New FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 Details in Famitsu By Erren Van Duine on September 21, 2011 at 12:27 AM

Aside from the bit about FINAL FANTASY XIII-2’s disc space, Famitsu has even more information on the game.

The version of Hope seen in the TGS trailer is from 10 years after the end of FINAL FANTASY XIII. He is 24 years old, and the head of a scientific investigation group.
Caius, the game’s main villain, has an evil influence on both Valhalla and Serah’s world. In the Promise trailer, the black smoke emitting from Lightning is called “Chaos.”

FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 will have some intense scenes as well, although not on the same level as FINAL FANTASY Type-0. QTEs will be a big part of the game, but failing them doesn’t necessarily penalize you. Clearing them will net you at least something, however.

By far the greatest addition is party switching. In FINAL FANTASY XIII-2, you’ll be able to switch out party leaders in real time during battle. This also means that, when your party leader dies, you will no longer game over.

Other things of note, the silver-haired girl traveling with Caius is known as Yeul. Noel’s memories are vague because of a time paradox. The game will include Easy Mode, and changeable costumes visible in event scenes. Also, there will be no level cap on the Crystarium system this time.

  • Priscilla Tang

    This is bad news for me, on Hope’s part that is; coz that means its most unlikely that we get him as a fully playable character and also I was really hoping for him to look like that as a 17 year old… I was hoping for him to be part of the events of saving Vanille and Fang.

  • Priscilla Tang

    Wait, some hope has been redeemed! Since Tetsuya Nomura is in charge of Playable Character Designs, whilst the other artist (including Hideo Minaba) are in charge of Playable Character Costumes & Non-Playable Characters.

    Recent news from Andriasang states that Minaba did the design for Hope’s adult clothing, THUS giving me hope to believe that maybe Tetsuya did his face = Playable… please let that be true.

  • Sothe Zephyr

    ok so everyone is a l’cie again? cool i guess lol xD + i thought the game took place 3years after ff13? or is that in another time?

  • so hope 10 years later = 24
    & lightning 3 years later = 24 too.
    uuh, hope x lightning for sure ;P

  • Frankie MacDonald

    Sazh Katzroy is 43 Years old on Final Fantasy XIIi-2

  • Frankie MacDonald

    Galenth Dysley AKA Barthandelus was the Main Villain on Final Fantasy XIII i have played that game. Jihl Nabaat got Hit by the Dysley’s Ruin Spell along with the Palamecia Crew. Rygdia Shot Cid Raines at his head. Yaag Rosch threw a Grenade at the Monsters and He Killed the Monsters and Himself. Rygdea turned into Cie’th too.