Seeing as Final Fantasy Type-0 is a Final Fantasy game, there never really was much doubt as to whether or not there would be an English release. Even so, we can all breathe a sigh of relief now that we’ve gotten word that Square Enix is already working on a localization. The news comes from the Japanese Final Fantasy Type-0 Ultimania, which will arrive in stores in Japan tomorrow. For those of you unfamiliar with Ultimania, they are a series of companion books produced for the Final Fantasy games in Japan that feature in-depth story analysis, interviews, and all sorts of other goodies.
The Final Fantasy Type-0 Ultimania contains an interview that has already been partially leaked on the internet, and it contains confirmation that Square Enix is already hard at work on the game’s international version. What we don’t know is whether this is going to be a worldwide release , US-only, or something else altogether. It is also not clear for what system they will choose to release Final Fantasy Type-0 for, considering the Vita will be launching in the West in February. Considering this is Final Fantasy, we should be able to expect a full UMD release in both the US and Europe.
Since Final Fantasy Type-0 came out in Japan on October 27th for the PSP, it’s likely that the localization will only take another couple of months. Square Enix has been very fast with their international releases in recent years, so stay tuned for an official announcement and release date.