Final Fantasy Agito announced for iOS and Android, is an alternate take on FF Type-0 By Erren Van Duine on September 10, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Remember that Final Fantasy Agito trademark filed a while back? Well it’s real and it’s most certainly related to Final Fantasy Type-0 – although not in the way you might think.

No, this isn’t the HD version or Vita port some people might have expected. Square Enix is developing an alternate experience of sorts to Final Fantasy Type-0 that will launch on iOS and Android platforms sometime in 2014. FF Type-0 Director Hajime Tabata is said to be producing on the project, with Takeharu Ishimoto returning as composer and direction lead by Masayasu Nishida of Star Ocean fame.

The base game will be free of charge, and players will be able to create their own character to participate in missions throughout the world of Oriense. Although the game is F2P, players can pay real money for items to recover energy points expended by taking on these missions as well as revive after mission failures and other gacha items. By deepening your relationship with certain characters, they’ll appear to help you at various points along the way.

Agito Scan

FF Agito is said to have improved graphics over the PSP version, which is somewhat evident in the scans floating around the net right now and not surprising given the leap in power today’s smartphones have over the a last generation handheld.

The cast of FF Type-0 will return for this outing, although they’ll be stationed in different classes as the world itself has a different fate in store for them as another tale set in the mythology of Fabula Nova Crystallis. The game will feature a new character by the name of Myuu Kagerohi (voiced by Haruka Tomatsu), as well as returning characters Ace, Rem, and Jack.

The main story will be told in chapters and with various player decisions and community voting, the story will evolve as you progress through the game. New chapters will be available once every two weeks and within those two weeks, ten days will account for Solo Play – allowing players to tackle missions on their own – while four days are set aside for Team Play where players will have to work together to defeat bosses. Agito will also play host to a job system and characters will have specific abilities based on jobs.

Tabata hopes that those who played and those who didn’t pick up Type-0 will download and enjoy this new title. A full interview will be available online soon at Famitsu.com with more information on the game expected at Tokyo Game Show.

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  • Sapientia

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  • Sothe Zephyr

    Sorry but…..this won’t do….FF Type-0 cannot be captured on iOS – seeing the story changed….idk….i guess il go back to the jap version and try and remember the story from memory….and menus, weapons and items etc……very sad…..Type-0 is an amazing game, favorite in the series and it fails to make its way overseas….i am saddened to see those who cannot play the jap version will never play this truly amazingly put together game…..can’t get over how depressed i am :l Although some may say this is still something, it isn’t type-0…or at least, the type-0 we have all been craving!

    I doubt I will play this, the story changing and the fact that it is on a phone (oh joy small screen…)

    Sorry if people don’t like this but…this…this is not what i wanted, 10-1 this will be their version of localizing the game. Because of this, type-0 will probs never make its way to the west :(

    EDIT: Idk if this was stated above or w/e but – i love the expanding idea but they should focus less on the that and more on localization…

  • Sapientia

    Why would it being on iOS and Android change the story? It seems like they’ll be able to pack just as much content onto the smartphones as a last-gen PSP. Not only that, but a smartphone screen isn’t that much smaller than a PSP’s screen.
    After all, according to one of Erren’s tweets this is supposed to be like a sort of reimagining of Type-0.

  • Sapientia

    And I just thought of something. If anyone’s really disappointed about the “first” Type-0 not being localized (or yet I guess :? ) well a YouTuber said she’s planning on doing a full-scale walkthrough with translations of all button and dialogue stuff. She isn’t telling a lot of people because she’s a scrub but I just thought people that don’t like this idea should know that there ARE translations and things. :/ Maybe not the best thing, but she’s the one who pretty much translated everything for me so I COULD play T-0.
    Sorry for so many comments, but one more thing…if this turns into a type of thing where it’s like an MMO and we can play with other people, Imma hit up all of you here on NC and we’re gonna take down some monsters together in the most epic way possible! XDD

  • Sothe Zephyr

    The post states thatthe ” world itself has a different fate in store for them as another tale set in the mythology” – I just wish type-0 would be localized first before this….and besides…my phone is a phone….not a gaming device……

  • Sapientia

    The way your comment read to me was that BECAUSE the Agito is on smartphones the story would be negatively affected. That and a PSP and smartphone screen are almost the same size. And who says they’re not going to announce a localization? People are talking about something at TGS, and I’m feeling it too.
    Well I don’t know about you, but the PS3, X360, and Android sitting a few feet away from me are all gaming devices. I can play different types of games on all of them, and just because my phone is used for a crapload of others things doesn’t mean it can’t work as a gaming device.

  • Sothe Zephyr

    I know its just, the phones are limiting to me, with the need for touch tech i find it difficult, controllers are my life lol :(

  • Sean Hayden

    Who is she on youtube? :)
    I am interested.

  • Zadion

    Uh, maybe I’m interpreting the comments wrongly, but people seem to be under the impression that this game will be localized. If Type-0 wasn’t localized, why would its prequel?