Final Fantasy XIII-2 Coming To Steam Next Month; Will Support 60fps, 1080p

By Ishaan . November 11, 2014 . 9:30am

Final Fantasy XIII-2 is coming to Steam December 11th, according to a trailer that was published on Square Enix’s YouTube channel, and subsequently pulled.

 

While the trailer itself is no longer on Square’s YouTube, Final Fantasy XIII-2’s Steam page mentions a December release as well.

 

Steam also mentions that the PC version of the game will be capable of running at 60 frames-per-second, and will support resolutions of 720p, 1080p, and more. It will also include a range of DLC from the console release of Final Fantasy XIII-2.

 

Update: Square Enix have confirmed the December 11th release date, and also say that the original Final Fantasy XIII on PC will be updated in December to include customizable resolutions.


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  • Nhatalya

    Then Lightning Returns on PC, and maybe after that, she can be dead for good?

    • LightningFarron19

      YOu might as well accept that she’s not going away. Just like Cloud, or Yuna.

      • CloudStrifeACC

        ‘Don’t not forget her’ or something was what Tetsuya wrote in one of his art concept of Lightning if I remember correctly.

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      Snow Returns: Final Fantasy XIII-4

      • Cosmos Black

        Lightning Re-Returns XIII-5

        Lightning Re-Returns R XIII-6

        • aizen310

          Lightning Shippuuden

          After saying this, I feal unclean…

    • animefreakhq

      Many people were saying that with Cloud but he still alive and kicking.

  • subsamuel01

    Never got why people hated the series, tried it for the first time yesterday. It’s a good game but I can understand why hardcore FF fans might have problems with it.

    • Linkmstr

      It’s the freaking the story and characters. The gameplay mechanics in the first one was meh and then they improved it for the sequels and got a bit better.

      • LightningFarron19

        If that was the case, wouldn’t the game be passed up like FF8 was passed up? Would make sense given how FF8 got a 90% by critics, 6 million in sales that was the fastest selling, and is a PS1 era FF.

        Yet the fan reception of FF8 is pretty weak by comparison to that of FF7, FF10 and FF13 when it comes to the desire for an expanded universe. It’ can’t be because there are no reusable assets either because FF7’s Compilations rebuttals that argument.

        • animefreakhq

          Wait, FF8 was well received by the critics? That gave was an abysmal compared to other FF titles.

          • malaki7123 .

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_VIII. A quick google or wikipedia search could have given you the answer to that question. FFVIII was actually pretty well-recieved by a bunch of outlets and fans. Whether or not it’s because people were expecting another FFVII, because of the game’s merits, or whatever the reason is anyone’s guess.

            Final Fantasy XIII also did pretty well globally. It’s sequels, while bringing in progressively less numbers, still pulled some decent ones(enough for 3 games at least).

            What’s interesting to me is while FFXIII follows the same structure of FFX verbatim, as it was the same director, FFX strangely gets a higher amount of praise. True, you have access to the entire party from the get go and the towns give the illusion of non-linearity, but same “straight line” with only a break towards the end where you have an “airship”, same freaking final boss even(a “bug”).

            FFX is a fine entry in the series(minus the terrible voice acting and uninspired antagonist which again, par for the Toriyama course at the time), and the CTB system was pretty cool, that contradiction in the fanbase has always seemed off.

          • darke

            Eh? FF8 was wonderful in comparison to the angst-fest that FF7 was.

            I was always glad I played it at release rather then trying to track the previous game down first before playing it, otherwise I would have given up playing FF after playing 7. :(

          • Ash_Riot

            Uh…VIII was the angst fest.

          • *ahem*

    • AlteisenX

      A lot of convoluted terms, having to read backstory to get the full story (Or to even remotely comprehend it), full of meh characters and a couple with terrible VA. “Hit Auto-Battle to win until Gran Pulse”… The stagger system is annoying for random battles…. Gee, I wonder why I hated it so much…? The weird camera that “drags” and how its off centre…. Yeah, this wasn’t even a remotely good game to me.

    • Txu Zai

      Never got why pOelple hated the FFXIII series? Bad story, terrible characters, striped gameplay, dialogue that made me want to throw up, Lightning, voiced by some robot…..Sarah……worst character, EVER!

