Noel isn't the only new character we'll be seeing in Final Fantasy XIII-2 as Square Enix has revealed that he will be joined by other new major characters.
The news was revealed by the game's art director, Isamu Kamikokuryo, as he spoke to Famitsu magazine in Japan. He wouldn't give any more details about the new characters though.
Of the existing cast, so far we've only seen Lightning, Serah and members of Team NORA. However, Lightning was initially shown squaring off against an unknown character and Noel is completely new.