Final Fantasy Agito detailed in Famitsu
posted on 09.11.13 at 07:22 AM EDT by (@sqexgal)
Create your own cadet and battle in high-speed.

Square Enix announced Final Fantasy Agito, a mobile adaption to Final Fantasy Type-0 in this week’s issue of Famitsu. Full details have come out via Sokuho@Hokanko. Find our summary below.

Specifics

  • Release Date: Winter
  • Price: Free (with item micro-transactions)
  • Director: Masayasu Nishida
  • Art Director: Sayaka Hoshino
  • Composer: Takeharu Ishimoto
  • Producer: Hajime Tabata

General

  • You can make and edit your own cadet character.
  • The graphics are even prettier than the PSP version.
  • The system is unclear, however Moogles are connected.
  • You can handle missions using time recovering “action power.”
  • The story will change depending on votes.
  • It’ll have a high speed battle system, maybe with commands?
  • Also in this system, getting along well with certain cadets will make them watch out for you in battle.

Characters

There is a new character named Myu Kagerohi (voiced Haruka Tomatsu). She is the cadet representative, standing on behalf of the cadets.

Characters from Final Fantasy Type-0 return and are separated by class.

  • Ace: Class 0
  • Deuce: Class 4
  • Trey: Class 11
  • Cater: Class 10
  • Cinque: Class 3
  • Sice: Class 6
  • Seven: Class 7
  • Eight: Class 5
  • Nine: Class 2
  • Jack: Class 12
  • Queen: Class 1
  • King: Class 9
  • Machina: Class 2
  • Rem: Class 7

Interview

Weekly Famitsu spoke to Hajime Tabata. Here are some bullets:

  • We wanted to draw up a story where the main Type-0 characters follow a different fate. With Type-0 you could personally experience the story together live with other players, and now we’re incorporating that with what I wanted to do in the past on smart phones.
  • It’s a story that can be played repeatedly in cycles, from life to death.
  • You progress the story by chapter, and once it’s finished you can play it again from the beginning.
  • The story will change depending on the votes gathered by a decision system.
  • Plan on transmitting each chapter every two weeks.
  • Within those two weeks, the first 10 days will be solo phase, then the last 4 days will be the team phase.
  • You conduct the mission individually in solo play and then take on the boss in the team play phase.
  • There is a job system, exclusive abilities will depend on the job.
  • Even though play time varies, there are parts that you can play asynchronously together.
  • The system isn’t really about growth, it’s a system you can follow along easily.
  • You can purchase items that replenish power consumed during missions, as well as in game items, abilities, and pay to speed up the time to continue after a mission failure.
  • Tabata says he wants players to download it, whether or not they are familiar with Type-0.
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  • bloodiOS

    Hmm… After reading everything, it really doesn’t sound interesting so I’ll be tuning away from this. Have fun, y’all.

    • Zackasaur

      Yeah, the more I read, the less I care for this.

      I just want the legitimate Type-0.

  • new_tradition

    I still don’t know how to feel about this…

    The ironic thing is that this has a better chance of coming out in English than Type-0, lol ;A;

    I won’t lie, I have no reason not to DL a free game that actually works on Android, so we’ll see I guess…

    • Red Makuzawa

      I don’t like this so far but since it’s free to play, I’ll at least give it a try. Hopefully they announce a vita version…..but also. What happen to final fantasy type-0 on vita? Hopefully by next week my questions are all answered.

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    Smartphones? Smartphones?? great move square, well done!

    • TheBlackRabbit

      it is actually, ;/. Their base for smart phone games i pretty big in japan.

      • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

        Yeah I know but still, The news I wanted was a localization and a port to PSVita….

        • TheBlackRabbit

          I completely feel you on this, because i would like it too, but i understand the reason behind the mobile.

