Final Fantasy Type 0 localization updates

Final Fantasy Type 0 western release is one of the most famous “victims” of the death of the Playstation Portable system in the western markets; released last year in Japan, the game’s localization has been in the works for quite some time but, given the Psp situation in the west, it’s unlikely it’ll be released on Sony’s first handheld.

Final Fantasy Type O is part of the “Fabula Nova Crystallis” saga together with Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Final Fantasy Versus XIII: the games share mythology and themes but the plots and characters are unrelated. Type 0 is set on the continent of Oriense, divided in four nations protected by a respective crystal. The game features an action battle system, 14 different characters with different weapons and spells, controllable summoned monsters and an intricate and well developed plot with a touch of political intrigue. The game is regarded as the best of the Fabula Nova Crystallis games, not counting Final Fantasy Versus XIII, announced some years ago and still in the works.

Regarding the state of the localization, Type 0 director Hajime Taba has confirmed that, for marketing reasons, the team is taking a clean slate in terms of their plan; they’re still very interested in bringing the game overseas and are waiting for an ultimate conclusive factor before commiting fully to the localization. Taba also pointed out some aspects of the game he’d like to improve, including introducing a co-op mode, make the intricate plot easier to understand and some tweakings on the leveling and magic systems.

Are these hints for a possible enhanced port on PsVita or Ps3, a port that will allow the game to be released in the West?


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