Final Fantasy Agito trademarked in Europe
posted on 09.13.13 at 03:29 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Square Enix localizing Type-0-based mobile RPG?

Looks like Square Enix might bring its newly announced smartphone RPG Final Fantasy Agito to western audiences. The publisher yesterday trademarked the name, as well as its logo, in Europe.

Final Fantasy Agito was announced this week as an iOS and Smartphone game that uses the same characters and setting of Final Fantasy Type-0, but isn’t exactly Type-0. Find our full summary here. Watch the teaser trailer here.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

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  • Stealth

    ewww

  • rorschacht

    this is hilarious

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    lol they bring this over but not Type-0?

    • Budgiecat

      Is this a prequel officially? Why is the explanation so vague for it?
      Maybe…..they’ll release this to the west if it’s a prequel….then when Vita sales pick up due to more install base because of the less expensive new Vita version, PSVitaTV, cheaper memory cards and bigger library of games…..they’ll bring over Type O as an HD remasters cross play version for Vita/PS3/PS4?

      O_-??

      nah….

      • TheExile285

        PSP, Vita, 3DS, I don’t care. I just wish they would localize the non-IOS version.

        I want the game, but I’v washed my hands of mobile games.

        • almostautumn

          Don’t see what the big deal is with mobile for a title like this. It will be no different than the Layton brothers game; F2P for the first few levels, and then you purchase the rest in increments at your leisure. In the end it’ll probably cost about what a normal handheld game costs, which it has more than enough of a right to as this is clearly a very sleek, polished, and genuine videogame.

          • TheExile285

            my problem is with the makers such as Apple and Google

            • almostautumn

              Because of how quickly an expensive upgrade is required if you want to keep up with the latest in gaming?

              • TheExile285

                Exactly.

  • ( `Д´)ノ)`ν゜)

    I hope they go bankrupt on the same day as Capcom

    • Raiyu

      Not yet, let them release FFXV and KH3 first.

      Then they can go bankrupt.

      • EX+

        No, no, no!! What about TWEWY 2. And I don’t want SE or Capcom to go under. I just hope they’re humbled.

        • Elvick

          TWEWY2 will probably just be another mobile game.

          • EX+

            I don’t understand why Japan loves all these mobile games.
            They’ll never be able to replicate AAA console games.

        • Raiyu

          At this point, like Elvick said, TWEWY2 would probably end up as another mobile game, if SE track record and the iOS port is anything to go by. So I don’t even care anymore. They can both burn (after FFXV, KH3, and deep down).

          • EX+

            What about FFXV-2. And I highly doubt that SE will burn after KH3. They’re gonna be swimming in money.

        • MosquitoLemon

          TWEWY 2 was originally being developed (it was supposed to be a trilogy), but they cancelled it because fans made it pretty clear they wanted more crappy KH spinoffs. This is not a joke, it’s actually what happened.

  • Alex TSi

    Really??? Why???
    All world waiting for Type-0, and now… they … THAT REALLY STUPID!

  • Leon_Tekashi

    Take note that they’re doing what they get to get Type 0 localized. Idk why it’s taking them forever.

  • HitagiHanekawa

    c’mon we want type-0 not this shit >_<

  • King-Podigy-X

    SE please get your shit together and localize Type-0

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    They don’t know what the hell they’re doing any more, do they? North America doesn’t get Type-0, but Europe is getting this? I don’t even. What’s next?

    Type-0 is finally announced to be localized in only Australia?

    • almostautumn

      Don’t care where it’s localized as long it’s in English. Remember; this isn’t primitive Nintendo; Sony’s modern systems aren’t region-locked.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        That… Wasn’t my point at all. I was thinking more along the lines of them not having their priorities straight :P

  • kuusou yume

    This plus Type-0 for the west, please!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      “Destroy this and Type-0 for the west please!” <— That is what you meant I am sure.

  • Potionzmaster

    Just give me vanilla Type-0.
    Please :'(

  • VeniVidiVici

    Looks great, and I’ll definitely be playing this if it comes out in NA. But seriously SE, we want TYPE-0! YOU KNOW. THAT AMAZING FF GAME YOU NEVER LOCALIZED DESPITE FAN PROTESTS AND PETITIONS

  • new_tradition

    Again, if it’s free, I’ll check it out. Assuming NA gets it.

    I’ll just keep praying this is an interest check for the actual Type-0 game (why the last 2 years or fans begging don’t count, I have no idea…)

    • Sevyne

      You should actually hope it ISN’T an interest check seeing as most folks wanting Type-0 have no interest in an iOS game. It would falsely show that the West does not want Type-0 if this was how they were going to scale interest.

  • Alkhan

    Lol, screw this crap. Just give us the game we want that’s already localized.

    http://operation-suzaku.com/2013/05/21/type-0-was-on-its-way-for-the-west-on-december-2012-and-still-is/

  • Willgaea

    If this game fails, we will never see a release for Type-0 in the west. On the upside, I’m still looking forward to owning FF15.

    • Sevyne

      Sadly you are probably right and I think it’s really crappy to scale interest based off an iOS game. Most folks who want Type-0 have zero interest in an iOS game. The situtation sucks so much. :(

    • Zackasaur

      On the other hand, if this does well, SE will think we want more mobile bullshit.

  • Sevyne

    Why? Who asked for this? It’s like they’re trolling us or something.

    • TheExile285

      apparently mobile gaming is big in Japan…………………………………………………………………………………….. >_>

      • Sevyne

        :(

      • Potionzmaster

        If that’s true then I can see why they are making this Agito version. But why localize Agito, and not type-0? If they decided the PSP wouldn’t be profitable enough in the West, then why would they bring the smartphone version over. Hardly anyone pays for these F2P games, do they?

