Square Enix has revealed two new pieces of FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 merchandise.
Also announced is a 232 page book titled “FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 Fragments Before.” For ¥1,470, this novel takes place immediately before the events of XIII-2. Similar to FINAL FANTASY VII’s “On the Way to a Smile,” “Fragments Before” will contain several stories revolving around characters such as Serah, Snow, Noel, and Rygdea & Bartholomew Estheim:
Serah: Memories of the year AF0.
New Bodhum: A story of the year AF3.
Snow: The story of his departure.
Rygdea & Bartholomew: The creation of a provisional government, and the secret history of the founding of the Academy.
Noel: The end of the world, a period of uncertainty.
It’s also due out on the same day as the game’s release. Written by Jun Eishima of Episode i fame, the novel is being supervised by Motomu Toriyama and Daisuke Watanabe as well.
Source : Nova Crystallis (click for more info on another book - a postcard book)
*ohohohoho… I want to read it so bad… gotta go and learn Japanese now*