Square Enix’s media event in Tokyo showed off trailers for some of its new games in the pipeline including Kingdom Hearts 3D, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Final Fantasy Type-0 and Dissidia Duodecim.

As well as a new announcement: Final Fantasy XIII-2. Releasing next Summer.

While I found last year’s Final Fantasy XIII a little underwhelming, I’m sure some fans might be excited about this sequel’s existence. Will be interesting to see if Square Enix make any changes to the formula apart from an evolved battle system, so says Square Enix’s brand manager, Adrian Arnese.

If you know your Japanese, there’s a teaser trailer after the break (spoiler alert: begins with the ending from the last game). Lightning has a new costume, and a mysterious new friend/adversary, also seen in the game’s logo.

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4 thoughts on “Final Fantasy XIII-2 Announced

  1. I gave up on the first around about the same time that a giant stone face tried to make me run about a bland planetside cavern achieving inconveniently obtuse objectives.
    While I have a deep burning hatred for the linear level design , I did like that the combat tried to remove the busy-work while letting you deal with high-level strategy.
    I’ll be watching prt2 with interest. Drop the annoying kids, throw in a few towns and I might well find something to love.

  2. I gave up on the first around about the same time that a giant stone face tried to make me run about a bland planetside cavern achieving inconveniently obtuse objectives.
    While I have a deep burning hatred for the linear level design , I did like that the combat tried to remove the busy-work while letting you deal with high-level strategy.
    I’ll be watching prt2 with interest. Drop the annoying kids, throw in a few towns and I might well find something to love.

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