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Final Fantasy XV Adding Support For Multiple Languages

Will now be localised into Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese

Final Fantasy XV Adding Support For Multiple Languages

Written by Darryl — 23 Mar 2016

After seeing the passion from fans in numerous markets around the world Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has declared that numerous new localisation options will be added to the game, including the localisation into Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese for the first time at launch in the franchise's history.

Referring to these markets specifically, Tabata, in his announcement video, talked about his visit to Mexico when promoting Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and references the passion he felt in this country and neighboring regions. After seeing this first-hand, he started thinking about how to compensate players in those regions and localising Final Fantasy XV is his solution.

We think the story is one of the most important elements of Final Fantasy games and would like players in Latin America and Brazil to be able to enjoy this story in their own language.

Hajime Tabata, 23 Mar 2016

Localisation of these two markets is now fully underway with their partners and they are looking to ensure it means players in these markets have a much richer experience.

At the same time as the above localisation announcement, Tabata also revealed that the French and German markets will be receiving full voice over work for their versions of the game.

This will also be a huge boost to the communities in these markets, as they had previously been petitioning for this via (1,850 signatures attained) and YouTube campaigns. However, while Italian, Spanish and Portugese were also part of this movement, it does not appear as though anything has been announced for those markets so far.

Update: Final Fantasy XV will also be adding subtitles in Russian and Chinese.

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.