Final Fantasy XIII-2 won’t follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, when it comes down to international release dates. Final Fantasy XIII came west three months after its release in Japan. Final Fantasy XIII-2 will launch in North America only a month after its Japanese release.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 will launch in Japan in December this year. A press release detailing Square Enix’s Comic-Con lineup issued today reveals it will launch in January 2012 for North America. No word on a European date yet, but we’re guessing it’ll launch within the same time frame.