Date: October 3rd, 2011 Author: Kitmitsu
News Category: Final Fantasy XIII-2
Tags: DLC, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Pre-order, US
Today Square Enix has detailed some of the first of Final Fantasy XIII-2′s post release downloadable content and it turns out one of the downloads will also be available in the US as their first announced pre-order DLC.
Square Enix is offering 3 separate downloads set to to coincide with the Japanese release date on December 15th. First is the Omega boss battle which is a coliseum battle against the series’ traditional optional boss, Omega (aka Omega Weapon). Once beaten, you can take his crystal and have him join your party. The other two announced downloads are an alternative costume for Noel and an alternative costume for Serah.
The Omega DLC will be available as a pre-order bonus in the US when ordered through Amazon. It can be redeemed on both PS3 and Xbox 360 but the download code can take up to two business days to arrive through your email.
The 2011 Tokyo Game Show is well underway in Japan and as such, news is pouring out from various sources.
First and foremost, the release date for Final Fantasy XIII-2 has been announced and not only for Japan. North America and Europe’s release dates have all been announced as well.
Japanese gamers will first get their hands on XIII-2 on December 15th while North American’s will get it a little more than a month later on January 31st. Europeans as usual will have to wait a little longer, but fear not, as it’s a measly 3 days, February 3rd.
Square has also gone ahead and announced a special hardware bundle featuring a Lightning adorned PS3.
Naturally they are calling this the “PlayStation 3 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Lightning Edition Ver.2.” given that a Lightning adorned PS3 was also released for the first game’s launch back in 2009. This bundle will retail for ¥37,960 and is a 320 GB unit.
Square Enix has today confirmed Final Fantasy XIII-2′s North American release date. Emily Shoji, Assistant PR Manager at Square Enix’s US offices, has revealed the games release date for NA via her official Twitter account, confirming it to be coming January of next year.
No details of a European release have been confirmed but if they treat it like it’s predecessor, a simultaneous release is likely.
Source: SquareEnixEmily @ Twitter