FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LONDON (11 th January, 2012) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and across PAL territories, today announces that a playable demo for FINAL FANTASY® XIII-2 is available from today via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PlayStation® Network for PlayStation® 3.
“The FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 demo provides an excellent opportunity for players to try out the evolved battle system and fully explore an entire area of the game. We are very pleased to give our fans the chance to see the multitude of game improvements for themselves.”
- Yoshinori Kitase (Producer)
Taking place in the Bresha Ruins of the game, the playable demo of FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 sees Noel and Serah pitted against a gigantic and powerful adversary called Atlas, who has mysteriously appeared due to an anomaly in time and space. The demo allows the player to experience many gameplay features and enhancements, including cinematic action sequences in battles and environments with multiple areas and paths to explore. The brand new Monster Recruitment System is also available, which allows the player to enlist defeated enemies into their party that can be developed and grown alongside the game’s main protagonists.
About FINAL FANTASY XIII-2
Due for release across Europe and PAL territories on 3rd February 2012, FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 is the sequel to FINAL FANTASY XIII, which has shipped 6.2 million units worldwide since its release in March 2010. The sequel has evolved beyond its predecessor, with level design that encourages exploration, a new battle system allowing players to command monsters and a variety of options that support multiple playthroughs.
Release Date: 3rd February, 2012
Age Rating: PEGI 16 (with violence indicator)
Genre: Role-Playing Game (RPG)
RRP: €59.99 (Standard Edition)
€69.99 (Limited Collector’s Edition)
€99.99 (Crystal Edition)
About FINAL FANTASY
FINAL FANTASY is an RPG series from Japan and has been highly acclaimed by our consumers across the world since the release of the first game back in 1987 for its state-of-the-art visual technology, unique in-game universes and rich stories. The franchise has been actively promoted in western markets and already achieved a cumulative shipment of over 100 million units worldwide.
About SQUARE ENIX
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 59 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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