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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Coming to PS3 Next Winter

Adrian Arnese's Avatar + Posted by Adrian Arnese on Jan 18, 2011 // Senior Brand Manager, SQUARE ENIX

Final Fantasy XIII-2
We at Square Enix are delighted to let you know that the sequel to FINAL FANTASY XIII, FINAL FANTASY XIII-2, is coming next winter. We have a new story in store that stems from the previous title, a battle system that is evolved from “XIII” – and more…

We’re looking forward to sharing more details with you about this exciting new sequel in the future – in the meantime please check out the game logo and first screenshot!

Final Fantasy XIII-2

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215 Comments

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+ Rikith on January 18th, 2011 at 8:05 am said:

any chance we could see a FFXI download on the psn store in the future, sure there are many who want to experience the first mmo even after FFXIV launches. If it can run on a low end pc then the only thing holding ps3 back is the disc based backwards compatability.


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+ ArchAngelMai on January 18th, 2011 at 8:06 am said:

youtube.com/InfernalKamikaze

He wasn’t lying, the Versus XIII trailer is 6 Minutes TT~TT, and the XIII-2 is just over a minute and a teaser…but still crap.


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+ faraway25 on January 18th, 2011 at 8:09 am said:

Great! I can’t wait!


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+ Moosehole on January 18th, 2011 at 8:10 am said:

If this game doesn’t have exploration, a true turn based battle system, towns, or shops, then count me out.

Playing through Final Fantasy XIII was infuriating and I don’t plan to revisit that experience.


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+ KazeEternal on January 18th, 2011 at 8:11 am said:

OMG WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?! This was the Final Fantasy that didn’t deserve the sequel treatment and you did it anyway.

Where is Final Fantasy versus XIII?!

All I have to say about this game is it better have long sprawling fields and history to explore. No more infinite corridor. It is going to take a lot in order to get me to even consider buying this game. FFXIII was one of the most shoddy pieces of work since FF2.


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+ thekenny on January 18th, 2011 at 8:20 am said:

So this is what they did with the supposed DLC they “scrapped”. Thanks, Square for milking us for more than it’s worth. All that aside, I’d still like to try it, even if all it added were story elements and more monsters.


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+ HanX37 on January 18th, 2011 at 8:20 am said:

what the hell did they do to my charming Lightning ? ;)
I’m gonna get it …. ;)


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+ christopher39194 on January 18th, 2011 at 8:22 am said:

thats awsome i liked 13 but the adventure side of it wasn’t that great you don’t get to explore very much mabe they will fix that in this on i hope


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+ KazeEternal on January 18th, 2011 at 8:22 am said:

……. this idea is so bad I have to post twice:

Story: FFXIII’s story wasn’t that great and the world not really worth returning too. Through out the course of the game you didn’t have a real sense of the characters in your party, their histories, their relationships, and were given very little reason to care about the people of the worlds of Cocoon or Pulse. I think the worst point was the scene with Cids Vision or dream or what ever. We never found out anything about that, it was never explored, it was just shot out there as an after thought. That’s really what this story felt like… an after thought.

Battle System: This needs to be explored early in the game, not 40 hours later. I shouldn’t be building weapons, doing side quests, and find new ways to strengthen my characters that late in the game. I loved the FFXIII battle system, but it is something I DO NOT want to see repeated. FFX-2 has by far the best battle system I’ve seen in an FF and it was attached to a horrible game.

The World: LET ME EXPLORE! I loved FFX, but at least it tried to let me get to know Spira.

Fix these issues we’ll be fine.


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+ DoubleMMCal on January 18th, 2011 at 8:24 am said:

Dear square Enix,

I’m still very mad for what you did to the finally Fantasy series with 13. so if you expect to keep your true ff fans then you will put a little more depth into the FFIII-2. I mean come on when i played 13 it was a sad excuse for a FF game. When the games you made in 90’s make your games made 2000 look like crap its time to start finding where you went wrong….. FFIII was such a good platform and then you ruin it was no depth and like 25 hours of gameplay…………….i mean reli? Im still playing FF7 for like 8th time and its still great every time. So maybe you should take a page from your past and actually do something with this game. and all those people that said they liked it are lying…..cause they wouldn’t know a real ff game if it hit them.

sincerely, a real fan


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+ LordRaoh on January 18th, 2011 at 8:28 am said:

meh…


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+ Elvick_ on January 18th, 2011 at 8:32 am said:

Joy, a sequel to the most boring Final Fantasy I’ve ever played and I’ve played them all. I bet we’ll be seeing the ‘cut content’ that was enough to make another game in XIII-2.


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+ dat4120 on January 18th, 2011 at 8:34 am said:

Will it be better than ff13 because that was terrible. Why make a sequel to a game that was a big let down, it was so linear. because it was such a big let down it has to be one of the worst games ever.


