Final Fantasy Type-0
2 days ago.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will launch within the next year, include four difficulty modes
Final Fantasy Type-0 will be in the hands of Western gamers some time within the next year, Director Hajime Tabata confirmed to Kotaku at today's PAX presentation of the game. “We probably wouldn’t age another year until it’s released,” Tabata said. “We really do want the PS4 and Xbox One install base to grow in Japan as well, so we do want a release as quickly as possible.” The HD version of the game started development in the latter half of…
3 days ago.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is 80% complete
The HD remastered version of Final Fantasy Type-0 is 80% complete, IGN confirmed today in an pre-PAX interview with Director Hajime Tabata. According to their report, Type-0 HD will be a full retail product, although it remains unclear on when fans will be able to play it. The demo reel Square Enix had on-hand apparently showed the game running smoothly but "don't expect the kind of visuals we saw at the XV demo back at E3 2013. It's still definitely…
4 days ago.
Snag some rare Final Fantasy Type-0 CollectaCards at PAX Prime
The latest look at Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call offers Western fans their first experience with the music of Final Fantasy Type-0 and the world of Orience along with its characters and scenario. Along with today’s announcement, anyone who plays the game at PAX Prime 2014 (Booth #3630) will receive a set of rare Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call CollectaCards. These cards feature three of the main characters from Final Fantasy Type-0 - Machina, Rem and Ace - as well as…
1 week ago.
Bryce Hitchcock to voice Deuce in the English version of Final Fantasy Type-0
News comes courtesy of Operation Suzaku confirming yet another English voice actor for the localization of Final Fantasy Type-0. According to a conversation exchanged between the two, Bryce Hitchcock was cast and recorded for the roll of the flute-wielding Deuce - a member of Class Zero and someone who is kind-hearted but has a bit of a stubborn side. Bryce has worked other areas of the entertainment industry including film, TV, voice-over, commercials and as a recording artist. Final Fantasy…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy Type-0 fan translation team forced to pull completed patch
Over a month after its release, Final Fantasy Type-0's fan translation patch is no more. The folks over at Sky's RomHacking Nest have been forced to pull not only the patch itself, but any pages and posts relating to the project that ever existed. According to Sky, the mastermind behind the release, he received threats and false accusations from a "certain game company" and refuses to detail the situation in full until a later date. This news comes mere weeks…
1 month ago.
Additional English voice actors for Final Fantasy Type-0 confirm their involvement
Two additional voice actors have stepped forward to confirm their involvement in the English localization of Final Fantasy Type-0, which wrapped up localization two years ago according to several sources. Bryce Papenbrook will be voicing main character Machina Kunagiri, who previously voiced Zidane in Dissidia Final Fantasy and Tiz in Bravely Default. Robbie Daymond will be taking up the role of Kurasame. Other confirmed voice actors include Matthew Mercer as Trey, Cristina Vee as Cinque, and Orion Acaba as Nine. Further…
2 months ago.
Why Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is a distraction and not a gift for fans
Square Enix had a great E3 in 2013 with the announcement of Final Fantasy XV along with many other great titles releasing soon. Ever since then Square has been doing its best job to keep fans of the series content until they were ready to show  more with other titles such as Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy X|X-2. Naturally most people assumed they were waiting for E3 2014 since no major news for Final Fantasy XV had appeared since…
2 months ago.
The Type-0 Voice Cast includes Matthew Marcer and Cristina Vee
Since the reveal of Type-0 HD's development and planned western release, a few voice actors have come forward to admit to their roles in the upcoming game - while at the same time confirming previous reports that voice recording had concluded for the title some years ago. Now that the localization is official, Mathew Mercer has stepped forward to confirm he will play the bowman Trey, Cristina Vee will play the mace-wielding Cinque, and Orion Acaba will voice the lancer named Nine.…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and Final Fantasy Agito coming to the west
Square Enix has just announced that Final Fantasy Type-0 is making it way along with a localized version of Final Fantasy Agito to North America and Europe. Type-0 will be receiving the HD remaster treatment and will be releasing on PS4 and Xbox One while Agito will release on both iOS and Android platforms. “The voice of our Western fans was instrumental in the development of FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0, and we’re very excited to release this title soon,” said Hajime Tabata,…
11 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…
11 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…
11 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 -…
1 year 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…
1 year 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…
1 year 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…