Final Fantasy XIII-2 Coming in January

It seems that the rumors were actually true as Square Enix officially confirmed that Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be coming out in North America in January. In Japan, the game will arrive this September for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Other games that’ll be released on the same season will be Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Apparently it’ll be a really busy holiday season as many big titles will be released.

As most of you probably know, Final Fantasy XIII-2 is the direct sequel to 2010s Final Fantasy XIII. The game takes place in the fictional floating world of Cocoon. There, former soldier Lightning starts fighting the government in order to save her sister. Soon enough, Lightning joins forces with many allies with similar motivations.

Final Fantasy XIII received good reviews and it was the fastest-selling title in the franchise’s history, selling more than 5.5 million copies worldwide. Additionally, the game’s gorgeous graphics, the fast-paced battle system and magnificent presentation were highly praised. On the other hand its complex plot, linearity and lack of places to explore were heavily criticized by fans and critics alike.

The sequel will take place five years after the events of its prequel and it’ll feature some known characters. According to its developers the game will surpass its prequel in every aspect and it’ll have an expanded version of the of the previous game’s battle system. Some additional details about the plot were given but I won’t write them here for obvious reasons, in any way, it’s really nice to know that the game will be available in just a couple of months.