Around one year ago Square Enix has launched a streaming service in Japan, which allowed users to play titles that cannot run on current mobile devices like Final Fantasy XIII. The service has been terminated a while back but it looks like Square Enix is not yet done with game streaming, as a new service has been launched recently in Japan.
The first title to be available through this new streaming service is Final Fantasy XIII-2, the direct sequel to Final Fantasy XIII released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Just like Final Fantasy XIII, the experience will change depending on the connection speed. As the service is currently available only in Japan, it probably doesn’t work as nicely in the West even with a fast connection.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 addresses some of the issues of the original Final Fantasy XIII such as the excess of linear locations and more. The new game is a bit more open so fans of the classic Final Fantasy titles will find themselves right at home. The Final Fantasy XIII-2 battle system is an enhanced version of the original Final Fantasy XIII battle system, with the same Paradigm Shift system and the ability to use monsters in battle.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is now available on the Japanese App Store.