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Submitted by AP 1856d ago | rumor

Square Enix registers "Final Fantasy 13 2" Domain Name

Domain name and copyright registry-spotting genius superannuation has spotted an interesting new domain name registration by the guys at Square Enix -

The domain name Whois information can be viewed through this link, and shows that the domain registration was filed on Monday 11th January 2011. It's due to expire on the same day in 2013.

Tweeting, superannuation noted that the domain had been registered by "Corporation Service Company" - the same company that has registered domains for other Square Enix titles, including the official website for upcoming third person shooter MindJack,

UFFSite has done a little extra investigation on top, and the same company has recently been used to register domains for Front Mission Evolved, Nier and Gun Loco, all major recent or upcoming Square Enix releases.

This makes it pretty damn likely that the registration is indeed from Square Enix - the question now is if the registration is just Square Enix merely domain-name squatting or if they're up to something more interesting - like putting out a full-blown sequel to Final Fantasy XIII.

If that's the case, it's likely that this newly registered domain i... (Final Fantasy XIII, PS3, Square Enix, Xbox 360)

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SMOK3xFFx  +   1856d ago
13-2 eh? I don't know what I think of this.
WildArmed  +   1856d ago
A chance to redeem FF13 in the eyes of many FF-fanatics?

To me FF13 was good, it was a fun experience.
Hardly the best FF out of the franchise, but it's definitely not the worst.

The game was beautiful, I wouldn't mind them re-using the textures and such to build a sequel to the game w/ the much demanded features (that were 'missing' from FF13 according to FF-fanatics WW)


Lost Odyssey was a great game though. I think I missed your point >.<
I really liked LO, one of the better JRPG's I've played on my 360
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Mystogan  +   1856d ago
Lost Odyssey Was way better then Final Fantasy 13 and thats saying a lot,FF13 was crap.

but im waiting to see what happens with Versus 13 if it come's for 360 that is.
RedDead  +   1856d ago
TO me it was the worst, howvever I agree, this is a chance to redeem it. It had good lore and potential. Still though, I just wished they would focus on the games everyone wants before jumpin into more projects.
Mystogan  +   1856d ago
Oh yeah the point is why would they make a sequel?
blumatt  +   1856d ago
Versus 13
All I can say is this had better be a separate game than Versus 13. I hope Versus 13 stays PS3 exclusive and they can make this FF13-2 a multiplat. I don't care as long as Versus 13 stays exclusive. I want to see a FF game using the PS3 fully;Versus should make for an amazing technical showpiece.
deafwing  +   1855d ago
better do it right is all I care; I'm on my last 2 straws with FF; this game and Versus ... well maybe dissidia 012 for psp; that game is f'ing dope!
Dragon_Hiko  +   1855d ago
Final Fantasy x-2 anyone?
The last, and only true sequel to any of the main final fantasy franchise was X-2. And if we go by Squares record these last 5 years...taking into account that even back then X-2 was a very large step DOWN in quality, story(especially story), characters, game play....everything; do we REALLY want them to make a true sequel to the worst final fantasy ever NOW? I me it sounds like their shooting themselves in the head. I will not touch this game with a 10 foot pole.
TheDivine  +   1855d ago
Agree that ff13 was a beautiful experience and i would love to see a sequal expand on it. They need to have npcs and towns and il be happy. I also agree that lost odyssey is better than ff13. Best jrpg this gen. It brought me back to old school jrpgs and the battle system is like ffx very strategic. I cant wait to see what they do.
Redempteur  +   1855d ago
I say yes to a sequel ..

My real problem is ff13 is that there is little to be know about the character themselves when know a tiny part of their past but little to be know about their personalities .. thisis a great chance to FINALLY explore the whole pulse and know the characters better.

YES as long as they noticed the feedback users sent with the first FF13
HolyOrangeCows  +   1855d ago
Less corridors and cutscenes, better combat.

Got it, Square? No? Didn't think you would.
AAACE5  +   1855d ago
@Mystogan... I can't believe so many people disagreed with you! SE is doing the same thing they did with FFXIII. They stopped any info from being leaked and next thing we knew, it was beind announced as a multiplat at E3!

One thing is suspicious though... at CES, MS said they still have games that haven't been announced yet, so you never know what's coming down the pipe!

Also, you asked, "Why would they make a sequel". My answer to that is, it sold pretty well despite the way some fans felt about it! A sequel could fix issues that people had with it and give them the opportunity to see if japanese gamers would buy the game on 360 if released at the same time as the Ps3 version.

