Square Enix has announced Final Fantasy XIII-2 as being due for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2011.
The director has been announced as Motomu Toriyama – the same man who said towns were too much work for Final Fantasy XIII to bother with, and the driving force behind that game’s notorious “story-centric” linearity.
However, in his previous comments he did promise “those elements” would be present in the next game in the series, so there may be hope for corridor sceptics yet.
Online the reaction has been derisive – few seem particularly enthused by the prospect of a sequel to the much maligned XIII.
Also announced were a bevy of insignificant handheld RPGs from the usual franchises and some (graphically) impressive footage of “PS3 exclusive” Final Fantasy Versus XIII: