Final Fantasy Agito XIII Is Now Final Fantasy Type-0 [Update]

By Ishaan . January 18, 2011 . 2:15am


When we discovered a trademark for Final Fantasy Type-0, we were expecting a new game. What it really is, is Final Fantasy Agito XIII on the PSP with a new name. And it’s coming soon…Summer 2011, to be precise.


Final Fantasy Type-0 will come on 2 UMDs. The game will have over 30 voiced characters, for whom Square Enix are recording dialogue. “Big name” voice actors will be employed for the roles. Director Hajime Tabata says Final Fantasy Type-0 will have a new system, a single player game with multiplayer features built with to create an original play style.


The game isn’t related to Final Fantasy XIII any more, and Square Enix hope to spin it off into its own series. This is probably why they also trademarked Final Fantasy Type-1, Type-2, And Type-3.


[Update: Game trailer now included in post.]

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  • Just what we needed a multi-disc handheld title. Wonder how much will the game cost.

    • It’s happened before. The Japanese version of the 2nd Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky game came on 2 discs

      • Yuan

        This is like the 7th (known) 2 UMD based game on PSP.

  • THERE’S A RELEASE DATE!!!! *cries tears of joy* Now you can go back to your XIII-2.

  • malek86

    Now PSP owners too can feel the pain of disc changing!

    But why did they drop the correlation with FF13?

    • My thoughts indeed. Thr Fabula Nova Crystallis trinity’s broken now, might as well rename VS 13

      • Guest

        …to FF XV

    • Because of the story.

    • Ereek

      Unless I’m mistaken, wasn’t one of the Sora no Kiseki games also 2 UMDs?

      Ah well, I can’t wait for this. It’s been looking great for a while.

      • malek86

        Oh, that’s true.

        Well, but SnK is clearly a niche game. On the other hand, this one should sell a lot more. So it’s like saying that for many PSP owners it will be the first time.

        • Yuan

          Little Buster and Shin Koihime Musou (4 of them) also has 2 UMD, but one of them are install disc (mandatory install for Little Buster, not sure if Shin Koihime Musou is mandatory).
          It’s not clear yet if this’ll be disc swapping style or install disc style.

    • Zero_Destiny

      You mean now they can feel the excitement and rush of changing disk. heheheh

  • Kris

    I can’t wait. The game looked like it held a lot of promise from the little I saw. I also like the Type-0 title better than Agito, too.

  • Now I’m fond of this idea. Now I just have to hope that they’ll have a PSN release too.

  • Logo looks way sexier with the new name

  • holyPaladin

    Another reason to grab back my PSP from my sister :)

  • karasuKumo

    Hmm! Not too keen on the name but I wonder if those “types” will be the different characters stories.

    Osu! Summer can’t come soon enough! I’m hoping that’s a worldwide release :S

    EDIT: New website

  • They changed the name because they don’t want people to mistake it with Kamen Rider Agito lol

    And finally a release date! God, it’s about time SE

  • PrinceHeir

    “This is probably why they also trademarked Final Fantasy Type-1, Type-2, And Type-3.”

    looks like this will be a saga game? though i will not be surprised if one of those types comes in the 3DS.

    oh well still looking forward to this and XIII-2 :)

  • Woot a FF with more than one disc again! cant wait

    • Hraesvelgr

      Final Fantasy XIII on the 360 had more than one disc.

  • Yes yes yes… I will get it!! Summer then… Man, I am crying with tear of joy! XD

  • Looks like it’ll be a good year for SE fans in Japan. I wasn’t really following news about Agito, so I’m wondering how much the story was reworked (if at all) to make it this Type-0. I wouldn’t mind another FF spin-off series if it has a good and engaging story – I was turned off by the Crystal Chronicles series, but I heard the Wii one was good. I’ll definitely by watching for Type-0.

    • Joanna

      I found Ring of Fates to be pretty fun too. And I’ve heard others say Echoes of Time is great as well (haven’t gotten to it yet. sigh. I have a pretty pathetic backlog.). I haven’t tried the original on the Cube, so I don’t know how it compares.

  • PrinceHeir

    i just noticed something, if agito got retconned in the fabula nova crystallis project, does that mean we only have 2 series of the project? XIII and Versus XIII series? then what’s the point of making it a compilation if there’s only 2 series games of the project?

    • PersonaBull

      XIII-2 makes it 3

    • Ren

      Type-0 is still part of the Fabula Nova Crista-something series, it’s just not a FFXIII game anymore.

