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duckroll
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(02-16-2012, 07:51 AM)
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Update:
http://gematsu.com/2012/02/final-fan...lc-headed-west

Square Enix has confirmed a western release for the recently announced Final Fantasy XIII-2 downloadable content.

The first of the content – new outfits – sees Serah slip into Beachwear and Noel suit up in his Spacetime Guardian outfit, given to him by the goddess Etro. They’ll be sold together for $2.99 / 240 Microsoft Points.

The second piece of content – dubbed ‘Sazh: Head or Tails?’ – is Final Fantasy XIII-2‘s first downloadable episode. Players will take control of Sazh, one of the main party members in Final Fantasy XIII, and venture into the Serendipity casino, where two new games, “Chronobind” and “Serendipity Poker,” are now playable. Once the episode is complete, Sazh can join Serah and Noel’s party. The package will sell for $4.99 / 400 Microsoft Points.

Both sets of content will arrive on February 28.



More images at the link.



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http://www.4gamer.net/games/127/G012733/20120214015/

Serah's costume is "Resort Style" and Noel's costume is "Guardian of Time". Both costumes are the same price as all the previous DLCs. They will be available on Feb 21 2012.

The Sazh "story" DLC is an episode called "Heads or Tails" where you play as Sazh but it seems limited to just the Casino area. What the DLC actually does, is that it adds two card games to the Casino. After you complete the DLC scenario, Sazh apparently joins your party as well (???). This DLC is priced at twice the normal price, so expect it to be 6 bucks in the US (600yen in Japan, 400 MS Points). It will be available on Feb 28 2012. This DLC requires an upcoming patch to work, and the player must have the Casino available on the Historia Crux to play it.











Last edited by duckroll; 02-16-2012 at 03:35 PM.
OddMorsel
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(02-16-2012, 07:53 AM)
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I can see your undies, Serah.
DR2K
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(02-16-2012, 07:53 AM)
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Does anyone think they'll sell the final chapter as DLC or leave it for FFXIII-3?
kayos90
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(02-16-2012, 07:54 AM)
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Noel Costume is cool. Evil Sazh? What. The. Hell.
Toki767
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(02-16-2012, 07:54 AM)
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Surprised Serah has shorts on instead of some miniskirt.
duckroll
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(02-16-2012, 07:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by kayos90

Noel Costume is cool. Evil Sazh? What. The. Hell.

He's just on fire when on a winning streak. You know, black man stereotype and all. :(
BocoDragon
or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Realize This Assgrab is Delicious
(02-16-2012, 07:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll


oh no! ....her clothes are coming off!!

kayos90
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(02-16-2012, 07:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

He's just on fire when on a winning streak. You know, black man stereotype and all. :(

Rofl. I'm surprised they didn't go even more overboard.
Foffy
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(02-16-2012, 07:55 AM)
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Sazh's story is all set in a casino? Man, that's lame...

At least that explains the awful DLC-locked game in the casino. It's for Sazh.
Nora Kisaragi
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(02-16-2012, 07:57 AM)
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After you complete the DLC scenario, Sazh apparently joins your party as well (???).

Huh? What are we talking about, joining the party or joining the paradigm deck?

If he joins the party in the sense that he can replace either noel/serah in the party, that might be pretty huge, especially if canon.
Khezu
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(02-16-2012, 07:57 AM)
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Sounds really lame.
Wario64
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(02-16-2012, 07:57 AM)
Waiting for FFXIII-2 fake-GOTY edition
kayos90
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(02-16-2012, 07:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nora Kisaragi

Huh? What are we talking about, joining the party or joining the paradigm deck?

If he joins the party in the sense that he can replace either noel/serah in the party, that might be pretty huge, especially if canon.

Probably Paradigm Pack. I wouldn't be surprised if he came as a SYN or COM.


Originally Posted by Wario64

Waiting for FFXIII-2 fake-GOTY edition

I'm expecting "Final Mix + Over 9000 Divided 33.2 Square root of 20".
BocoDragon
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(02-16-2012, 07:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Waiting for FFXIII-2 fake-GOTY edition

If such a thing happened, it would be the International edition... and I'm not holding my breath for that to come out in western markets. I'm sure that "tradition" could end at any time, but so far they've gone 14 years without releasing a single International/Final Mix over here...
duckroll
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(02-16-2012, 08:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nora Kisaragi

Huh? What are we talking about, joining the party or joining the paradigm deck?

