Square Enix is going to great lengths
to convince Final Fantasy fans that FFXIII-2 will be huge improvement
upon the first, and in its latest video the studio shows off just
some of the tweaks, additions, and improvements it's adding to the
sequel's battle system.
The video demonstrates Noel, Serah, and
Snow trying out their new instant paradigm shifts, as well as getting
busy with the game's 'cinematic action' moments (aka quick time events). All in the all, the so-called 'enhanced battle system'
appears to offer a faster, more action-oriented experience. And while
the trailer isn't in English, is still does an admirable job of
showing off the most significant upgrades:
Earlier this week it was revealed that
Square Enix and Ubisoft would be partnering to offer players an
optional Assassin's Creed costume for Noel. Not that it will make any
difference on the battlefield, but at least you'll look cool while
you're shooting giant meteors and taking down Hoplites.
You'll have a chance to try out
FFXIII-2's gameplay enhancements yourself when it releases for PS3 and Xbox
360 on January 31 in North America, and February 3 in the UK. There's a gallery of screenshots below, too, in case your insatiable hunger for all things XIII-2 needs more sustenance.