ffx132It’s official, Final Fantasy XIII is getting a direct sequel. Final Fantasy XIII-2 is in development and it’s multiplatform. At their Production 1 press conference Square Enix announced Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

 

Motomu Toriyama, director of Final Fantasy XIII, took the stage to talk about Final Fantasy XIII-2. He’s reprising his role as the director. With six million units sold worldwide, Toriyama says he came to unveil a sequel.

 

According to Toriyama, many fans have voiced their request for a sequel. Toriyama promises another dramatic story with Lightning as the main character. A new character, perhaps the one in the logo, is Lightning’s rival. Final Fantasy XIII-2 is in simultaneous development for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

 

Final Fantasy XIII-2 is on track for release this year in Japan.

 

Update: A trailer will be released on the 20th.

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