Lightning, the protagonist of Final Fantasy XIII, won’t be in Final Fantasy XIII-2 as it comes on the disc. That’s a little odd to us, given that she’s been in every trailer and poster we’ve seen for the RPG, but whatever.
She will appear in the game, though, but only through the purchase of a DLC pack. Famitsu (via Andriasang) revealed as much this week, stating that the heroine will appear in the game’s coliseum. Defeat her and she’ll even join the player’s party. Apparently Square Enix even plan to have her own secret story missions to complete, which will be released later down the line.
FF XIII-2 releases at the end of this month in the US and at the start of next in the EU.