Date: August 29th, 2011 Author: Kitmitsu
News Category: Final Fantasy Type-0
Tags: Commercial, Final Fantasy Type-0, Japan, TV
With Final Fantasy Type-0 coming out in just under two months, Square Enix has already started the advertising onslaught with three new commercials which have begun airing on Japanese TV. The characters in the adverts have been dubbed over with alternative voices, apparently saying something hilarious. I feel the humor will be lost on most of us. See all three in the video below.
Looks like Japan and importers are going to have to wait a bit longer than planned for Final Fantasy Type-0. The game’s original October 13 release date has been written off in favour of October 27. The single for the game’s theme song has also been pushed back to October 19 (originally October 5) and the soundtrack itself is now being released on October 26 (originally October 12).
The delay is due to Square Enix wishing to polish the game further. At the release of Type-0′s Natsubi demo, director Hajime Tabata specified ongoing tweaks for the game’s camera and Phantoma system.
Given the fact that the game was announced alongside Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII back at E3 2006, another two weeks is pretty much a drop in the ocean.
Famitsu has released 16 new screenshots of Final Fantasy Type-0 on their website featuring many of the new characters revealed in their latest issue. There isn’t much more to say so see them all below.
Some five and a bit years down the line, the veil has finally been lifted on the remaining members of Class Zero with Famitsu running a feature on the characters of Trey, Cater and Cinque. Now you can sit down and think long and hard about who your main party will be – time to play favourites.
You can also cop a look at Qun’mi, Zhuyu and the king of Concordia – Byakko l’cie, Suzaku l’Cie and, well, king of Concordia respectively. Beyond that, there’s a short section dedicated to the game’s recently-revealed system of party attacks, known as Volley. Your three active characters will team up and then mess things up. And finally, the series-staple summon Bahamut makes an appearance, in all his dragon-y glory. Feel free to admire all the pretty pictures below.
Famitsu lands on shelves tomorrow.
As in Final Fantasy XIII, l’Cie roam the world of Final Fantasy Type-0, striving to complete their focus. So far the only announced l’Cie is Gilgamesh, but the latest issue of Dengeki reveals two more, as well as another two minor characters.
Zhuyu – (voiced by Hiroki Touchi)
A l’Cie from Suzaku’s own crystal. He was once a student of the Peristylium until he had his focus bestowed upon him. He still wears his uniform in an attempt to not forget who he is but after being a l’Cie for several years, he’s slowly becoming less human. He’s extremely strong and uses fire magic (the symbol of Suzaku).
Qun’mi – (voiced by Megumi Toyoguchi)
She’s a l’Cie from the Byakko crystal in Milites who only recently became one. Wearing full armor, she has a tremendous battle strength which allows her to use weapons beyond their limits. She also uses Magitek Armor called Dainsleif which is equipped with a Crystal Jammer and can launch a large barrage of missiles simultaneously.
The other two characters revealed are Yuzuki and the King of Souryu. Yuzuki (voiced by Yuu Kobayashi) is a female who’s a member of a group that protects Concordia. The King of Souryu (voiced by Jun Fukuyama) hasn’t been named yet but is known for wearing a mask.
A little more has leaked from the Final Fantasy Type-0 demo. This time, the Type-0 world map has been extracted showing all four countries in their entirety. Although it’s small and not the best quality thanks to the method it was extracted with, it does a good job at showing the world we’ll be playing in. In the second image, the location of the Suzaku Peristylium has been added to provide some scale.
Thanks to our forum member Rabla for finding this.
V-Jump has released a Final Fantasy Type-0 feature on newly named character Cater, Deuce, and Trey. With it comes summaries on the three class zero members, detailing their personality and weapons. See the scan itself below.
Known for her strong confidence and emotions. She hates to lose and can be relied on in any situation but wears her heart on her sleeve. Her weapon is a shotgun with magic infused shells. She can’t move while firing but her ammo can be fired continuously without ever running out.
A mature class member, who’s calm and takes care of his appearance. His wisdom allows him to understand peoples train of thought but he’s known for speaking at great length. Trey’s weapon is a bow which gives him the furthest range of all the students but he can only hit still targets.
A serious girl who works arduously, performing her duties for class zero without hesitation. Quick to speak her mind. She uses a flute as her weapon which sends “bundles of sound” towards her target. She can use musical scales to set traps.
With the demo for Final Fantasy Type-0 being out for a few days now, Square has had plenty of feedback on the experience from the players themselves. There have been a couple of major complaints, mainly the poor camera and the Phantoma system. Quite surprisingly the games director, Hajime Tabata, has posted a video on the Square Enix Members Twitter where he assures fans that the camera and Phantoma system are being fixed. It’s great news that feedback has been taken onboard so quickly.
The Final Fantasy Type-0 demo has been out for under 24 hours but anxious players have already started probing the game files for any new information. Luckily, there’s been some success. Here’s a few discoveries from our forum member Rabla.
The only remaining character not to have her name revealed, is the shotgun-wielding member of Class Zero. According to the demo files, her name is Cater which fits as she had to be number four in the naming scheme of the party members (note – this has been confirmed through the unlockable uniforms too). As well as this, Bahamut has been confirmed as a playable summon, though that was fairly predictable. The other characters and summons missing from the demo are contained within the game files but trying to use them causes the game to freeze unfortunately.
We’ll update you with anymore finds.
As promised by Square Enix last week, the Final Fantasy Type-0 demo has been released today on both the Japanese Playstation Store and the Official Type-0 Site. The Japanese demo is region free and available for anyone with a PSP to try out. All that’s required is 332MB of space on your memory card. Those of you without a Japanese PSN account are recommended to get it from the official site.
To download the demo from the official site you can visit this page or click the link directly below to begin your download now.
Final Fantasy Type-0 Natsubi Demo Download (332MB Zip) – Right Click > Save as
To install the game to your PSP, first connect it to the PC via USB or insert your Memory Stick if you have a card reader available. Unzip the file into the the GAME directory on the Memory Stick. The demo should now be available under the Game section of the XMB on your PSP. Enjoy. Remember Circle and X are the opposite way round!
The demo controls have thankfully been provided in English by Neoseeker user Rabla who has edited them into the image below.