Square Enix has announced Final Fantasy XIII-2
for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. During a Square Enix 1st Production Department event in Japan, producer Yoshinori Kitase revealed the direct sequel to last year's Final Fantasy XIII
, which is to be directed by Motomu Toriyama.
Though we hope the "-2" in the title signifies the subtraction of Hope and Vanille, the logo highlights the addition of a new character alongside XIII's prickly leading lady, Lightning. According to a translation by RPG Site
, Final Fantasy XIII-2
is set to launch in 2011, though it's unclear if that pertains to Japan only.
The English version
will launch "next Winter."