Final Fantasy XIII-2 planning monthly DLC

Final Fantasy XIII-2 will get one or two pieces of DLC per month, according to producer Yoshinori Kitase.


Final Fantasy XIII-2 is extending the story built in the first game, but we can expect the game to continue far past what you'll find on the disc. Producer Yoshinori Kitase has revealed that the game is planning plenty of downloadable content, and estimates roughly one or two packs per month.

The Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation (via Andriasang) reports that each of the packs will contain multiple items, for an undisclosed price. Kitase promised the content will strike a good balance between price and quality. And while none of the packs have been detailed, we know that costumes, weapons, and enemies are among the goodies you'll find in the packs. Square Enix is currently working to make downloadable costumes work inside cutscenes.

These plans are for Japan, but it's likely North American plans will be similar.

The magazine also details the "Summon Raid" and "Syncro Drive Gauge" systems -- keep in mind, those are translations and may not be the final names in the North American release. The Summon Raid lets you capture monsters in battle according to a crystal percentage. Meanwhile, the Syncro Drive Gauge lets your monsters unleash a powerful attack once it's full, and these attacks will sometimes include quick-time events.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 is due on January 31 in North America.

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    October 11, 2011 2:15 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Final Fantasy XIII-2 planning monthly DLC.

    Final Fantasy XIII-2 will get one or two pieces of DLC per month, according to producer Yoshinori Kitase.

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      October 11, 2011 2:38 PM

      Interesting, I'm kinda surprised it's taken SE this long to do DLC.

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        October 11, 2011 3:23 PM

        Well.. they gotta do something to make up for the failure of XIV.....

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      October 11, 2011 3:50 PM

      Oh Square, how far you've fallen.

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      October 11, 2011 3:57 PM

      If by "month" Square means "year". And if by "DLC" they mean "patches", I believe it. My trust in Square Enix has been eroded to a point that I no longer get excited for their games. It's sad, because many games in the Final Fantasy catalogue are truly amazing gaming experiences. I sincerely hope that my faith in this developer can be "Phoenix Downed" ... I would very much be happy to eat my own words one day.

      I miss you, Square Enix.

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      October 12, 2011 7:27 AM

      Saaweeet, now the blue dude can have pink clown pants with stripes, maybe some cool shades, and a greased back pony tail as well =D for only 9 bucks!

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      October 12, 2011 7:30 AM

      I really wanted to try XIII, but man, those tales of "thirty-hour tutorial"...

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      October 13, 2011 3:55 PM

      This just sounds bad.

      "DLC: More and more often, becoming the reason to wait for Game of the Year editions..."

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