Game Informer’s website recently divulged some details regarding two of the more intriguing Final Fantasy titles in development, namely Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. While details on both have been scarce, this new info may indicate that the fifteenth title is approaching the later part of its long development time, and the HD remaster of Type-0 will be released not too far from now.
Final Fantasy XV has a rather tumultuous history, as it was originally announced as Final Fantasy Versus XIII for the PS3 back in 2006, but new info on the game after its initial announcement gradually became non-existent, until Square Enix revealed at E3 2013 that the game had been renamed to be the main fifteenth entry of the series, and was revamped to be exclusive to the PS4 and Xbox One.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD also has an interesting background, as it is a PS4 and Xbox One remaster of a 2011 PSP title that was never released outside of Japan. Besides the obvious high-definition improvements the graphics will receive, controls will also be refined to better fit each console’s controller, and a lower difficulty level, as the game’s high level of challenge was a common criticism from Japanese players.
As far as recent news goes, Game Informer said that a demo for XV will be released some time next year, though specific dates for different regions were unspecified. Titled Episode Duscae, the demo will provide an early look at some of the full game’s early sections. Type-0 HD was also given a specific release for North America, that being March 17, 2015.
It’s worth noting that Game Informer has since removed the post, possibly indicating that they may have released the news too early. Still, it’s encouraging for fans of the series to hear that Type-0 is not far off from finally seeing the light of day in the West, as well as the possibility that Square Enix may finally be approaching the home stretch of development for the long-awaited XV.
We will continue to keep you updated on the Final Fantasy series as more news drops.