After an apparent Square Enix domain registration incited rumours last week, a sequel to last years’ Final Fantasy XIII was officially announced at the Square Enix “First Production Unit” event, which was held in Tokyo earlier today. Little information regarding the game is available at this time, though Square Enix indicated a trailer for the game will be released this Thursday. Footage shown at the event seemed to once again featured Lightning as the main character, though she has been outfitted with new armor and weaponry.
Though Square Enix has not released many details regarding the game yet, it was indicated that the game is expected to be released next winter. Last year, Square Enix indicated that plans to support Final Fantasy XIII with post-release DLC content were scrapped. This content was originally intended to form an epilogue to the events of Final Fantasy XIII. So far, it has not been indicated whether Final Fantasy XIII-2 will serve as an expanded version of this epilogue, or if it will feature a new storyline altogether.