When developing a new (Final Fantasy) game, creators often imagine many different kinds of things for their next game. From this article you can find an overview of abandoned or cancelled areas and content from FINAL FANTASY XIII-2. These new details are taken from the official FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 ULTIMANIA OMEGA book.
Thanks to GameFAQ user, Alyassus, we have brand new information about cancelled DLC plans and events of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Also some important and interesting questions concerning to the story have been answered.
Note: This news will have huge story spoilers. Don’t read if you haven’t finished the game yet!
Originally, Final Fantasy XIII-2 wasn’t meant to be a direct sequel for Final Fantasy XIII.
The story was meant to take place some 900 years afterward. During the creation of all the back story for the 900 years in between XIII and XIII-2, the development team decided to add time travel in the game. The theme of the game was keep the hope alive, even if the future is dark, uncertain and dangerous. Developers have got inspiration to the story from……….
Read full story from our new site and get more information about cancelled Snow and Hope DLCs and story events!: http://squareportal.net/2012/07/06/new-final-fantasy-xiii-2-ultimania-omega-scenario-details/
This is a day we’ve been looking forward to for a year. In the beginning of 2011, we introduced the new fansite for Final Fantasy XIII-2. It didn’t just change our way to follow the development of the game, it changed the way how you followed it. With one of the fastest news providing writers, always-on-time news and simple English we allowed everyone enjoy reading news of Final Fantasy XIII-2. And the result? Over one million views and 8000 subscriptions in a year.
Square Portal is a brand new gaming news site which provides you the most interesting news, articles and reviews about games from Square Enix like Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Sleeping Dogs, Bravely Default and many others.
In the future we’ll be providing news about the next generation of home consoles and their release timing. All news about your favorite games and consoles at same place, could it be any better.
And that isn’t the end. We always want to make our site better for the community – for you. To create working ecosystem we need to make finding us easier from the internet. That’s why we’re soon getting a new domain.
In the future forums will has a big role of our everyday communicate with other fans. The community will have a bigger role this time with creating, sharing and editing. Chatting days and little competitions like weekly comic with our readers were just the beginning. Things are getting bigger and better.
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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Ultimania Omega has been released in Japan this week and, as usually, new information alongside with interviews and artwork were included in it.
New information was shared from questions regarding the new Lightning DLC which was released in last May. Toriyama comments: “Like Lightning advancing one step forward in the secret event, I think we want to take a step forward to advance our own project. From now on, I’d be happy if you could anticipate it.”
Is Toriyama really working on Final Fantasy XIII-3? Recently he mentioned that he would be working on a new project soon after XIII-2′s completion…
Gematsu also shared some new information from their translations:
Kitase: (The last part about Lightning’s DLC Episode) Explaining “XXX Years Later” would be pointless. It might seem that the line “To Be Continued…” means that Lightning’s chapter will continue in more download content, but we are doing it in a different interpretation.
Toriyama: With Lightning remaining in the 〇〇〇〇ル (crystal?) but still keeping her heart, you could say that the world of Final Fantasy XIII will be permanently 〇〇ed. I’m praying for the day to come that Lightning will surely 〇〇めて (wake up?) and Serah will be rewarded.
PS. Sorry for the lag of news lately, we have been working on other projects… The Next One.
Square Enix Japan has updated their OST Plus site and added a brand new preview of Parallel World ~CrossFadeDemo~. The Original Soundtrack Plus will be released this week on Wednesday (May 30) in Japan and it will contain remixes and a new track “Clash on the Big Bridge.”
- “Local Cosmos_soft_4Beat”
- “The Last Hunter_original long edition”
- “Unseen Intruder_instrumental”
- “Memories for the Future_another take”
- “Starting Over_Goh Hotoda REMIX”
- “Crazy Chocobo_UstreamEdit”
- “Hopping Chocobo”
- “Noel’s Theme_guitar demo version”
- “Local Cosmos_other_110725″
- “Parallel World CrossFadeDemo”
- “Clash on the Big Bridge – Oriental MIX -”
- “Noel’s Theme – Final Journey -_AbstractSetOne”
We are happy to announce our new weekly “Create, Share and Read” project! The idea of weekly comics project is that we and you are going to release new comics every week on our site while we are waiting Square Enix’s next big Final Fantasy project.
Did I say YOU, didn’t I? We know that reading comics is fun and creating them is as fun, so now you can create and share your own comics to us via email and best ones (= almost all) will be released on our site!
Have fun while you’re reading our comics and creating your own ones!
Comics must be created by yourself.
Send comics here: finalfantasyxiii-2(AT)hotmail.com with topic: “Weekly Comics Entry”
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Square Enix Japan has updated their Soundtrack/OST plus site with a brand new preview of “yuza_050.”
“Lightning’s Story: Requiem of the Goddess”
This DLC reveals the arduous battle between Lightning and Caius not shown in the main game. Players will be able to adjust the difficulty level and play as Lightning, who uses special abilities available only in this episode. Players will also be able to unlock the Final Fantasy XIII-2 version of Lightning as a party member. Because the episode includes important information relating to the overall storyline of Final Fantasy XIII-2, players are encouraged to complete the game prior to playing through this new content.
“Snow’s Story: Perpetual Battlefield”
Snow is engaged in battles at the Coliseum after being separated from his fiancée, Serah. The episode also features a battle against the “Arbiter of Time,” who has been watching events unfold at the Coliseum. Snow should pose a difficult challenge to players and will allow them to end the Coliseum battles on a high note, and ultimately unlock Snow as a party member.
“Snow’s Story: Perpetual Battlefield” DLC episode: 320 Microsoft Points, $3.99 via PlayStation Network
“Lightning’s Story: Requiem of the Goddess” DLC episode: 400 Microsoft Points, $4.99 via PlayStation Network
White Mage outfit for Serah Farron: 240 Microsoft Points, $2.99 via PlayStation Network
Black Mage outfit for Noel Kreiss: 240 Microsoft Points, $2.99 via PlayStation Network
“A Wondrous Wardrobe” outfits for Mog: 240 Microsoft Points, $2.99 via PlayStation Network