Who’s Working On Final Fantasy Type-0?

By Ishaan . January 19, 2011 . 11:58am

We’re already familiar with the executive staff of Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Tetsuya Nomura is directing the game with Yoko Shimomura on composition duty. Meanwhile, Shinji Hashimoto and Yoshinori Kitase are co-producing the title.


But what about Final Fantasy Type-0 (formerly Agito XIII)? Who’s doing what on that? Square Enix answered the question in a recent announcement after they showed the game off yesterday at their 1st Production Department conference.


Type-0 has Hajime Tabata acting as its director. You know Tabata from his directorial work on Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII and The 3rd Birthday. Meanwhile, Yusuke Naora will be art-directing. Naora has previously acted as Art Director on Final Fantasy VII, VIII and X. Tetsuya Nomura will be providing character designs at Naora’s behest.


Meanwhile, the game’s composer will be Takeharu Ishimoto, whose most recent work includes The World Ends With You and Dissidia: Final Fantasy. Finally, the game will be produced by Yoshinori Kitase.


Final Fantasy Type-0 will be released this summer for the PSP in Japan. The game will come on two UMDs, in part due to the large amount of voiced dialogue.

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  • I cant wait to hear the songs in the game and nab that soundtrack. I loved the World Ends With You one

    • thebanditking

      Not so big on TWEwY OST as a whole (too urban/pop for me) but I loved Crisis Core’s which he also wrote.

      • That was the whole theme of the game (The World Ends With You). I’m with Tsunayoshi Sawada on this, I loved the soundtrack, very refreshing, different, catchy and good!

  • By the look of the trailer, this game looks great, and the fact that it spans two UMDs is intriguing.
    I also liked Ishimoto’s composition work on CC:FFVII and DFF. I’ll definitely be looking into this more after I get DDFF

    • PurpleDoom

      It’s not quite the first game to span two UMDs, actually – it was preceded by The Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki SC. Hopefully this means the game is absolutely packed with content, though, rather than being like FFXIII with an unusual amount of voice-acting for PSP.

      • Not to be a jerk, but Zichri didn’t exactly say something about this game being the first to have two UMDs.

        • Thank you.
          That is all xD

          • PurpleDoom

            Sorry about that, didn’t mean it to come off that way. Guess I misinterpreted the pretense of your post a little.

          • It’s all good haha
            I guess in a way, “intriguing” does sound like I’m saying it’s never been done before. But I just thought it was interesting for it to require two UMDs.

      • Not the first. The first game to use 2 UMDs is Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki SC (The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, Second Chapter)

  • PrinceHeir

    cannot wait for this :D

    both Kenichi Suzumura and Takahiro Sakurai will provide major roles on this which voiced Zack Fair and Cloud Strife respectively.

    ahhh :)

    • Really!? That would be awesome! (Suzuken and Sakupyon are two of my favourite seiyuu) Where did you hear this from?

      I’m eagerly awaiting the awesome seiyuu-fest that this game will be, especially since it has 13 main characters. :D

  • Barrit

    I’m very curious about the details of this game (unless I just totally missed them in an update somewhere). The whole uniformed academy thing seems like it could be interesting. I wonder if it will be kinda like X-men with the gifted academy. Hopefully it’s done well and not just an excuse to put the females in school girl outfits. Not that it’s necessarily a bad thing, but I think it’s safe to assume I’m not the only one who wants to hold the bar higher and expect Square Enix to try to “wow” us with every release.

  • Zero_Destiny

    Wow I’ve played very few of those games that this staff worked on (in fact the only one I’ve played is The World Ends With You XD). Still have high hopes and it seems like a good team, just hope that the release date for NA will be sooner instead of later. lol

  • Yui

    All-star production team? That’s a good sign. So far, you can definitely feel Tabata’s influence in the scant details we have of the game – it’s certainly very similar to Crisis Core. As far as I’m concerned, though, this can really only be a good thing, so let’s hope for more in the way of CC-style action fun, maybe a little bit faster, maybe a little bit more refined. =D

  • thebanditking

    I really can’t wait to play this one, I am also really glad they removed it from the XIII series of games, gives it a better chance to stand on its own.

    • It’s still in the Fabula Nova Crystallis world though.


      • Testsubject909

        Why… Why oh why didn’t they just call the whole thing Fabula Nova Crystalis and announced that it would carry in it the spirit of Final Fantasy?

        Why!? The sales would’ve still been boosted upward by the pairing to the name Final Fantasy, and at the same time, fans would’ve been far more open to the game’s content and would’ve appropriately set expectations as opposed to dividing the fanbase so heavily.

        Why didn’t they just call the whole thing Fabula Nova Crystalis… It’s a beautiful title too… And then it could’ve been Fabula Nova Crystalis Versus and Fabula Nova Crystalis Agito, and many of the Final Fantasy fans wouldn’t have felt so….

        Ah… whatever. So they want to hide behind the Final Fantasy name to ensure they make a quick buck while doing whatever the hell they want… Fine.

        But at least don’t screw up Versus 13.

  • So far, there seems to be no problems with the game, yet. Oh right, there’s that two UMD stuff, wonder how it’s gonna work?

  • epy

    As long as I don’t see Toriyama anywhere in the credits, it’s all good.

    • Guest

      There’s only one Toriyama and that is Akira Toriyama
      The one that you speak of can go cross dressin in a hakama
      because he aint the boss like Toriyama-sama
      I think we’ve paid the cost for XIII melodrama

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