Square Fires Final Fantasy Type-0 Magic System Screens

By Ishaan . July 28, 2011 . 4:59pm

Earlier this week, we wrote about Final Fantasy Type-0’s different types of fire, ice and lightning spells, based off of the attributes of various firearms. Now, you can read the spell type descriptions along with screenshots.


Shotgun [SHG] type attacks are short-range attacks that are stronger the closer you are to an enemy. Higher levels of magic (-ra and –ga spells) increase range and the projectiles fired.


Rifle [RF] attacks are long-range attacks that go straight. While they can hit from farther away, their area of effect is narrow. Higher tier spells come with an increased rate of fire.


Bomb [BOM] class spells are short-range explosive attacks, effective against small enemies. The area of effect increases with higher tiers of magic.


Missile [MIS] class spells are homing attacks. Higher tiers of magic come with an area of effect bonus.


Rocket launcher [ROC] attacks, a targeting cursor appears and you can manually aim an explosive blast at enemies. Higher tier spells increase range.



Downed enemies release Phantoma. By holding R, you can absorb Phantoma to recover MP.



Phantoma can be used to strengthen magic using the Alto Crystarium system. You can enhance attributes such as attack power, MP use, casting time, distance and speed.

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  • SuigetsuHiramura

    So excited for this this game I might just pass out… urg feeling woozy… lol

  • Rafael Freitas

    Complex battle system, great content, nice story. Sounds like a big game!

    Hope to get it soon, very excited for the game.

  • Shinji Kazuya

    Excelent! There’s nothing else to say: EXCELENT! I wanna play it so much! > <

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    I’m going to assume that certain characters are good with certain spells, like King or Trey with [RF] spells, or (I think I saw this in the trailers) Nine using a [MIS] spell. I give thumbs up to this new magic system, which seems to be a combination of the weapon customization from 3rd Birthday and the usual FF magic systems.

    • SuigetsuHiramura

      Yes the magic system seems to be a whole lot more complex than in previous FF titles.  Kudos to that.  SE is slowly redeeming itself from the horror that was FFXIII/FFXIV with this game and FFXIII-2.  I won’t rest ’til we get Versus XIII, however XD

  • Haha… I hope there’s no friendly fire – because it’s going to rain bombs in my game.

  • Learii

    lol   its look great

  • Raise can i have it??

    THis is most importen part for me as it been for any FFgame the magic. kinda remaind me of the magic in FFXI.

    waitng for open pre orders on the LE!

    • if you mean the spell, im pretty sure i’ve seen raise in screenshots before

  • Loving the aesthetics of the game. Everything looks so gritty and dark and the menu screens are presentable too. Looking forward to seeing more of this.

  • IceRomancer

    I haven’t wanted a game this bad in awhile! :D

  • sandra10

    I started getting lost in the mass amounts of info that were released last week. I’m not even going to bother learning everything about this game, I’m just going to buy it (assuming it’s localized).

  • Ian

    Lol use MP to use Magic now that’s a game… XD
    The magic system looks fun
    Why FF XIII-2 not like this?? ><

  • Yu_TheKing

    Loving Sice’s screenshot of Bomb being used. Now if thats the lowest tier of it, the -ra and -ga versions may be ridiculous. Makes me wanna destroy EVERYTHING! <3

  • Christ

    I love this system, adds so much variety :D. Though I wonder if there will be other types of magic than elemental. I know cure and wall are there, but any of the status inducing spells or time magic and so on? Can’t wait for this game.2 months and a bit seems kinda far

  • I’m gonna die if this won’t be localised!!!!

    • darkfox1

      It’s a Final Fantasy game course this is gonna get localized.

  • Syltique

    The bomb spell looks awesome.

  • karasuKumo

    Looks great, the Fire, Ice and Lightning effects look really good. The enemy designs are familiar in a good way and I love that all the characters wear the same uniform but look so different to each other.

    I hate how we get so much from this game yet nothing from Versus, a big slap in the face lol. Hopefully that means that once this is released we’ll get a lot more news for Versus.

  • Hey, it looks pretty similar to Front Mission (a game I really love)…

  • OMG!!!!it’s so awesome!!!!!Love it, thx square enix~~~~
    But, wht happen with the deck of cards??I want the cards spell magics too ><

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