Translated highlights from a Creator Interview where Final Fantasy Type-0's director, Hajime Tabata, spoke about his thoughts on Type-0, the PS Vita, his pick for 2012 PlayStation User Choice Award, and his influences.
“Type-0 signifies the first step of the direction I would like to take the new FF I am creating here on to.” Does that mean what I think it means?
Just remember, it's not an official Square-Enix translation, so don't let your hopes get too far ahead. I'd like it to mean what I thought it meant to but...I'll just give you the original text instead: 『零式』は、今後僕が作っていく新しい『FF』の方向性を示す第 一歩 to do what you will with!
I believe the Type-0 style will become a new series.
On handhelds only probably.
new series which will replace chronicles and become a nintendo exclusive ¬.¬
So...when is this coming out in the west?
For the life of me i do not understand why Squarenix did not appoint the main series directorial responsibilities to Tabata instead of Toriyama. Tabata although on handhelds directed 2 of the best Final Fantasy games this gen in Crisis Core & Type-0. Also without his direction the 3rd Birthday would have been an even more mediocre game cause of Toriyama's garbage story. Type-0 is a fantastic game that harkens back to the years of yore in the franchise. It totally feels & plays like a Final Fantasy game. Why this has yet to make it over seas is a mystery & a testament to Squarenix's poor business management.
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