      • subsamuel01

        Well I never actually played them myself, played XIII for the first time yesterday just out a curiosity and it was 5$.

      • Timovisch

        The story in XIII is actually one of the most decent ones in Final Fantasy. I admit the story of XIII-2 and LR is kinda lame.

        • Ash_Riot

          I’d say the game’s story is bad when like half of it is placed away deep in some start menu somewhere.

      • Kaetsu

        The characters in the XIII triolgy are some of my favourite characters in the franchise.

    • Yan Zhao

      Terrible game design, obnoxious party members, 98% linear until you reach the end game, confusing and convoluted story/world. The list goes on.

    • Tom_Phoenix
      • I never take this guy’s nitpicks and purist opinions seriously but just for hilarity yes! I want a XIII-2 review already!

  • Cosmos Black

    Phew. Now I can sell my limited edition ps3 version that was just gathering dust.

  • Spirit Macardi

    XIII-2 is the only one that I’d consider getting again, provided the port is good. It was the only one to actually get me to care about its main characters, and of course having Laura Bailey in a lead role is always a treat.

    • Timovisch

      It’s still worth the play but the least in the series in my opinion.

      XIII does overall the most decent job (characters, story and gameplay) while Lightning Returns has the best battle system of any Final Fantasy I’ve played.

      • Spirit Macardi

        I frankly found the characters in XIII unbearable. Particularly Vanille and her constant accent switching.

    • Robert Kupper

      I actually feel the opposite. My biggest problem with XIII-2 was that I did not like or care about the cast at all. Weird how different people get such differing views of games.

      I would pick this up except that the port of XIII was beyond horrible. I want to support getting these games on PC, but I won’t buy an unusable product.

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    Time to “embrace the terror” if you think XIII-2 is so bad, it’s horrifying.

    XIII-2 got some things right and it kept me interested enough to collect stuff. Most games I grew up involved collecting stuff like Pokemon or the likes of gems, orbs, eggs in any Spyro game, Precursor Orbs and Power Cells in the Jak & Daxter trilogy.

    That said, XIII did a lot of bad things like how everyone was cool with their home Cocoon being destroyed, Serah and Noel getting magic ‘cus it’s now done “naturally” and annoying characters like Valley Girl Serah, Chocolina and Mog…

    Oh Good Lord… Mog.

    Hey Square-Enix, if you’re gonna have moogles in XV next time, have them voiced by a PROFESSIONAL voice actor like Frank Welker.

    The “Crazy Chocobo” song by Nobuo Uematsu (Yes, THAT Nobuo Uematsu) is more funny-bad. So bad, it’s good.

    • nekolife

      FF13-2 fixed a lot of the technical problems (thank Tri-Ace for giving them a proper camera..) and had better gamplay. But more importantly, NOBODY WHINED. After the ceaseless whining in FF13 this game was a breath of fresh air.

      Also, it sounds like you should have imported the HK version with English text and Japanese voices. I really appreciated Sqex being good guys providing that option.

    • Kelohmello

      Just to say, It’s not by Uematsu that did the crazy chocobo song. He composed the original piece, obviously considering that he did the entirety of the classic final fantasy soundtracks, but the arrange was entirely done by Shootie HG.

  • Zak Ledward

    Only thing I didn’t like about 13-2 was the lack of being able to play as Goddess Lightning (aside from the DLC). Other than that I liked the game (Laura Bailey, too good). Yuel probably made me love the game even more though

    • Ni ~Algidus~

      me and a friend were really anteciáting Lightning as third party member or being able to play as her later in the game. but no they need to cut the Light campaign and sold it as DLC. I was really pissed at SE for doing that

  • jeka69

    All the DLCs. That’s all I need.

    And money to actually buy the game. Obviously.

  • Yan Zhao

    13-2 was probably the best game of the trilogy to be honest. It has its problems but it feels more like an RPG. They really should’ve just completed the damn story here though instead of giving us that stupid ending, then 13-2 might not get as much hate.

    With that said, no buy till Sera mods/nude mods :3

  • ギャビン

    Can’t wait!! I love this game and the music!! <3

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    All I want is lighnting returns to be honest. Since I like the gameplay

    • I’ll admit I did have quite a lot of fun with LR but I still dislike the countdown. I’ll still gladly get it on PC.

