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Final Fantasy XIII-2 announced

For PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Square Enix has just announced Final Fantasy XIII-2.

It is a direct sequel to monster JRPG FFXIII, and will release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011.

The team responsible for Final Fantasy XIII is at the helm, including director Motomu Toriyama. According to RPGSite, it has a new character with FFXIII protagonist Lightning.

Toriyama took to the stage at a Square Enix press conference to debut a short trailer, according to Andriasang. Development is said to be progressing well. The team is "working so that the game serves as the answer to the opinions they received about FFXIII".

Square Enix has launched a Japanese Final Fantasy XIII-2 website.