Versus has been pushed back because of this probably. If this sells well, Versus XIII could go multiplat as well!
evrfighter  +   1855d ago
ya final fantasy is one major reason why I own a ps3 but I won't be buying another one anytime soon.

if ps3 owners were smart they'd skip versus but some pressure on SE.
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bakasora  +   1855d ago
why cant we just have 7-2?
and yes ff13 is garbage.
ExplosionSauce  +   1855d ago
Is it gonna be good this time?
FOXDIE  +   1855d ago
skv007, is fun to you pushing X for 10 hours?
WildArmed  +   1855d ago
Your ignorance is amusing ^^
I could say that for other many games too,
but then I'd be only showing my ignorant side
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doa766  +   1856d ago
this means no FF7 remake
Eamon  +   1855d ago
Unfortunately. I'd much rather have that than FF13-2.
TreMillz  +   1856d ago
its time to prepare....
for the 3rd straight final fantasy fail this generation...
iamtehpwn  +   1856d ago
13 Wasn't the greatest FF, This is a great chance to redeem it. Considering how far long the engine, many assets, story, and other things are a long...we can see this game in about <2 years.

I hope by the time this thing is released (If), we'll look back at the original 13 and say "XIII-2 was the real game, the original was just to fill us in on the back story."
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SuperLupe  +   1856d ago
I am busy playing FF13 right now. I'm at the end of chapter 7 and 14 hours in, I have put it aside for the moment and havent decided yet if I'll play it again.

The main reason being the horribly boring story. I've been waiting 14 hours for it to pick up.

Those who have already finished it, does the story get better ? I mean I'm kind of half way through and the story still sucks...

edit: I've played and loved every FF since FF6 so I'm not a newcomer to FF games.
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iamtehpwn  +   1856d ago
Yeah, toward the end the story gets really good. In fact, the last half of the game is very enjoyable. It's just that awkward piece of shit called the first 20 hours of the game... The Later half, once you get to Gran Pulse, can customize your party, and can develop your characters with any Job you want to...then the game is fun.
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SuperLupe  +   1856d ago
Hmm so should just give it a second chance...oh well I'll take your advice and see if its worth it. If 25h in it still sucks I'm gonna give it up. Will be the first FF I play and dont finish.
WildArmed  +   1855d ago
I agree w/ iamtehpwn.
The game gets amazing past Gran Pulse.
I've spent a good 40hours+ in Gran Pulse and beyond so when I think of FF13, I get pleasant memories.
The first 20 hours were pretty bad.

As for the story, yes it picks up, but don't expect it to be anything as epic as FF6/FF3 (which imo was the best FF).

Hope ya enjoy it, btw..
unlike the previous FFs, the gameplay shines more than the story.
So enjoy the gameplay, it's unique and most likely you aren't going to see the same combat style ever again (as w/ all FF games, they usually try diff. combat styles each installment)

The first FF I didn't finish was FFX-2.
Then shortly followed by FF12.
The FF past 10 didn't really stick to me.
FF13 was a nice change in pace, but like I said in my top post, it's hardly the best of the bunch.
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NateCole  +   1855d ago
The story for me is still lame right until the end. Spent 67Hrs playing it.
Gothdom  +   1855d ago
FF13 has the stupidest story ever made in a video game... even Bad Dudes' story was better.

The villain makes no sense and by the end. Vanille and Hope are still annoying in the last video. The ending is short and unsatisfying. I wish they would've failed and all died. Then maybe I would've cared for a 13-2, but after finishing this game, I say F.U. S.E!
nsnsmj  +   1856d ago
I just recently got FF13. It's not as bad as other people have made it out to be, but I will admit that is lacking in some areas compared to past FF's.
SuperLupe  +   1856d ago
Yeah I was expecting worse...I dont mind the linearity and I find the combat system to be entertaining. But I play FF's for the story and for the moment thats where it seriously falls short.
FOXDIE  +   1855d ago
Anyone wanna play a sequel to one of the shittiest games ever made? I think not!
Warprincess116  +   1856d ago
Yay. Sequel to the best FF game ever made.
ScentlessApprentice7  +   1856d ago
I do believe you forgot the "/s" at the end of your statement.
BTW, nice Vampires Suck avatar.
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ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1856d ago
''Yay. Sequel to the best FF game ever made. ''
newhumanbreed  +   1855d ago
Lol @ the avatar..
Kamikaze135  +   1856d ago
This is good news. I love FFXIII and hope the sequel expands upon the first game.
TheHater  +   1856d ago
don't see why not
Consider they cut enough content to make another game the length of FFXIII
Deathstroke  +   1856d ago
FF13 was garbage and if they're making a sequel to that then I'm sure the sequel will suck just as much. It won't be worth playing (even though their games aren't worth playing this gen to begin with).
Apotheosize  +   1856d ago
Whoa...shitstorm imminent
AcesHigh291  +   1856d ago
Let me sum up the masses "NOOOOOOOOOO"

That's also my vote.
Eternus  +   1856d ago
Are you fucking kidding me
Here's a brilliant idea, put out Versus XIII instead. It's not like we have been waiting 5 years.
AP  +   1856d ago
Very cheap for them to make another XIII using the same engine, environments, enemies etc. Easy way to save money.
Tru_Ray  +   1855d ago
Yep. It is all about receiving a return on your investment. Let's hope that they have a more engrossing story this time around.
blumatt  +   1856d ago
@ Eternus
Exactly, man. I want towns, airships, shops, world map, side missions, etc. etc. Like the old FF games used to have.
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1856d ago
A little Off topic.

Square Enix will have a conference this January 18, is called 1st Production Department.

