FFXIII-2 Won’t Be A Pop Sensation

January 27, 2011Written by Josh Fernandes

Lately, there has been a lot of news coming out about upcoming Final Fantasy sequels. While many gamers are excited about Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Square Enix has released some news about Final Fantasy XII-2 that should peak any gamer’s interest.

Producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Motomu Toriyama sat down with Dengeki magazine to talk about Final Fantasy XIII-2. The game picks up where Final Fantasy XIII left off. It seems things have taken a turn for the worst, and players will need to find the invisible world of Bunibelle to set things right. Some of the characters will return to XIII-2 as you remember them, but others will return with “major and unexpected changes.” The game will also introduce a new character, Etro, a goddess who will play a major role in the story. Toriyama made it very clear that the story of XIII-2 will be much darker than its predecessor, and won’t have the “pop feel” of Final Fantasy X-2.

According to the interview, the team behind XIII-2 have listened to the criticisms of people outside the company. The team was open to ideas concerning characters, story, and interface. The team also says the battle system has evolved , but didn’t offer any further clarification. Easy mode, a feature added to¬†Final Fantasy XIII Ultimate Hits International, is also under consideration for the sequel.

FFXIII-2 is set to release “next winter” in the US and Europe.