Final Fantasy XIII-2 has a boss pre-order bonus

Well, only Amazon's is literally boss, but other retailers have stuff too. If you pre-order Final Fantasy XIII-2 from Amazon.com, you'll get the "Omega Boss Battle," an exclusive "coliseum battle" that adds Omega to your party after completion.

Best Buy is bundling a hardcover book with pre-orders, containing "Final Fantasy XIII -Episode i-," a novella connecting the stories of FFXIII and XIII-2. And GameStop offers ... a new costume for Serah! That last one is maybe a bit less impressive in comparison with the new playable content and the hardcover book. Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be released in North America on January 31.
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SQUARE ENIX REVEALS PREORDER INCENTIVES FOR FINAL FANTASY XIII-2
Latest Iteration in Epic RPG Franchise Available January 31, 2012

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 3, 2011) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced preorder programs for FINAL FANTASY® XIII-2. FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 is developed for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and will be available in North America on January 31, 2012.

FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 is the sequel to FINAL FANTASY XIII, which has shipped 6.2 million units worldwide since its release in North America in March 2010. The sequel has evolved beyond its predecessor, with an extraordinary level design encouraging exploration, an enhanced battle system allowing players to command monsters and a variety of options that support multiple playthroughs.

Square Enix is offering exclusive incentives for players who preorder FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 at the following retail outlets:

GameStop®
Receive an exclusive in-game item by preordering at GameStop e/retailers
- Alternate costume for Serah, visible throughout the game

Amazon®
Omega Boss Battle
- Unique coliseum battle against boss enemy "Omega," who joins the player's party afterward

Best Buy®
Collectible Hardcover Book
- FINAL FANTASY XIII –Episode i– novella, an original story that ties together the events of FINAL FANTASY XIII and FINAL FANTASY XIII-2
These preorder initiatives are for North America exclusively and may not reflect preorder content available in other territories.

FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 will be available at North American retailers for $59.99 on January 31, 2012. FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.

Related Links
FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 Official Homepage: http://na.square-enix.com/ffxiii-2
FINAL FANTASY XIII-2's Official Facebook® Page: http://www.facebook.com/Final FantasyXIII
Follow FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 on Twitter®: http://twitter.com/OfficialFFXIII

This article was originally published on Joystiq.