Final Fantasy XIII-2 wasn’t the first game where you could have a monster instead of another party member. Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission dabbled with that idea eight years earlier with the Creature Create system. Players can capture fiends here and use them in battle instead of say Yuna or Rikku.It’s also possible to capture other Final Fantasy X characters like Tidus, lulu, Kimahri, and even Seymour plus NPCs like Nooj.
“Yes, in addition to the Last Mission from Final Fantasy X-2, additional dresspheres and the Creature Creator will be included in the game. I believe this is the first time that these elements will be playable to Western gamers, so I hope you look forward to it,” producer Yoshinori Kitase said to Siliconera.
The International re-release has a Japanese festival themed dressphere and the Psychic job which has a time freeze spell as well as passive abilities that absorb elemental damage.