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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  • http://twitter.com/BurstDragon Kush クシュ

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

    • http://www.facebook.com/jstack Jon Stachewicz

      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.

  • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

    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?

    • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

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

      • Guest

        …to FF XV

    • http://twitter.com/BurstDragon Kush クシュ

      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.

  • http://hughisaacs2.googlepages.com/ Hugh Isaacs II

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

  • http://twitter.com/mangeezer jerry

    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

    http://www.square-enix.co.jp/fabula/0/

  • http://twitter.com/willofsilver Silver Lion

    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 :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruce-Mclennan/1763798066 Bruce Mclennan

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

    • Hraesvelgr

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

      • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

        lol

        It’s not the same though

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Farid-Belkacemi/1073052585 Farid Belkacemi

        Yeah but it SUCKS ! LOL

  • http://twitter.com/Xuiz enorka miho

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

  • http://twitter.com/sakurairomemori Alphabet Soup

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/gabriel_may_uk Gabriel May

    “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!

    • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

      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.

  • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    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

      Agreed.

  • http://twitter.com/Ale598 Ale598

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

    • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

      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

        • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

          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.

  • http://twitter.com/Cedereyes Cristóbal

    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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Connell/508792255 Michael Connell

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexander-Groce/100000039461956 Alexander Groce

    Looks good, I am intrigued.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Morandi/100000837836996 Daniel Morandi

    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.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2UKKIGGOA4V5EIFXAD7BQQOV4 Heehee

    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.

    • http://www.carpefulgur.com SpaceDrake

      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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1446063390 Zichri Lui

    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.

  • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

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

  • http://twitter.com/ZonronSekai Zonron

    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.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_APDZJYCORUTJTQPIRLRPGRY5AU Mr.N

    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…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jey-Supsz/1787647857 Jey Supsz

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

    • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

      The game will span two UMDs, like multidisc games, you know?

  • 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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