I decided to focus on Final Fantasy Type-0 once again for this week’s discussion.
Why? Well, in case you missed it, Square Enix America finally acknowledged the game in the west somewhat by including the DLC track from the game in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy’s upcoming DLC schedule. The difference between that and FF Versus XIII’s Somnus, is that Type-0 has already seen a release in Japan. Meanwhile on the eve of Final Fantasy’s 25th anniversary event, western fans still wait…
It’s really gotten me thinking lately – what can we do as fans? It’s really sad that we’re forced to beg for the game at this point, but it might be the only thing to do in order to get some sort of recognition out of Square Enix. After all, such an approach eventually worked for Tales of fans, as well as Xenoblade and The Last Story. If they can do it, why can’t we for Final Fantasy Type-0?
So I think the first step in this attempt is to create some dialogue. If you really want to see Final Fantasy Type-0 come to the west – let Square Enix know. Drop @SQEX_Members_NA a line with the hashtag #FFTYPE0 and tell them you want to see the game localized. If you’re feeling extra bold, go ahead and let them know on their Facebook account as well. Type-0 needs all the support it can get.
The important thing to remember is to be polite about it. Kindness can go a lot further than angry insults, so please contact them in constructive, thoughtful ways. We’ll be sure to do the same.
Don’t know what Final Fantasy Type-0 is? Check out my import review – no spoilers, I promise.