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What Does “AF” Stand For In These Final Fantasy XIII-2 Screenshots?


If you look at some of the screenshots for Final Fantasy XIII-2, entering a new time period or selecting it from the Historia Crux brings up the year and calendar era, AF. What does AF stand for?


Square Enix explain that "AF" stands for "After Fall" — as in, the fall of Cocoon, since Final Fantasy XIII-2 takes place after that event. As for Lightning? Lightning is in Valhalla, locked in battle against the guy below, who was also in the game’s very first trailer.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.