TGS 2011: Final Fantasy Type-0 Updated Hands-On

We select three random weapon-bearing students from the Suzaku magic academy in this action-heavy Final Fantasy game.

With one of the last few high-profile-named PSP titles coming out in Japan this October, it's a given that Square Enix would show off one final build of Final Fantasy Type-0 at this year's Tokyo Game Show before the PS Vita graced the country with its presence. While we weren't able to send war gods like Shiva, Golem, and Bahamut into the field, we did just fine against military soldiers ranging from the standard foot soldiers to mechas with huge, long cannons.

Our team for the TGS demo's town-clearing mission consisted of Eight (fisticuffs martial artist), Rem (dagger-wielder and spellcaster), and Nine (spear-wielder), all of whom study at the Suzaku Peristylium (the Hogwarts of Final Fantasy Type-0). We had to reserve nine other team members in case things got sour for the first team.

For demo purposes, our characters were bumped up to a high level, and we were dishing out heavy damage like they were gifts. We switched between Eight and Rem; the former can chain up his punches and deal one-hit fire-laden blows, while the latter specializes in casting spells like Thundaga and Blizzara from mid-range. Nine just pokes enemies from afar and perform the classic Dragoon skill "Jump" when things get hairy.

The game is due out on October 27 in Japan. A release date for the English version has yet to be revealed.

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trivolution
trivolution

I'm glad Final Fantasy is still a dominating game, for the past 3 years, its been Call of Duty, Uncharted, Assassin's Creed, Bioshock, God of War. etc. I know it's worth the wait.

zeussrapidfire
zeussrapidfire

Final fantasy games, corr just make me mental inside amazing =].

DeltaCactuar
DeltaCactuar

I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a downloadable title as well, so I'll just get it on the Vita.

jetfreakist
jetfreakist

glad to know that the Final Fantasy merchandise is still alive and WORKING :-bd

espernay
espernay

some kind of a rush development since the Vita is coming out this holiday season.

GhostRider_EF4
GhostRider_EF4

This'll more than likely end being a Vita release but that's cool, if that ends up being the case it'll have better graphics and controls, it's hard to say though since they have a Japanese version for this generation of PSP's

SKErwin
SKErwin

Well, at least was not entering in combat mode every time was facing an enemy...

Darthkaiser
Darthkaiser moderator moderator

I hope it gets an American Release. Like a farewell title

ireland505
ireland505

looks pretty cool. though i couldn't get passed that kid's witcher fingernails

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

Still too little info to make a conclusion. Hope it'll be as cool as Crisis Core. 8)

Rheinmetal
Rheinmetal

Final Fantasy 0. LOL What's next from Square Enix? Final Fantasy Sub Zero perhaps?

deathknightleo
deathknightleo

looking good. wish this was updated to the vita though sense it such a late launch controls and gameplay would be better. still getting it though regardless.

the22for4
the22for4

its look nice but TBA for psp too that's weird S-En takes long when it makes its game so guys will say to the PSP R.I.P and this game will still TBA hope got my point guys

chyng85
chyng85

Finally it will be coming~

EPaul
EPaul

Looking good

atrofiado
atrofiado

May be the last game i buy for the system...if they release it in Europe that is

VanilleisLove
VanilleisLove

@hellpolice: LMAO! Dude, you do realize this game was orginally named Agito XIII, right? So, technically this is the game you want...

BlackLense
BlackLense

Hope they localize this game for US release . Because this is what PSP can do and maybe the final high quality game for PSP .

BIGgameTIMER
BIGgameTIMER

@gkhalifa it's a psp STUPID , so what do u expect ? you should learn how to control the camera using the arrow keys only and maybe the L or R button to instantly shift the camera to what your char. is facing. this is not a ps3 or xbox that have two analog to make controls easier. Anyway, i think VersusXIII will be done in late 2012 or early 2013. so 1 or 2 more years of waiting. >.

DreadDLordD
DreadDLordD

As long as SE don't plan on porting this onto VITA then I'm sure they'll have more time to get their hands done on Versus XIII. I can't imagine Type-1/Type-2/Type-3 taking as long as VsXIII to develop....

Bboyjhin
Bboyjhin

the camera is good stop complaining and learn how to grab a psp trolls lol

gkhalifa
gkhalifa

the came. controls are Annoying

sakuranoame
sakuranoame

@hellpolice, This game IS Agito... SE renamed it.

5529319
5529319

Dude, what happened to Versus XIII?? If Type-0 done, I hope Versus XIII is too.

hellpolice
hellpolice

Looks decent, but I'm not too exited about it, I'm looking forward for FF XIII-2 and Agito instead.

PA_DUTCH
PA_DUTCH

man that camera looks like a killer. maybe they should check out CC

X-RS
X-RS

Keep it up with the mtittles *rolls eyes*