Here’s something that Train2Game students may not have expected; Square Enix has revealed that Final Fantasy XIII-2 is in development.
The announcement was made during Square Enix’s 1st Production Department Premier event in Japan by Director of Final Fantasy XIII – and the new sequel – Motomu Toriyama. A short trailer showed protagonist Lightning battling with an unknown character with purple hair. It’ll be available online in a few days.
The announcement marks Square Enix’s second attempt at developing a direct sequel to a Final Fantasy game. The only previous direct follow up to any game in the series long running history was Final Fantasy X-2 in 2003.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is scheduled for release in Japan before the end of this year and will reach Europe “next winter”
If any Train2Game students can read Japanese, they can check out the official Square Enix website for Final Fantasy XIII-2 here. The rest of us may have to wait a little longer for more information.
During the same press conference, Square Enix also announced upcoming Final Fantasy Agito XIII for the PSP has been renamed ‘Final Fantasy Type-0’. Meanwhile, Final Fantasy Versus XIII still looks like it’ll be a PlayStation 3 exclusive.
Update: the first screenshot has also arrived, which you can see courtesy of Famitsu below.
So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on the newly announced Final Fantasy XIII-2? Did you enjoy the original? If so are you excited about Final Fantasy XIII-2? Or did you feel let down by Final Fantasy XIII last year?
As usual, you can leave your thoughts here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.
Update: the first screenshot has also arrived, which you can see courtesey of Famitsu below.