According to Dengeki PlayStation, the bosses found in Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be more difficult than the ones found in its predecessor. To balance this out for novice players, Final Fantasy XIII-2 will have a feature that Square Enix originally introduced in Final Fantasy XIII International Edition Ultimate Hits: an easy mode.
Game director Motomu Toriyama also noted that if players can't defeat a particular boss, there is an option in the game to temporarily give up and move on to another scenario. He has also stated that the game does not place caps on your characters' growth, a feature that was not present in the original Final Fantasy XIII.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is slated to be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 this December in Japan and in early 2012 in North America and European territories.