Square Enix’s Hajime Tabata Comments On Final Fantasy Type-0 Localization


Final Fantasy Type-0 scenario director, Hajime Tabata, says Square Enix “feel strongly” about bringing the game to North America and Europe.


Speaking with GameSpot, Tabata stated: “Due to market reasons, we are taking a clean slate in terms of our plans. We feel strongly about bringing this title to the fans in North America and Europe, so if an opportunity arises that can become a conclusive factor, we are prepared to go into consideration right away.”


Back in late 2011, the Final Fantasy Type-0 Ultimania book mentioned that Square were already working on a western localization for the game. Going by Tabata’s more recent statement, release plans may have changed since then.


Final Fantasy Type-0 was released for the PSP in October 2011. The game takes place in a place named Oriense, with its story depicting a war involving four different nations. We covered it in great detail prior to its release, and you can catch up on our coverage here.

Ishaan Sahdev
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