In an interview posted on Famitsu.com, Final Fantasy figureheads, Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama talk Final Fantasy XIII-2, dropping a few fresh details on the forthcoming Final Fantasy XIII follow-up. First of all, the decision to make a direct sequel was due to a worldwide demand and the development team's desire to build further upon the central character of Lightning. What happened to her at the end of Final Fantasy XIII will be made clear in FF XIII-2, with a proper conclusion. Check out the promotional Lightning image at the bottom of the page for a cryptic story teaser. There will also be new characters joining Lightning in her quest, but to say anything further regarding returning characters would be too spoilerific for those yet to finish Final Fantasy XIII. Additionally, the story will deal with a change that happens to Lightning regarding her abilities and apparently the ornate white, crystal-adorned chair shown in the trailer (pictured) will hold some significance. What's more, there'll be no silly singing and dancing a la Yuna, Rikku and her posse in Final Fantasy X-2, as the game will adopt a much more serious tone as Lightning embarks upon a dark journey. Finally, the development team is looking at the possibility of giving Final Fantasy XIII players something special, so it's strongly recommended that you hold on to your old FF XIII game saves. Got that? Good.