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Submitted by Pozzle 1093d ago | news

Square Enix Won’t Release Final Fantasy Type-0 In North America, So Fans Are Taking Over

It's been a year and a half since Square Enix released the PSP role-playing game Final Fantasy Type-0 in Japan, and the publisher has not yet said a word about a possible U.S. release.

Enter the fans. (Final Fantasy Type-0, PSP)

jc48573  +   1093d ago
square enix can be f***ing retarded most of the time. It's like they got something that "works," but have so much trouble releasing it. Man, how weak is that?
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kratos123  +   1093d ago
naah man we are getting ff13 LR
that is totally what we were asking fore, because you know how much we love lightning
dedicatedtogamers  +   1093d ago
I remember playing the Japanese demo on my PSP.

Knowing SE, it will probably never hit the West. Their incompetence this generation is well-known.
Anon1974  +   1093d ago
I've got to say, whenever you read and article that mentions "fans of series X", don't you automatically assume the follow-up will be "...are pissed about something" because that's always the case? I don't know if it's a reflection of the gaming media, fans or a bit of both, but when was the last time fans of anything were happy? Judging by the bulk of gaming articles, fans of video games haven't been happy about anything game related since at least '97.
akaakaaka  +   1093d ago
okay I will recommend to stop hating SE and Final Fantasy, I don't are about jrpg now, but all this drama and hate and negative thoughts about it will only make thing worse and attract more negativeness into it..

give you pross on how they can improve and ask SE to bring their games over to you town.. don't ry liek a lil baby and this is not a personal attack this goes to you and everybody with this useless attitude about this game or any other game or theme...
trenso1  +   1093d ago
Yea deffinetly I pirated type-0 months ago just to play it even though I couldn't understand anything I got to what I think was the end of the game but I couldn't finish it due to not being leveled up enough or the right equipment. So this will be amazing if they complete this cause I would to finish that amazing game.
izumo_lee  +   1093d ago
Thank god i was fortunate to import this game way back when it was released & it was a fantastic experience with one of the best endings for the franchise.

However if Squarenix is not willing to localize the game, i wish these guys all the best in translating this massive game. This game deserves to be played by the fans of the series & it is a travesty that Squarenix is denying the fans the chance to do so.
Temporary  +   1093d ago
Squaresoft has been dead for a long time now, us RPG lovers have come to terms with that, and pick up whatever gem of an RPG we can get like Tales of /// or Ni No Kuni.

I really dislike Squarenix...
-Gespenst-  +   1093d ago
Agh, they NEVER said they weren't going to release it in the west.


izumo_lee  +   1093d ago
The problem is how long it is taking them to do so. This gen when Squarenix created a game it has been localized quite quickly for the most part. Here are some examples.

Kingdom Hearts 3D
Japan March 2012 - NA July 2012 (5 months)

Crisis Core
Japan September 2007 - NA March 2008 (6 months)

3rd Birthday
Japan December 2010 - NA March 2011 (4 months)

Japan December 2008 - NA August 2009 (8 months)

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
Japan February 2012 - NA July 2012 (5 months)

Whereas with Final Fantasy Type-0
Japan October 2011 - NA ??? (16 months +)
This is unexceptable if you ask me no matter what the holdups are.
-Gespenst-  +   1093d ago
Acting a bit entitled there... "Unacceptable"??
They'll get it here when they get it here. Read the second article I posted. I have a feeling that has a lot to do with it's belatedness.
DragonKnight  +   1093d ago
Wanting to pay Square-Enix money for a game is entitled now?
-Gespenst-  +   1093d ago
Nope. Complaining that it's "unacceptable" that SE aren't releasing their games over here, as if it's absolutely imperative that they make these games for us- as if we're entitled to them.
DragonKnight  +   1093d ago
Except it IS unacceptable. See, by your logic, no one is entitled to any game ever. Square-Enix could have said "we're not localizing it" but instead they handed excuses leading gamers outside of Japan to believe they're trying. That's where the so-called "entitlement" attitude comes from. Besides, everything SE have done this gen has been unacceptable and it's pretty lame to whine about people who are legitimately upset by SE's complete shift in priorities and lack of quality this gen.
tiffac008  +   1093d ago
^^So wanting to have a good game localize is bad now? :/

And are you guys telling me that this game is not being released due to licensing? and that SE can't pay for it?

This is an FF game. It can pay for itself. Make it multiplat. Heck even at download only. It will make a profit and pay that license issue.
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rainslacker  +   1093d ago

Licensing is nowhere near as black and white as all that. When dealing with a 3rd party license more often than not regional licensing could play a big part in hindering a release. Sometimes the amount to license something is just more than they're willing to spend, and no fan outcry will really change that. It may even be that the original license holder will simply not allow it for whatever reason, although this is rare.

