Final Fantasy Agito XIII Becomes Final Fantasy Type-0

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Final Fantasy Agito XIII Becomes Final Fantasy Type-0



Square Enix doesn't have a new spin-off in the works called Type-0, it just came up with a new name for Agito.

At Square Enix's 1st Production Department Premiere, the mystery surrounding the company's trademark registrations [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/106514-Square-Enix-Bleeds-Trademark-for-Final-Fantasy-Type-0] for Final Fantasy "Types" was solved. As it turns out, Square Enix only wanted to rename the PSP's upcoming Final Fantasy Agito XIII.

Agito XIII is now called Final Fantasy Type-0 because Square Enix feels it's an entirely new Final Fantasy game, and doesn't have much to do with trademarked logos [http://www.amazon.com/Final-Fantasy-XIII-Playstation-3/dp/B000FQ2DTA/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1295359676&sr=1-2] for Type-1, Type-2, and Type-3 too.

There are apparently more than 30 speaking characters in the game, requiring quite a bit of voice recording. Because of aspects such as this, Final Fantasy Type-0 will be too big for one UMD and will ship on two instead. Type-0 will be a single player game with multiplayer features, creating something Square hopes is unique.

Type-0 will see a Japanese release in summer 2011.

Source: Andriasang [http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/01/18/square_enix_premier_live_blog/]

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JediMB

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"Fabula Nova Crystallis" is still an absurd name for a series of games.
 

LeonLethality

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NickCaligo42 said:
Wasn't this supposed to be a mobile game? When did I miss that transition?
A long time ago they decided to move it to PSP. I am pleased with that change.

On topic, I kind of like this title more. and I am glad this will be such a big game. Really looking forward to it.
 
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2 UMD's? Wow, that's a new one. Regardless, this looks interesting enough for a PSP game. I might pick it up, you know in about a year or two, when they remember Europe exists and decide to release it here.
 

icyneesan

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2 UMDs? Well, Mission Accomplished Squareenix, you've now got yourselfs a unique PSP game. Lets just hope the game part is fun.
 

Enagan

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I'm positively hopeful for this game.
The PSP FF games have been very good, both Crisis Core and Dissida were incredible. So i'm quite confident it'll be a good game.
 

Andronicus

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Hehe, I only just read about this on Wikipedia. After FFXIII, I've decided to wait until I see what FF games are like before I do anything rash. Like paying money for them.
 

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Andronicus said:
Hehe, I only just read about this on Wikipedia. After FFXIII, I've decided to wait until I see what FF games are like before I do anything rash. Like paying money for them.
Okay, so I guess I learned a bit before you did then. I stopped at FFX. I did pick up FFXI for a bit, but I was missing interaction with people I understood, so I gave it up and stopped playing MMOs, and Final Fantasy games.
 

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No here is the interesting part, being shipped on 2 umd's do they sell it as 1 game for the price of 1, 1 game at a price higher than the norm or as 2 separate games (ala golden sun for gba)...
 

Josdeb

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Single player game with Multiplayer features?

So, like Kingdom hearts: Birth By Sleep where there is a multiplayer arena?
Or like Demon Sould where you can partially interact with others via the internet or something?
 

Ignatz_Zwakh

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Aha...very sly Square...drawing distance between this and FF13. Does this mean Versus is going to be Type 1 now? :p
 

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Why is it seemingly a big deal that it's on 2 UMD's? Am I missing something?

A lot of games back on the PS1 had multiple discs and you'll find quite a few 360 games with multiple discs. Just wondering...
 

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Onyx Oblivion said:
2 UMDs?

Fucking hell. Are they going to make some mutant game case?
You know there's enough space on the inner- right side of the case to put one disc at the top, and a second at the bottom, right?
 

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Onyx Oblivion said:
2 UMDs?

Fucking hell. Are they going to make some mutant game case?
Surprisingly it does fit, on on the same side of the box and all. Le Gasp.

Bored of waiting for this game. If they can't get a better release schedule than 'I dunno, a couple of years?' then hell, I'd say Valve is doing better.
 

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2 UMDs!? holy shit that's a big game. I know Square is mighty good at data compression so the fact that this game is on 2UMDs means it's fucking HUGE. I look forward to playing it and hope an english release isn't too far behind, maybe spring 2012 at the very latest.

And since it's been stripped of the Agito moniker for Type-0 instead, I am going to assume those trademarks for Type-1,2,3 have some relevence to this. Perhaps some sort of series of it's own taking place withing Agitos world or something?

Still, trailer looked awesome with the concept of multiplayer (co-op anyone?), 14 playable characters, and a more action oriented combat style.

Can't wait.
 

Scrythe

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Crisis Core was released on one UMD and it was an excellent game.
Dissidia was release on one UMD and it too, was an excellent game.

So would I be safe to assume that Type-0 would be doubly awesome? I hope so, because after XIII and XIV, I'd really hate to see Square go out with a whimper.

Having said that, I'm glad they have stopped throwing in the Kingdom Hearts design style in non-Kingdom Hearts games. I couldn't get over that with Crisis Core and Dirge of Cerberus (and it slowly bled just a little bit into Dissidia). They weren't bad games, don't get me wrong, it's just the entire time I'm playing them I kept thinking to myself "This looks just like Kingdom Hearts...".
 

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Scrythe said:
Crisis Core was released on one UMD and it was an excellent game.
Dissidia was release on one UMD and it too, was an excellent game.

So would I be safe to assume that Type-0 would be doubly awesome? I hope so, because after XIII and XIV, I'd really hate to see Square go out with a whimper.

Having said that, I'm glad they have stopped throwing in the Kingdom Hearts design style in non-Kingdom Hearts games. I couldn't get over that with Crisis Core and Dirge of Cerberus (and it slowly bled just a little bit into Dissidia). They weren't bad games, don't get me wrong, it's just the entire time I'm playing them I kept thinking to myself "This looks just like Kingdom Hearts...".
I think it is safe to say yes, this will be a good game. The design team working on this were the same people who did Crisis Core and maybe evern some team members from Dissidia. The FF13 team has nothing to do with this so the speculation on the games quality is in the safe zone.

I quite liked the Kingdom Hearts style visuals but it is nice to see them perusing other creative designs. Although the Kingdom Hearts feel worked Brilliantly for Dissdia, I really couldn't picture that game in any other style, it just worked so damn well.