It seems Square Enix is finally starting to get its stuff together. Final Fantasy XV is coming along nicely and Type-0 is finally seeing a release outside of Japan. Originally created for the PSP in 2011, an English localization was scrapped due to the lack of sales and interest in the PSP overseas. There was still a desire to bring localize the game, so Square decided to give it an graphical overhaul and the international release it deserves. Type-0 will actually be coming to current generation hardware, the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. While that’s not the greatest news for Vita owners (and trust me, they’re not happy), we do actually get to play the game… finally. Honestly, it’s a smart move for Square Enix, as it will convince Final Fantasy fans to purchase a PS4/Xbox One in anticipation for XV’s eventual release. It’s not like they’re trying to hide it either, as Type-0 will come with a downloadable demo of Final Fantasy XV. Yup, you read that right. It’s so nostalgic isn’t it? The days when games used to come with demos… now if only we could get a physical demo.
While it is being re-done for the PS4, it will not have the spectacle of a built-for PS4 game. Expect Type-0 to look along the lines of ‘PS2 remastered on the PS3.’ Type-0 is an action-RPG; it’s fast and it’s brutal. For the new version, while nothing is being changed or added in regards to story or gameplay, it is getting different difficulty modes. Apparently there were a
few many complaints about its high difficulty. Anyway, the trailer does a good job of setting the stage. That means it’s about that time I stop talking (typing?) and you start watching.
You’ll finally be able to play Final Fantasy Type-0 in March of 2015. That’s March 20th for the PAL regions, and March 17th in North America.