Square Enix is re-releasing Final Fantasy XIII-2 in Japan as a standalone game under the Ultimate Hits label (it’s Square Enix’s in houses budget line) and as Final Fantasy XIII-2 Digital Contents Selection.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Digital Contents Selection has most of the downloadable content Square Enix released after the game’s launch. Crossover items like Noel’s Assassin’s Creed costume, the Mass Effect N7 armor, and AKB48 member Yuko Oshima’s Style and Steel costume are not part of the package. The Lost Report which retells the story of Final Fantasy XIII in chronological order from the perspective of PSICOM operatives Rygdea and Yaag Rosch is also included.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Digital Contents Selection will retail for 5,040 yen ($50) and is slated to come out on July 18. Ultimate Hits Final Fantasy XIII-2 (that’s the game with no DLC) is 2,940 yen in stores. Square Enix will also release Final Fantasy XIII-2 as a download for 2,940 yen ($29) or 2,000 Microsoft Points on PSN and Xbox Live Arcade on July 16.
Just want the DLC? A Final Fantasy XIII-2 additional content selection will cost 2,100 yen ($21) or 1,360 Microsoft Points. This package will be released on July 16 alongside the downloadable version of Final Fantasy XIII-2. The total value of the content, Square Enix explains, is 2,940 yen ($29) or 2,000 Microsoft Points so the bundle is a discount. Square Enix has not said if they will release a similar DLC bundle for the West. Here’s a list of DLC items in Digital Contents Selection re-release and the DLC bundle.
Opponent: Lightning & Amodar
Opponent: Ultros and Typhon
Serah’s White Mage
Serah’s Summoner’s Garb
Noel’s Battle Attire
Noel’s Spacetime Guardian
Noel’s Black Mage
Mog’s Outfits: A Wondrous Wardrobe
Serah’s Genji Bow
Noel’s Catastrophe Blade
Sazh: Heads or Tails
Snow: Perpetual Battlefield
Lightning: Requiem of the Goddess
Gilgamesh DLC fight (left), Serah’s Summoner’s Garb (right)