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Will We Ever See Final Fantasy Agito In The West?

Will We Ever See Final Fantasy Agito In The West?

Written by Darryl — 18 May 2014

This is a question that has been asked by Western gamers for quite a few years now, but we still sit no closer to having an answer than we did when Final Fantasy Agito XIII was first announced during E3 2006. Yes, you heard me, it has been that long since the fated announcement of the Fabula Nova Crystallis franchise.

A lot has happened since then. We have, of course, now seen the release of Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII (under the guise of Final Fantasy Type-0). We have also seen the release of Final Fantasy XIII sequels, in the form of Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, as well as the recent release of Final Fantasy Agito as it was originally intended.

Yes, the story of Final Fantasy Agito XIII is a rather convoluted one. Although it was intended to be a mobile phone game, Square Enix decided to shift development over to the PlayStation Portable. This then led to a rather different scope for the project, with the title being renamed Final Fantasy Type-0 in order to reflect this. Following the release of Type-0, Square Enix then announced they were working on Final Fantasy Agito - head scratching ensued. It turns out that Tabata and his team still liked the concepts they had to abandon in order to make Type-0, as well as the name Agito, so they effectively re-created the game they had originally intended as Final Fantasy Agito XIII, but instead called it Final Fantasy Agito went to mobile phones.

The elephant in the room is of course, Western localisation. Fans have been very vocal about their interest in localisation for Final Fantasy Type-0 and Tabata himself has said that Final Fantasy Agito ̢

Darryl was playing Final Fantasy before he was even born - quite a feat! Often very opinionated on the Final Fantasy franchise, you will often find him musing about small details. Feel free to follow him on Twitter.