Square Enix Feels Generous and Plans Final Fantasy XIII-2 Demo Release Next Week

January 6, 2012 Written by Jonathan Leack

Final Fantasy XIII left mixed feelings for many, so chances are you’re not sure whether or not you should fork over $60 to purchase its sequel when it comes out later this month, but that’s what demos are for, and Square Enix is feeling generous.

According to this week’s PlayStation Blog’s Blogcast, a Final Fantasy XIII-2 demo will be released during next week’s PlayStation Store update on January 10th. That’s three weeks before its official release, giving you ample time to try out the new mechanics and see if 2012 will start out with a JRPG bang. The only bad thing is that if you do end up enjoying it, you’ll have to wait anxiously until January 31st in North America and February 3rd in Europe to finally get your hands on this year’s Final Fantasy.

Based on past playable demos released from the Final Fantasy series, the gameplay piece will likely be what was seen on convention floors during 2011. If that’s the case, the demo will feature Serah and Noel as they seek to find Lightning who has disappeared after the events of Final Fantasy XIII. There will be plenty of gameplay as well as a mini-boss in addition to the gorgeous visuals that Square Enix is known for. Be sure to try it out, and share your experiences with us!