Date: March 6th, 2012 Author: Ethan
News Category: Final Fantasy XIII-2
Tags: coliseum, DLC, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Jihl
After much ado over whether a screenshot that surfaced last month of Jihl Nabaat in the Coliseum was real or not, the air is finally clear thanks to Dengeki Magazine this week.
The magazine confirms that Jihl will indeed be available for download on March 13th, priced at the typical ¥300. It will most likely be released in other territories on the same day for the usual price as well.
A new trailer for Sazh’s Episode DLC has been released. It’s in Japanese, and an English one is expected to be released soon. Watch the trailer below!
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.
Have you ever wanted to fight Jihl? Well hold your breath and cross your fingers because you may just get the chance.
In this new image that’s just recently surfaced online, we may be able to finally give Jihl the smack down she has deserved.
A confirmation will most certainly happen soon enough. Keep your eyes here for any updates.
Thanks to Forum Member Lymle for pointing this out.
The Lightning and Lt. Amodar Coliseum fight is now available on both Xbox 360 and PSN for 240 MS Points or $3 respectively. To celebrate Square Enix has released a few new screenshots featuring different stages of the battle.
As shown in those screens, you can also pick up Noel’s new “Battle Attire” Outfit which goes for the same price.
This marks the start of a long line of DLC that Square Enix is planning for FINAL FANTASY XIII-2. Whenever news of the next releases hit we’ll be sure to post them here so keep checking back.
That’s right folks. On February 7th, you can add Lightning and Lt. Amoda to your party after beating them in a battle. The DLC will be available on the PSN and Xbox Live for the low low price of just $3 or 240 MS Points! Not bad when you can find a cup of coffee that’ll run you higher.
Additionally, Square-Enix went on to detail their plans for XIII-2 DLC in the future. Apparently their plans for the game are “extensive” and their focus from here will be episodes designed to supplement the narrative of the main game with “storyline branches” involving the main characters. It’s possible this could be hinting at the Sazh DLC we were teased with earlier being this sort of thing, but only time will tell.
Joining Lightning as an opponent in the coliseum, Lt. Amodar will also be available as a recruitable party member. If you do not remember him, he was Lightning’s superior in XIII. The fight against them will consist of 2 battles, with Amodar joining in on the second round. He wields a gigantic weapon which looks like another modification of a gunblade.
The whole DLC pack is due to release on the 7th of February, which costs ¥300 on the PS3 and 240 MSP on Xbox 360.
XIII heroine Lightning, already confirmed to be a Coliseum battle through DLC, has been confirmed to be a playable character in XIII-2 also through the purchase of DLC. Not only will she join your party at some point in XIII-2, she’ll have her own secret episode. Along with this news, it’s been announced that other Final Fantasy bosses will make their own appearances much like Omega Weapon.
It was also announced that Square-Enix has plans to expand the XIII and XIII-2 story in other media, with novels promised featuring Sazh, his son Dahj and the mysterious and exuberant Chocolina.
Source: Nova Crystallis
Microsoft and Square Enix have just recently announced that they are collaborating. They plan to release a DLC weapon for Serah for Final Fantasy XIII-2 exclusively on the Xbox 360 consoles.
The weapon, named Azrael will be available on day one when the game is released, meaning January 31st, 2012 for North America and Asia and it should be available day one when the game is released in Europe on February 3rd. It will be sold for 80 MS Points
Source: Square-Enix Press Twitter