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Posted: 2nd December 2011 14:13

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 inches ever closer, so it's no surprise that the week's news is primarily related to the sequel inbound. Kotaku posted not one, but two articles this week with nothing but new screenshots, and it seems that the hottest thing revealed within (no pun intended) is the new merchant, Chocolina, who dresses up like a chocobo on fire - if the chocobo wanted to show some skin. I'm hoping that getup is all faux chocobo, or else PETA will be on Squenix' case now that they're done with Mario.

The sequel also changes up the battle system a bit, as well as the excellent battle music, from its predecessor. It looks like the changes are subtle - to me, the battles in the video seemed a little faster-paced from what I've seen so far in Final Fantasy XIII, and the addition of quick-time events with chained combos from different party members looks good. It appears that you might be able to change the party leader during combat as well, which perhaps will also mean a change in the "hey, your leader's dead, no reason to keep fighting now game over hahahaha" aspect of the first game.

Also, for some reason, there will be DLC to allow Noel to dress up as Assassin's Creed's Ezio. This paragraph is short because, really, what else are you going to say about that?

An interview by Destructoid with Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama has been making the rounds since being published last week, and it seems to have caught a lot of people's attention for the fact that it seems to indicate the possibility of a Final Fantasy that is a first-person shooter. Naturally, this has a lot of people up in arms (again, no pun intended), but if the quote is correctly written, the interview really says nothing more than "anything could happen at any time." There could just as easily be a FPS Final Fantasy as there could be a cart racer set with Final Fantasy charact... okay, well, that's a bad example.

Last news of the week, breaking just today, is that there actually will be a new action-RPG IP coming from Square Enix in the near future, once they can finish all the hires they want to build the game out. The first image representing this game was released today, and it means very little. If you presented the image without content, I would have guessed Devil May Cry at first. Not sure what that means, to be honest, but, hey, there's a big white owl.

Source: Kotaku, Destructoid
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Posted: 2nd December 2011 18:11

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QTE's in FF13-2? Kudos to Square-Enix for making absolutely sure I'll never play it! tongue.gif

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FPS FF? As long as they think BF3 and Call of Duty and not Duke Nukem Forever they probably can't screw up.

Oh, and Half-Life 2 storytelling.

Yes, imagine it. The looks of FF, the multi-player of BF3, the single-player of CoD, the story of Half Life 2.

Sods law says we get the looks of Half Life 2, the multi-player of FF, the single-player of BF3 and... er, the story of BF3 as well. Which is to say we get the story of Black Ops mixed with MW2 but crap.

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An owl? Hm, well everyone is fond of Owls...

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Posted: 3rd December 2011 19:18

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QTE's in FF13-2? Kudos to Square-Enix for making absolutely sure I'll never play it! tongue.gif

Let's be honest; you knew you weren't going to play it from the moment it was announced tongue.gif

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Not sure what that means, to be honest, but, hey, there's a big white owl.

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Posted: 7th December 2011 07:59

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Dayum... Them's some big chocobos!

Not sure if I like the design... but meh.

As for an FPS, I could dig it. I did enjoy Dirge of Cerberus, after all, unlike oh so many.

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