Final Fantasy Type-0
7 months ago.
Tabata hopes to bring both Final Fantasy Type-0 and Agito overseas as a full experience
Months and months of fan demand and petitions might have paid off and the latest word out of Square Enix suggests that localization for Final Fantasy Type-0 is finally back in the cards. Following the announcement of Final Fantasy Agito, Square Enix is evidently up to the task - the details of which and why the original PSP version remained in Japan were uncovered in a new interview by US Gamer's Jeremy Parish.Needless to say, the full story is…
7 months ago.
Hajime Tabata is still passionate about bringing Final Fantasy Type-0 westward
In quite the turn of events, it seems Square Enix may have turned their eye back on Final Fantasy Type-0 after nearly two years of silence. Citing fan demand and the changing portable market, the company may be turning toward a future release on the PlayStation Network.Speaking with US Gamer, Director Hajime Tabata touched upon the recently announced Final Fantasy Agito and how that smartphone title will more than likely see release overseas.According to Tabata, Type-0 had seen localization some…
7 months ago.
Let Sony's new Third Party Production team know you want Final Fantasy Type-0 localized
Let's face it. Square Enix isn't going to localize Final Fantasy Type-0 any time soon.No, despite the months and months of fan pleas they've essentially fallen on deaf ears - the reality is, Square Enix just doesn't want to take the risk anymore.But fear not - a new avenue of hope as just opened up courtesy of Sony Computer Entertainment America. You see, they've just formed this new division dedicated to making the third party games you want happen -…
8 months ago.
Square Enix acknowledges fan demand for a western release of Final Fantasy Type-0
Fans awaiting a western release for Final Fantasy Type-0 very well may get some answers soon, if we're to trust the words of Square Enix America and Europe CEO Phil Rogers.Two weeks ago, Rogers posted a bit of an open letter, encouraging fans to share their questions, comments and other feedback with him via email. Operation Suzaku - the main force behind Type-0's fan movement - recently received a response that, for better or worse, might eventually clear up the…
10 months ago.
Square Enix files trademark for Final Fantasy Agito
A new trademark has popped up in Japanese databases suggesting Final Fantasy "Agito" may live on in some form.On April 24, 2013 Square Enix filed for a trademark for FINAL FANTASY AGITO - the description for which clearly identifies as some sort of video game software.For those that remember, Square Enix renamed Final Fantasy Agito XIII - originally announced in 2006 for feature phones, then moved to PSP in 2008 - to Final Fantasy Type-0 in 2011. Despite the…
10 months ago.
Square Enix localization specialist lists Final Fantasy Type-0 on resume
Final Fantasy Type-0's localization has been on the table since 2010 if an employee's resume is to be believed.Alongside his work for titles such as Crisis Core: FFVII, Nier, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, he has a listening for Final Fantasy Type-0 which has been in the works from "December 2010 to present."This jives with previous reports that localization had been worked on as recent as the beginning of last year. Previously, several voice actors…
1 year ago.
Hajime Tabata: We did experiment with a Final Fantasy Type-0 HD version
High definition conversions aren't anything new in the current gaming landscape. Nearly every major company that flourished in the PS2 era has tried their hand at updating their games to better suit HD displays and other devices.Square Enix is getting there too, what with the recent release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (and eventually a 2.5) along with the announcement of Final Fantasy X HD. But what about their PSP titles? PSP remasters, while not as popular, have…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy Type-0 Ultimate Hits out now, download version also discounted
As of today the Ultimate Hits version of Final Fantasy Type-0 is available for sale in Japan.Of course, this means the download version has also dropped in price. Originally priced at ¥6,480, the PlayStation Network version of the game has dropped to a much more budget-friendly ¥2,100. Those who have the UMD version can also transfer the game to their PS Vita through Sony's UMD passport program for ¥500.While it's been a year since Type-0's domestic release, an…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy Type-0's English localization was nearly completed last year
Final Fantasy Type-0's English localization was nearly complete, if a source close to Operation Suzaku is to be believed.“According to our source, who recorded voice-over for one of the characters in the game, at least 90% of the English localization is complete. The dubbing sessions took place in the last quarter of 2011, just after the release (October 27th) of Final Fantasy Type-0 in Japan. The entirety of the English dub recording is said to be complete.”The source claims…
1 year ago.
