Final Fantasy Type-0 & Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final Mix Become Ultimate Hits

By Spencer . September 28, 2012 . 12:30am

fftype0Square Enix has their own line of budget re-releases in Japan dubbed Ultimate Hits (opposed to Eternal Hits from Taito). Final Fantasy Type-0 which came out in Japan for PSP last October will be a 2,940 yen ($37) game with a silver stripe on the side starting December 6.

 

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and the Dragon Quest: Rocket Slime game for Nintendo 3DS will also join the Ultimate Hits lineup. Each title, just like Final Fantasy Type-0, is 2,940 yen ($37).


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  • Hinataharem

    *tumbleweed*

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Akshat-Jiwan-Sharma/1187421478 Akshat Jiwan Sharma

    My heart skips a beat every time I see type-0 in the title.

  • Syn

    Obligatory localisation comment here:

  • Bryan

    There might be an announcement regarding the localization of Type-0 on it’s one year anniversary, but I’m just guessing. A PSV seems likely at this point just so that it can gain some traction over here in the West, but well…who knows. 

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    Type-0 is like Square’s new toy and they don’t want us in the west to get our dirty little western hands on it.

    Shame really. Wait this game hasn’t been out a year yet has it?

    • Curan_Altea

      Sadly yes, it’s almost been a year and no localization anything. I’m still glad I imported my copy though. I only know enough Japanese to play the game and get the rough story though, so I’d love an english release. It’s soundtrack, in my opinion as worthless as it may be, is the best out of all the FF’s.

  • Go2hell66

    WOw FF Type-0, now there’s a game i completely forgot about!

  • negineBIT

    Squeenix should release these titles, ESPECIALLY FF Type-0. At least translate it, I’m sure it will sell like hotcakes. But nooooooooooo….. they decide not to. I’ve been waiting for Type-0 for years now.. *sigh* Rather complaining like an idiot… I should learn Japanese from now on :

    • Herok♞

       seeing as it is a psp game it would get pirated alot so I really don’t think it would sell that well at this point in time.

      • negineBIT

        Yes. They should release it for Vita. But seeing Vita sales in Japan, I doubt.. 

  • natchu96

    Are they TRYING to make us depressed?

  • Christ

    No worries, i’ll just spend 2 years learning Japanese, and by the end of that time they’ll release the English version. Maybe this announcement will come with a new one in the next few weeks. The only problem I see it’s the PSP being not so popular in west anymore… Even so, they said something about a Vita port… WTF happened to that?

    • Francis Ortolan

      while, “lern some Japanese” is my favorite awenser for this moments, 2 years is not enough to learn Japanese…. not trying to depress you, just warning before you start. 

  • Herok♞

    $40 is how much we would be spending for a copy anyway, if you want it get it , I am sure there is a guide online that would tell you everything.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    So…where’s my Type 0 localized version~?

  • Spencer Davis

    This is a kick in the teeth. This is an Ultimate hit yet it hasn’t even be sent to the west. Disappointment to a T

    • Peeka Chu

      Well we did end up getting a random FF III PSP remake out of the blue, so there’s always hope. SE is run by capricious crazy people, you never know what you’re gonna get. 

      • Hinataharem

        Well, only because the Japanese version already had English text, so it was almost no effort on their part.

      • http://www.facebook.com/magius.necros Magius Necros

         They just ported the DS version.

      • http://www.facebook.com/magius.necros Magius Necros

         They just ported the DS version.

  • http://www.twitch.tv/jpnags Jason Naglic

    This is possibly the last compelling (in my opinion), new FF installment I have seen in ages.
    Vita release might be in the cards, but SE has priorities you see. First the golden saucer needs to be added to XIV and then a Red xiii mount (i’m pretty sure that was joke though). Don’t forget about Lightning Returns… Ok sorry. That was just pouring salt in the wound.

    Edit: Nothing against XIV. I actually like it but the fan service stuff they are adding… it just feels kind of desperate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/magius.necros Magius Necros

    FF Type 0 International for 3DS.  Believe. 

    Yes.  I said it. 