        • rekka_zan

          Even the producer (Hajime Tabata) said that he never spend money on F2P games :P

  • kiri25

    This does not mean its coming to the west. The first sighting of the name change to type-0 was found via a european trademark by square and still no type-0 in the west. So tho agito might come this should not be seen as it’s coming to west.

    • Sevyne

      Oh, we know it’s not a guarantee, but do keep in mind that Type-0 was originally planned to come west and just never did. Could be the same for this or not. We really just don’t know what’s going on in their heads.

  • shogunknight

    Wait, whats the difference between Agito and Type-0. I thought it was just english naming or ios/android version?

    • MrFinalgamer

      agito was Type-0’s original name…but right now agito is to Type-0 like Persona 3 was to P3P (except no new main character, or much better battle system…or added stuff)

      • rekka_zan

        Actually, Agito to Type-0 is not like P3 to P3P. Agito is a spin-off, a prequel. We create our own main character. The battle (if I get it right) is turn-based. It’s an entirely different game.

        …doesn’t stop me from raeg because it’s a mobile game though.

        • MrFinalgamer

          …agito is a retelling of Type-0, not a prequel.

          http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-09-11-final-fantasy-agito-announced-for-ios-and-android
          “It appears Agito isn’t a remake of Type-0, rather an “alternate experience”.” …yeah

          • rekka_zan

            Hmm, another article at Siliconera said that “the first part of Agito is about the history of Orience”, and seeing that a lot of the characters don’t wear Class 0 uniform, I assumed it a prequel.

            Maybe it starts before the events in Type-0, but also includes Type-0’s whole story (an alternate version of it).

            • MrFinalgamer

              huh, that would be quite an interesting take…hopefully they do an HD version for vita with that and the original type-0 (i just my type-0 on consoles ;_;)

              • rekka_zan

                Apparently it’s a prequel (sort of). Orience is a world where the time cycle keeps on repeating (with Type-0 as the final cycle). Agito is the story of the first cycle of Orience.

                Because the world keeps on repeating it’s history, even though it’s a “prequel” timeline-wise, the story will have many similarities with Type-0. Also, if Agito is canon, then we all know that we’re all diving headfirst into a bad ending LOL.

                http://www.usgamer.net/articles/tgs-agito-type-0-fan-support-and-the-intimacy-of-portables

  • Derpazu

    So….WHERE IS TYPE-0?

  • Dede Ogbe

    Seriously SE burn in hell. U refuse to give us type 0 after so much begging from the fans (a game which apparantly was almost done in terms of localisation) but instead give us a mobile game?? R u freaking kidding me? Hell I would have loved this if we actually GOT the original game but this is complete bull. And they wonder why they keep losing money??! Lol

    • LunarHaven

      lol Agreed, what the HELL.. are they expecting us to be excited over this? Ohwell, maybe they thought they would release the prequel before the actual game in the west. I’m guessing Type-O might be released along the Vita-TV thang as a package thing. That would be awesome.

  • Akira_Tenshi

    But I don’t want to play it on a damn smart phone!

    • AnimusVox

      Me either. I have an iphone but I still don’t want to play it on that. I hope they’ll pull a ‘Chaos Rings’ and port this AND/or Type-0 to Vita or something.

  • Ritsujun

    LOL, who let the mad dogs out?

  • SOLOmio

    And here was me thinking” finally another game worth for Vita!” i was happy for a moment then all gone.

    • jujubee88

      There’s tonnes of games “worth playing” on a VITA.

      (Than again, I don’t know your subjective tastes so I wont shove the thing in your face.)

      • SOLOmio

        i like to all genre of games but rpg and platforms are on the top!
        I know there all lot of good games but most of them don’t make to europe!

  • jujubee88

    I’ve gone as far as to email a Square exec about how iOS and Android devices are flooding the market but VITA is where a lot of people will pay those 40 bucks to buy your trademark franchises (and how it has been proven with PSP, etc etc etc).

    I sent that email at least a month and a half ago (when SE put out a blog post where they wanted to hear fan feedback) and no SE rep has even thought to reply. So, that’s a little awkward..

    Nevertheless, I have faith that FFX and FFX-2 HD will do extremely well on VITA and SE will a lot make money off it and they will plans for other VITA content. While iOS and Android is a bigger market for install base, there’s still room left for a business like SE to make money off of VITA consumers and give them the types of experiences that can only be had on a dedicated gaming device.

  • Zackasaur

    Eh, I want the real Type-0. The one with functional controls. The one without a make your own character gimmick. The one that doesn’t have cheap community votes to decide where the likely weaker story goes.

  • Hidayat246

    get ready for biggest troll

  • Astrid Huang

    I actually don’t mind Agito, as long as they can make it fairly cheap. My phone has big screen so I kinda hoped to play more JRPGs in it.

    But still, SE shouldn’t neglect what the fans want.. they should have localized type 0 first, maybe for vita. After that they can do whatever they want with Agito..

    • bloodiOS

      Agito is dirt cheap. It costs nothing (free-to-play with micro-transactions.)

  • bloodiOS

    So, I’m just curious, since a lot of us seem to dislike this game, how many of us here have actually tried contacting Square and express your concerns about the issue (through Twitter, Facebook, or whatever)?

    • Zackasaur

      I have.

      Are you familiar with Operation Suzaku?

      • bloodiOS

        First I’ve heard of it. How does it work?

  • DarkLegacy

    I wish I was playing Type-0

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Oh, gr8! Now I’m forced to get a smartphone! -.-

  • MasterSensei

    I think that Square Enix are using this game as a way to “Test the Waters” of the audience overseas. If this game manages to do really well they might think of FINALLY porting over Final Fantasy Type-0 to the Vita (hopefully).

    At least that’s what I hope.