Date: October 14th, 2011 Author: Kitmitsu
News Category: Final Fantasy Type-0
Tags: Final Fantasy Type-0, Gameplay, Soundtrack
The full 12 minutes of Final Fantasy Type-0 gameplay from yesterdays Nico Nico stream has been officially released by Square Enix. There’s a lot to take in, including possibly the most terrifying Malboro in Final Fantasy history.
As well as the new gameplay, the Final Fantasy Type-0 Soundtrack site has been updated once again with 5 new previews to go with the 8 they added last week. A fully translated track list is now available to thanks to Lucas Drealeu from KHinsider. Click more to see the track list in full.
Hajime Tabata has blessed Nico Nico users with a live stream of some new Final Fantasy Type-0 gameplay. The gameplay includes regular battles plus traversing the world with a Chocobo, the the RTS style Battle for Supremacy, and Airship battles. The quality may not be great but Tabata is quizzed about certain elements of the game during the stream which more than makes up for it. GameFAQ members Flower Girl and Kouli have translated the interview.
Is it hard because it’s action oriented?
Compulsory gamplay up to the ending is of low difficulty. Please don’t panic.
It does not entirely come off as an action game since there are RPG commands you have to use to clear the game. Characters still depend on level as in RPGs for battles.
Is it alright to play this if I never played FF before?
You can play this without any problems even if you have never played FF before.
This shares the same mythology as FF13 though so players who played FF13 might feel familiar.
How much is the approximate gameplay volume.
It’s run through would be around 40 hours but it is impossible to clear everything in a single run through. (i’m not sure about this part but it goes) There’s an additional fight in the 2nd play through which completes the game but that does not mean players cannot enjoy the world after everything is done.
Will there be DLC?
[None they will charge for anyway. However he does reveal that there will be free DLC available if you link the game to your Square Enix Members account]
See part of the stream uploaded to Youtube below.
Thanks to forum member Iron Maw for finding this.
There’s going to be a very special scene in Final Fantasy XIII-2. Speaking at Japan’s CEDEC conference, Square Enix mobile business senior manager Takashi Tokita spoke of the late Yoshinori Kanada. Kanada was a storyboard artist who, among other things, worked on Final Fantasy XIII. One board in particular was for a scene that didn’t make it into the game. According to Tokita, its omission was something director Motomu Toriyama regretted as he quite liked the scene. Not this time, however. The scene, in which Odin holds Lightning, will be included in the upcoming Final Fantasy XIII-2.
You can see the sequence in question at the end of the clip below, as well as the board it originated from.
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.
With Square Enix’s Odaiba Expo opening tomorrow, we receive four new Final Fantasy Type-0 gameplay videos as well as the confirmation that development has entered the tuning and debugging stages. The videos contain several different aspects of gameplay such as Kill and Break Sights as well as Special Orders and the World Map.
Kill Sight & Break Sight
Square Enix showed the press a separate demo to what’s available on the show floor which includes the fight between Lightning and the newly revealed Chaos Bahamut. The battle with her riding her summon Odin, makes use of several of the new gameplay features revealed in interviews. When Famitsu asked whether this was the same Bahamut as Fang’s summon from FFXIII, they were told it was not. Watch the footage below.
Various videos of the Final Fantasy XIII-2 demo at E3 have popped up but none of them showing the entire thing from start to finish. Gametrailers has thankfully provided that to us with the bonus of a developer walkthrough giving commentary through-out. Watch all four videos 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.
Here’s some good news to break up the usual spring lull we endure every year. During a special Dissidia 012 livestream event, Final Fantasy Type-0′s directer Hajime Tabata surprised everyone with new gameplay footage which he previewed live. There was over 20 minutes of never before seen footage shown with approximatly half based inside the Peristylium and the rest on the World Map. Although the event is over, the videos have been uploaded to Youtube.
The Peristylium portion mainly shows off the design of the magic academy but on the World Map, we’re shown battles, Chocobo riding and the Airship. The second video solely focuses on the latter part, displaying the full Airship control being incorporated into Type-0 with full X,Y and Z movement as well as Airship battles. See it all for yourself below.
Update: A better quality version has been uploaded as a single video.