Hajime Tabata Hopeful for Final Fantasy Agito Localization

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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While many fans have been disappointed with Square Enix’s lack of Final Fantasy XV information at Tokyo Game Show 2013, a glimmer of hope has emerged. USgamer sat down with Hajime Tabata of Square Enix in an interview during TGS 2013 and discussed Final Fantasy Type-0, its failures and successes, and Final Fantasy Agito. Tabata remarked that despite Type-0 not making it to the West, “[Agito] will definitely be localized.”

Square Enix representatives stepped in and clarified that this was not an announcement for an overseas release of Agito. They explained that games like Type-0 are often translated but never released, and this could happen to Agito, as well. Despite what Square Enix said, people are skeptical, seeing as how a release on mobile devices would do much better than a release on the PlayStation Portable, mobile devices being the more popular platform in the West.

Tabata continued by saying he hopes to bring Type-0 to the West through the PlayStation Network and that a complete localization is still being planned out. One thing Tabata did make clear was that fan response and support for the game is one of the reasons Square Enix has renewed interest in bringing the game to the West.

Nothing was guaranteed for sure, but it’s beginning to look brighter for Western fans of Final Fantasy Type-0 and Agito. To help the efforts to bring Final Fantasy Type-0 overseas, visit Project Crystallis.

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  • critHITjace

    They need to port Type-0 to the 3DS and just give up on the PSP/Vita altogether. Sony may do well in Japan, but with no support overseas in the handheld market the 3DS would net them much more money.

  • Nicholas Perry

    Just port Type-0 to consoles or PSVita/3DS!

    Come on!

  • James McEneely

    My opinion on iOS/Android-based games is toxic. Like, on a scale of poison ivy to heavy gamma irradiation, most people would prefer to just jump off a skyscraper.

    For the love of all that is Sacred, Holy, and Blessed by God Himself, I don’t want an iOS/Android-based game. 3DS/Vita or go home.