Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Final Fantasy XIII-3: Next In Line?

Final Fantasy XIII-3: Next In Line?

Perhaps the tale of Lightning and her friends will continue.

January 31, 2012


Rarely do the developers at Square-Enix pursue direct sequels to their main Final Fantasy installments. While spin-offs and other projects emerge often, the last direct sequel, Final Fantasy X-2, did what the long-standing series had never done before. But the developers have expressed more interest in sequels as of late. Final Fantasy XIII-2 launches today in the United States and signs point to the likelihood that Final Fantasy XIII-3 will also undergo development.

Square-Enix has been vague on its plans for Final Fantasy XIII-2 downloadable content in the past. But today, Square-Enix officially announced coliseum battle DLC which debuts on February 7th in the United States. And according to the press release, "there will be episodes which enhance the experience and complement the narrative of Final Fantasy XIII-2 with storyline branches for key characters in the story."

However, another full installment seems likely based on story elements from Final Fantasy XIII-2.

Major story spoilers included below following video embed.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Video Review

Final Fantasy XIII-2 ends with a "To Be Continued" screen and offers almost no resolution to its plot. For a series deeply rooted in storytelling, this seems to indicate a much larger hole than simple DLC could fill.

End spoiler section.

Square-Enix has not officially announced Final Fantasy XIII-3.


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