The dev team behind Final Fantasy XIII-2 has revealed that the story mode of the upcoming sequel should take between 30-40 hours to complete.
Not exactly shocking news as pretty much every JRPG playthrough worth its weight in androgynous heroes clocks in at around 30 hours. However, what if you have an uncontrollable urge to complete all the pointless sidequests? Well, Square Enix has confirmed that you can reload your saved game data from a point just before the final boss when you complete the game.
This also acts as a pseudo-new game plus feature, Andriasang reports. The ‘Historia Crux’ system lets you rewind time in parts of the game, which you can then tackle with your buffed up characters. Doing so will unlock a variety of ‘Paradox Endings’, many of which won’t be available until your second playthrough.
As for the planned downloadable content, it should be arriving in Spring next year, at a pace of every one to two weeks. Additionally, the DLC will have no effect on the story or trophies, it has been confirmed.
Also, if you have FFXIII saved data you’ll also be entitled to a free wallpaper for your console.