Square Enix is planning ahead for the day the company releases Final Fantasy XIII-3, as it appears the company has just registered the domain name finalfantasyxiii-3.com through Corporation Service Company (CSC), a corporate domain registrar that provides trademark services. Square Enix and its gaming companies have used CSC for other game domain purchases such as HeroesofRuin.com and Deusex.com.
According to Whois records, finalfantasyxiii-3.com was registered on September 7, 2011.
But if the purchase is more than just part of the company’s intellectual property strategy, it’ll be awhile before anything is seen.
Square Enix is expected to release Final Fantasy XIII-2, the direct sequel to Final Fantasy XIII, in January 2012 — nearly a year and a half after finalfantasyxiii-2.com was registered and 2 years after talk of a sequel began.