Final Fantasy Type-0 delayed until 'fall' 2011

RPG delay possibly due to PSN outage; overseas version of game being considered.

Gamers in Japan hoping to play the long-awaited PSP role-playing game Final Fantasy Type-0 will have to wait a little longer. According to a recent interview on the latest issue of Famitsu (translated by Andriasang.com), the game will be delayed from its original summer release to just "2011" on its release schedule. Director Hajime Tabata said that the game probably won't make its original release date "due to various circumstances, [as] it became difficult to release it during the short-sleeve shirt season."

Class will only be in session this fall.

Tabata said that the April PlayStation Network outage affected the development of the game's multiplayer. Character designer Tetsuya Nomura said in the article that players will have to "wait until the season of red leaves" for the game to come out, an obvious hint that the game will be out this fall.

In related news, more details were revealed about the game. For starters, the game's length will be about 30 to 40 hours long, with an additional 60 hours for players willing to finish the game to completion, side quests and all. In addition, the in-game weather will affect the effectiveness of weapons. Game development is now at 80 percent, with the team now working on the ad hoc play component for multiplayer.

Nomura said in the interview that Square Enix is looking to have a downloadable version and overseas version of the game. The release dates for these versions of the RPG are yet to be determined.

Players in Japan who wish to check out the demo of the PSP action RPG will get to play it at the United States of Odaiba 2011 event in Tokyo, Japan. The event is hosted by Fuji TV and will be held from July 16 to August 31. In addition, a demo of Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3, another title from Square Enix, will be available for the public.

For more information on Final Fantasy Type-0, check out GameSpot's preview of the game.

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Naicco
Naicco

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Naicco

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Double_Wide
Double_Wide

A PSN Download makes the most since because its going to be released around the time the Vita is.

DBZKING1234
DBZKING1234

I look forward to watching you crash and burn Square Enix.

peanut1229
peanut1229

i looking forward to pretty much anything square enix has to offer, i love final fantasy, and kingdom hearts so much, ive also played other games they made, but i want more. final fantasy type-0, versus xiii, ffxiii-2, kingdom hearts III, that would be amazing, i also heard that when theyre done with versus XIII, theyre going to work on kingdom hearts III and rumored a final fantasy VII remake, i would lose my mind.

Krysifix
Krysifix

Sigh.. all i want is a Chrono Trigger reboot. C'mon Square.

dysonlu
dysonlu

"Type-0". Sooo cheesy.

5529319
5529319

I would prefer a Versus XIII than this Type-O(or 0. Agito sounds so much better!)

endorbr
endorbr

Doesn't really matter if Square isn't willing to make their PSP games available for download via PSN. With the Vita coming out this holiday season the PSP will begin losing relevance to gamers. And for those of us who never invested in a PSP and intend to purchase a Vita it just means we won't get to play titles like this that we would otherwise buy if they would just make them available for download.

thesand212
thesand212

Wow Square you still don't want to come out with games people want

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ishan9
ishan9

and please square dont come telling us that ffxii-2 is delayed and versus will release on the ps4.and kh3 is not in development because we are way too busy.how many quality games are you currently developing,3?and the last thing i want to see is ffxii-2 and versus as a total flop.but i have trust in you se.dont let me down,dont let the fans down,please!

ishan9
ishan9

final fantasy versus xiii looks epic.but its been in develpoment since 2006.it had better be worth it.

shaks101
shaks101

Well, this news is a little depressing, but I guess we have no choice but to be patient. Duocecim will keep me company until this!

Downloadpilot
Downloadpilot

@Eazy1891: Ah, I see. Apologies; thanks for the info :)

archlvt
archlvt

"This final fantasy thing is getting out of hand." No it's not. WHen final fantasy was actually good (the snes psx era) there was a FF game every single year. That was perfect. What we need is to skip all these stupid ff13 spinoffs and go straight to 15.

WllDan7
WllDan7

@SiKh22 It was called Final Fantasy 13 Agito before. They renamed it at the beginning of the year.

SiKh22
SiKh22

I have never heard of this game until now, the heck?

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@Death_Blade_182 Certainly looks like it havnt heard a thing about it in ages

Viiper
Viiper

This final fantasy thing is getting out of hand.

Pete5506
Pete5506

There has to be a US version of this game, it looks just way to good not to be

Zerabp
Zerabp

@Vensinferno I really hope you're wrong.....

Phantom_2
Phantom_2

Honestly whats up with square enix and focusing on 3 triple A titles at once. Not only does this increase development time but its not an efficient allocation of resources. Please square, focus on one big title at a time.

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

So many good games, so little cash and time to play them all.

VensInferno
VensInferno

So in other words, the US release of Type-0 will be fall 2012, and Versus will be fall 2014, and Kingdom Hearts 3 will be 2020? I predict the future....

Cartr1dgeBased
Cartr1dgeBased

can't wait for this. but damn this fall is just too much too afford. some of these will have to wait till winter or spring. this is a great problem

FreakshowGamer
FreakshowGamer

It better not come out as download only because I prefer owning a physical copy of the game... I can't even get the PSN to setup on my PSP for whatever reason, and I don't even need PSN on my PSP either. But this game looks really nice.

soulless4now
soulless4now

Guess that means we won't get it in the U.S. until spring 2012 at the earliest.

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

download prefer...... or HD version for ps3...... consider it's a multiplat's for psp, vita and ps3

pooyanh
pooyanh

No problem. I sold my PSP before the price drops too low. Can wait and play it on Vita. Crisis Core was my first PSP game and Type-0 can be my first Vita game.

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

yeah i agree at least bring it over for a dl version, because this will be a perfect game to download on ps vita, on day1!!!! an yeah this game was originally ff agito, makes u wonder if theyll change ffv13s name? i personaly wish they would make it a mainentry an call it ff15, that way it would sell better an it just looks that amazing!! or drop the 13 an just call it versus, that sounds cool to!

fkbwii
fkbwii

I really hope this comes out in the US, at least as a dl version

Eazy1891
Eazy1891

i think type 0 is what they changed the name from Agito @Kcube and Downloadpilot

Malaphisis
Malaphisis

hope this is actually good, and yes I think they forgot about Versus and how awesome it looked. I'd be pissed if I made those high-poly models like two years ago and their just being wasted.

Death_Blade_182
Death_Blade_182

Did Square just forgot entirely about the existence of Versus XIII?

Kcube
Kcube

First I have heard of this game..Is it going to be like Crisi core?

Downloadpilot
Downloadpilot

Never heard of this one, but I'll definitely be on the look out for it :)