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Final Fantasy Type-0 Online releases in China as Final Fantasy: The Awakening By Tony Garsow on December 14, 2016 at 10:20 PM

Partnering with Perfect World, Square Enix has launched Final Fantasy: The Awakening in China today. Developed for smartphone platforms and Microsoft Windows, this multiplayer title is based on the world of Final Fantasy Type-0.

In the video below, Chinese singer/actor Lu Han promotes the launch of the title in China, where we can see a bit more of the new gameplay. Perfect World also plans to bring the game to other Asian markets, and a worldwide launch is still planned as “Final Fantasy Type-0 Online”.

You can also check it out on the Chinese iTunes store.

Final Fantasy Type-0 Online originally launched in Japan as “Final Fantasy Agito”, but due to overwhelming negative feedback from players, Square Enix decided to shut the game down to work on a “reborn” version. Titled “Final Fantasy Agito+” for PlayStation Vita, the game never properly released due to technical problems. Later, Agito was revealed as Type-0 Online at Tokyo Game Show 2015, which showed off a dramatically reworked format.

It’s kind of funny to see a game featuring the Type-0 universe end up as a mobile multiplayer game, because, the original game based on the project — I’m referring to Final Fantasy Agito XIII — was more aligned with Type-0 Online than its eventual console-based single-player affair. Time is a flat circle.

We dug up an old trailer from Square Enix’s DKΣ3713 event in August of 2008, just to reminisce:


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  • I guess localization would never gonna happen with this one.

  • TektosBasics
  • Krijn van Alten

    I would have agreed with you like 5 years ago. But if you look to laat year, we in Europe got almost all the mobile titles from SE, only with a little delay with Japan.

  • Miqote

    Why waste their time in this?

  • Jintae

    stop killing Final Fantasy, please. No one asked for that mobile crap. Type-0 was good on it’s own, we don’t need anything else!

  • But this one seems like it’s China-exclusive.

  • Yuntu

    how is this killing FF? i really don´t get such sayings

    if anything the big FF titles on mobile help the brand …

  • Daniel

    If you don’t like it, don’t play it. It’s very simple

  • william sager

    umm i know a lot of people that wanted to play that sooo….

  • This looks awful and Luhan definitely isn’t helping.

  • Tony Garsow

    hehe

  • Red Makuzawa

    Well development is being done by another studio and is currently only for China and later in Japan. It’s something some people want and those who don’t can turn around and not play it.