Date: April 4th, 2012 Author: Kitmitsu
News Category: Final Fantasy XIII-2
Tags: Final Fantasy XIII-2, Magazine Feature, Prada, Square Enix
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.
As part of the aforementioned feature on Final Fantasy Type-0, Dengeki spoke to Tetsuya Nomura. Nomura is best known for being the series’ main character designer and the head honcho of the Kingdom Hearts series. The much-loved designer was immensely puzzling in his comments, stating “I’m a bit excited because once Type-0 is done, it’s finally Versus’ turn.” The only thing I can think of is that he’s talking the mythological Final Fantasy Versus XIII. You might remember that it was announced alongside Final Fantasy XIII back in 2006. It’s a topic that seems to come up every now and then, but no one ever seems to offer anything concrete.
I don’t care what you think, I enjoyed that. It’s true, though. Nomura relishes in all the attention he’s going to receive now that Type-0 is on the verge of release and Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be out in Japan by the end of the year. We have the opportunity to revise our release date projections yet again. I suggest erring on the side of caution and putting forward something beyond 2015.
Following last week’s 39/40 Famitsu review, Dengeki PlayStation have published their score for Square Enix’s latest offering. On a 100-point scale, Type-0 received 90/90/95/90 from the magazine’s reviewers.
Besides the review, a regular feature was run which included details on the game’s disc-swapping. As you might recall, Type-0 is apparently so large and epic that it requires two UMDs. Big deal, right? You just play the first until you get to the second. It’s not quite so straightforward. Dengeki states that the first UMD contains the prologue and first chapter as well as the final dungeon and chapter. And… nothing else. The bulk of the game seems to be on the second UMD, which you will be swapping to very early on. The second UMD also contains the game’s multiplayer component.
The New Game + mode for Type-0 is more traditional than its disc progression. You finish the game and then start again with all your stats carried over. It was revealed earlier that additional playthroughs will change the game’s story. Dengeki slightly elaborates that the focus will be shifted onto different characters. Considering the game’s rather large cast, it seems appropriate.