Date: August 5th, 2011 Author: Kitmitsu
News Category: Final Fantasy Type-0
Tags: Artwork, Demo, Final Fantasy Type-0, Odaiba Expo
The Final Fantasy Type-0 demo which was revealed by a leaked Famitsu issue earlier this week, may be coming sooner than we though. Square Enix has confirmed that the Natsubi demo from their Odaiba Expo will actually be released on August 11th, less than a week from now. The demo will be released both on the Playstation Store as well as the games official site.
The press release comes with a two new images – the first an artwork of Ace and Rem sporting what looks like summer uniforms and the second, artwork of Rem and Machina during the siege of Rubrum.
A leak from Famitsu suggests that a Final Fantasy Type-0 demo may be coming out this September. The demo itself will be identical to the Natsubi demo on offer at Square Enix’s Odaiba Expo, save for a few tweaks. It should include the four missions we’ve seen available in video walkthroughs before.
Most importantly, the demo will be available as a free download rather than being bundled with a collectors edition like Final Fantasy XIII. With the PSP being region free, there’s nothing stopping those of you with Japanese PSN accounts from getting the demo at launch so everyone else, prepare!
The Final Fantasy Type-0 demo at the Square Enix Odaiba Expo has been filmed and posted online by Famitsu. The footage is over 7 minutes long, featuring a large chunk of the Natsubi demo on the show floor.
The demo allows you to start multiple missions from a single room to allow for an adequate range of gameplay during the short amount of time the visitors to the event are given to try it out. Hajime Tabata is also giving commentary during the video but unsurprisingly, it’s all in Japanese. To see the new gameplay, visit Famitsu through the link below.
Footage from the Final Fantasy XIII-2 demo at E3 has been posted courtesy of 1up which shows the boss battle with Noel and Serah attempting to defeat the floating arm of Atlas.
From the video, the battle system seems largely unchanged, primarily focusing on the original auto-battle – paradigm shift formula. Additions include the use of QTE’s to dodge large enemy attacks and pre-scripted attacks.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is available in demo form for all to play at E3 today. The first photos of the demo have surfaced (thanks to APZonerunner) showing one pretty distinct change to the Final Fantasy formula.
The demo begins with the familiar gameplay style but with the new QTE’s featured in the trailer. The story is explained in a concise information screen to give the demo context. According to the demo, the giant arm featured in the trailer is attached to a much larger creature known as Atlas. The secret to beating him lies in the Bresha Ruins. A new feature called Mog clock is described in one of the photos which effects whether you begin an encounter with the advantage or disadvantage. The most startling deviation from the norm is the addition of the new “Live Trigger” system which allows you to chose dialog for the first time. This is certainly a much more Western approach to story progression.
For now we just have these photos but expect video sometime soon.
Source: APZonerunner’s Twitter