Lightning fast DLC for Final Fantasy XIII-2

Final Fantasy XIII-2 is finally available to buy in the US, with a European release set to follow at the end of the week. We have spoken a lot about DLC for the game, but now Square-Enix has officially confirmed details for the first piece of DLC which features FFXIII protagonist Lightning.

We have told you about this DLC landing for the game in a previous article here, but now we know that the DLC will be officially titled ‘Lightning & Amodar’. It will be available to download on the Xbox 360 on February 7th, while PlayStation 3 users will find the content on the PS Store a day later on February 8th, as reported from Eurogamer.

For those of you wondering how much this content will cost, there’s no PS3 price for the US yet, but Square-Enix has confirmed that the content will be 240 Microsoft Points on the Xbox 360 and ¥300 for Japanese gamers. As we mentioned last week, this content will bring colliseum battles to FFXIII-2 and defeating the likes of Lightning and other opponents will allow you to recruit them in your party for future battles.

It looks like DLC is going to be frequent for the game, as when confirming details for the Lightning & Amodar pack, the developer also revealed that story-based DLC for Lightning will become available later on in the year, but specific details haven’t been released yet – definitely something to look forward to. This also seems to tie in with another report we wrote suggesting that the Final Fantasy XIII-2 main storyline isn’t finished after players are greeted with a ‘to be continued’ sign. Perhaps this story-based Lightning DLC will prolong the story even further, but at what cost remains to be seen.

We’re still getting our heads around the fact that a Final Fantasy game will feature so much post-release DLC. We prefer having everything on the disc, but then again if the content is deemed good value, then why shouldn’t fans welcome it with open arms? Give us your thoughts on the ongoing DLC debate for FFXIII-2.

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Written by Alan Ng

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