Final Fantasy XIII Players Get A Special Item When Starting XIII-2

By Spencer . November 11, 2011 . 3:09am

image Final Fantasy XIII-2 will have at least two bonuses for fans that played the previous game. When you start Final Fantasy XIII-2, the game will show a series of narrated digest scenes that let players know what the characters have been up to. Producer Yoshinori Kitase also revealed Final Fantasy XIII save data will also unlock a special item. Kitase wouldn’t reveal what the gift is, but said it would be something handy that would not break game balance.


In the interview, Kitase discussed the Historia Crux system, which lets players travel through time. The development team implemented this feature so Final Fantasy XIII-2 would feel less linear than XIII. While you can travel to the future, you won’t be able to revisit Lightning’s journey during or before Final Fantasy XIII. The events of XIII caused time paradoxes, which allow Serah and Noel to travel through time. Kitase explained your actions affect the future. It is possible to change what happens in the game by making changes in the past. After completing Final Fantasy XIII-2 players will be able to replay any time period with their party fully powered up.


Kitase commented that Final Fantasy XIII-2 fits on one disc because the game uses real time rendering and less pre-rendered movies. This change also allowed the team to display different clothes and equipment during event scenes. He says load times should be short and if players want to lessen them they can install the game on Xbox 360. Since the interview was conducted on, Kitase did not say if the PlayStation 3 version would have an install option too.

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