      • Kumiko Akimoto

        Meh, If I can force myself through Totori I think I should be able to handle this I guess.

  • Nicholas Perry

    Are they just dense or what??

    FFXIII things that need addressing

    No performance improvements noted?

    No option for 30/60 lock? (Needs to be a 100% stable lock too. Nearly any GPU can handle this game at 60FPS without drops, but even if you locked it from outside the game to 30, the frametimes spike like crazy, 10-20+ms over what they should be)

    No choice to only download a version of the game with English or Japanese?

    No higher quality FMVs? (I mean FFS the download was 60GB any the FMV quality was utter shit!)

    No proper Xinput support (Game weirdly uses Directinput) or Playstation buttons?

    At this rate, I don’t think i’ll be buying XIII-2 on steam. Even if they
    are only 720p, the FMVs on the PS3 are a monumentally huge increase in
    quality over a 60GB download for ridiculously bad quality FMVs

    I feel like my money has not been well spent. So why would I bother buying your second half ass port?

    • Arvin Jay

      they should’ve added some DLC for XIII… like costumes or the cut levels and with what you mentioned too.

  • malaki7123 .

    Well I already knew this was happening but yes!! Give me more Japanese console-only games on PC! Just Need Soul Calibur and Dead or Alive.

  • I have my pre-purchase in thru Steam and now I play the waiting game. I played XIII-2 on PS3 for a bit but now that is coming to Steam I’ll gladly put more hours into that one.

  • Hmm I wonder if this will be a trend going forward. Does this mean we may see FF Type-0 and FFXV on steam one day too?

    • CloudStrifeACC

      Although I’m so disappointed with the series, I’d wish for that to happen. Especially since those games were unrightfully snatched from their respective platform owners. A PC release would ease the situation if not solve.

      • It will definitely be interesting see what they do with those two games and any future releases. If becomes a release to console then one/two years later they port it to PC.

      • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

        While I can’t talk for FFXV, FF Type 0 is probably the best FF since Crisis Core. It’s different, yes, but a good different~.

  • PowerSerg

    When a game is rereleased why not just include all the content? This game is selling for 5 dollars on play Asia, that’s a physical copy for 5 bucks from a store that generally charges too much money. If your going to be charging money for this game just throw in all that DLC, make it at least be a full product.

  • Fronkhead

    The lack of difficulty put me off this. From EDGE’s review (http://www.edge-online.com/review/final-fantasy-xiii-2-review/)

    That’s arguably a matter of preference, but a much wider problem is the game’s lack of challenge. FFXIII-2 is the first game in the series with an adjustable difficulty mode – a choice between Normal and Easy – but even on Normal this is a very easy game indeed. Common enemies are walkovers, and despite often taking a good deal of punishment, bosses are rarely a threat. The time investment required to complete FFXIII-2 is huge, but our characters perished a mere handful of times. As an experiment, we left Serah and company to fend for themselves over the course of ten battles, with no player input. With an idle player character and two AI companions set up to attack and heal, our party emerged victorious from every fight.

    • Monterossa

      there’re coliseum battles that can be very difficult.

      • Fronkhead

        Yes, but they aren’t going to take up a large portion of the game. It’s just boring playing with an unchallenging battle system, or at least an unengaging one.

    • Michieie

      Wait until you fight Caius.

      • Zack

        What about him? He wasn’t a difficult boss…

        • Michieie

          Either you had it on easy or you fought him without the Paradox Scope.

      • Fronkhead

        Yes. But that misses the point, having hours of the game be a boring trudge isn’t fun, much like it wasn’t in Golden Sun Dark Dawn (the three post game bosses were the only thing that was challenging about it).

        Of course, Golden Sun’s excellent environmental puzzles made up for this somewhat.

        • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

          Nothing can make up for games being a walk in the park. You saying that the puzzles made up for it is the same as somebody saying the sheer amount of content [FFXIII-2 has a lot to do through multiple playthroughs] makes up for it. It doesn’t~.

          • Fronkhead

            It depends on the game, I think something like Wind Waker — which had easy combat relative to the other games in the series — wasn’t particularly harmed by it: Zelda’s appeal as a core game (story aside) stretches to far more places, including puzzle solving and such.

  • Michieie

    It will include DLC as in they come with the game, or you will be able to buy the DLC for PC version?

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