This week’s issue of Famitsu has more details on the Lightning coliseum battle DLC for Final Fantasy XIII-2.
Players will pit the Farron sisters against each other as Noel and Serah square off against Lightning in her original costume from Final Fantasy XIII. If you can defeat her, she will join your party as its third member, taking the slot usually reserved for captured monsters and completely derailing the plot. Odd. Square Enix also plans on releasing secret story episodes for our pink-haired soldier in future DLC.
Besides Lightning, fans can look forward to battling classic old-school Final Fantasy bosses in the coliseum. I for one am holding out for Ultros.
Square Enix’s plans to expand the story beyond the game are still in full swing, with the publisher expressing hopes of releasing extra story content for Sazh and Dajh Katzoy and the time-travelling merchant Chocolina. Plans for this “extra content” include both DLC and — wait for it — novels.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 will release next week, January 31, for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.