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Final Fantasy XIII-2 "Change the Future" trailer drops major story details

Clocking in at over seven minutes long, the latest trailer for Final Fantasy XIII-2 wastes no time revealing quite a few new story details. It begins with Lightning being dragged into a chasm by a dark force into an alternate dimension, finally showing the event that led to her erasure from the timeline. Caius, the purple-haired main antagonist, also gets a lot of screen time here, along with the tidbit that he's apparently unkillable (we won't spoil it, but there's a dramatic scene between Caius and Noel at the end of the trailer too). 

For those who played FFXIII though, possibly the most significant piece of information is the confirmation of returning characters, including aged versions of Fang and Vanille (along with aged versions of Snow and Hope, which we already knew about), and a brief glimpse of Sazh and his son Dajh, although they appear to be the same age as in FFXIII. The trailer also features a new character that appears to be Caius's sidekick - we don't know much about her yet, but expect more info as soon as we have it.

Oct 14, 2011

20 comments

  • grayguwapo - October 16, 2011 9:49 p.m.

    This has been a sure buy since announcement date... now I have a target date on when my money will be leaving me...
  • SpiritZephyr2012 - October 14, 2011 5:21 p.m.

    My decision to get it has been confirmed. It will be the first game I get in 2012.
  • samsneeze - October 14, 2011 4:44 p.m.

    I saw Fang. I saw Sazh. This game will get my money. Definitely not the entire sixty, mind you, but definitely some of it.
  • iluvpkmnmonday - October 14, 2011 3:34 p.m.

    I wonder if one of the alternate dimensions/times is where FFVersus13 fits in to the mix. ...if that game ever comes out. And is it me or does Caius's sword look like the one from Soul Calibur?
  • Clovin64 - October 14, 2011 2:39 p.m.

    I'm pretty pumped, but I'm hoping Sazh plays more than just a brief cameo in XIII-2. Also, Chocobo Racing Minigames? YESSSSSSSS
  • someonetgsn - October 15, 2011 7:03 a.m.

    @Clovin64 I didn't know there was a demand for Chocobo Racing Minigames... Hopefully it will get a better reception than Blitzball. =j
  • Yaro - October 14, 2011 2:04 p.m.

    Super pumped Fang is back!
  • Yaro - October 14, 2011 2:13 p.m.

    Also, LIAM O'BRIEN is the antagonist WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!
  • Cyberninja - October 14, 2011 1:49 p.m.

    i liked FF 13 so this game is just looking better and better each time i see it.
  • lilbuddha - October 14, 2011 1:46 p.m.

    Change the future, fix they need to go back in time and fix FF13.
  • CalamityEnsues - October 14, 2011 2:05 p.m.

    Wow dude you are so clever. I guess them saying they were addressing all the complaints that the whining crybabies such as yourself made isn't good enough. Why not cry that it's not the unneeded Final Fantasy VII remake while you are at it??
  • BazyLastard - October 14, 2011 6:57 p.m.

    @ Calamity. FF series has been in decline for years. Sorry you're taking it so hard.
  • someonetgsn - October 15, 2011 7 a.m.

    @BazyLastard Could you not vomit your fanboyism all over the comments section? If you do not like the game, that is your opinion. I do not mind reading endless complaints about the characters of FF XIII, and so on, because they do not see what I see... maybe they are looking for something else in a FF game. The thing is, Square - Enix is not in decline, it is the old Square fanboys which are in decline. I admit That S-E is not doing a good job of taking care of it's oldest fans and customers, but they put a lot of hard work in their recent games, and it shows. There is a reason why XIII is a great game, even if many see it as a pile. So, perhaps you should look at the facts before you make a comment. Do not doubt S-E's ability to make a good game, it is still there. It the only problem is unfulfilled expectations from the older gamers (such as Spoony from thatguywiththeglasses.com)I reccomend checking out his review of FFX if you do not like it. I personally like the game, but found the way he tore apart the game a little funny, he even his hatred of FFXIII in the finale. Bottom line, Square-Enix makes good games, old-school fanboys are bad at adapting.
  • CalamityEnsues - October 15, 2011 9:38 a.m.

    I disagree. The only one I didn't care for in the past 10 years was XII, and I decided that after playing it all the way through. Do I fault Square Enix for making a bad game? No. Because in case you forgot, the series tries new things with every entry. Somethings work, some don't. Rather than complain and scream and cry like you entitled children, I move on. The only thing that's been in decline is the attitude of the entitled children who wear the title "gamer" as some sort of badge of honor.
  • doolahee - October 14, 2011 1:31 p.m.

    This is the first FF game that I have no interest in at all. Hated FFXIII. Sadly it was a complete franchise killer for me. Crap characters, crap story, crap gameplay, and this just looks like more of the same.
  • Yaro - October 14, 2011 2:03 p.m.

    The characters and story...subjective, not to your taste I'm OK with that. But to say the gameplay is crap...I think you're just stubborn.
  • doolahee - October 15, 2011 12:25 p.m.

    One of the things I've always loved about the franchise is the open world non-linear gameplay. Introducing Pulse at the end was too little too late for me. I also thought the paradigm system was a complete clunky headache. Sorry but I thought it was crap.
  • Clovin64 - October 15, 2011 4:22 p.m.

    Non-linear open world? In a Final Fantasy game? Wha-?
  • g4m3rk1dd - October 14, 2011 12:57 p.m.

    YES SAZH THATS ALL I WANTED TO SEE
  • Helios - October 14, 2011 12:49 p.m.

    Vanille's back? YES! Oh yeah, I'm excited about the game, too.

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