This PS3 is a sequel of sorts to the popular Final Fantasy XIII PS3 Lightning Edition that was released in 2009. While that PS3 was white with a pink illustration, this new one is black, with a white illustration and pink embellishments. The white on black illustration looks striking, but I still prefer the look of the original Lightning Edition PS3.
Despite its initial hype, Final Fantasy XIII turned out to be a huge disappointment for me, with three of the most shitty, annoying videogame characters ever: Snow, Hope, and Vanille. Those three crapsacks made me want to kill them in the game, never mind if you lost and didn't get to save the world. Final Fantasy XIII is the game that broke the series for me, so I'm not really looking forward to the sequel and not too keen on anything Final Fantasy right now.
The Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3 Lightning Edition Ver.2 unit also comes with a 320 GB hard drive plus matching DualShock controller, and will be released on December 15, 2011, as part of a special hardware bundle. Unfortunately, like most other special edition PS3s, it's only exclusive to Japan.