FFXIII-2 announced in Tokyo, to hit EU and US “next winter”

Tuesday, 18 January 2011 12:35 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Square Enix Europe has just announced Final Fantasy XIII-2 will arrive “next winter” in the region following its announce this morning at the publisher’s Japanese event.

SCEA has confirmed the same time-frame for an American release on the US PS Blog.

Square’s also released a mock-up of what it expects to be the cover art for the game. Get that at RPG Site.

The game will also feature a ” a battle system which has evolved further since XIII” as well as a new story following on from FFXIII.

Motomu Toriyama, director of FFXIII, will direct the game again. Yoshinori Kitase will most likely take on the producer role once again.

A new character was also shown alongside Lightning, as was a new logo, as seen above.

It’ll be out in 2011 in Japan.

Last week, it was discovered that “” was registered by Square Enix.

But talk of a sequel began back in March 2010, when after FFXIII launched, Kitase and Toriyama admitted they’d be up for developing a sequel.

The trailer for FFXIII-2 will launch on Thursday on the game’s official website here. We did post it below (thanks, DoubleM), but we’ve removed it at Square’s request.

Get full details on everything else shown at the conference here.


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  1. Blerk


    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    I guess the real question is…. will it be out before Versus? :-D

    #2 4 years ago
  3. 52pickup

    sigh. Same people making it too. I have no hope for this game.

    What’s the chances this game will be made from the “nearly 60 hours worth of content they cut from XIII”?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. StolenGlory

    Heh good point Blerk. Another real question is also whether or not the 360 version will suck the colossal amounts of ass that the original did.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    The answer is yes! Most likely. It’s out in 2011 in Japan at least.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. StolenGlory

    No more info Johnny?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Monk

    SO Versus in 2013 :P ?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Hmm. If it’s out so soon then I’m guessing it’s not a significant revamp, then.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen

    I’m typing up the rest of the conference report. I’ll update this when I get the chance.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. StolenGlory

    Awesomes. Hopefully we’ll get a shiny trailer.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Psychotext


    #11 4 years ago
  12. DoubleM

    Toriyama said that the game serves as the answer to the opinions they received about FFXIII.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Fin

    Right, I’ve got about a year to complete FFXIII. Fingers crossed!

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Suikoden Fan

    Nathan said it best on twitter “FFXIII-2, huh? I’ve heard of trying to squeeze blood from a stone, but it’ll be interesting to see if Square can squeeze it out of shit.”

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Deacon

    I’m now curious as to the specific feedback they may or may not be working to on this.

    Ignore the idiots complaining about it being linear or not liking X character, just write a DECENT, character-driven story, and there may still be hope for XIII.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Johnny Cullen

    I’m still to finish it, but XIII is a good game. Needless to say, I’m pumped.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Aimless

    I’m definitely interested in playing this. XIII‘s combat system was sublime and I really enjoyed the monster hunting of Gran Pulse, so if they just stitch together a few areas like that and weave an inoffensive story inbetween I’ll be happy.

    Hopefully the majority of the game won’t be tutorials seeing as it’s a sequel, too.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Dralen

    I’m definitely going to give it a chance. Let’s just hope they take a lot of feedback from fans and make good use of it.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. SplatteredHouse

    Make Versus (first), then we’ll talk, Square Enix.
    Could anyone please request an update on Versus XIII, today?

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    Battle system is the only thing that was worth it.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    ahh just watch this.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Ge0force

    I loved FF13′s story and characters, but I hated the almost fully automated gameplay. I’m afraid this sequel is just more of the same, since they’ve cut out lotsa content from the original game to fit on 4 DVD’s.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Deacon

    The story sucked. As did most of the characters/development.

    Maybe it’s just me but have SQenix really not had a good story to tell since FFX?

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    “I loved FF13’s story and characters”

    #24 4 years ago
  25. AHA-Lambda

    wow this is a surpise to me O__O

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Johnny Cullen

    @24 Why? Different opinions. Some people love it – like me – some people don’t. Can you respect that?

