Date: February 20th, 2013 Author: Death Penalty
News Category: Square Enix
Tags: E3, Final Fantasy, Hashimoto, Next generation
Today, Sony held a massive event revealing its new console- The PS4- and detailings its features. Present were several bigwigs of various game companies there to show their support. Among them were two Square-Enix representatives. The first, Yoshihisa Hashimoto, presented Agni’s Philosophy once again. Following his presentation, Shinji Hashimoto, brand manager for Square-Enix and producer of the Kingdom Hearts series and Final Fantasy Versus XIII, left us with one tantalizing treat. He took just a moment on the stage to promise us that we would see a next generation Final Fantasy title at this year’s E3, and that we should look forward to it.
Excited? Here’s a schedule of what’s gonna happen at September 1 and 2!
Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Saga: New Developments Presentation - September 1 at 11:30 JST
Square Enix Music Special/Live Stage Final Fantasy XI Presents Kumi Tanioka & Nanaa Mihgo’s Live Stage - September 1 at 14:30 JST
Final Fantasy XIV Special Talk Show - September 1 at 17:30
Final Fantasy VII 15th Anniversary Stage - September 2 at 11:30 JST
Square Enix Chan! Presents “Radio Public Recording” Future of Final Fantasy Round Table Discussion - September 2 at 14:30 JST
Square Enix Music Special/Talk Stage Father of Final Fantasy Music “Nobuo Uematsu” Talk Show - September 2 at 17:30 JST
Can’t stream the events because you don’t know where to go and can’t read Japanese? Don’t worry! Squareportal was nice to show a step by step procedure to register for a free account at NicoLive. Just go here and follow the instructions stated! (the NicoLive link on Squareportal’s page should show you the links to all Square Enix’s events, as seen in the schedule above)
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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!
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