Date: January 28th, 2012 Author: Ethan
News Category: Final Fantasy XIII-2
Tags: Collectors Edition, Final Fantasy XIII-2
Only 4 days to go until the game comes out in NA and a week for Europe! IGN will be doing a live-stream of XIII-2 and will go live at 11:00am – 1:00pm Pacific time. They will be playing through the first hours of the game so obviously there will be spoilers. Fans can ask their questions to IGN’s official Twitter account and there will be a give-away of XIII-2 goodies such as posters, a Lightning figurine, and a Collector’s Edition of the game. Expect a review as well afterwards.
S-E promised activities in XIII-2 to break up the endless battles and cutscenes, and it looks as though they’ve delivered in this all new trailer.
It’s mostly old stuff, but some of it is quite interesting. There are several types of puzzles within the time gates, from connect-the-dots style to the earlier seen clock puzzles. We also see demonstrations of the monster hunting sidequests, slot machines and chocobo racing. Lastly, it seems that there will be a man within the game (invisible and found by Mog in the trailer) who will quiz you on your knowledge. In the trailer, this Captain Cryptic quizzed Serah on the appearance of a particular structure within the game world.
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
A full, high quality version of the artwork that we have seen on the cover of Final Fantasy XIII-2′s Scenario Ultimania came out today. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more artworks to be released in the following days to feed our excitement as the game will be released for the rest of the world next week.
Due to the upcoming release of Final Fantasy XIII-2 in North America, you should naturally be seeing some new commercials advertising the game. Below is the most recent one and, after watching it, tell us what you think in the forums!
We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any new advertisements for the game in the coming weeks.
Thanks to Ramenzilla for finding the commercial.
Square Enix has released a brand new trailer for Final Fantasy XIII-2 that showcases one of the most important elements of the game: time travel. Players will be able to use time gates to travel to new areas within different time periods. Check it out below and tell us what you think in the forums!
Thanks to Ffamran mied Bunansa for finding and posting the video.
The promised Final Fantasy XIII-2 demo has been released on the US Playstation Store and Xbox Live Marketplace for Gold Members. The demo is the final build of the Atlas demo which has been playable at various gameshows around the world. It includes full monster taming mechanics and even gives you access to the Crystarium system.
The full game will be available in the US in exactly three weeks, leaving us in Europe a few days extra to anxiously wait. If you’ve got a US PSN account or an Xbox Live Gold account, you can grab the 1.7GB demo right now.
Scans of Final Fantasy XIII-2′s Ultimanias’ covers have emerged on the net today! Have a good look at them right below.
Click here for more information regarding XIII-2′s Ultimanias.
Get your controllers charged and ready, people! Siliconera has just confirmed that Final Fantasy XIII-2, along with a multitude of other titles, will have a playable demo before the game’s launch.
As of this moment, no details concerning the content of the demo have been released, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted, as always!
Thanks to forum member Meowster for finding the information.