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Hunam

    I don’t believe for a second that this game is coming out in 2011.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Gekidami

    You’re asking if Erthazus can respect other peoples opinions? Are you new to this site?

    #28 4 years ago
  29. StolenGlory


    Good call.

    As far as Erth goes, there is only Erth. All other opinions must be assimilated :)

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Johnny Cullen


    #30 4 years ago
  31. Aimless

    You might say Erth considers himself to be at the centre of the universe. Someone get Copernicus on the phone.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Erthazus

    I don’t have problem with different opinions. It’s just come on…. the STORY is not that bad, but dialogs are REALLY bad. It’s like actors don’t even try to read a script.

    and too much Acronyms and initialisms like L’Cie, cocoon and etc. that after 10 hours you start to give a big F about.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. StolenGlory

    Johnny what date did they give for the Versus trailer?

    I see that XIII-2 is due on Thursday and Type 0 is due on the 27th…

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Johnny Cullen

    Versus XIII will drop on January 27 as will Agito XIII and everything else from the event. XIII-2 is the exception to the rule.

    By the by… I’ve just watched the trailer for XIII-2. :)

    Impressions in a bit.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Hybridpsycho

    Really? FF-XIII Sucked so much dick yet they make a followup? >_>
    Guess I’m not surprised though :/

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Erthazus

    @JC, How about a high rez screenshot of Lightning?

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Johnny Cullen

    And just so everyone knows, just seen Agito/Type-0. About to watch Versus. :)

    #37 4 years ago
  38. StolenGlory



    Oh by the way, what actually happened at the 2nd session?

    #38 4 years ago
  39. mingtons ghost

    A load of FF shit going on in here:

    i think i’m watching versus game play :/

    #39 4 years ago
  40. mingtons ghost

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Johnny Cullen

    Versus. OH. MY. GOD.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. StolenGlory

    Cheers Mington!

    Oh and Dragon Quest X motherfuckers!

    #42 4 years ago
  43. StolenGlory


    All CG Johnny or do we have generous helpings of in-game action?

    Also, any sly hint of a release date at the end of the trailer or anything like that?

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Erthazus

    @43, people say there is gameplay action sauce.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. DoubleM

    Don’t wait two days:

    #45 4 years ago
  46. StolenGlory

    @45 Nice find!!

    Buuuut, that trailer is fucking chock full of spoilers for folks who haven’t finished the original :/

    #46 4 years ago
  47. mingtons ghost

    @45 Thats awesome XIII-2 coming 2011

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Johnny Cullen

    @46 Weep for me. I got spoiled. :(

    BTW, Square Europe just confirmed a winter release for it here.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Suikoden Fan

    next winter as in dec 2011 to feb 2012?

    #49 4 years ago
  50. StolenGlory


    Winter for EU? Fucking awesome!

    #50 4 years ago
  51. EscoBlades

    Someone explain to me all this Final Fantasy naming convention crap….too many games, not enough explanation.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Johnny Cullen

    @49 – Yes.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. mingtons ghost

    How long does it take ustream videos to get archived? do all streams get archived?

    As there was a live stream about 20mn ago showing versus game play, it finished now. I’ll keep checking to see when it gets archived

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Erthazus – trailer bitches.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. mingtons ghost

    @54 Too slow :) check comment 45, its better quality

    #55 4 years ago
  56. StolenGlory

    @54 Nice.

