It's seems pretty clear, between the Live Trigger system (where you can generally only choose one dialogue option), other mutually-exclusive choices, and the talk of monthly DLC that Square-Enix expects people to play through Final Fantasy XIII-2 multiple times.

But it's not clear, at least to me, whether there's a new game plus option, where you can keep some or all of your original progress as you restart the game: an interview (in Japanese) back in December 2011 supposedly mentioned the mode, but neither the manual nor the official strategy guide mention it, and I can't find a confirmation from anyone who actually played the game that the mode was ever implemented.

Is it available, or is it impossible to get 100% completion in any individual play-through due to various decision trees locking certain options out?

  • You mean the game has been out for 24 hours and you haven't beaten it yet?! ;-)
    – bwarner
    Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 14:36
  • @bwarner I need at least two days to do that :P
    – user3389
    Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 9:35

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It's kind of irrelevant as you can bounce around between each time period and zone whenever you'd like. From New Game+ for FF XIII-2:

There isn't really a new game+.

You're just able to reverse time so you can replay any section of the story or area once you find a reverse clock item [seal] in the corresponding time period.

  • Hm, I've gained access to the Historia Crux, but there doesn't seem to be a way to replay areas (like a New Game+ mode would imply): if For example, if I go back to New Bodhum -003 AF-, it's stuck at the end of the events that happened there. Is there a replay option that unlocks later on?
    – user3389
    Commented Feb 3, 2012 at 9:49
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    @MarkTrapp If there's any content that can be experienced differently, you can press R1 (for PS3) to lock the portal and start it fresh. Some don't have that option because as far as I can tell there's no story-changing events. This is how you get the Anomalous trophy / achievement.
    – Yuck
    Commented Feb 3, 2012 at 12:58
  • I just found the item that lets you reset New Bodhum -003 AF-: the 'Leaving' Gate Seal. Really weird mechanic.
    – user3389
    Commented Feb 6, 2012 at 5:24

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