Date: March 6th, 2012 Author: Ethan
News Category: Final Fantasy XIII-2
Tags: catastrophe blade, coliseum, DLC, Download, Final Fantasy XIII-2, genji bow, marketplace, Muramasa, Omega, PSN, seraphic wing, weapons
Earlier, it was confirmed that the retailer specific DLC weapons and the Omega Coliseum battle would become available on the PSN Store and Xbox Live Marketplace, at least in Japan and other eastern territories.
We’re happy to announce that these DLCs are now available everywhere.
Noel’s Catastrophe Blade and Muramasa, plus Serah’s Seraphic Wing and Genji Blade are all available for purchase. As previously stated the Omega Coliseum Battle is also now available. The battle rings in at $3.99 and the weapons are $1 each. I’m sure you can expect to pay the comparable amount of Microsoft Points if purchasing on an Xbox 360.
The next announced and planned DLC is the recently officially revealed Jihl Nabaat Coliseum Battle on March 13th. Be sure to check back here for anymore announced DLC for Final Fantasy XIII-2
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!
Previously announced to come out on the 28th this month, more screens and details regarding the DLC have been released.
The episode setting is in the casino Serendepity, and Sazh is said to be in search of his missing son, Dajh, for yet to be known reasons. Two new table games are to be added into the the casino’s minigames as we know of, one being Chrono Bind and the newly revealed Xanadu Poker (these are assumed to be the Japanese terms since the casino is called Xanadu in the Japanese game). Sazh will also encounter the travelling merchant Chocolina and will be asked by her to find some missing chocobos. More about their connection to each other will be revealed once the quest is completed.
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.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is out! – in North America anyway. With it comes a final trailer which neatly compresses all the good bits of FFXIII-2 into one minute. We hope you’re enjoying your copy, and if you don’t have one, get one – or at least move to a country where it’s out.
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.
As most of you know, a few months ago I was flown out to L.A. by Square Enix and got to give FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 a preliminary spin. I’ll be honest, prior to attending this event, I was skeptical about XIII-2. Granted, I was excited for the game, the announcement trailer looked quite promising, as did the subsequent trailer featuring gameplay. Even so, after FINAL FANTASY XIII, I was unsure about a sequel. Don’t get me wrong, I liked XIII, a lot actually, I find I’m one of the bigger fans of the game. Criticism notwithstanding, I still felt wary about a XIII-2. So, it was a pleasant surprise when I finally got my hands on it, and almost instantly felt a lot better. It was clear right from the get go that Square Enix took XIII’s criticism to heart and worked hard to improve on things in XIII-2.
Now Square has thankfully given us a full review copy of the PS3 version, here is my final impressions of their attempts to win back some of the pessimists.