FFXIII-2: Game Plus mode, perfect Famitsu score, 1 million shipped

Wednesday, 7th December 2011 17:19 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

There’s lots of new Final Fantasy XIII-2 news for you today: perks for Final Fantasy XIII players, a rare perfect score from Famitsu, and some shipment numbers. Let’s stop wasting time and get you caught up on all the awesomeness below the break.

In a Dengeki PlayStation interview (via Andriasang), FFXIII-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Motomu Toriyama revealed that there will be perks available to those who still have save files from Final Fantasy XIII.

One is a bonus which gives the player special monster decorations, another provides a higher success rate when gambling.

The magazine also has word that each episode in the game will last around the three hour mark, and an auto-save feature has been implemented as well.

Also, if you finish the game and want to play it again, a Game Plus mode has been added which includes extra unlockable items and new monster decorations.

For those wondering how well the game is scoring with reviewers, Lens of Truth (thanks, Deacon) has word that Famitsu has given FFXIII-2 a perfect 40/40 score, which is really rare for the Japanese magazine. The other two games given a perfect score this year, were The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. So that bit of news might sway you.

And Finally, Andriasang is reporting that the first shipment of the PS3 version is at 1 million units, which is just a bit under half of what Square shipped for the original FFXIII in December 2009. Shipment figures for the Xbox 360 version weren’t provided.

FFXIII-2 releases in Japan on December 15, the US on January 31, and in Europe on February 3.



  1. cloud_ix

    hmm really looking forward to this in feb!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Famitsu these days… like any western review site.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. FredEffinChopin

    @2 Oh shut up already. I guess you’ve already played the game and know that the review is flawed? Or is it that you judged this game as soon as it was announced, and you don’t like people disagreeing with your crystal ball? Or have you just decided that Famitsu is garbage because you saw a couple of scores of theirs that you strongly disagreed with?

    “Famitsu these days…”
    Like you actually read it.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3, judging by the previews it’s not 40/40 thats for sure no matter how hard you try.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Ireland Michael

    @3 You don’t need to.

    Every time Famitsu runs a special feature on a game, you can pretty much guarantee that it’s going to get a perfect score in the magazine in its subsequent review… like this game did.

    Have *you* read Famitsu? Because their reviews are like four really short paragraphs in length, split between four different guys. They’re barely reviews as it is.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    @5, i never read it but i know how they review games and to be honest i like that method that splits four important things between different guys.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. GenericShooterSoldier

    @ 2 and 6

    Was thinking the same thing when i saw this…

    @ 3

    Famitsu just aren’t reliable when it comes to reviewing. Just look at their review for Final Fantasy XIII: 39/40.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Epic Fool

    @1 You and me both, buddy.

    And quite a few other people too, probably. ;)

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Epic Fool

    @7 Dunno I’d take off a point for the overly grindy endgame too…

    The rest of it was pretty much perfect. :D

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Sini

    More trash, you would think after the flop of ff13 and ff14 they would stop with the whoring.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Cygnar

    For a little perspective, Famitsu gave the following two scores in the same issue:

    Haze: 9/8/9/8 – (34/40)
    The Orange Box: 9/7/9/9 – (34/40)

    #11 3 years ago

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