PS3 News: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Slated For January 2012 Release In US - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Slated For January 2012 Release In US

January 2011 saw the release of Mass Effect 2 for the PlayStation 3. January 2012 will get another gigantic RPG release.

Well, if you can call it role-playing. While we still haven't seen a great deal of official details and media concerning Final Fantasy XIII-2, it seems Square Enix has already nailed down a launch window for North America. As seen at Emily Shoji's Twitter page:

"FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 is slated for a January 2012 release for North America. Be excited!"

Okay, we're excited. Sort of. In the past, any mention of a Final Fantasy title would've had us drooling, and while FFXIII was a great game, the RPG fans had a little bone to pick with the developers. Now, these same developers say they've listened to their fans when creating FFXIII-2 but...well, we've already explained why we remain skeptical.

But for the sake of enduring optimism, we'll just hope for something amazing. All hope hasn't died.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII-2

Tags: ffxiii-2, final fantasy xiii 2, final fantasy xiii-2 release date

7/18/2011 11:33:49 AM Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (39 posts)

Jawknee
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 11:48:08 AM
Reply

Yet there is still no date for Versus XIII.

Agree with this comment 8 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

firstc624
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 11:57:21 AM

Yeah really. This is the game we want to see more of. I am a die hard FF fan, and will prolly get 13-2 either day one or soon after....but hopefully it is different enough from 13...but as Ben said...skeptical is a good way of putting it.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

dmiitrie
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 12:37:28 PM

I understand being a die-hard FF fan, but why would you buy a game of which you're admittedably skeptical on day 1?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 1:48:12 PM

dmiitrie, we can be certain that FFXIII-2 will also be a great game, but remain skeptical that it will return to using the elements that we all know and love.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

TheCrazyMerc
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 12:01:13 PM
Reply

Its been 5 years when Versus was announced, and we still get nothing. -_-

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Highlander
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 12:01:25 PM
Reply

Since this is simply more of the same, I'll stick to WKC2 and building my georama... ;)

Agree with this comment 9 up, 3 down Disagree with this comment

Jawknee
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 12:07:01 PM

This.

Agree with this comment 7 up, 3 down Disagree with this comment

Condemnedsoul23
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 12:33:22 PM
Reply

Meh

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Looking Glass
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 12:55:03 PM
Reply

I myself will probably pick up the game not long after it's released. I have fond memories of the Final Fantasy franchise. And that sentiment has not faded away in spite of my disgust for Yoichi Wada.

Still, I too would like more Versus info. Although I believe I did hear last week that more Versus info would be incoming sometime this week. And I do not believe this incoming info involves the project going multi-platform seeing as how the info was dropped by Tetsuya Nomura.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Excelsior1
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 1:21:14 PM

i share your sentiments about the final fantasy series, and mr wada. i think square going multiplatform is a factor in some of bad feeling towards square this gen. is one off ff game enough to bail on the entire series? it isn't for me.

i'm sorry but no other rpg maker can match square's production values in my opinion so i will be there day 1. i am encouraged about what i have heard about ff13-2, but i understand if people are skeptical. it will have towns, shops, and traditional npcs players can interact with. it will also be far less linear, and have exploration elements. at least that's what i drew from the e3 footage. i have also heard the battle system will be deeper and allow for more customization. oh yeah, players can equip armor, too.

sounds good to me but i understand if others feel differently.

Last edited by Excelsior1 on 7/18/2011 1:22:40 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

coverton341
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 1:08:58 PM
Reply

Honestly, I am not too interested in this. I really didn't like the "spam x, kill the monster" take on combat and since this is more of the same just "enhanced" I will be taking a bargain bin approach to this game. Love FF of old, just not too enthusiastic with the new FF.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

DazeOfWar
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 1:16:27 PM
Reply

I'm just don't care anymore. I did not like XIII, also did not bother finishing, so I just don't see anything or expect anything good out of XIII-2. I'll be excited if they do an HD collection of X & XII but besides that oh well.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Lawless SXE
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 1:18:05 PM
Reply

Mass Effect 3: The most in-depth TPS ever.
FFXIII-2: The least in-depth RPG ever.
(not mine, I don't rightly remember where I originally saw it)

That's cool though, I'll probably wait a while for this one though. Be too hard to get over the end of this year to think about buying anything other than Bioshock Infinite that early in the year.

Last edited by Lawless SXE on 7/18/2011 1:34:05 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

mike rlz
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 1:18:06 PM
Reply

Haven't liked FF since X

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 1:50:27 PM

X was the last great one

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

mike rlz
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 2:13:09 PM

they just had to follow it up with the garbo that was X-2 (imo)

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

DazeOfWar
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 1:18:28 PM
Reply

I'm just don't care anymore. I did not like XIII, also did not bother finishing, so I just don't see anything or expect anything good out of XIII-2. I'll be excited if they do an HD collection of X & XII but besides that oh well.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 5 down Disagree with this comment

Soultaker
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 1:31:33 PM
Reply

I have the feeling they're listening to the fans but certainly not their old ones. I believe they're listening to their "new" fanbase. I was turned off by 13. I bought FF13 within the first week of it's release and played it for 3 hours and it's never seen my PS3 ever since.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Temjin001
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 1:43:19 PM
Reply

This game has my name written all over it. Hope I can think of some way to get it come January.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 1:52:49 PM
Reply

I don't like the new direction, but I'm learning to accept it and yeah I'll be getting XIII-2. But it's well over a year away so no I can't get excited about it.

