Earlier, we brought you the most important points from Square-Enix’s FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 Fan Meeting event in Japan.
Since then, the full Q&A with developers Motomu Toriyama and Yoshinori Kitase has surfaced, and some new information has come to light.
Tokyo Game Show will play host to a variety of new reveals, including an introduction to some of the old characters from FINAL FANTASY XIII, several of which will be playable—most likely as guest party members. The identity of the mysterious man fighting against Lightning will be revealed as well.
As for the game’s length, Toriyama explains that it’s slightly shorter than XIII in terms of volume, but many new gameplay elements have been added including the Historia Crux system, Fragments, and mini games.
Speaking of Fragments, these items needed to access the game’s time travel gates can be had from NPCs in an attempt to complete various quests. Fragments can be gathered right from the first chapter of the game.
The Moogle in XIII-2 has the ability to grab items from the world of Valhalla. His mission is to help Serah. Chocobos will of course appear in the game as well, including a new red version. In XIII, they were only accessible in Gran Pulse, but will now have the ability to travel anywhere. Chocobos will not be available from the start of the game, however, but will be gained when easy movement becomes difficult.
Two new monster types were revealed at the event, including Chocobos and Cait Siths. Chocobos fall under the Attacker role, while Cait Sith is considered a Healer. Over 150 different types of monsters will be available for your capturing, and will also feature a Crystarium-like growth system.
When asked about possible downloadable content for the game, Kitase could not comment, but did say that the team was actively looking into it.
You can read the rest of the report here.