Project Crystallis: A Campaign for Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Type-0

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

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Japanese company, Square Enix, is one of the most well-known video game developing companies to date. Any RPG fan will know titles such as Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and Dragon Quest. They are now even working on the Tomb Raider series. Final Fantasy has sold more than 100 million units, making it Square Enix’s bestselling franchise. It has also helped revolutionise the RPG genre for the gaming market outside of Japan. So, why are some fans so unhappy when the name Final Fantasy is mentioned? It’s partly because of Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Type-0.


Final Fantasy Versus XIII was revealed in 2006, along with Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Type-0 – all of which are part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis series. The story revolves around the protagonist, Noctis Lucis Caelum, a prince protecting the last magic crystal in the world which lays in his city. From 2006 until now, there has been very little information about the game. Fans were eagerly awaiting Versus at the Tokyo Game Show this year. High hopes of a demo or some substantial information was crushed when Square Enix producer, Shinji Hashimoto, confirmed that the game wasn’t going to be shown this year. The reason for this was because “they’re first putting all their effort into FFXIV and the Lightning Saga finale.”



Final Fantasy Type-0 has a dark opening sequence which reflects the tone of the game. The game revolves around Class Zero, a class of students capable with using magic. They have to reclaim their crystal and fight the Milites Empire and their powerful l’Cie. Type-0 was announced in 2006 and was released in 2011 for the Playstation Portable. Little information has been shown about its release for North America or Europe. It was revealed by Hajime Tabata that a Final Fantasy Type-0 localisation is being worked on and there has been no information since. There is a high demand for an English version of Type-0, especially in North America.

Fans have been waiting patiently for a long time, only to be told vague pieces of information. Final Fantasy Versus XIII has said to be “turning out unbelievably amazing” by producer, Shinji Hashimoto. Just recently, director Tetsuya Nomura revealed a sketch of Noctis with the message, “Please wait for his turn to appear.” Sure, Square Enix have been revealing tiny snippets about Versus and Type-0’s localization here and there, but that’s not enough.

That’s where Project Crystallis comes in. On September 3rd 2012, the fan-based organisation was formed on GameFAQs. What is their goal? They want to respectfully and peacefully protest for information pertaining to Final Fantasy Versus XIII and the localisation of Final Fantasy Type-0. They wish to get some real answers from Square Enix, instead of the vague ones fans are so used to getting. Final Fantasy Type-0 was released October 27th 2011 and despite demands made by western fans, there has been not much signs of a western release or an English version of the game. Moreover, Final Fantasy Versus XIII was announced alongside Final Fantasy XIII back in 2006, yet XIII and its sequel XIII-2 have been released. A XIII-3 is also set to be released next year. Director Tetsuya Nomura has even announced that there will be a sequel to The World Ends with You and development for that game has begun.

If you’re a Final Fantasy fan and want answers as well, please support Project Crystallis by signing their petition and looking at their Facebook page. Our mission does not involve bashing or blaming other franchises. Our Facebook is found at: Our petition is found at:

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Written by Kushina ; Edited by Inzane and HRsksky


About Projectcrystallis

Project Crystallis is a fan organization to bring attention to 2 games- Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Type-0 which are both part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis mythology. It is an effort to convince Square Enix in showing the former and releasing the latter of the above mentioned games.

  • Ace

    I approve of this. 

  • Captshiro

    Now don’t get me wrong I love Final Fantasy even enjoyed the latest games despite they’re faults but how is this any different from any other game lets say for example “Beyond Good and Evil 2” for instance. Just the fact of the knowledge that “it is actually going to happen” should be enough , so imo i see this petition as a futile effort they are with holding information for a purpose climax and hype sortta special especially for XII Versus more so then Type-0.

    • It’s legitimate for fans to think that Square Enix has left Final Fantasy Type-0 for dead in the west.  If it happens to get an updated release for PS Vita, then there’s a chance.  Otherwise, It is important for fans to let SE know that they still want this game in some form.

    • Jason Naglic

       You can import the game you know… PSP is region free.

  • Captshiro

    sorry mistakenly double posted

  • I love this and the effort, but I think it’s bullshit we have to prove to Japanese developers that we want there games time and time again. Look at all the effort we put into getting Xenoblade and The Last Story here. If we have to do that for every game we want, then that is really unfair. FPS fans get a sequel every year for every game (sorry for over estimating). I just can’t believe this is what we have to do to get a JRPG over here. Insane. 

    • Jason Naglic

       Hell no. You are essentially trying to get a man fired, which will fail and is just a terrible effort to say the least. Plus you are petitioning to “bring back” another. These are people, and you treat them like commodities. Expecting them to bend to your whim with enough “support”. Anyone who supports this needs to reevaluate themselves for thier misguided and ill informed judgement.

    • theworldofnoboundries

      You know that you are trying to make a person lose his job don’t you?

  • Vampiric

    campaigns dont work its a waste of time

  • Jason Naglic

     I can’t say I support this protest for information for Versus… the game has not even been released in Japan yet and there is no info about its release.
    That’s just pushing it, seriously be patient, you have other games to play and finish. By the time you have gone through your backlog, there might be some info on Versus.

    Begging for information on a game that hasn’t even been released… that’s childish and arrogant.
    And for Type-0… PSP is region free you know… the thought has crossed my mind and I’m sure it has crossed yours… why not learn Japanese? Rather, it’s time to learn Japanese. If you are someone that takes time to come to a site like this, you are obviously a fan of jrpgs. It might take awhile but you where you can start? FF Type-0, learn Japanese while playing the game. What’s even better is, the more games you play in Japanese, the better you will get at it.

    For the Wii titles that rainfall was pushing for I understand the legitimate concern since Wii is region locked. Believe it or not, if you press these issues with FF in the manner that you are attempting to, you’re going to be met with a lot of disdain and negativity surrounding your “cause”. Most of you have absolutely no idea what it takes to make a game or the discrepancies surrounding international releases.

    If you want to fight that, you need to fight the way currency is divided and exchanged around the world as well as the laws with licenses and copyrights.

    Don’t get me wrong, if what you propose does bring some of the results you were looking for, much kudos to you. I am not by any means saying that it is wrong to do this or want to… I’m just saying there are other ways to go around this especially in Type-0’s case. As it stands however, I cannot show my support.

  • Paper Tiger

    I thought Versus was still going to happen?

  • huzaifaahmed

    Haha this is a bit outdated as Versus XIII has been turned into FF 15 for the PS4