Final Fantasy XIII-2 coming in January

Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy XIII-2 to North America in January, just a month after its release in Japan.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 is planned for release in January in North America, according to Siliconera. This puts it roughly a month after the Japanese release, so you won't have to be jealous of the east for too long.

As the first numbered sequel since the divisive dance party Final Fantasy X-2, FFXIII-2 is looking to address some gripes from the first game.

The game allows for more branching paths and exploration, and will include more action elements like a jump button and QTE sequences. And if you missed towns in the first game, rest assured that they'll be returning, with fully-voiced townsfolk to talk to. You'll also be able to recruit monsters.

It's a direct story sequel, so your mileage may vary based on how well you liked the first game's story. It follows Lightning's sister Serah and a new character named Noel, after Lightning is presumed dead. Check out our E3 preview for more details.

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    July 18, 2011 1:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Final Fantasy XIII-2 coming in January.

    Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy XIII-2 to North America in January, just a month after its release in Japan.

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      July 18, 2011 1:51 PM

      X-2 had one of the best combat systems of all the games to date. I could barely stomach the Spice Girls vibe, but the game was different and I still find the hidden dungeon one of the most challenging and rewarding of the series.

      If XIII-2 can nail the combat and the variety of gameplay like X-2 did, I can handle the story, whatever it may be. Just please give the girls pants for crying out loud.

      • Zek legacy 10 years
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        July 18, 2011 1:59 PM

        I agree about X-2's combat, but XIII's combat was also great. I'd be happy if XIII-2 were more of the same.

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      July 19, 2011 7:24 AM

      Was almost interested till I saw the blue clown pants and belly shirt fella gameplay shots.

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