Date: November 27th, 2011 Author: Ethan
News Category: Final Fantasy Type-0
Tags: Europe, Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy Type-0, Localization, North America
Ever since Final Fantasy Type-0 was revealed (as Final Fantasy Agito XIII) a few years ago its potential localization has been in question. In its original form as a cell phone game its chances were nearly 0, which would be quite befitting now. But as it’s now only released for PSP the chances increased dramatically and we’ve all been waiting on baited breath to hear about it travelling to western shores.
It would seem that wait is over however, thanks to a brand new interview with producer Yoshinori Kitase coming out of Spanish gaming site Vandal.net.
Thanks to our very own forum member Lymle we have a proper translation of one very important question and answer:
What else can you tell us about the other Fabula Nova Crystallis games? We haven’t heard anything about Type-0 or Versus lately.
[Laughs] Type-0, as you probably know already, was released in Japan last month, so that one’s finished. We’re currently working on the North American and European versions which you will know of very soon. Versus hasn’t been released in Japan yet, but we released a trailer last January. We’re working really hard to finish it. We’ll reveal new stuff within the next few months.
And there you have it folks, if this interview is to be believed, we have official confirmation of Type-0′s western releases!
You can read the original article below
It turns out that the promotional image of Final Fantasy XIII-2′s Crystal Edition released by Square last week, might be slightly different than the final thing. Square Enix has recently put up some new boxart for the games Crystal Edition release in Europe.
The new boxart still features part of the games logo from the original, but instead only includes Lightning, without Caius. The same thing goes for the games presentation box which also sports the same artwork. Still no sign of a North American release yet though. See the updated versions below.
The 2011 Tokyo Game Show is well underway in Japan and as such, news is pouring out from various sources.
First and foremost, the release date for Final Fantasy XIII-2 has been announced and not only for Japan. North America and Europe’s release dates have all been announced as well.
Japanese gamers will first get their hands on XIII-2 on December 15th while North American’s will get it a little more than a month later on January 31st. Europeans as usual will have to wait a little longer, but fear not, as it’s a measly 3 days, February 3rd.
Square has also gone ahead and announced a special hardware bundle featuring a Lightning adorned PS3.
Naturally they are calling this the “PlayStation 3 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Lightning Edition Ver.2.” given that a Lightning adorned PS3 was also released for the first game’s launch back in 2009. This bundle will retail for ¥37,960 and is a 320 GB unit.
After Final Fantasy XIII-2′s North American release date was announced for January last month, it put into question whether it would receive a simultaneous release with Europe as the last title did. A Square Enix investors report released today, says that they’re aiming for an Early 2012 release for FFXIII-2 in Europe. The fact that they aren’t confident enough to assign a month to the release date makes it seem unlikely that we’ll be receiving a simultaneous release this time around.
Missing from the investors report were any mentions of Final Fantasy Versus XIII or Type-0 outside of Japan. It’s unsurprising that Versus won’t be seeing a pre-April 2012 release, but the fact Type-0′s international version is still yet to be announced so close to it’s Japanese release, might mean we’re in for quite a wait.