Final Fantasy Agito Trademark Gets Re-Registered

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

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Do any of you remember the title “Agito”? Long time fans of Square Enix and their Final Fantasy series probably remember this term, and not all too cheerfully either. But, even with its rather controversial history, Square Enix Japan has once again re-registered the name Final Fantasy Agito; yet for what purpose? We don’t really know yet.

For those who don’t know, Final Fantasy Agito XIII was the original trademarked title for what is now known as Final Fantasy Type-0, a PSP title that has long been denied a Western localization. Western fans have been clamoring for Final Fantasy Type-0 to come to the West, but Square Enix stills seems quite indifferent to the idea.

So, what could Square Enix be using the Final Fantasy Agito title for, now? Maybe it’s for their long delayed title Final Fantasy Versus XIII, whose development has been kept in the dark for quite sometime, and who might be getting developed for the next gen consoles as of now. However, there is a hint that this might not be true, as there is no mention of the number thirteen in the title any more. This lack of the thirteenth number has left some to believe that this new Final Fantasy Agito title will have no connection to the Fabula Nova Crystallis compilation; a compilation that Versus is still believed to be a part of.

So does this mean that Final Fantasy Agito is the  new Final Fantasy title then? Maybe Final Fantasy Agito is the actual title this time around too? For now we will just have to wait, but luckily, we wont have to wait too long. Square Enix has promised that a new Final Fantasy will be revealed at E3, which can experienced on the Square Enix’s exclusive E3 stream.


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  • DWraySweZ

    with new ceos theymight finally get back to being square enix aftervall these years of doing only god knows what

    • Xx_Kares_xX

      No they won’t.

    • Jonah Rosen

      god, aren’t you the negative nancy? Let the poor man dream, dammit! >:3

    • Paulo Panganiban

      Probably half-right, though I do like some of the things the new CEO has said.

  • Heathriley

    Who knows, Agito is what originally got transformed into type 0 for the jp release. Though if they want to make something else, I won’t complain. All I really want is FF12 IZJS, and a good old fashioned turn based game.

  • Xx_Kares_xX

    Most likely they just changed the name of Versus XIII because of the fan backlash against anything with the number.

  • dbclick

    The title would fit well for Versus XIII or Type-0, given they are both action RPGs (Agito coming from the Latin verb “to act/put in motion”).

    It wouldn’t make too much sense to re-release Type-0 in Japan under a different name, so there may actually be some merit to this.

    They could have just wanted to remove the XIII to prevent confusion for people thinking it’s part of the FFXIII Lightning trilogy. That would leave Versus XIII as “Final Fantasy Versus” if it were given the same treatment, which honestly sounds more like a multiplayer or fighting game (better title for Dissidia?), which is a point in favor of this being a rebrand for Versus XIII. I’m still in favor of calling Versus XIII “Final Fantasy Crystallis” or something else that has some sense to it. Also, could be a Type-0 sequel for the Vita or some nonsense like that as well.

    Still no trademark filing for the US, though – the Agito XIII mark’s been dead for over a year. Here’s to hoping E3 sheds some light on this.

    • dbclick

      Although not new, there are also some interesting trademarks on file for Square-Enix in the US:

      “Final Fantasy Versus XIII” and “Final Fantasy Type-0” (both Final Fantasy
      Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII marks originated back in ’06,
      then the current marks were re-done and published in ’12. Not too surprising, but still nice they are currently registered.)

      “Type-Ø”, “Type-1”, “Type-2”, “Type-3” (Sounds a little obsessive for a preemptive/protective filing for an unannounced game on an nigh-dead system, eh?)

  • Tom

    Don’t forget about Operation Suzaku!