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...

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SMOK3xFFx2889d ago

13-2 eh? I don't know what I think of this.

WildArmed2889d ago (Edited 2889d 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

Mystogan2889d 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.

RedDead2889d 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.

Mystogan2889d ago

Oh yeah the point is why would they make a sequel?

blumatt2889d ago

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.

deafwing2889d 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_Hiko2889d ago

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.

TheDivine2889d 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.

Redempteur2889d 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

HolyOrangeCows2889d ago

Less corridors and cutscenes, better combat.

Got it, Square? No? Didn't think you would.

AAACE52889d 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!

evrfighter2889d ago (Edited 2889d 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.

bakasora2889d ago

why cant we just have 7-2?
and yes ff13 is garbage.

ExplosionSauce2888d ago

Is it gonna be good this time?

FOXDIE2888d ago

skv007, is fun to you pushing X for 10 hours?

WildArmed2888d ago (Edited 2888d 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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doa7662889d ago

this means no FF7 remake

Eamon2889d ago

Unfortunately. I'd much rather have that than FF13-2.

TreMillz2889d ago

for the 3rd straight final fantasy fail this generation...

iamtehpwn2889d ago (Edited 2889d 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."

SuperLupe2889d ago (Edited 2889d 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.

iamtehpwn2889d ago (Edited 2889d 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.

SuperLupe2889d 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.

WildArmed2889d ago (Edited 2889d 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.

NateCole2889d ago

The story for me is still lame right until the end. Spent 67Hrs playing it.

Gothdom2889d 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!

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nsnsmj2889d 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.

SuperLupe2889d 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.

FOXDIE2888d ago

Anyone wanna play a sequel to one of the shittiest games ever made? I think not!

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Kamikaze1352889d ago

This is good news. I love FFXIII and hope the sequel expands upon the first game.

TheHater2889d ago

Consider they cut enough content to make another game the length of FFXIII

Deathstroke2889d 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).