LOS ANGELES (January 10, 2012) — Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX interactive entertainment products in the Americas, announced that a playable demo for FINAL FANTASY XIII–2 is available today for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.
The FINAL FANTASY XIII–2 demo takes place in Bresha Ruins, with new character Noel and returning character Serah pitted against a gigantic and powerful adversary called Atlas. Atlas has mysteriously appeared due to an anomaly in time and space. The demo allows the player to experience many gameplay features and enhancements made after FINAL FANTASY XIII, including cinematic action sequences in battles and environments with multiple areas and paths to explore. The brand–new Paradigm Pack System is also available in the demo, giving players the opportunity to enlist defeated enemies into their party and develop them alongside Serah and Noel.
"The demo provides an excellent opportunity for players to try out the evolved battle system and fully explore an entire area of the game," said Yoshinori Kitase, producer of FINAL FANTASY XIII–2. "We are very pleased to give our fans the chance to see the multitude of game improvements for themselves."
ABOUT FINAL FANTASY XIII–2
FINAL FANTASY XIII–2 is the sequel to FINAL FANTASY XIII, which has shipped 6.2 million units worldwide since its release in March 2010. The sequel has evolved beyond its predecessor, with an extraordinary level design encouraging exploration, an enhanced battle system allowing players to command monsters and a variety of options that support multiple playthroughs.
FINAL FANTASY XIII–2 will be available at North American retailers for $59.99 on Jan. 31, 2012. FINAL FANTASY XIII–2 is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
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