"be excited!" What of Europe?
No mention of an EU retail date yet. Final Fantasy XIII-2 is the very first direct sequel in the very long running JRPG franchise. It was revealed early this year.
While Final Fantasy XIII took a long time to develop, the sequel has had an impressively short lead time as it was only announced in January this year. "FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 is slated for a January 2012 release for North America. Be excited!" Square Enix.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 releases on Xbox 360 and PS3 in January 2012.