They will reveal more info about Final Fantasy Versus XIII and FF Agito XIII.

Also there will be live stream. I assume here in N4G people will submit the sites to see the Conference.
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kanetheking  +   1855d ago
vs is made by a different team wont it be good why we wait to have another ff if you want.
silkrevolver  +   1856d ago
...I hope it’s real. XIII had a lot of potential, and it was squandered for many reasons. If they make a direct sequel, they could address all of those reasons. And the story doesn’t have to be terrible, in fact, XIII’s story was close to being good... they just told it in the most retarded, convoluted way possible.
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TheCagyDies  +   1856d ago
I want moar Lighting and Sazh.
jonboi24  +   1856d ago
Seriously why go backwards when you should go forward Square-Enix. Seriously I think that FF13vs is the direction all numbered FF games should follow in the future. Unless Nomura is in some ways involved in this game, I will just ignore this game.
Baba1906  +   1855d ago
how do you know that, we havent seen much of versus. i think they have to find a new formula to win the rpg market over again. ff13 worked but it wasnt as interseting as i thought it would be. i did enjoy it though.
Eazy-Eman  +   1856d ago
How about instead of putting so much damn emphasis on XIII, Square should focus on making FFXV. Or better yet Kingdom Hearts 3
Troll-without-Bridge  +   1856d ago
I hope its true, i love the lore in FFXIII.
AP  +   1855d ago
They sure spent a long time on that lore, to be fair to them. We could certainly see more of it.
TheColbertinator  +   1856d ago
It better have some damn towns
Godmars290  +   1856d ago
Can Square do one thing - just ONE thing - that could possibly restore a glimmer of a spark of a glint of hope that they have any idea about what they're doing this gen?
Ninver  +   1856d ago
i think i'll pass. way better games coming out to care.
R_aVe_N  +   1856d ago
I think I will pass on this all together. Did not care at all for FFXIII in the slightest bit. I am still waiting for a game from them this gen that is actually good. Verses has a chance of that, but I would not bank on that just yet. Hell we can't even get a release date for it.
Omega Zues  +   1856d ago

I have nothing nice to say on this. So instead i'll keep quite and say nothing.
Lamarthedancer  +   1856d ago
Oh yeah lets make a sequel to a game which half the final fantasy fans like. I mean if we made FF15 instead and got versus finished then we could interest the ones who loved AND hated FF13, but no we don't care it's all dollar signs to us....

Honestly what the hell....So all the people who never finished FF13 because it was etheir crap or boring are going to be so confused with the story if they never finished it.

People saying they can redeem themselfs and you can see how could FF13 COULD of been.....look it's too late people will be confused with the sequels story since FF13 was compicated enough.

Square please just finish FF13 versus and make FF15 then everyone can enjoy the game and not just half the audience. ¬¬
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Jls1  +   1856d ago
just what I wanted but wheres ff13vs
Coolmanrico  +   1856d ago
I loved 13 and can't wait for 13-2.
DigitalRaptor  +   1856d ago
Oh please god no!
Cloud_  +   1856d ago
Maybe they are changing Versus to XIII-2. Didnt they change Agito's name too?.
AP  +   1855d ago
Doubtful. There's been a lot of well-grounded speculation that the FF13 team started working on a quick sequel using the same assets recently, though.
ismejks  +   1856d ago
i Wonder WHO and HOW the hell found that domain registration info..
midgard227  +   1855d ago
i luv ff13 even tho it wasnt best in the series. still a gr8 rpg this gen. just needs a better main villain lol. would love to see more of lightning :)
Lionalliance  +   1855d ago
I wouldn't call it great either.
NateCole  +   1855d ago
Oprhan a great villian?. lol!
Troll-without-Bridge  +   1855d ago
It was an epic boss, not necessarily a villain.
shadowknight203  +   1855d ago
If i had to guess, i would say this is a ruse by square. something the company hasnt had to do of late but lets be honest their crown for being the best in rpg's is obviously gone to many fans (not saying they still don't make good quality titles) and by them doing this trademark it will keep the expectations low for them since no one really begged for a ff13-2 and square im sure knows this. so by doing this it will obviously throw out the question perhaps the very thought of remaking ff7. and then when everyone at some big press conference doesn't in the slightest sane mind expect the announcement BOOM goes the bombshell...this is just my fantasy if I personally ran the company and how id want to announce the remake.
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Arknight  +   1855d ago
Dude, that is way to wishful of thinking and you give SE wayyyy to much credit. This company couldn't make an intelligent decision if their company's solvency depended on it.
Quietpower10  +   1855d ago
So many questions...but hopefully most of them will be answered in January 18.
Lionalliance  +   1855d ago
Oh god no!!
GigaGaia  +   1855d ago
Shouldn't they concentrate on finishing the titles they are making now instead of rolling out new ones? No wonder Versus XIII is taking so long, they keep announcing more projects then their team can handle at the same time.
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Troll-without-Bridge  +   1855d ago
different teams. The FFXIII team was working on the 3rd birthday mainly, now its done.
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