Final Fantasy XIII-2
Square Enix Teases New FFXIII Game Announcement
Written Wednesday, August 22, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Square Enix is to reveal another FFXIII game during the company's Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary celebrations next week.

The announcement was made via a new site, which currently features the headline “A Storm Gathers,” against the backdrop of  a cloudy sky lit by lightning.

The text beneath reads, "The 'Lightning Saga' that started with the release of FINAL FANTASY XIII, has achieved a cumulative shipment of over 9.6 million units; and in May 2012 FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 was brought to conclusion with the add-on content entitled 'Lightning's Story: Requiem of the Goddess'.

"Key members of the FINAL FANTASY XIII development team including the Producer, Director and Art Director, are in preparations to present new information about the direction of Lightning's story. 

"This presentation will take place at an event in Tokyo to celebrate FINAL FANTASY 25th Anniversary, on 1st September 2012."

So there ya go. Prepare yourself for another FFXIII game. Lightning must have some severely sore udders.



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Comment #1 by MTURNER1985
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:08:02 AM
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Wheres 10 HD and 13 Versus?

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Comment #2 by MTURNER1985
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:09:23 AM
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* Versus 13 lol

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Comment #3 by SoG
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:14:54 AM
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I read Versus was scrapped.

I did like 13 and 13-2 was ....ok, but i really want a new one. something set again to more steampunked world like FF9. (including the old system again)

the whole ATB thing is cool, but please dont make it the norm.

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Comment #4 by SoG
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:16:10 AM
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Clarify that, when i say i really want a new one, im not saying a new FF13 sequel.

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Comment #5 by Badcompany87
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:16:41 AM
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I don't understand stand how they can release 3 of these games during the ps3's lifecycle but can't release any other fucking final fantasy?

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Comment #6 by RandyAghem
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:21:29 AM
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I rather take FFX HD that was announced almost a year ago.

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Comment #7 by ItaChuPR
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:34:08 AM
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I wanna see it already .... if it has other old FFXIII characters ill be mad lol i hope Lightning is the only one....well nobody knows where she ended up so whatever i hope to be amazed and not ...meh lol

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Comment #8 by Pabs_85
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:37:08 AM
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The nightmare continues... :

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Comment #9 by demoplay86
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:43:02 AM
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Wow another FFXIII game..
It took effort to finish FFXIII 1. Not because it was a difficult game, but because I flat out didn't like it. It sucked in the beginning and it sucked in the end. Fang of course being the Aurionesque character saving the game barely.

I don't know what Square Enix's deal is but they need either a new Final Fantasy game where they go back to their roots (normal leveling system with no grid or anything, an open world, towns, sub quests and TONNES of secrets and missables.) or they need to focus making a sequel to a game that didn't have characters you want to punch in the face.

Now FFX did have plenty of characters anyone would want to punch in the face but X was way better then XIII.

Why not make a sequel to IX or VIII? A 3D/HD remake of VI or a HD remake of X-2/XII? Revive the Final Fantasy Legend series? Release more Seiken Densetsu games? Or make Advent Children: The Game. I won't even say shit about FFVII remake.. but clearly they need to sort their shit out. I'm sick of seeing the same failed title recycled over and over.

I would've appreciated XIII so much more if there were no sequels and it had towns (i've heard the excuse in interviews that it would be too hard and time consuming to make towns but it didn't stop them with Star Ocean) and I could revisit more of the game. Too freaking linear. XIII-2 was just sketchy..
I don't even know what to expect with Versus XIII.. I just stay hoping that they'll realize how to make good RPGs again.

I just want FFX HD =/

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Comment #10 by demoplay86
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 06:44:40 AM
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"A 3D/HD remake of VI"

When I said this I meant like what they did with FFIII and FFIV

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Comment #11 by lukey52
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 07:07:33 AM
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XIII was ok but needed work, XIII-2 address a number of the issues in particular the linear side. I have high hopes that XIII-3 will be along the same design as 2.

I know that some of the older FF games were better but I'm more than happy with these, until we get FFX HD that is.

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Comment #12 by Eternalchaos72
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 07:10:18 AM
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yay!! although it better have no treasure hunter trophy!

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Comment #13 by drkrZEN
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 07:10:52 AM
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Squeenix loves announcements. I wish they could keep up with coverage to go with their announcements. I mean, I know Versus XIII is probably dead in the water, but how about letting us know that? And, where's info on, as others have said, FFX HD? All I remember is an announcement...

That said, only things I care about at this point from Squeenix would be Deus Ex 4, 3DS remake of FFVI, PS3/360 remake of FFVII (only FF game that really needs it) and/or a Kingdom Hearts Final Mix+ HD Collection... wow, that's a mouthful, heh.

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Comment #14 by Ice884
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 07:17:38 AM
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I have to agree where is the FFX HD!? Been waiting for that game since they took the poll of which FF to redo in hd a long damn time ago. Now a 3rd sequel for 1 FF game....interesting. I haven't played ff13x2 yet even tho I do have it.

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Comment #15 by Jandeku
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 07:20:20 AM
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#3, #13, and any others saying that Versus XIII was cancelled:
This was a month ago...

