First Final Fantasy XIII-2 Screens, E3 Details

June 2nd, 2011 by Sharjeel Hanif

It looks like Square Enix is pulling no punches when it comes to Final Fantasy XIII-2 at E3 2011 this year. With less than a week before the conference, the publisher has rolled out the first details of what will be available at the show, including our first batch of gameplay media. Check out the screens below.

We now know a few details about the game from these screens. We are introduced to a new male protagonist named Noel, who is a playable character alongside Serah, both of whom can be played as Commandos. The battle menu as well as the overall visual look appears to be very similar to Final Fantasy XIII. It’s good to know that the game will have new cast members as well, considering Sereh is a fan favorite who never appeared in battle in Final Fantasy XIII.

We also have news that there will be two different playable demos at E3 this year, one for the public and one for the press. The press demo is around 30 minutes long, so expect some in depth impressions coming our way.

The following information was including in a press release, which includes additional story details:

FINAL FANTASY XIII-2
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
Platform: Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system
Genre: RPG
ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)
Ship Date: This Winter (NA)Story Overview:
Set a few years after Lightning and the others saved Cocoon, some survivors have decided to start over by rebuilding on Gran Pulse. Lightning, however, is nowhere to be found and thought dead by many, but Serah believes otherwise. When her town is suddenly overrun by monsters, a mysterious man named Noel appears to save her. Together, the two set off to find Lightning…

FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 is the follow-up to the 2010 hit title, FINAL FANTASY XIII, and the latest installment in the world-renowned FINAL FANTASY series, which has shipped over 97 million units worldwide. FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 features an all-star production staff including producer Yoshinori Kitase, director Motomu Toriyama, character designer Tetsuya Nomura and art director Isamu Kamikokuryo.

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  • lalik

    Ooh I’m excited! Can’t wait.

  • Tomorei

    NOT THIS BATTLE SYSTEM AGAIN…
    this game is going to be another walk in the park…
    send me back when the harder games were made…

  • lalik

    Yeah I must have sucked too. I can’t count how many times I died. There is not a single play through where I don’t die. I think it’s impossible.

  • Vee

    one question, where is snow??? lol, i mean so much for ‘This will be serah’s last tear, I’ll make sure of that.’ and he’s nowhere to be found so far in the description and updates and this* particular scene of the game to PROTECT* her. I don’t understand.

  • Cubic

    Vee, I agree with you. It was the first thing my husband said, too, when we watched the trailer: “Where’s Snow? I thought they were supposed to get married…?”

    I’m looking forward to this game simply because FF13 didn’t seem to have the closure I think most fans look for in SE games. I’m not particularly fond of having to use Serah in this game (I thought she was a pretty pointless character, and her name bothered me since it was repeated so damned often), but I’m happy to hear that Lightning will be a playable character and that she’s still the protagonist in this story.

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