LOS ANGELES (September 20, 2011) — Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products, today announced FINAL FANTASY® XIII–2 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will be available on January 31, 2012 for North America.
FINAL FANTASY XIII–2 is the sequel to FINAL FANTASY XIII, which was released in North America in March 2010 and has shipped 6.2 million units worldwide. The sequel has evolved beyond its predecessor, with an extraordinary level design encouraging exploration, a new battle system allowing players to command monsters and a variety of options that support multiple playthroughs.
Since the release of FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series continues to earn the highest accolades from users around the world by showcasing spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories. The FINAL FANTASY franchise has so far achieved a cumulative shipment of over 100 million units worldwide (as of June 2011).
FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 PROLOGUE
She defied her destiny. She set out to vanquish the false gods enslaving mankind.
After the war, the world was no longer the same. Humans reigned victorious and their gods were no more. Their utopia fell from the sky and became one with Pulse, the underworld crawling with beasts and fiends. It marked the beginning of a new era.
However, she was nowhere to be seen. Everyone believed she was gone—with the exception of one, her sister, Serah.
Three years later—
A meteorite disrupts the serenity of a peaceful village. Time is distorted; bloodthirsty monsters are released within the confines of the secluded town.
Amidst the chaos, Serah is saved by a stranger who goes by the name of Noel. A hunter from the future, he bears an important message.
"She is waiting for you," he says. "Come with me if you want to see her again."
She is Lightning—protector of the goddess who rules the realm of death and chaos, the one–and–only sister of Serah.
"I need to see her. I need to see my sister." Her heart brimming with hope, a determined Serah sets off on an adventure to reunite with her sister, her family, her world.
About the FINAL FANTASY XIII–2 DLC and Theme Song
Square Enix announced that Downloadable Content (DLC) will be available soon after the release of FINAL FANTASY XIII-2. More details about what the DLC will entail will be unveiled at a later time.
Square Enix also revealed Charice of Warner Bros. Records Inc. will be singing the theme song, "New World," in FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 for North America.
FINAL FANTASY XIII–2 is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
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Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 58 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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