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Kitase: FFXIII-2 is a “completely different experience”

Friday, 17th June 2011 05:43 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Have a look at these new screens for Final Fantasy XIII-2, and judge for yourself if producer Yoshinori Kitase’s claims of it being a “completely different experience” are true.

“We made Final Fantasy XIII with the concept of a story driven game,” Kitase told Siliconera.

“So much so, some gamers were not very happy with it and criticised XIII and said the game progression was too linear and the world could be more populated.

“With Final Fantasy XIII-2, we wanted to present a completely different experience with this game. There is more exploration and elements in the environment to interact with.”

Final Fantasy XIII-2 features interactive dialogue and branching endings, It’s due on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in early 2012, with a Japanese release set for December.

Admire a few new screens below, courtesy of Andriasang. They shop off New Bodhum, the seaside settlement built after the events of FFXIII.

There’s also a couple more, one showing combat, available on Famistu.

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7 Comments

  1. HauntaVirus

    I love the idea of more exploration. I’ll pick this up for sure…when it’s $10.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Espers

    The game didn’t have enough time to become a “completely different experience”. With the hardware available it is not allowed to release a half-baked game with graphics quality lower than original !! especially if it is final fantasy

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Lounds

    Looks like FFX

    #3 4 years ago
  4. jldoom

    Lol @1

    For some reason I see this as a sort of quick and last scramble idea to make up for the disappointment of FFXIII gameplay and FFXIV disaster they released too early, and has YET to come out for the PS3. Trying to make up for lost profits possibly? It will be funny if this comes out before Versus though.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. SamJ

    It sounds like a different experience… from these screens I’m not sure it looks like one though. “When’s the last time Squenix designed a main character who wasn’t dressed in mismatched carpet remnants and about as interesting as a tube sock?”

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    @4

    It will be coming out before Versus it comes out in the WInter for Japan and then within the first quarter of next year.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Krono

    They should just make the protagonist Justin Beiber so we can all enjoy the game.

    #7 4 years ago

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