Square Enix announces sequel to multiplatform 2010 RPG; Roman numeral purists unimpressed.
Square Enix has officially announced it is developing a sequel to Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 and PS3.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 promises a brand-new story which follows on from that of its predecessor, as well as an enhanced battle system. The official announcement follows Square Enix’s registration last week of a domain name which suggested the game was in production.
It is not the first time Square Enix has released a direct sequel to a Final Fantasy game, having released Final Fantasy X-2 for PlayStation 2 in 2001, which went on to sell some four million copies worldwide.
Square Enix will be hoping that FFXIII-2 emulates the success of its predecessor – which it claims has sold six million copies since its release last March – rather than Final Fantasy XIV.
Last month the publisher restructured the title’s development team and delayed its PS3 port indefinitely after players reported numerous problems with the PC release of the game.