          • Budgiecat

            because its a shameless attempt at microtransaction cash grab. Harder to do on the Vita because it’s harder to fool core gamers than the average idiot casual non gamer browsing through their smartphone…

            • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

              Jetpack Joyride :|

              • TheBlackRabbit

                lol what? i’m confused.

                • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

                  It’s on the Vita as are a good number of F2P titles. Budgiecat’s point is moot.

                  • TheBlackRabbit

                    ahhhh i see, thanks for clearing that up my friend :D

    • adhesive

      Chaos Rings is available for PS Vita now, maybe this will get the same treatment.

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    I’ll admit I got way too upset, but still this is bullshit man,

    • phayroent

      I am the same way. I was about to throw something, but I don’t break my own things. Square Enix is run by fools.

    • Budgiecat
  • zakou

    Well i have a reason not to download a free game, I will not support stupid ideas.
    Stupid for us who love FF but the idea maybe isn’t stupid for Square = profit.

    Maybe if this game was optimized for Xperia Play, the only smartphone in existence that can “play” games the way you should, not some stupid touches.

    But the truth is that this game may not run well on Xperia Play or won’t run at all due to lack of updates/old specs on phone.

    Either way, smartphone games are “limited” in many ways.

  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

    @everyone bitching this is a stupid idea: move along. Contrary to your beliefs, SE knows what they are doing. Furthermore, their mobile offerings (such as Final Fantasy Dimensions and Chaos Rings) have been good to excellent. Plus, iOS/Android release means higher likelihood of coming west.

    • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

      Also! SE has been releasing their more popular offerings on PSN’s Mobile Store (you can pick up Chaos Rings for PSP/Vita there), so this could likely end up there.

      TL;DR quit ya bitchin.

    • Zackasaur

      This isn’t Type-0, though. Regardless of how people feel about the more gimmicky Agito, the west will still be waiting for the legitimate Type-0, even if Agito comes here.

      And, given it’s two-week schedule mechanics, it’s hard to be certain that even Agito would make the jump.

      • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

        FFD did and it was released the same way on the same OS.

    • Budgiecat

      “SE knows what they’re doing”

      LMAO

      Hows that All the Bravest treating you…

      • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

        Didn’t play it. Too busy with the Chaos Rings trilogy.

  • Ace0

    Well, Smartphone games are very popular in Japan so I can see why they decided to make this one. Why is everyone so upset though? I don’t get it. xD

    • Hidayat246

      after playing type-0

      i just make a facepalm after read this news

      • Ace0

        I am playing it right now. Still don’t get why this is something to get so angry about.

    • Budgiecat

      Yeah you’re right….here in the west, we’re still content with our rotary phones and using pigeons to communicate with people…

      Also everyone knows it makes so much more sense to make video games for phones than on consoles made to play video games….

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        My pigeons take offense to this! They work really hard. You heartless monster…

  • MK

    iOS games from Square Enix definitely have a higher chance of getting localized. I’ll keep an eye on this one.

  • shogunknight

    Price: Free (with item micro-transactions), nice (hope micro transactions isnt really bad). All thats left is a localisation

    • Zackasaur

      It looks like they make you wait a while to come back to life after you die, hoping that you’ll pay to return faster, like in a normal game. I hope that’s not too evil.

      • Budgiecat

        Injustice iOS
        Gundam Battle Operation (PSN)
        JoJo (PS3)

        do this

  • Erick Jahzeel Maradiaga Mairen

    Wtf square enix I dont care about this game anymore its a stupid idea to bring it on smartphones…. Use ur heads square enix and bring a hd version for ps3 or psvita

  • yuina

    Sounds pretty terrible. iOS can keep it.

  • Guest

    SHUT UUUUP,the graphics psp is still better.

  • LordKaiser

    Remaster this on Vita or/and PS3 and I’ll buy.

  • Ace

    You know… It’d be nice if you guys localized Type 0 for us… Just sayin.

  • Dominic Villanueva

    I want to know the real story, will there be a cinematics?