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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Dated, Given New Trailer

OcelotOcelot is not declawedRPGamer Staff
edited September 2011 in Latest Updates
Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be out in North America early next year. In this trailer, we see that Snow gets a new haircut, Hope joins the Moogle Scouts, and Serah still makes doe-eyes at everyone a lot.

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  • Tequila MockingbirdTequila Mockingbird Resident Cannibal Full Members
    edited September 2011
    This game just gets wackier with every promotional release. I'm almost starting to live for it. Hope grew up! And, I really wanted to forget the whole Serah/Snow love thing... gag.. least cutest FF couple ever. If Square Enix is going balls to the wall with this plot I'm ready for it.
  • bigmark268bigmark268 New Member Full Members
    edited September 2011
    Do we get to control all 3 char in this one? Or do they still think we are dumb button mashing brogamers who cant micro manage?

    Just sayin =p

    And is that some god of war fmv'esque button clicking i see in this new trailer?
  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited September 2011
    This trailer appeases me more. Snow looking badass, Hope looking cooler, Chocobo pecking, Lightning seeing Serah, ALL OF THIS PLEASES ME. Also, anybody have the name for the new theme song? I'm going to need to import the single for that.
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  • MontaiMontai New Member Full Members
    edited September 2011
    Awesome trailer. I can't wait to hear the american song... Also, I'm going to call Eidolons being party members like the monsters. They'd be so awesome to use as party members!
  • SiliconNooBSiliconNooB Member Full Members
    edited September 2011
    The English theme song (along with some different game footage) was featured in FFXIII-2's TGS 360 trailer.
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  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited September 2011
    SiliconNooB said:
    The English theme song (along with some different game footage) was featured in FFXIII-2's TGS 360 trailer.
    Link, please.
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  • SiliconNooBSiliconNooB Member Full Members
    edited September 2011
    I haven't seen it yet - I read about it on Andriasang.
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  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited September 2011
    I see, so the PS3 version trailer features the theme song Yakusoku no Basho by Mai Fukai, while the 360 version trailer features the theme song New World by Cherise. Sad that they're not on youtube yet, but they probably won't be until right before the game comes out. At that point I'll have to download both theme songs odds are. <_<
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  • merrmerr Member Full Members
    edited September 2011
    Here's the English theme song for those that want to hear it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H581nxuTDA0

    Charice sounds perfect, but the lyrics are unfortunately in Engrish and don't match the meter of the song at all. The English is technically correct, but the timing is just off in most places. Weirdly emphasized syllables, stilted lines... the whole shabang. We know that Square-Enix can translate songs and make them sound natural in English, since they did exactly that with Jade Valerie's versions of 1000 Words/real Emotion from FFX-2. Don't know why that didn't happen here...

    Maybe they'll redo the song for the US release like they did with some of the vocal pieces in FFXIII. More likely, they'll either leave the song as is or just replace it with another song from Charice's upcoming album (or if they're really lazy, just cut the song entirely and replace it with BGM).
  • Just DougJust Doug Member Full Members
    edited September 2011
    I approve of grown-up Hope. I do not approve of hatless Snow.

    Nonetheless, the trailer adds another small bit of fuel to the modest flame of anticipation I have for this game. Here's hoping.

    ...and here's hoping they do something with the English theme between now and release. They've managed to keep songs in English sounding pretty darn natural since the first one in FFVIII--no reason for them to drop the ball here. (These days, though, who knows?)
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  • SiliconNooBSiliconNooB Member Full Members
    edited September 2011
    I really enjoyed the Japanese version earlier; the English version is awful. I don't see what is wrong with just using the Japanese versions of songs - we continue to receive games with Japanese singing from other publishers, which results in no great dramas. Japanese audiences seem to do fine with the occasional English song (Xenoblade - Beyond the Sky), so I don't see the need or benefit in trying to squeeze a round plug into a Square (pun intended) hole.

    @Merr: I thought the English version of 1000 Words sounded fantastic, but I really hated the English version of Sanctuary (Passions), because the cadence of the singing sounded way off compared to its Japanese counterpart.
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  • ClixClix Never Google Image Search Full Members
    edited September 2011
    ...I like this English version. Sounds fine. Maybe it's because I constantly hear actual Engrish on a daily basis. This is miles better than most things I've heard by a Japanese artist singing in English (besides fluent speakers like Utada and Angela Aki).
  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited September 2011
    I like the English theme, sounds perfect to me. Now I just need the Japanese version on youtube so I can compare them to see which I like more.
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  • SiliconNooBSiliconNooB Member Full Members
    edited September 2011
    DarkRPGMaster said:
    I like the English theme, sounds perfect to me. Now I just need the Japanese version on youtube so I can compare them to see which I like more.
    The Japanese version is in the game trailer.

    The English version isn't completely horrible, but it is very disappointing in comparison to the Japanese version.
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  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited September 2011
    SiliconNooB said:
    The Japanese version is in the game trailer.

    The English version isn't completely horrible, but it is very disappointing in comparison to the Japanese version.
    From what I heard it's an English version of the Japanese theme, so think of it as another Eyes on Me (FF8 version). You know, Japanese get a Japanese version, everybody else gets an English version.
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  • ElementolElementol Member Full Members
    edited September 2011
    I seem to be one of the few that is leery of this sequel. The whole time-traveling and the cutesy moogle thing... blah. Im one of the few that loved FFXIII so thats probably why all these things arent sitting too well with me.

    On the other hand, Snow looks gorgeous as always... even tho I didnt even recognize him when he first appeared.
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  • SiliconNooBSiliconNooB Member Full Members
    edited September 2011
    DarkRPGMaster said:
    From what I heard it's an English version of the Japanese theme, so think of it as another Eyes on Me (FF8 version). You know, Japanese get a Japanese version, everybody else gets an English version.
    There is a Japanese version of Eyes on Me, but I was under the impression that it wasn't a thing until after the game's release. My FFVIII OST has the song in English, thus I thought it was English in all versions of the game.

