AKB48's Yūko Ōshima to Cosplay for Final Fantasy XIII-2 Launch

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Idol also acting as beta-tester for Square Enix's RPG sequel

The official site for Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII-2's role-playing game beta testers revealed on Friday that AKB48 member Yūko Ōshima will cosplay as the game's character Serah Farron for the game's launch event. The website made the announcement because it had received 50,000 Facebook "likes." If the website receives 70,000 Facebook likes, it will announce another character that Ōshima will cosplay. The website also teases a "next stage" if the website gets an unspecified number of Facebook likes.

Ōshima is currently acting as one of the thirteen beta testers for the game. The website is posting video reactions from Ōshima as she plays and writes down her reactions to the game.

Ōshima also co-designed two costumes for the game. The costumes will be posted on the beta testers' website and visitors to the site can vote on which one will be used in the game.

Square Enix will release the game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles in Japan on December 15, along with a limited-edition PlayStation 3 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Lightning Edition Ver.2 bundle. The United States will then receive the game on January 31, and Europe will receive it on February 3.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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