OK, so hands up for anyone who thinks Square Enix have lost their way lately? A combination of a generally poorly received entries in the Final Fantasy series, followed by some pretty uninspiring remakes and side games have sullied their reputation in the eyes of many gamers. The annoying thing is that just two game announcements would catapult them back into gaming greatness; Kingdom Hearts 3 and a Final Fantasy VII remake. While we await the day that hell does in fact freeze over, here in the meantime is some DLC for a sequel to a bad game. But hey, it might be good!
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is, if you haven’t guessed already, a follow-up to the game released back in 2009, and continues the plot and reintroduces most of the main characters. Don’t see it as a ‘direct to video’ sequel though, because all the talk has been about how it improves on the original in every way. Having the first six hours of the game be anything other than a tunnel might help.
The game releases on December 15th in Japan, and in western territories barely a month later. Can you believe that previous RPG’s have taken over a year to come over from their native country? Anyway, three pieces of DLC have been announced for the Japanese market post release. The first is the most interesting and features a boss battle with a monster called ‘Omega’, and allows players to recruit him if they manage to defeat him in battle. The other content is simple new costumes for the characters of Noel and Serah. Meh. No news yet on US or European releases for this DLC.
So has this news brightened up your day? Or has it left you wanting more from Square Enix? I think I will just add a Kingdom Hearts HD collection to my earlier list and leave it there.