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.
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.