    Anyway, that is beside the point. Japanese songs don't always flow well when converted into English, and this seems to have taken some of the shine off of the track.
    On the other hand, Snow looks gorgeous as always...
    *Vomits*
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  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited September 2011
    Elementol said:
    I seem to be one of the few that is leery of this sequel. The whole time-traveling and the cutesy moogle thing... blah. Im one of the few that loved FFXIII so thats probably why all these things arent sitting too well with me.
    Oh, I feel similarly. I'm fine with the time travel, but I have no interest in playing Serah and Noel for an entire game. Bleh.
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  • bigmark268bigmark268 New Member Full Members
    edited September 2011
    Time travel worked well in CT and Back to the Future. But time travel is something that can super quickly make no sense. All depends how they do it.

    I was kinda hopeing for the more distant future seeing snow and hope as grizzled 45-55 year olds maybe an eye or limb missing on Snow.

    I dunno I really liked the moogle. Reminded me almost exactly of Mog from FF6 =X. Im glad it wasnt that silly looking rabbit moogle design from ff12 or the super fluffy moogles from FFCC on the wii.

    I still want to be able to controll my whole party though. I think im alone in that wish though lol
  • VncentValntineVncentValntine Pretty much... Full Members
    edited September 2011
    Serah!!! We've got to send you back to the future!!! = pretty much what Lightning says at the end of the trailer =p

    Oh and also that "Kaeru Sera" scene looks awfully a lot like a scene from Kingdom Hearts lol
  • SlayerSlayer Member Full Members
    edited September 2011
    I hope they give $$$ after battle this time.
    They can keep the QTE junk.
  • TyphoTypho Knight Errant Full Members
    edited September 2011
    Ocelot said:
    Oh, I feel similarly. I'm fine with the time travel, but I have no interest in playing Serah and Noel for an entire game. Bleh.
    I'm with you and Elementol. This trailer failed to spark an interest in me. Really, Square used to be so good at making exciting trailers, this one just seems boring.

    The only interest I have in this game so far is a casual "I will read the review" when it comes out. If it's good, then I may get it.
  • sirsniffysirsniffy Member Full Members
    edited September 2011
    With the prospect that only Noel and Serah are the main and only playable human characters for 99% of the game, I will likely be watching the story on Youtube, and skipping the game entirely. SE had a chance at a do-over, in what should have been a slam dunk, but managed to negate any changes they made to the gameplay issues that plagued FFXIII. I wanted a more traditional Final Fantasy, where you can choose your party members sooner than the last20 minutes of the game.

    I guess I should not have expected much from Momotu Toriyama, who incidentally pulled the same stupid(in my opinon) stunt with FFX-2. I don't give a rat's bippy about job classes and costume changes, I want more permanent, playable characters because it increases the likelihood that I will enjoy playing as at least ONE of them. I am not a huge fan of Serah, and Noel looks to be extremely annoying so far. To have to deal with them for the whole game is a big letdown for me. I'm sorry, but if I am going to do battles, I have to like controling the characters I have.
  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited September 2011
    I've said this before, but I'll say this again, you guys are bloody crazy if you're letting something like having only a single party stop you from enjoying a game. Gamers nowadays...BACK IN MY DAY WE ONLY HAD A SINGLE PARTY, WITH ONLY 3 PARTY MEMBERS AND WE LIKED 'EM!
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  • MaudrenMaudren i can post! thanx paws! Full Members
    edited September 2011
    lol what? jrpgs back in the day (snes, ps1 and2) used to rock plenty of party members to choose from, and with more than just 3 at a time, all controllable. (Note, I LOVED FF13's combat system, and didn't mind controlling one character at a time at all.)

    Anyhoo, found the theme song to be pretty annoying and distracting, and even in japanese, (which I'm not at all fluent in) the characters seem overly serious and dramatic. I know that's a japan thing so I can let it slide, but yeah, serah as the main character. Not even remotely interested in that. She's like, the most uninteresting video game character in recent memory, I don't know what makes se think anyone would ever want to play as her in any fashion.

    Noel on the other hand, I think he looks pretty Boss. I dig him as a main character. Just give me a party of Noel, Lightning, and Sahz, and I'm good to go.
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  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited September 2011
    I have a feeling you guys are going to continue complaining about this now, but you're still going to end up getting the game. You will end up getting the game BECAUSE you criticized it before it was out, just so you can see if your criticisms hold any water. Just saying that because it's a prediction of the future. I will get on your cases if you do, by the way~
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  • MaudrenMaudren i can post! thanx paws! Full Members
    edited September 2011
    I don't deny that I'll purchase it, but it won't be a first dayer like I did with 13. I'll wait until amazon has it on the cheap before I purchase, though I'll still try to buy it new if I can, since I want to be in support of AAA JRPGs on home consoles.
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  • SiliconNooBSiliconNooB Member Full Members
    edited September 2011
    I'm just delighted that the game seems to rule out Snow, Hope and Vanille as playable characters! I didn't much care for Serah in XIII, but I'm prepared to give her a go as a main character.
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  • KaiserKaiser A smooth flow of thought Full Members
    edited September 2011
    how come xiii-2 will be relased before versus? i mean come on

    but after all, this game definately looks less suck than XIII to me
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  • ClixClix Never Google Image Search Full Members
    edited September 2011
    BTW, SE's released English trailers. First is the one shown at TGS:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYOdx0TdxDs

    The second one is also new and focuses on the villains:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53YR9vVn8yw
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