Date: November 22nd, 2011 Author: Chat Noir
News Category: Final Fantasy XIII-2
Tags: Final Fantasy XIII-2, Japanese, Mai Fukui, Theme Song, Yakusoku no Basho
Square announced earlier this month that we’d be receiving plenty of DLC for Final Fantasy XIII-2. Today they’ve actually detailed some of what we’ll be getting, pre-release anyway.
For pre-ordering the game at Lawson’s or HMV in Japan, customers will receive a download code for a bonus weapon for Serah. The weapon itself is described as an angels bow which drains the damage it causes and converts it into HP for Serah. An image of the new weapon will be released in the future. It’s fairly likely the same DLC will be available as pre-order bonuses in other countries as well.
A second piece of pre-release DLC will be coming with the limited edition version of the games official PS3 theme, Yakusoku no Basho. The CD will include another download code which can be traded for some special bonus accessories. The set named “Gift from the Songstress” will include Diva Mic and Diva Headphones. Whether they actually do anything is yet to be confirmed. The CD will be out on November 23rd and the code can be used on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game but whether the Charice version of the song, New World, will include it hasn’t been announced.
Take a good look at these girls because here are your Final Fantasy XIII-2 Theme Song Singers.
Mai Fukui (right) and Charice Pempengko (or known simply as just “Charice”) will each be singing a different theme song. Mai Fukui will be singing “Yakusoku no Basho” which roughly translates to “Promised Land” (The title in Japanese is 約束の場所). Charice however will be singing a song called “New World”.
This time around the theme songs will depend on location and platform. “Yakusoku no Basho” will apparently be featured on the Japanese PS3 version of the game (Japanese Xbox 360 get “New World”), along with select parts of Asia also on PS3. “New World” will be used as the theme song everywhere else both on PS3 and Xbox 360.
An interesting choice but Square Enix surely has its reasons for doing so.