Square Enix Announces Final Fantasy XIII-2

Square Enix, a publisher of interactive entertainment products in North America, has announced Final Fantasy XIII-2 for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 is a sequel to Final Fantasy XIII, which released in North America in March 2010 and has shipped 6 million units worldwide, according to the company.

Production on Final Fantasy XIII-2 is underway, and builds upon the best aspects of Final Fantasy XIII. In particular, a brand new story and evolved battle system promise to stand out markedly against the standard for high-quality content established by the previous title, says the company. It is expected to be released next winter.

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Since the release of Final Fantasy in 1987, this RPG (Role Playing Game) series has been distributed among users around the world. It has so far achieved a cumulative shipment of over 97 million units worldwide (as of September 2010), says the company.

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Story summary from the previous title, Final Fantasy XIII

Cocoon – a utopia in the sky.

Its inhabitants believed their world a paradise.

Under the Sanctum’s rule, Cocoon had long known peace and prosperity.

Mankind was blessed by its protectors, the benevolent fal’Cie, and believed that tranquil days would continue forever.

Their tranquility was shattered with the discovery of one hostile fal’Cie.

The moment that fal’Cie from Pulse – the feared and detested lower world – awoke from its slumber, peace on Cocoon came to an end.

Fal’Cie curse humans, turning them into magic-wielding servants.

They become l’Cie – chosen of the fal’Cie.

Those branded with the mark of a l’Cie carry the burden of either fulfilling their Focus or facing a fate harsher than death itself.

A prayer for redemption.

A wish to protect the world.

A promise to challenge destiny.

After thirteen days of fates intertwined, the battle begins.

Final FantasyXIII-2 is not yet rated. For more information about Final FantasyXIII-2, you can visit: http://na.square-enix.com/ffxiii-2.

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