Final Fantasy XIII-2 is being localized as its being developed, it seems. We saw some of these screenshots from Japan last week. Square Enix USA just sent us the same images of Gran Pulse native Noel Kreiss with English text.
Noel and Serah are in New Bodhum, a home to Cocoon refugees. This town is named after Lightning and Snow’s hometown.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be available in Japan on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this December. North America and Europe are scheduled to get the game early next year.