If it is indeed the song preventing the license then they could replace the song with something else, explain the situation, and honestly I think it would make the holder of the original song look bad. Quite honestly, Square has some very talented musicians that work on their games, it may be possible to simply have them re-release an "international" version of the game with new content to cover it. The purists are a small minority, and while they may fuss, I believe the bulk of the game is more important than a theme song. On the other hand, if they got rid of "My Hands" from FF13, it would improve the game overall.:)
tiffac008  +   1091d ago
^ I agree, they should just re-release the game with new content. I mean don't they usually change the song when they localize an FF game anyway? This entire situation is just sad, especially if this is about licensing issue over a song/soundtrack.
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izumo_lee  +   1093d ago
Ok 'unacceptable' is taking it too far.

Also that rumor that Bump of Chickens licensing is preventing the game to be localized is i think personally an excuse & or a joke really.

All the games i listed had licensed songs that for some reason had no problems being resolved but all of a sudden FF Type-0 there is an issue.

If this is true this just proves Squarenix's incompetance this gen. If this was gonna be an issue from the very start than why would Squarenix contracted Bump of Chicken to provide a song for the game knowing all to well that the game may get localized to the west?

All i am saying that it is a shame that for whatever reason a fantastic game like FF Type-0 is not localized. I played & finished the game, i know how great a FF game this is. For a game of this caliber not be out in the west for this long is like i said a shame.
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Godmars290  +   1093d ago
Are you talking music rights and licenses about the same company that tacked on a generic US-pop song in place of a specific J-pop one for FF13?
knifefight  +   1093d ago
Exactly, -Gespenst-

Talking bad about another company in business is a MAJOR no-no in Japan. That's why Square Enix won't say anything about the details of the music rights with Toys Factory. We aren't hearing the reason from Square because that reason involves another company.
Pozzle  +   1093d ago
I think at this point (a year and a half after its Japanese release and with practically no interest shown from Square) it's pretty unlikely we'll ever see it released over here. :(
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MizTv  +   1093d ago
Vita please
And I will get it day 1
VitaOwner  +   1093d ago
C'mon guys, I think it's pretty clear. Square-Enix is trying to get the lowest amount of sales as possible for all their games. They are having their mid-life crisis and are doing what they have wanted to do all along, not what the fans want. They tease us with good games and get cheap thrills when they tell us we can't have it, but here is some more lightning.
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Godmars290  +   1093d ago
instances like this are exactly why we have piracy. The old NES days when there were market general games which were Japan only.

The thieving bastards came later.
Myst  +   1093d ago
Are they serious? I was ready to drop money on this game and get it but now that I know they had no intention of releasing it....I just don't know what to say about Square...Gotta love the people who translate. I really should learn more Japanese so I could jump in and help.
StinKyNuGz  +   1093d ago
Square have not made a good game in 10 years ni no kuni says hi..
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1093d ago
This was going to be the last game I bought on PSP. Do they even still make PSP games in America? Anyways I still hope this game gets to the states. Along with Bravely Default.

SE can still make good games they just need to get back on track.
rainslacker  +   1093d ago
NIS and Atlus are releasing a few on the digital store. The only retail release I'm aware of this year is Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi from Aksys. I think the PSP is pretty much dead for support otherwise in the US. There are still quite a few games being released in Japan for it however.
wishingW3L  +   1093d ago
now you see why piracy and reverse engineering are not so bad? ;)
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belac09  +   1093d ago
im playing it now and i dont understand a word, but its amazing just gameplay wise, if the story is even close to that its THE best psp game there is. period. for them not to localize it is shameful, i will get a backup copy as soon as the fan translation is done. best of luck guys!
trenso1  +   1093d ago
Have you figured out any of the upgrade mechanics I could understand a thing and just upgraded what seemed cool also where did you find a download for the site I usually go to has been down for a while
belac09  +   1092d ago
i figured out some of them just by seeing whether or not the attack or what not went up, its so hard, i cant wait for a fan translation
trenso1  +   1092d ago
Yea thats what I had to go by as well I really hope the translation comes soon
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BigDollarZoe954  +   1093d ago
Smh curse you Wada all these good games will be fantasies and may never be put into the light
sashimi  +   1093d ago
Well I've been waiting for this game for what seems like forever. Since Square doesn't give a sh*t about my money i'll just have to pirate this game, hopefully the translation is successful.
FinalFantasyFanatic  +   1092d ago
Why won't you take my money Square?!

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