Final Fantasy XIII-2 is slashing it’s way to the Playstation 3 and Xbox360 in America slated for January 2012. The Japanese release of the title has a release of December 2011. Roughly a one month window of time between the two regions releases, which is shorter than the three month window that happened with Final Fantasy XIII. No announcement for other regions have been announced at this time.
I have yet to play Final Fantasy XIII, but XII-2 is starting to sound like it will be a great improvement. Director Motomu Toriyama, has stated that it will be “player driven” rather than “story driven”. So that exploration is widely more available to the player, and more choices and events are affected by decisions the player makes.
“player-driven. The player actively explores the world, and events take place based on his actions. It’s made to allow a lot of choices to be made by the player. Compared to XIII, we’re using very few prerendered scenes; it’s mostly realtime.”
So far it’s looking pretty good, we’ll keep you updated on further updates or changes.