If he joins the party in the sense that he can replace either noel/serah in the party, that might be pretty huge, especially if canon.

The preview just says "In addition, when you clear the DLC scenario, Sazh becomes an ally as well, so don't miss this!" In terms of language, it's the same thing they use to refer to how the boss DLCs can join your party when you beat them, so it's probably just a monster crystal thing. There's no functionality in FFXIII-2 to allow for you to swap out Serah and Noel.
Kaldea
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(02-16-2012, 08:03 AM)
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Serah's outfit is atrocious.

Was waiting for something better than her default, but I see that's pointless.
hamchan
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(02-16-2012, 08:03 AM)
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Serah bikini DLC is mine!

I'm only 50/160 fragments so at least I have some significant playtime ahead with these costumes.

Noel costume looks like he can fit into KH.
ponpo
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(02-16-2012, 08:07 AM)
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Nice outfits. Also the card game is some gambling nonsense instead of Triple Triad? Crud.
Ultimadrago
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(02-16-2012, 08:10 AM)
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Sazh gambling?


Sazh episode limited to a casino?



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Dresden
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(02-16-2012, 08:12 AM)
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Not as flat chested as I thought . . .
Chanser
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(02-16-2012, 08:12 AM)
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Those costumes look a lot better than the pre-order costumes.
duckroll
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(02-16-2012, 08:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by ponpo

Nice outfits. Also the card game is some gambling nonsense instead of Triple Triad? Crud.

It's a casino. Casino card games involve gambling!
Kandrick
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(02-16-2012, 08:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dresden

Not as flat chested as I thought . . .


Yeah, i am disappointed.
Femmeworth
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(02-16-2012, 08:14 AM)
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Serah's outfit. -_- Noel's looks straight out of Kingdom Hearts.
toastyToast
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(02-16-2012, 08:15 AM)
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that Serah alt costume makes me feel very dirty

^^^

thought the same thing about Noel
Dresden
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(02-16-2012, 08:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by toasty_T

that Serah alt costume makes me feel very dirty

Makes me feel very weird, because her face looks like it was glued on.
Suairyu
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(02-16-2012, 08:16 AM)
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Oh.

This is the extent of the "story" DLC? I mean, that's actually a good thing because paying extra to complete a story is pants. This can be safely ignored.
duckroll
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(02-16-2012, 08:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Suairyu

Oh.

This is the extent of the "story" DLC? I mean, that's actually a good thing because paying extra to complete a story is pants. This can be safely ignored.

This is the extent of this particular story DLC. I don't think it really represents what all their plans are for upcoming DLC. Clearly they don't regard Sazh as a very important or popular character who can completely sell a major game-driven DLC. Either that or they simply weren't interested in making one.

The "big" story DLC that they've been talking about for quite a while now is the Lightning one, which seems to be taking a while to develop.
Suairyu
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(02-16-2012, 08:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

This is the extent of this particular story DLC. I don't think it really represents what all their plans are for upcoming DLC. Clearly they don't regard Sazh as a very important or popular character who can completely sell a major game-driven DLC. Either that or they simply weren't interested in making one.

The "big" story DLC that they've been talking about for quite a while now is the Lightning one, which seems to be taking a while to develop.

Oh again.

Odds on the "big" story DLC actually being a decent value proposition? I don't know SE's track record with this stuff.
ponpo
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(02-16-2012, 08:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

It's a casino. Casino card games involve gambling!

Well I guess I just mean it looks more like poker or something rather than one of the other FF card games. Gambling Triple Triad would also be acceptable!
Laughing Banana
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(02-16-2012, 08:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

He's just on fire when on a winning streak. You know, black man stereotype and all. :(

The gambling DLC gets relegated to Sazh... the only black man in the cast (and in the whole FF13 world except his son?) Maybe Square is not-to-subtly trying to say something, hahaha.

Too bad that one of the most decent, if not the most decent, characters in the FF13 universe get treated like this. I guess only pretty boys and girls can really sell games nowadays.
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Foffy
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(02-16-2012, 08:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Suairyu

Oh again.

Odds on the "big" story DLC actually being a decent value proposition? I don't know SE's track record with this stuff.

This is the first game Square is using DLC to expand on the story to a game. Unless you count MMOs and their expansion packs.
Yasae
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(02-16-2012, 08:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Khezu

Sounds really lame.