Woah, I just realized Final Fantasy doesn't excite me anymore. It's the end of an era.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

swapnilgyani
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 1:53:43 PM
Reply

Hope hasn't died...

...although I would have loved the opportunity to strangle him and Vanille to death after finishing the final battle of FFXIII.

Last edited by swapnilgyani on 7/18/2011 1:54:04 PM

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

SnipeySnake
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 2:42:36 PM
Reply

Ok now im just pissed off. They are purposely neglecting versus.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

duomaxwell007
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 2:52:41 PM
Reply

lol it has final fantasy in the title and its not on a handheld so its a 99.9% chance Ill be getting it.. probably not day one but itll definitely be in my possession someday

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

godsdream
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 3:42:00 PM
Reply

As I said before, it is difficult to give up to something you love, in this case Final Fantasy franchise. But I'm telling you, if this one is not better than XIII, this love could be in great danger. And just to be clear, I liked very much XIII, but I know it could've been much better for reasons we all know.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bebestorm
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 5:30:07 PM
Reply

I already have mine preordered at Amazon.. Im looking to XIII-2,ME3 and Tales of Graces next year!!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Claire C
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 5:38:41 PM
Reply

IM excited.. =)

Agree with this comment 2 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Alienange
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 5:46:40 PM
Reply

With FFXIII's poor sales numbers I fully expect XIII-2 to be a huge failure this time around. There is no way the same amount of gamers who bought FFXIII in its first week of release will be out again for part 2. No way. The creative talent at SE has either run dry or is gone altogether and you know what? The fans know it. We may be fans, but we're not stupid. $60 is $60 and SE can shove it for all I care.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 6:03:31 PM

yeah most people won't be fooled this time, it's clearly a cash grab for whatever they can get for it

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

CHAOS THEORY X
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 6:13:42 PM
Reply

I know i wont be getting it. It has nothing i want other than the name. I made the mistake of auto-buying the first one.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

piratedrunk
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 6:24:25 PM
Reply

I honestly think it looks great. I enjoyed XIII for what it was and this looks like it will be worth my time and money.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Dreno
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 7:15:37 PM
Reply

child of eden releases on sep. 20th. Fyi

And I plan on playing ff13-2 whenever I play ff13 first. Gotta get it in order to do that though.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

Russell Burrows
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 9:37:16 PM
Reply

Pauses from considering Skyrim.

Shakes head at any Future Failure XIII ""game""
Not buying this ""game""

Goes back to drooling over a better RPG called Skyrim.
Skyrim on pre-order.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 @ 3:16:24 AM
Reply

Well I for one am excited about this, I thought XIII was a good RPG, better than any other one I have played this generation (Though Lost Odyssey comes close.)

I can understands everyones reaction to this though, XII was my big FF disapointment and when they make a sequel on the DS i could not care less.

I found XIII refreshing, the 110 hours I spent playing it was a thrill from start to finish. The story was constantly progressive, The characters were charismatic. The gameplay while different was fast and action packed,I really had only 1 or 2 issues with XIII and regard it still as one of the best PS3 experiences I have had so far.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 @ 3:38:47 AM
Reply

oh joy more DLC priced as a full release!
oh $E, when will you learn?

Agree with this comment 2 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 @ 4:45:18 AM

At least they're putting effort into it unlike other DLC. They're creating a full games worth of content worthy of retail price.

This is not just another DLC con, if anything S-E are really the only company with has yet to jump on the DLC band wagon.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 @ 9:14:55 AM

except everything here was suppose to be DLC for XIII, $E have said that many times.
there just milking it to make as much off it as they can.
enough whoring FF out, its time we got a true next gen KH game!
enough of these crappy PSP spin offs, its time for a sequel to the game that made $E who they are.
well who they were...........

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 @ 9:29:06 AM

I would ratehr buy a full new game than little DLC packs, you cant say S-E are being lazy, sure some of the concepts for DLC will be in part 2, but they are working their ass off to make a solid title, I for one look forward to it.

KH is a joke nowadays, I lost interested when they decided to make spin off on the DS, which had crucial elements to the story as a whole, so i refuse to play any more KH games, as i am not getting the full story.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

saintaqua
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 12:42:51 PM
Reply

Final Fantasy used to make me happy.
Now it is just delays and disappointments.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ChloeAngelCat
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 2:22:33 PM
Reply

I like final fantasy game but to know when we're going to hear about Final Fantasy XIII versus gettin release date

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

Will Advanced Warfare rejuvenate Call of Duty?
Yes, this is just want CoD needed.
I hope so; it looks promising.
I doubt it, but I'm not sure...
No chance; CoD is going down.

Previous Poll Results