Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIII-2 will release in North America in January, following its Japanese launch in December. Speaking with Famitsu, director Motomu Toriyama also revealed that the title will be more open and conducive to exploration than XIII. Additionally, those who clear the game – estimated at about 40 hours – will unlock a replay mode unlike the typical New Game+ option, although this was not explained further.
As for Final Fantasy Type-0, Square Enix has set the release date as October 13 in Japan and the game will price at ¥7700. No US release was announced.