Agreed.
udivision
(02-16-2012, 08:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Femmeworth

Serah's outfit. -_- Noel's looks straight out of Kingdom Hearts.

With the faintest dash of Monster Hunter.
Mario007
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(02-16-2012, 08:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

This is the extent of this particular story DLC. I don't think it really represents what all their plans are for upcoming DLC. Clearly they don't regard Sazh as a very important or popular character who can completely sell a major game-driven DLC. Either that or they simply weren't interested in making one.

The "big" story DLC that they've been talking about for quite a while now is the Lightning one, which seems to be taking a while to develop.

Yeah Toriyama is hyping that one up. I think he even said that it would explain the true meaning behind the game's ending
Yasae
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(02-16-2012, 08:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by udivision

With the faintest dash of Monster Hunter.

And Final Fantasy X-2
Femmeworth
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(02-16-2012, 08:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Laughing Banana

The gambling DLC gets relegated to Sazh... the only black man in the cast (and in the whole FF13 world except his son?) Maybe Square is not-to-subtly trying to say something, hahaha.

Too bad that one of the most decent, if not the most decent, characters in the FF13 universe get treated like this. I guess only pretty boys and girls can really sell games nowadays.

Sazh is too old for shit like saving the world/universe/whatever. He got a kid to feed.
miladesn
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(02-16-2012, 08:28 AM)
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400MSP means it's going to be $5 for US. Prices in MSP are usually same for all regions.
duckroll
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(02-16-2012, 08:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by ponpo

Well I guess I just mean it looks more like poker or something rather than one of the other FF card games. Gambling Triple Triad would also be acceptable!

Yeah, I know what you mean. I guess what I'm saying is that this isn't a "card game" expansion in the FF sense, but just a minigame expansion for the casino area in FFXIII-2.
Suairyu
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(02-16-2012, 08:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Laughing Banana

The gambling DLC gets relegated to Sazh... the only black man in the cast (and in the whole FF13 world except his son?) Maybe Square is not-to-subtly trying to say something, hahaha.

The amazing thing about Sazh is that he has a ton of design elements that could be called... questionable such as his 'fro, the chicken-like baby chocobo in his head, the dancing around like a boxer, the goofy "woah woah woah hell no!" antics from earlier in the first XIII, and now this whole gambling thing... yet despite all that he actually ends up being quite well written and not a stereotype at all, ultimately being one of the best characters in the game.

It's magic, I tell you! Subtley racist magic!
Edgeward
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(02-16-2012, 08:36 AM)
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Wwwhhhhhaaaaaa, was not expecting them to dress Serah up like that. would buy
Neil
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(02-16-2012, 08:36 AM)
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This is such a let down. Shall not be purchasing, but have hopes for decent story DLC still to come.
Esura
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(02-16-2012, 08:49 AM)

Originally Posted by duckroll


Oh my lord. Hell yes. Square...just take my money. I would actually try to 100% the game if I had this outfit on Serah.

I would spend 4 bucks on this asap.
Shadow780
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(02-16-2012, 08:50 AM)
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ohmy.....
Femmeworth
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(02-16-2012, 08:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Esura

Oh my lord. Hell yes. Square...just take my money. I would actually try to 100% the game if I had this outfit on Serah.

I would spend 4 bucks on this asap.

-_-
Mr.Fresh
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(02-16-2012, 08:54 AM)
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Square should do costumes from classic FF games. Like Cloud/Tifa, Squall/Rinoa, Cecil/ one of the girls, Etc.
hamchan
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(02-16-2012, 08:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mr.Fresh

Square should to costumes from classic FF games. Like Cloud/Tifa, Squall/Rinoa, Cecil/ one of the girls, Etc.

They should import all these girls as monster characters and give them bikini costumes.
Alastor
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(02-16-2012, 08:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Esura

Oh my lord. Hell yes. Square...just take my money. I would actually try to 100% the game if I had this outfit on Serah.

I would spend 4 bucks on this asap.

Why won't you find some doujinshi that fills your needs and save that money?
toastyToast
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(02-16-2012, 08:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Esura

Originally Posted by duckroll

Oh my lord. Hell yes. Square...just take my money. I would actually try to 100% the game if I had this outfit on Serah.

I would spend 4 bucks on this asap.


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