Final Fantasy fans in North America will finally get their hands on two long-awaited titles — Final Fantasy Type-0 and Final Fantasy 15 — early next year. Square Enix announced today it will bring Final Fantasy Type-0 HD to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 17, 2015 along with the first playable demo of Final Fantasy 15.
The downloadable demo, called Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae, will be included with every copy of Type-0 HD. According to Square Enix, the demo includes elements from the opening sections of Final Fantasy 15, but alters certain story elements to ensure a "unique first-play experience."
Square Enix also announced that Hajime Tabata, director of Final Fantasy Type-0 for PSP and its HD console remaster, is now the sole director of Final Fantasy 15. His FF15 co-director, Tetsuya Nomura, is now dedicating his efforts to Kingdom Hearts 3 and other unspecified titles.
"Currently, Tabata and the entire development team are working, whole-heartedly, towards completing the production of Final Fantasy 15 and ensuring the delivery of the highest quality Final Fantasy title to date," Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda said in a press statement.
"As the director of Final Fantasy 15, Tetsuya Nomura has mainly worked on the original concept for the story and universe in addition to creating the characters," he continued. "Hereafter, he will be focusing his efforts on the production of titles that can only be made possible by Nomura, himself, and delivering products that exceed the quality of past titles, starting with another one of his representative projects, Kingdom Hearts 3. Square Enix will continue to work on these titles with the best staff formation in an effort to deliver them to everyone as soon as possible and appreciates your continued support."
Final Fantasy Type-0 and Final Fantasy 15 were announced in 2006 under the titles Final Fantasy Agito 13 and Final Fantasy Versus 13, respectively.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, an updated version of the game first released on PSP in 2011, will retail for $59.99. The game will come to Japan on March 19 and Europe on March 20. Here's the game's latest trailer.