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Comment #16 by SweGabe
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 07:52:02 AM
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Do not want FFXIII-3...
And exactly why is SquareEnix so darn hot over Lighting? She wasn't even a very interesting character to begin with, Fang had more depth and interesting backstory.

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Comment #17 by JackC8
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 08:11:28 AM
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I'll pre-order it the day it shows up on Amazon. Although XIII and XIII-2 both had a ton of problems, I enjoyed the characters and stories, and there was such an obvious amount of love lavished upon the games by the developers, that I ended up sort of loving them myself.

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Comment #18 by ryandavison
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 08:15:21 AM
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I really hope they bring a Final Fantasy XIII-3, or whatever it'll be called out. XIII was Ok, XIII-2 was even better and XIII-3 will be the best so far. It will definitly be a pre-order for me

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Comment #19 by Terminator
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 08:15:30 AM
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I'd much rather they took a step back and made an entirely new FF game and not another spin-off, sequel/prequel or remake. I'm in a minority I know but I like the FF13 games so I will get this next one when it comes out though probably not until the price comes down.

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Comment #20 by ChipperVA
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 08:27:01 AM
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I really enjoyed XIII-2. I'm looking forward to seeing how the story ends.

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Comment #21 by SoPoF
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 09:22:38 AM
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Still not even played FFXIII-2. To think there was a time I couldn't wait for a FF to be released ... *sigh*

Well, maybe if the release a complete edition with all the dlc, but still. My interest in the series has pretty much died.

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Comment #22 by demidemon
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 09:31:21 AM
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@1 they changed final fantasy 13 verus to ff 15

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Comment #23 by alexrs77
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 09:45:20 AM
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As said by others just re make 7 and 10 hd job done

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Comment #24 by OMGmyFACE
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 09:48:53 AM
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Why did so many people buy FFXIII? Hell, why after the fact, did anyone buy XIII-2? This is why Square thinks it'll be able to sell XIII-3 to us. Knowing that a bunch of people will shell out another $60 to put DLC costumes on their waifu. Stop voting for this trilogy with your dollars, seriously.

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Comment #25 by SnowSakura
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 10:05:21 AM
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@22 That is just a rumor, versus 13 is still called versus 13, FF15 will likely be from the agni's philosophy trailer, does no one read official statements from yoichi wada?

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Comment #26 by Ziras
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 10:23:29 AM
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@21 Yep, when a Final Fantasy game was announced it was the biggest news ever. Screw every other game, your money was saved for the new FF. Now you just read about how SE weren't happy with the reception of a game and instead of trying to improve upon it and make a new title they just make a fucking sequel that nobody asked for. I miss Squaresoft and Enix, this new monster has ruined my favorite brands.

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Comment #27 by P_Pigly_Hogswine
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 11:08:36 PM
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@9 I'm with you. It took me nearly two years to get around to finishing the main story to FF13 and even then, it was hardly earth shattering. The CG scenes were amazingly rendered, but the story was pretty weak compared to previous games. Coupled with the fact I personally didn't like Snow, Hope or Zasz it made the constant sulking all the more tiring. I go back to it every six months or so, knock over a few side missions, then shelve it for another few months. Have felt zero need to look into 13-2, let alone another sequel.

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Comment #28 by EpicLoots
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 11:24:00 PM
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I love how they made the XIII series feel like its more complicated but come on now. Its really not. Playstation 3 is such a capable powerhouse system but why do I still miss the old Final Fantasies like 7-10. Square srsly needs to put their hearts and brains together and give us a TRUE rpg worry of the FF brand.

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Comment #29 by demoplay86
Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 11:51:20 PM
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I have to agree with you man. They need to make a new story. Don't get me wrong. Just because I didn't like XIII, doesn't mean I didn't 'have' to finish it, or XIII-2 for that matter and because i've finished all the others (including other console releases) i'm going to have to get XIII-3. But like you said, when the price comes down lol.

Dude, that's exactly how i've played XIII.
Sometimes I would put it down for months because the story was just..meh.
And considering the real game only begins when you reach the Stepp and then the story finishes maybe 4 hours after that.. that's some pretty damn slack story writing.

I think that's the problem with Square Enix lately.. Final Fantasy-wise anyways. (As Sleeping Dogs is kickass)
They just need to stop showing off with graphics to the point where they fill a disc with 4 hours of cut scenes and 10 hours of story max. I remember when a Square Enix RPG was a guaranteed 50+ hours of goodness. Not tedious hunting missions, literally all different shit. Finding weapons, spells, summons, extra characters, special items, alternate endings (sometimes vehicles).. like what the hell?! Why would you just stop doing that and half ass it and try and cover it in pretty graphics. >_<

I still hope Versus XIII is good and whatever the cut scene from that next generation of games is inspires some hope also..

Still it'd be nice if they'd revive some old series that they have creative control over. Like Soul Blazer and Lufia (aside from the gutting they did of Rise of the Sistrals)

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Comment #30 by demoplay86
Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 11:52:29 PM
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US January 31, 2012
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