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+ Jerel on January 18th, 2011 at 8:38 am said:

I’m excited. I really liked Final Fantasy XIII. :)


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+ Mies2000 on January 18th, 2011 at 8:45 am said:

Please make this a PS3 exclusive. I don’t want you to have to “dumb it down” for the Xbox 360. I believe in you, Square-Enix!


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+ Venom65437 on January 18th, 2011 at 8:47 am said:

I heard in this one, you don’t actually do anything, you just power it up and watch your character walk down a tunnel and fight all by themselves.

FF13 was the worst “game” I ever played. I can’t imagine how bad this one will be.


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+ Kxpuc on January 18th, 2011 at 8:48 am said:

what’s the point of this even being here when you guys can’t even translate the game at a acceptable pace AND most likely going to have it out before Versus which is just stupid


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+ sindiewen on January 18th, 2011 at 8:50 am said:

I didnt think FFXIII would get a sequal. I wonder how this game will be.

FFXIII had some disapointments, and I didnt think that story branched off into a sequal.

This will be interesting.


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+ Kirkpad on January 18th, 2011 at 8:52 am said:

So they finally confirmed it eh? I heard about this last week in the domain registrations.


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+ Arcadian_Rebel on January 18th, 2011 at 8:56 am said:

Looks/sounds good! I will be watching for details. :)


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+ SiloEyes on January 18th, 2011 at 8:56 am said:

I really hope Square is paying attention to these comments. After how ill-received XIII was, and the disaster XIV is turning out to be, can they really afford to waste time with something like this? A sequel nobody even asked for? Put your full development force, Square, behind the game everybody actually cares about, Versus XIII.


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+ leDaveKron on January 18th, 2011 at 8:59 am said:

There better be more hard stuff to do after you beat the game, ff13 was a joke on that criteria… whoa big ass dinosaurs in the most obvious place possible… then some boring repeats of 20 easy sub-bosses… then an even easier one we all beat without even being close to high level or at having good weapons.


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+ FearMonkey on January 18th, 2011 at 9:01 am said:

Cool beans. Glad to hear it.

What would make this even better news is if we got the Japanese language track this time. I’m assuming Maaya Sakamoto will be voicing Lightning again. I would really prefer to hear her performance rather than Ali Hillis’. I imported the Japanese FFXIII just for that. So you know I’m serious. :p


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+ FearMonkey on January 18th, 2011 at 9:03 am said:

Just read some comments and I’m kind of shocked to see how many didn’t like FFXIII. I loved it. One of my favorite games of last year. <3

The only problem I really had was the lack of a Japanese language track as I previously mentioned. The bestiary could've done with a 3D rotatable model instead of a static image as well. But that's a minor problem.


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+ KazeEternal on January 18th, 2011 at 9:04 am said:

@108 SiloEyes
WHAT HE SAID! Give us FFvXIII!


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+ IrishPete333 on January 18th, 2011 at 9:05 am said:

I am excited for another Final Fantasy, even if it is a sequel.


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+ ecliptic27 on January 18th, 2011 at 9:10 am said:

Great news. Still surprised how many people didn’t like XIII. It was one of my favorite games last year. Loved the story, and the combat system was great, too.


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+ Mies2000 on January 18th, 2011 at 9:10 am said:

Thanks, “youtube.com/InfernalKamikaze”. I just saw the trailer and I LOVED IT! Square, I am intrigued with this offering. :)

PS: I SAW THAT 360 LOGO IN THE CORNER! Please don’t mess this up.

PPS: I saw a lot of comments about people not liking X-2. I have to say that I played the mess out of that game. I still remember being in awe over the opening scene, the “charlie’s angels” scene, and the song Yuna song on top of the ship. Yuna got her man and Wakka knocked up Lulu. I loved the role changes and the story was good.


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+ WakizashiM on January 18th, 2011 at 9:14 am said:

Is “this winter” the NA release or Japanese? I figure it’s the latter.


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+ TwinDad on January 18th, 2011 at 9:14 am said:

FF13, I was so anticipating that title. It was so bad, I never finished it. I went back and played FF8 from the PSN. I think I’ll stick to the older games of FF that were fun and not just pretty cut screens.

IF I get interested in FF again, I’ll wait until the fire sale.


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+ mikedo2007 on January 18th, 2011 at 9:16 am said:

while you guys are giving good comment. A lot of negative comment are happening on other site. I hope FF13-2 can improve what FF13 had problem with.

Haters going to hate.


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+ megs1120 on January 18th, 2011 at 9:18 am said:

Uuuuuuugh… Was there any need for this? Does anyone want this?


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+ Hooligantuan on January 18th, 2011 at 9:19 am said:

Oh neat, they made another X-2 like they had new territory to explore in girly fashion RPGs that are largely played by pervy boys.