    But at @45 got there first with a better quality trailer.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Patrick Garratt

    Trailer added.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. mingtons ghost

    dat lightning ass :)

    #58 4 years ago
  59. StolenGlory

    Now all we need is for some enterprising chap to leak the other two trailers and we’re set! :D

    #59 4 years ago
  60. mingtons ghost

    Versus trailer description from andriasang live blog:

    The trailer appears to have a whole lot of gameplay footage, including combat scenes with swords and guns, a scene where you control a tank-like vehicle, a scene where you climb aboard a bipedal robot, a battle with a massive creature (this may be the combat scene from the TGS trailer), and a battle where Noctis wields his sword against a group of soldiers.

    this trailer must be out there, somewhere, as it happened 10 mins after the ff13-2 trailer

    #60 4 years ago
  61. Patrick Garratt

    US date confirmed.

    #61 4 years ago
  62. mingtons ghost


    Agito trailer at about 18min mark

    VERSUS trailer starts around 31mins

    #62 4 years ago
  63. DoubleM

    @62 YOU ARE THE GREATEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED! I’ll remember what you did man.

    #63 4 years ago
  64. StolenGlory

    @62 Nice find Mington!

    Just need em’ in better quality now :D

    #64 4 years ago
  65. frostquake

    SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER Pat?????????????

    Um I haven’t finished XIII, if I watch the Video am I going to have my Gameplay ruined?? If so could you put SPOILER WARNING with Video??

    #65 4 years ago
  66. StolenGlory


    Yeah, like I said earlier. That vid *Needs* a spoiler disclaimer. BIG TIME.

    The first half of that trailer is essentially the ending to FFXIII.

    #66 4 years ago
  67. Unlimax

    Hell~no . . SQUARE , you Disappointe me :(
    what about the Next Parasite eve !!?.

    #67 4 years ago
  68. Johnny Cullen

    We’ve had to pull the trailer at Square’s request. Sorry.

    #68 4 years ago
  69. mingtons ghost

    Damn versus looks sweet, 7 min trailer. The combat looks like you take direct control of your characters actions but can switch between your party on the fly.

    #69 4 years ago
  70. 52pickup

    Versus :P

    #70 4 years ago
  71. Patrick Garratt

    We’ve pulled the trailer :p

    #71 4 years ago
  72. StolenGlory


    You are win.

    #72 4 years ago
  73. StolenGlory


    Good job I used my Youtube downloader to D/L the trailer then :D

    #73 4 years ago
  74. mingtons ghost

    @70 nice one :) i think i’ll watch it again

    #74 4 years ago
  75. mingtons ghost
    that youtube account has the Agito trailer to

    #75 4 years ago
  76. Suikoden Fan

    that versus trailer gave me VERY STRONG FF8 vibes, my interest levels soared as a result

    #76 4 years ago
  77. DoubleM

    I take back what I said, 52pickup IS THE GREATEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED; you’re the second one Mington.

    #77 4 years ago
  78. mingtons ghost

    ‘SECOND GREATEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED’ i’ll put that on my tomb stone :)

    @76 i felt the same about it having a ff8 vibe, i think the clothes and more real world locations is what does it

    #78 4 years ago
  79. StolenGlory

    Quite looking forward to Versus now I have to say.

    #79 4 years ago
  80. Monk

    VERSUS, OMG !!
    That the best thing I was waiting for !

    Nomura, I love you <3

    #80 4 years ago
  81. StolenGlory

    Watching the lower quality videos and feeds has actually made me salivate that much more to see the trailers in blistering 1080p!

    Bring it on SE!

    #81 4 years ago
  82. Kuwabara

    im 3/4 through ff13, and nothing in the game has impressed me. The graphics are never amazing, except some of the cutscenes, the art design is boring, low res textures, it looks like an early gen game. story is meh. Im playing the game and it feels like ive played the same thing before. dragon quest 8 is a million times better. Should i even bother finishing the game..

    #82 4 years ago
  83. mingtons ghost

    @82 the open world bit towards the end of the game is quite enjoyable if you like the combat system, lots of side mission and stuff, but yeah the stories garbage

    #83 4 years ago
  84. CyberpunkCentral

    I was not expecting this.

    #84 4 years ago
  85. NinjaMidget

    Versus looks bitching! That is what a proper Final Fantasy game looks like! Back to the glory days of seven and eight!!!

