The Coliseum in Final Fantasy XIII-2 might be one of the biggest draws for veteran fans of the franchise.
We already know that it will play host to some of the most recognizable faces in series history, and if you beat the icons in combat, they'll join your party. For instance, Final Fantasy XIII protagonist Lightning is on the list.
Since that confirmation, fans have been discussing the possibilities. Obviously, Sephiroth and Kefka have been mentioned, along with past heroes like Cloud, Squall, Zidane and Tidus. Square Enix hasn't made anything official beyond Lightning but according to Gematsu citing a Japanese source, another FFXIII character will be part of upcoming DLC: Jihl Nabaat. if you don't remember her, check out the screenshot and see if it'll jog your memory.
There's only one thing that bugs me about this whole setup: as cool as it is to face Final Fantasy characters from past installments, I get the feeling one's party has to be pretty damn powerful to beat such characters in the Coliseum. And at that point, who needs the help? Chances are, I'll have beaten the game before I can beat Lightning, right? Or maybe they won't be that tough… 'crosses fingers'
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII-2