Final Fantasy XIII's story will last over 50 hours, not including side-quests, producer Yoshinori Kitase said at GamesCom today.
There was also two new characters announced during a presentation of the game earlier. The first one doesn't have a name for now, just that she wears a sort of summer dress, white top, pink mini-skirt and a pink braid, but more info will be coming at Tokyo Game Show next month.
The second character announced is the son of the already announced Sazh, but there was no more info then that.
Finally, Kitase announced that the English dubbing for the game is finished and that the game will have English and Japanese sound dubs only, but will have subtitles in your native language.
Kitase confirmed to VG247 earlier this afternoon that the game will be out in the US and Europe in spring 2010, although a specfic date is to be confirmed. He also told us that they are trying to make sure the Xbox 360 version of the game will only hold three discs.