    #85 4 years ago
  86. Deacon

    The city scenes in Versus look wank. Battle looks mashy and Crisis Core-like. The rural areas look better but overall I’m not impressed.

    All the legendary FF’s are turn-based. Versus just looks like a souped-up Bouncer at the moment.

    #86 4 years ago
  87. Erthazus

    Versus looks really nice, but kinda Crisis Core style.

    #87 4 years ago
  88. Bond James Bond

    God, gamers still care about FF? I feel sorry for the millions of fuck-wits that go out and buy these games based on the name alone.

    The whole FF franchise is stale as fuck and has been for an age now.

    To say the FF games are RPG’s is an insult to those developers who create “proper” RPG’s.

    #88 4 years ago
  89. StolenGlory

    ’2+ million Fuckwits’?

    Wow, that is a broad, sweeping judgement if I have ever seen one.

    #89 4 years ago
  90. back_up

    FF 13 was lame and linear because of 360 and now they are making sequel for shitbox 360
    Versus will be better than shitty linear FF13 – 2
    PC users are pirates so nothing for them keep on pirating

    #90 4 years ago
  91. Bond James Bond


    I take it you’re one of them…

    #91 4 years ago
  92. Erthazus

    “FF 13 was lame and linear because of 360 and now they are making sequel for shitbox 360″

    link or GTFO

    “Versus will be better than shitty linear FF13 – 2″

    Can you give me your own copy of Versus? I want to play it.

    “PC users are pirates so nothing for them keep on pirating”

    PC users give an F about any Final Fantasy game + keep up sucking Playstation cock.

    #92 4 years ago
  93. StolenGlory


    I bought the game, it’s not my GOTY or anything but I can’t exactly say i’m a fuckwit.

    Wow, you are miserable little runt aren’t you?

    #93 4 years ago
  94. back_up

    If people don’t understand the difference between “WILL BE” and “IS” then it’s their fault

    Then why so many PC gamers bought FF14 and get owned

    #94 4 years ago
  95. Hunam

    PS3 users are all pirates now too. PSP users are bigger pirates than PC gamers.

    #95 4 years ago
  96. StolenGlory

    It’ll be interesting to see if TEA goes for the bait on that one :)

    #96 4 years ago
  97. monu-mental

    New Versus XIII trailer:

    #97 4 years ago
  98. StolenGlory


    That comment aint gonna stay up for long :)

    #98 4 years ago
  99. Gekidami

    Hey, looks like Vs. has real-time combat. Now thats interesting.

    #99 4 years ago
  100. topdoog1

    I am not buying this 60$ DLC.

    #100 4 years ago
  101. Bond James Bond


    Nah, i just know a shite game when i play one.

    #101 4 years ago
  102. 2plus2equals5

    Of ffxiii i liked the story, the graphics, the characters, musics etc, but i HATE the battle system, so ffxiii now is there unfinished…

    #102 4 years ago
  103. lexph3re

    I’m not a big fan of squallrinoa-lightning. It feels like lightning is the illegitamate child of rinoa and squall. I honestly love fang wayyyyy more. I just wish she had that “mode” at the end of the game. In the game, the story was severely dull. The ending was the happiest was the ending but then it made me sad happy….

    Sigh* I hope 13-2 does a better job.

    #103 4 years ago

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  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

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  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

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  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

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  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

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  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

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  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

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  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

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  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

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  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

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  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

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  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

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  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

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  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

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  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

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  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

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  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

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  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

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  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

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  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

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  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

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  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

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  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

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  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

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  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

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  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

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  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

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  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

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  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

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  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

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  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

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  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

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  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

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  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

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  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

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  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

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  • Cthulhu voodoo: why Bloodborne is the best Lovecraftian game

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  • Deals with Gold: Call of Duty edition

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  • Mortal Kombat X: PSN sign in problems fixed in new patch

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