Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be hitting store shelves for the 360 and PS3 early next year, on January 31. A direct sequel to XIII, XIII-2 will include some tweaks to its predecessor’s design, including a new focus on exploration, a new battle system, the ability to command monsters, and “a variety of options that support multiple playthroughs.”
Square Enix also announced that they are working on some post-launch DLC, but nothing detailed as of yet.
Charice of Warner Bros. Records was also noted as the voice behind the North American version of the upcoming new theme song, “New World.”
Official Site: Square-Enix.com – Final Fantasy XIII-2