Brief update on Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Lightning Returns from Paris Games Week
While nothing substantial, a small update on both Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Lightning Returns has come out of Paris Games Week and its Final Fantasy celebration.FF Dream, who spoke with Square Enix World Technology Director Julien Merceron, was able to catch a few details on some of the company's upcoming projects.Regarding Lightning Returns, development is coming along swiftly, and they're currently showing the game to focus groups in order to narrow down what elements they should concentrate on…
1 year ago.
Square Enix taking a "clean slate" approach in terms of plans for bringing Final Fantasy Type-0 to the west
Square Enix has yet to localize Final Fantasy Type-0 due to market reasons.That's quite obvious given the state of the PSP outside of Japan. One could argue the company waited too long to make any localization decision on the title, but Hajime Tabata has provided a few words instead that may encourage you."Due to market reasons, we are taking a clean slate in terms of our plans. We feel strongly about bringing this title to the fans in North…
1 year ago.
Operation Suzaku aims to bring Final Fantasy Type-0 westward
One year ago, Final Fantasy Type-0 saw its release in Japan; one year later, it still sees very little chance of leaving it.And Square Enix has done very little to ease the minds of fans who continue to wait for the title. To date, the company has failed to communicate about any potential western localization - something that hasn't been helped by the PSP's demise outside of Japan either.The fact is, even during development, Square Enix never made mention of…
1 year ago.
The English version of Final Fantasy Type-0 remains in limbo
Final Fantasy Type-0 still isn't coming to the west anytime soon.That harsh reality was reenforced at Tokyo Game Show, where several sources in and outside of Square Enix confirmed the continued non-existence of the game's localization. According to 1UP's Jeremy Parish, "no less than four people I talked to at TGS made it very clear that the English version of Type-0 is moribund, at least in its current form."All of this despite various reports that have pointed toward some…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy Type-0 Bahamut prototype on display at New York Comic Con
Final Fantasy Type-0's rendition of Bahamut is on display at New York Comic Con this week.The classic Final Fantasy summon joins Kefka, Shiva (FFVIII), Alexander (FFVIII), and Bomb in Square Enix's latest Creatures Kai volume, which is set to launch in February 2013 for approximately $54.99.Bahamut marks the first time any sort of figure was designed for Final Fantasy Type-0, as the game did not get to enjoy any character Play Arts upon release. Final Fantasy Type-0 launched on…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy Type-0's Hajime Tabata wants to create a PlayStation Vita title
Crisis Core and 3rd Birthday creator Hajime Tabata has a lot to be proud of these days.Having produced a successful line of portable and mobile titles, the director was lucky enough to receive one of Sony's yearly PlayStation Awards for outstanding sales performance. Final Fantasy Type-0, which saw its release in Japan last year, was the focus of this achievement.SCE took the time to interview Tabata following his acceptance of the award, which included his thoughts on the PlayStation…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy Type-0 joins Square Enix's Ultimate Hits budget line
Japanese fans will soon be able to enjoy Final Fantasy Type-0 and more at a discounted price.Square Enix's very own e-Store has revealed the next set of titles to join their budget priced Ultimate Hits collection. Due for release on December 6th, Final Fantasy Type-0 will be joined by Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3 for the low cost of ¥2,940.Out of these only Birth by…
1 year ago.
Discussion: Breaking Through - Let Square Enix know that Final Fantasy Type-0 needs to come to the west
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…
1 year ago.
Discussion: Reigniting the flame – Making the case for Final Fantasy Type-0's localization
It's been nearly a year since Final Fantasy Type-0 released in Japan.As of today, the game remains firmly grounded there, despite earlier dialogue from director Hajime Tabata, claiming a localization was in the works. That was in November of last year.So why hasn't Square Enix said anything? What exactly are they waiting for? Sure the game is on PSP - but that hasn't stopped other companies from continuing to release games on the platform, digital or otherwise. The…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy Type-0 Import Review
Six years ago Square Enix had a vision of a common platform from which to build a series of games under a single banner. That compilation became known as Fabula Nova Crystallis and was comprised of three titles at conception: Final Fantasy XIII, which has since been released, Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII.While the main XIII games were set to release on high definition platforms, Agito XIII began life as a mobile game. It was then…
1 year ago.
Have a look at these Final Fantasy Type-0 gameplay videos
We're closing in on the year anniversary since Final Fantasy Type-0 was released in Japan, and there's not a western version in sight.This is a huge problem.Final Fantasy Type-0 is an extraordinary entry to the series - which you'll see in my import review that's to be posted soon. I figured it might be appropriate to show off a few sections of gameplay taken from different areas in the game as both fans and Square Enix alike would…