On her quest to find Lightning, Serah is accompanied by a Noel and a moogle named Mog who was originally mistaken for a plush toy.
Mog can transform into a bow and sword, weapons Serah uses to fight monsters. The sword is Serah’s close range weapon and can launch enemies in the air. As a bow, Mog and Serah can hit enemies from far away.
Mog also helps Serah find secret treasure. The pom-pom on his head is actually a crystal and it glows when hidden loot is nearby. Press R1 or RB when Mog lights up and he will search for items.
It may sound cruel, but you can throw Mog too. That’s the only way to get some out of reach treasure boxes. You can do this by pressing L1 or LB to grab Mog, then move the analog stick to aim. Press R1 or RB to lob Mog who shouts Kupooo and returns with goodies.
Players will revisit Yaschas Massif in Final Fantasy XIII-2. The rugged Gran Pulse land has scientists exploring the Paddra Ruins. During the game, an eclipse occurs and floodlights are put up so work can continue. This area also has some kind of giant head in the lower left hand area, which was excavated by the research team.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is slated for release in Japan this December and January 2012 in North America.