LONDON (31 January, 2012) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and across PAL territories, today confirms that FINAL FANTASY® XIII-2 will be on sale from today in North American territories, and on Friday 3 rd February 2012 in European and PAL territories for Xbox 360 and PlayStation® 3.
FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 is created with the aim to surpass the quality of its predecessor in every way, featuring new gameplay systems, cutting-edge visuals and audio. In this game the player has the freedom to choose from a range of possibilities and paths; their choices affect not only the immediate environment, but even shape time and space.
SQUARE ENIX also announces that extensive additional downloadable content is planned for FINAL FANTASY® XIII-2, for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation® 3.
The planned content includes Coliseum Battles that pit the player against friends and foes from previous FINAL FANTASY titles, that, when defeated can be recruited into the player’s party. The Coliseum battle entitled ‘Lightning & Amodar’ will be available for Xbox 360 on 7 th February via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace and on 8 th February for PlayStation® 3 via PlayStation® Network. In addition, there will be opportunity to explore the game’s secrets through story episodes for some of the key characters, such as Lightning which complement the narrative of FINAL FANTASY XIII-2. Full details on each piece of content will be revealed at a later date.
FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 Key Features
· A New Tale Awaits
FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 will reveal further events from the amazing mythology as presented in the original FINAL FANTASY XIII. The story is written in a way that can still be enjoyed without knowledge of the previous title.
· Larger, More Interactive Environments
Places with multiple pathways to explore, and many secrets to find, offer players the chance to shape the adventure their way.
· Time Travel - A New Dimension of Exploration
The situation, scenery, flora, fauna and weather conditions all change, depending on when you visit locations. Untangling the threads of time is essential in witnessing the full story.
· Enhanced Battle System
New elements such as visually dynamic Cinematic Action sequences, and an innovative battle clock that will reward or punish players, creates further variety and choice for the player.
· Master of Monsters
A wide variety of over 150 different monsters inhabiting the game world can be recruited into the player’s party and battle strategy, with each creature having unique and devastating special abilities.
About FINAL FANTASY XIII-2
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: 3 rd February in Europe and other PAL territories (31 st January in North America)
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 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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