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+ Hooligantuan on January 18th, 2011 at 9:20 am said:

Yeah, megs. Nobody wanted this.

Final Fantasy has no idea what it is these days. That’s probably why the last good one was VIII, and the last exceptionally good one was VI.


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+ RurouniSaiya-jin on January 18th, 2011 at 9:24 am said:

A brief but interesting post. I’ll be interested to hear about this evolved game play from FF XIII. Though I get the feeling we’ll have to wait until E3 for that. Oh, well. I should just be worried about getting around to playing FF XIII-1, lol


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+ Niko-Blue on January 18th, 2011 at 9:29 am said:

wheres final fantasy 7 remake


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+ Trixzter7 on January 18th, 2011 at 9:35 am said:

Don’t care what anybody says this game will be a day one buy for me.


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+ Thorlah86 on January 18th, 2011 at 9:38 am said:

awesome… another wallet shrinker lol


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+ gus_xl on January 18th, 2011 at 9:40 am said:

I loved FF13 and look forward to this release.


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+ lyfestory on January 18th, 2011 at 9:43 am said:

probably won’t be picking this one up… long time fan of the series, but it’s quickly losing its appeal to me… i miss the old school RPG and what made this game special was the story and the gameplay and feel… the last FF i finished was FFX..


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+ ab5tr4kt- on January 18th, 2011 at 9:47 am said:

Cool story Squenix! But I’d rather have Versus.


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+ PSWii2008 on January 18th, 2011 at 9:59 am said:

Wasn’t Versus XIII announced as a PS3 exclusive? Or was that XIV? I don’t know; it may be too soon to announce this. But I heard X-2 was pretty fun! So, it may be good, but I’m not holding my breath for it. The only Final Fantasy game I have is III for the DS, and I stopped playing that a while ago after getting stuck in it.


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+ Rixkuall on January 18th, 2011 at 10:16 am said:

I understand why a lot of people thinked XIII sucked as a Final Fantasy… but we have to keep in mind that the series are “evolving” I know it lacks of lots of elements that made their former predecessors what they are today, but in my personal opinion this game was really good.

I just hope this sequel conserves the interesting storyline showed in FF XIII, not like FF X and X-2 where the later lacked of any kind of deep story compared to the first one.

The gameplay in XIII was very fluid, but sometimes repetitive, I think they can work on this to add more playability as you are only controling the leader. Also the fact that the game was really linear, not giving the player the option to explore the world (or at least being lost for a couple of hours xD) could be improved.

As for the trailer… I just loved the way Lightning looks like, this Valkyrie-like style… really looking forward to this game.


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+ jqtaxpayer on January 18th, 2011 at 10:29 am said:

Surprising, given that everyone I know (online and off) that’s played XIII has hated it. Seems like those resources would be better spent on a new story arc, or maybe the remake of VII that everyone really wants.


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+ mastorofpuppetz on January 18th, 2011 at 10:29 am said:

Japanese devs are so out of touch in todays gaming market, see Gt5, which is great and a mess all at the same time. This is waste, Kingdom hearts, versus all much more worthy spending dev time on. Not buying this, ff series in general is dead, behind the times.


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+ AguilarX on January 18th, 2011 at 10:29 am said:

while i disagree w/ most recent ff hates for titles like xii and xiii. i dont think they decided to make xiii-2 because people hated it. im pretty sure there will be towns in this game since thats what most people complained about, including the linearity.


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+ Wolf_Militia on January 18th, 2011 at 10:29 am said:

add me if you want to talk about anything final fantasy or see my beautiful FFXIII Platinum Trophy! im glad there is a sequel, will explain and expand on things in the first…thanks Square Enix!


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+ Hradekal on January 18th, 2011 at 10:39 am said:

Xbox release too? Yeah I’ll pass on this one. If you want to get more sales from that fanbase, you lost a sale from this one. Hopefully you can recoup you double crossing talentless lazy bastards. The last half way decent original game you made was released nearly a decade ago. Just give it up. Or stick to your pocket picking re-re-releases of titles you guys made when you didn’t suck.


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+ Rinaldus91 on January 18th, 2011 at 10:49 am said:

Couldn’t care less about this title. First one was terribad and boring. All Square is currently working on that is worth a buy is Final Fantasy 0(Agito)and VersusXIII, more info on those please.

Also if XIII-2 somehow manages to come out before Versus, I’m going to put a voodoo curse on Wada.


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+ spideyal on January 18th, 2011 at 10:51 am said:

As cool as Lightning looks in that armor (my favorite character from FFXIII), I can’ help but feel like FFXIII was a total disappointment and I’d much rather play Versus XIII. Where is my Final Fantasy Versus XIII?


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