The latest Final Fantasy XIII-2 trailer shows more cinematic actions (read: quick time events) that occur during major battles. Team Nora is in this video too discouraging Serah and Noel from their search for Lightning.
The video has another guest who throws a boomerang during a fight with an dimension crossing creature. We freeze framed the clip and took a screenshot of the character. Is it Hope in a new costume? If it is, I hope the events in Final Fantasy XIII forced him to grow up.
Director Motomu Toriyama said in a Siliconera interview almost all the main characters from Final Fantasy XIII will make an appearance in the sequel. Final Fantasy XIII-2 comes out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Japan this December. North America gets the game in January 2012.