Casino, Time Labyrinth, and Sazh Discussed in Dengeki

This weeks Dengeki has some new information regarding Final Fantasy XIII-2.

First up is details about the game’s casino component, first announced at Tokyo Game Show. The casino is within a massive city known as Xanadu. You’ll also be able to take part in chocobo races and slot machines (which are shaped like an aero bike) here.

While details about the “Time Labyrinth” are scare at this point, it seems these dungeons have floors which disappear. You will have to gather crystals as you advance, as well as solving puzzles involving numbers and the hands of a clock. The Time Labyrinth dungeons will not be optional, however Motomu Toriyama says that the labyrinths required for the storyline will be simple, with the more difficult ones taking place in the side quests. Toriyama also told Dengeki that this system was added to the game because of complains about XIII’s lack of dungeons.

Finally, as a nod to the fact we are still missing some members from XIII, Toriyama talked about Sazh, who is undertaking activities to better Gran Pulse. This is all he would say though, so it seems we still have a bit of a wait ahead of us before we learn more about Sazh, and how he has changed.