazh DLC due out on the 28th of February, and pictures of Serah and Noel’s new downloadable costumes- due out on the 21st- have surfaced! The costumes are priced at 300 yen/240 MSP, and the Sazh DLC is priced at 600 yen/400 MSP. Not too shabby if that carries over to the Western releases of that stuff!
The story of the Sazh DLC involves Sazh’s adventures in Serendipity. It adds two new table games to the experience, both of which Sazh tries out during the course of his episode. One of the games is called Chrono Bind, and it is apparently played on a table that resembles the face of a clock. The second game hasn’t been detailed yet, but Famitsu promises that it will be doing so in its next issue. What exactly Sazh is involved in in Serendipity and how/if it ties in to the main plot remains unclear, but we don’t have long to wait to find out.
The Serah bikini outfit was already detailed, but apparently Noel’s new outfit is armor that is granted by Etro to warriors who defend time. It certainly looks mystical enough- though I’m sure a great deal of you are disappointed that Noel didn’t come with a bathing suit of his own. So what do you all think? Love it or hate it, excited or disappointed, as always you’re welcome to discuss the subject in the forums.
Thanks to extraordinary forum member Lymle for bringing this to our attention.
EDIT: Thanks to our intrepid staff member Chat Noir we have a few new screenshots of Sazh’s scenario to show off, including a couple scenes from the story itself as well as shots of the new card game to be added to Serendipity.
First, rumored Jihl DLC (which is now looking like it could be false) and now we have news of the much talked about Sazh Episode.
Apparently the episode will be titled “Heads or Tails”. We’re not sure what this episode will entail, but it will probably detail Sazh’s back story for FINAL FANTASY XIII-2. Different sources are reporting different things but it’s looking like additions to the the casino will either be included with the episode or offered separately, perhaps both. Given this, and the name of the episode, Sazh’s story may very well involve Serendipity, makes sense. The Episode is said to cost 600 Yen, most likely $5.99 or 400 MS Points.
A swimsuit costume for Serah was announced a while back and it looks like it will be released soon as well. It’s not known yet if Noel will be getting one as well. A secret DLC is also said to be in the works. More info on the episode and costumes will most certainly surface once we get closer to the reported release date of February 28th, until then, keep checking back here.
Thanks to Forum Member Lymle for pointing this out.
Square Enix have released a trailer showing off five pieces of upcoming Downloadable Content for the recently released Final Fantasy XIII-2. Check it out below.
In order of appearance:
* Noel’s ‘Brave in Blaze’ Costume
* Serah’s ‘Evening Calm’ Costume
* Serah’s ‘Resort Style’ Costume
* Omega Colosseum Battle
* Lightning Colosseum Battle
Just a general reminder to everyone, Square Enix’s competition to vote of one of the Serah Costumes designed by Yuko Oshima will be ending in three days! So if you haven’t got your vote in
or you want to go cheat a few votes in for Costume B then get to it!
Currently, the votes sit hugely in favour of Costume A, with 14419 votes, towering over Costume B which is at 9582.
The website to vote for your favourite of the two costumes for Serah that AKB48 member Yuko Oshima designed has opened earlier today.
For any non-Japanese speakers, all you have to do to vote is to click on the big button next to the picture with A or B in it. The two buttons in the top left on each costume are the Original Sketch, and the Proper Design.
Currently leading the vote is the rather stylish Military Suit, leading over Red Riding Hood by 2299 to 1591. The voting will be open until the 3rd of December.
Also an extra minor note, but Ms. Oshima will most likely be cosplaying the winning costume at the XIII-2 Launch Event.
AKB48′s Yuko Oshima will not only star in Final Fantasy XIII-2′s commercial in Japan, but will also be co-designing costumes for the game, specifically for Serah. The commercial will feature her proposing her designs to the development team while in a meeting.
As soon as the commercial broadcasts on November 15, the official test play site will hold a popularity contest on the 2 costumes that Oshima designed. The costume that wins the most popularity will be used in the game.
Although she has also designed costumes for the moogle, the actual DLC will only include the costume for Serah as the moogle outfits are just for show.