    I should buy the Ultimate Hits version just because. 

    • http://www.twitch.tv/jpnags Jason Naglic

      If that’s what it takes, I would be fine with that. Should give neogaf more to stuff scream and cry about… err I mean discuss.

      • http://www.facebook.com/magius.necros Magius Necros

         That discussion is underway.

        • Luna Kazemaru

           so basically its another QQ thread about 13…same on neogaf.

          • http://www.facebook.com/magius.necros Magius Necros

             Not really.  You shouldn’t assume GAF is just a place to cry about everything.

          • Luna Kazemaru

             kinda hard when thats what i see most the time there :/

      • http://www.facebook.com/magius.necros Magius Necros

         That discussion is underway.

  • theoriginaled

    the PSP is dead. it will never get an FF-0 port in the west. Sorry.

  • E15

    My hopes rest on a Vita port of the game.. or a download on PSN..
    *looks at 3DS..*
    A physical copy would be appreciated.

  • E15

    My hopes rest on a Vita port of the game.. or a download on PSN..
    *looks at 3DS..*
    A physical copy would be appreciated.

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    The PSP in America turned into the Xbox 360 from Japan in terms of sales so I guess Square does not want to release it here in PSP

  • http://Gematsu.com/ Bruno Silva

    A good time as any to import it then, now that it’s selling for a reasonable price :) Type 0, I mean.

  • http://Gematsu.com/ Bruno Silva

    A good time as any to import it then, now that it’s selling for a reasonable price :) Type 0, I mean.

  • http://altsune.com/ Ovada Bey

    Oh goodie! Now we just need Birth by Sleep on US PSN :/

    I’d like to play it on my Vita. 

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      Never going to happen, but to be fair, that’s Disney’s fault for being so stingy about licensing. Nothing Square Enix can do about that~.

  • Phil Noctis Cier

    Hope for a vita release on Final Fantasy Type-0
    Cant skip that one ;)

  • http://www.guidingtech.com/ Alvaro Bernedo

    Square, you like money? You want money? Would you like a shower of gold coins and KNOW what it feels like to be like Mario in his latest adventure?

    I can make it happen, just follow these simple instructions:

    - Upgrade Type-0 ‘s visuals
    - Sell it Wolrdwide
    - laugh maniacally as you see your bank account explode

    You are welcome SE

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Does this mean Type-0 is budget price digitally as well. Maybe I’d grab it for the Vita.

  • Andar

    I would ask about the current state of Type-0′s localization (because honestly, it’s a very confusing situation, since it has been hinted at again and again with nothing to show for it yet), but I know you guys would give us an update on that if you knew one way or the other.

  • KingGunblader

    After seeing this, I can’t see why they wouldn’t be working on a localization for Vita. Everyone I have talked to who has played the game has said generally the same thing: “The best Final Fantasy game since X.” So, Squeenix, what’s the holdup?

  • KingGunblader

    After seeing this, I can’t see why they wouldn’t be working on a localization for Vita. Everyone I have talked to who has played the game has said generally the same thing: “The best Final Fantasy game since X.” So, Squeenix, what’s the holdup?

    • http://www.facebook.com/magius.necros Magius Necros

      They don’t want Type 0 to prove how much better it is then XIII.  My thoughts anyway.

      They might be stalling.

      I mean even FFX HD has disappeared.

      • nirvana123

        Yea what happened to that i thought it was  supposed to be a ten year anniversary thing to.

        • http://www.facebook.com/magius.necros Magius Necros

           I suspect Square assumed Vita would be competing with the 3DS head to head but that didn’t happen.  Instead Vita can’t even keep up with it’s predecessor.

      • KingGunblader

        Honestly, I would take Type-0 over FFX HD AND Lightning Returns. And I’m a fan of the XIII series.

    • http://www.facebook.com/magius.necros Magius Necros

      They don’t want Type 0 to prove how much better it is then XIII.  My thoughts anyway.

      They might be stalling.

