Square Enix Still Talking About Final Fantasy Type-0 in the West

Friday, August 16th, 2013

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Final Fantasy Type 0 Logo

Released in Japan on October 27, 2011 for the PlayStation Portable, Final Fantasy Type-0 is a game that both North American and European audiences alike have been petitioning for. There was a glimmer of hope last November when Square Enix’s Hajime Tabata mentioned in an interview with Gamespot that there is still hope for localization but they are waiting for an opportunity. New Square Enix West CEO, Phil Rogers has now stepped up and responded to the many petitions for the game.

I’ve seen your Facebook page and I hear your question clearly. I’ve posted on the blog that this is one of the first questions I’m going to tackle. It’s not a quick question to answer but I’m looking into it and I’ll update everyone when I can. But I mentioned (again on the blog) that I don’t want to get hopes up as localizing previously released games sometimes isn’t possible when the team have moved onto other projects. But I will look into this thoroughly.

While this is not anything conclusive, it does let us know that they have not abandoned the idea of bringing the game overseas.

Final Fantasy Type 0 Group Shot

There is something you could do to help! Right here at oprainfall we house a campaign for the localization of Final Fantasy Type-0 called Project Crystallis. You can find more information about them here.


About Chantal Del Puppo

Former Contributor- A lover of video games, anime and cosplay, Chantal started attending conventions. Quickly she realized she wanted to be a part of the gaming community and found her calling with writing for Operation Rainfall. Currently completing her Bachelor of Arts, Chantal is specializing in English and Cultural studies with hopes to teach abroad. Her favorite types of games are RPGs/JRPGs with a terrible guilty pleasure for rhythm games.

  • Andrew Arndt

    we can only hope

  • Eric Lapointe

    Did this game sold any good in japan? Would an HD port for lets say, PSvita worth it? Because, if so, it would be a great opportunity to work on the localization in the process.

    • FAIL

      Dumbass, only dumbasses own a PS Vita. They should go for a PSP Release like Black Rock Shooter did.

    • Lester Paredes

      Dumbass: only dumbasses troll others on the internet because their dumbass can’t come up with anything worthwhile to do with themselves.

    • Xanedis

      I hear it received critical acclaim in Japan. I say it would be worth it, if they can do it, especially since I most games on my PSVita are PSP games/ports. And boy, are they worth it.

  • Roberto Ruiz Contreras

    They should just stop talking about it and just bring it, then they can talk about how awesome of an idea it was to do it

  • Circular hole, Squaresoft peg

    Yeah, sell us more bullshit about why you’re not going to localize it Square. I can’t wait.

  • Johnathan Katz

    I’d like to think fans would have translated it themselves than wait for potentially nothing.

    Sad Black Rock Shooter got a release first and people barely know what it is in the states, but Final Fantasty Type-0 get’s passed by?

  • Wykydtron131

    Give it a HD remaster like god of war origins collection and put it on ps3.

  • Lester Paredes

    What? That’s bullshit. Why would you need an entire team to localize the game? That’s ridiculous! I miss the days when such things were handled by one person. I’d take a bad translation over no translation at all. Hell, don’t even re-dub it. I’ll take the subtitles.

  • Tom

    …or you can like Operation Suzaku’s facebook page and sign their Avaaz petition:

    Thank you!

  • Stealth

    but they arent

  • ShadowDivz

    Just say it’s never happening. Seriously, enough with the teasing.
    Just say it. Instead of these constant maybes.

    The game did great in japan, high reviews all around and all the final fantasy fans outside of japan(AND WE ALL KNOW THERE IS PLENTY) are waiting for it.

    So stop jerking us around and say it’s never happening.

    And for the record i played the demo and it was amazing.