While we did recap Final Fantasy XIII-2's Bresha Ruins segment at the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo, we now get to show you how the level turned out in glorious video. We not only fought Atlas and engaged in cinematic actions against him, but we also fiddled around with the familiar Paradigm Shift-heavy battle system. We also got a few monsters to use and switch around as our third party member to tag alongside Noel and Serah.
The pot-riding cat called Cait Sith acts as a healer, while the red jello with hands and eyes called Flan casts spells as a ravager. The wild chocobo just for this demo is classified as the game's commando and deals a lot of damage with its beak. All three can initiate a special move called feral rage; the feral bar is filled up over time, and you can press the triangle button to unleash animal hell.
Cait Sith can do a multi-hitting scratch attack, while Flan does a hundred-hand slap attack. The chocobo gears back and then lunges and furiously pecks its target to death. All feral rage moves require cinematic action inputs to be pulled off successfully and deal the maximum amount of damage.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be out in Japan on December 15. North America and Asia will be getting it on January 31 next year, while Europe is getting it on February 3.