you've already reached the end of Final Fantasy XIII-2, odds are
you're suffering from major sleep deprivation, and probably wondering
what Square Enix was thinking by slapping a “To Be Continued”
after the brief, final cutscene. Rest assured, Square Enix has
confirmed (via Andriasang) this is not an omen for Final Fantasy
XIII-3, but instead a hint the game is larger than you may
think, and that true closure is coming in future DLC.
Above: To be... continued? Really?
the abrupt finale during his appearance at the Taipei Game Show 2012
in Taiwan, director Motomu Toriyama said Final Fantasy XIII-2
has a number of Paradox Endings, and that the “To Be Continued” is the studio's way of encouraging players to go back and dig up
every possible conclusion.
Motomu noted Square Enix has a significant amount of DLC planned
for the Final Fantasy XIII sequel, meaning true closure might have to
wait until development is wrapped for good. Upcoming add-ons include
the addition of Lightning and Amodar to the forthcoming Coliseum Battle
mode, plus an individual episodes for for Lightning. Future
episodes for Snow and Sazh have also been hinted.
you have it; mystery solved. Or is it?
Have you seen the end? Let us know if you think Final Fantasy
XIII-2's final moments stand on their own, or if Square Enix is
effectively holding the real ending hostage.