Square Enix appears to have registered an interesting new domain name - finalfantasy13-2game.com, our sister site UFFSite reports.
Spotted by superannuation over on twitter, the domain name was registered this past Monday, the 11th January. Superannuation also points out that the domain has been registered by "Corporation Service Company" - the same company that has registered domains for other Square Enix titles, including the official website for upcoming third person shooter MindJack, MindJackGame.com.
We've done a little extra investigation on top, and the same company has recently been used to register domains for Front Mission Evolved, Nier and Gun Loco, all major recent or upcoming Square Enix releases.
This makes it pretty damn likely that the registration is indeed from Square Enix - the question now is if the registration is just Square Enix merely domain-name squatting or if they're up to something more interesting - like putting out a full-blown sequel to Final Fantasy XIII. It's worth noting much of the FF13 team came straight off the back of working on Final Fantasy X-2, the first FF main series sequel.
If that's the case, it's likely that this newly registered domain is an indication that we can expect announcements of new Final Fantasy XIII-related games at the Square Enix First Production Department Premiere, which is due to take place next week.
As ever, it's worth remembering that there is a chance that this domain name isn't from Square Enix - but given the evidence above, we're going to stick our necks out and say it probably is from them. We've pinged Square Enix for comment, but we doubt we'll get much back. Worth a go, mind.
We'll be reporting live from the First Production Department Premiere if Square Enix allow it, so stick with us on RPG Site for the latest on this developing story!