  • “a single player game with multiplayer features built with to create an original play style.”

    I guess Square – rightly so – expects not many to remember the .hack series :D

    Still wish they kept the ‘Agito’ part of the name in it. Final Fantasy Agito Type-0 has a ring to it.

  • [The Hunter] Doomrider

    2 UMDs, it will be so legendary. Also, I don’t mind them turning this into its own series, seeing as how it looks absolutely incredible.

    And it will probably be out in Europe and the USA by the end of the year too!

    • Wow its sounding to be epic! Day 1 baby, Day 1! And on two UMDS! I guess they are trying to get it out before PSP2!

      • Darkrise

        … Too many day ones with you.

  • 30 characters with voiced dialogue, and multiplayer? I guess Square Enix is serious about multiplayer in ALL games. This is gonna be awesome, day 1 baby, day 1 baby!!!!

  • Pichi

    Don’t mind it being separate. Seems like its own thing now.

    • Exkaiser


  • Lol I remember when this baby was a mobile phone game. It has grown so fast. -sniff-

    • Is 7 years fast? Lol :D

      • Zero_Destiny

        No … no it is not. Let’s hope we’ll be able to get seven years of gaming out of it though. Epic

        • I doubt you’ll get 7 years of play out of it…. ^_^’ If it gave me 30 hours of pure enjoyment, I’m happy

          • Zero_Destiny

            But but but It has 3 types!!! lol

  • nonoko

    That is an awesome logo.

  • Zero_Destiny

    Yyeesss!!!! It’s about time. Kinda confused as to why it got kicked out of the Final Fantasy XIII club but I can’t wait.

  • Is that Shiva @ 3:12?
    So far we’ve seen Odin, Ifrit and Golem…
    I think that’s Bahamut in the CG opening too.

  • joesz

    Man I just love that geezerish narration!

  • I just hope this doesn’t turn out like Crystal Chronicles

  • Looks good, I am intrigued.

  • And we can use the Grungust as summons, yeah! Sengar > Odin LOL

  • malek86

    Trailer looks a bit weird, but not too bad. I can’t quite understand the battle system from those small screens, but I guess it’s going to be like those .hack games. Maybe I’ll have to check this one out.

  • thebanditking

    “Final Fantasy Type-0 will come on 2 UMDs. The game will have over 30 voiced characters, for whom Square Enix are recording dialogue.”

    Thats epic, the need for 2 discs is likely because of the movies but still a 2 disc portable title is just amazing to thing about in terms of scale. This and Legend of Heroes are the only two to do this, and honestly its games like this that make me realize I do not need a 3DS at launch or any time soon there after.

  • Oh baby! Two UMDs. I just feel so happy that I touch myself.

  • nyrjin

    I like how this game just seemed like one of those compilations of ridiculous cliches added to FF8 until now.

    “Military-school! Use cards! Enemies are ripped from FF8!”

    It’s hilarious that the game they describe in lackluster wording seems like it might be the best of the original 13 set now. I’m still more hyped about versus at this time though.

    • If anything, if they make it an action game it’ll be the game FFVIII should have been. FFVIII was always odd with its supermodern technology and setting and whatnot and then the old ATB battle system.

  • Huh… this looks great.
    Maybe the name change is for the better xD. Dang it my wallet’s gonna eat itself with all these good SE games coming out for the PSP…

  • raymk

    Man this trailer is awesome from the looks of it. now i gotta work extra hours to fit if all in.

  • Good, i didnt really wanted this game to be compared with FF13 (or people trying to find relation between them)

  • so… I’ll be able to play along side a friend? i hope they decide to shoot this up on psn store. better then caring 2 umds around.

    also didn’t i hear that the psp2 will have release info by then? what would stop SE from just making this one of the first games on the psp2?

    mmm what character will i choose… cards do sound fun, so does summons. maybe the brawler.

  • Sorry, but your last line is misinforming, the producers behind Type-0 specifically said it’s still to be tied in with the Fabula Nova Crystalis project, which means it’s still part of the XIII games…

  • in 2 umds?? what does it mean?? english and japanese? or 2 series?? can anyone pls answer me.

  • Joanna

    huh. I was under the impression that Agito XIII was a game about a school of card battlers and never really took the game seriously, but this trailer has proven me wrong and piqued my interest. Plus I’ve finally decided to go ahead and pick up a PSP (long live my backlog of games! xD ).

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