      I mean even FFX HD has disappeared.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/GFQYYWFUR2SBFLKIITVECS5NAI Erik

      They’re not a big fan of their most popular(and probably overhyped) games? Dont say Type-0; take a shot everytime you hear a person says “SE! FFVII remake when?” or something similar

  • KingGunblader

    After seeing this, I can’t see why they wouldn’t be working on a localization for Vita. Everyone I have talked to who has played the game has said generally the same thing: “The best Final Fantasy game since X.” So, Squeenix, what’s the holdup?

  • LightZero

    Just put it on the 3DS and the problem is solve. The PSP is dead everywhere except Japan. The Vita is doing bad worldwide. The 3DS is doing very well worldwide especially in Japan. A possible Type 0 International would fit on it perfectly. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/magius.necros Magius Necros

       Believe.

    • cj_iwakura

       The game was developed using their PSP engine created for The 3rd Birthday. I’m gonna take a shot in the dark and wager they can’t just easily toss it into the 3DS architecture.

  • http://www.hamstapowah.com/ Zaron

    “This has sold a million billion copies in Japan!  Why isn’t it in America?”
    “Because nobody over there likes the PSP.”
    “But there’s plenty of PSPs. And Vitas.  The game would work on the Vitas too.”
    “Meh.”
    “We could port it to 3DS?”
    “AND localize it? That almost sounds like work. Have you forgotten who we are?”
    “Sir…?”
    “Look, just get FF3 running on the PSP and give that to them instead.”
    “But… nobody wants that… and it’s still… it’s still the PSP.”
    “Yeah.”
    “….”
    “How’s that music game doing?”
    “Prompting more requests for remakes of 6 and 7, sir.”
    “Good. Keep ‘em guessing.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/magius.necros Magius Necros

       Sounds like a typical Square meeting.

    • http://twitter.com/josequijano jose

      To be fair, FF3 was ported just so that they could add it to the 25th Anniversary and keep it all on PlayStation platforms.

    • Will Jay

       The funny thing is, they’ve supposedly fully translated it and even did full voice work.

      Then they proceeded to waste money and never release it.

  • Reiko_Chan

    I really dont care what system they put it on, I just want to play the game.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Ultimate hits… are you effing kidding me SE you stupid morons. I am sick of your bs.

    • http://www.facebook.com/magius.necros Magius Necros

       SE: We laugh at you, you silly english kaniggets.  *licks lips obnoxiously*

      Everyone:  >:I

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        I am unaware of what a kanigget is but ok.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/5UFEVTPDTXD33NSMUFMX4TEAMQ Mike

        kaniggets?

        is that from monty python and the holy grail?

        • http://www.facebook.com/magius.necros Magius Necros

           Guilty as charged.

          Kanigget is Knight in French.(I think)

          • http://twitter.com/Sheniru Chenille

            Nope, knight is Chevalier in french. It’s probably just ‘knight’ said *as trying to sound french*

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      I’m not quite sure what you’re upset about… but they’ve had “Ultimate Hits” as a line since the PS2 days….

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        The fact that they are doing this with still no hint at a US release (or UK). I may have also been venting some of my depression there too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000172099718 Dominic Hunter

    Vita releases, please! Not just for the sake of a Vita release, but because I really don’t think the PSP’s graphical capabilities do these 2 games justice. The’re both amazing.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      http://www.siliconera.com/open-thread/
      You have been here long enough to know our rules about console requests.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000172099718 Dominic Hunter

        I’m sorry, why don’t I see this reply to every other commenter here who said the same?

  • Snorlaxation

    Birth by sleep on Vita would help generate some more needed buzz for the handheld. Lord knows it needs it. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000225455680 Rico Cachero II

    Even if the PSP is nearing its end, wouldn’t it be better if they ended it with a bang? If FF:Agito sells so much, then why not release it to the US? They’ve already wasted money on it anyway. 

  • Clifford Pierre Louis

    They’re defense is that the psp is dead in the west, and to remedy this they send us FF III…yeah its dead and they killed it. this is somewhat unrelated but I will never forget what happened to Grand Knights History, NEVER!!!
    *starts playing jap import of game*                        

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