During the Tokyo Game Show, SQUARE ENIX announced that FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD is scheduled for release on March 17, 2015 for North America, March 19, 2015 for Japan and March 20, 2015 for Europe.
In addition, the company has confirmed that a downloadable playable demo of the highly anticipated FINAL FANTASY XV will be included with FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD as a special bonus. Titled ‘FINAL FANTASY XV -EPISODE DUSCAE-,’ the demo includes elements from the opening sections of the full game, but alters story progression and more to create a unique first-play experience. The demo is activated by a voucher included with FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD. To accompany this announcement, an official FINAL FANTASY XV trailer has also been released worldwide today.
FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD will be priced at $59.99. Both FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD and the accompanying ‘FINAL FANTASY XV -EPISODE DUSCAE-’ demo will be available for the PlayStation®4 system and the Xbox One.
The company also announced today that, as part of a development restructure, Hajime Tabata, director of the original FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 and FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD, will now serve as the director of FINAL FANTASY XV, as the development of the title moves towards completion. This move allows Tetsuya Nomura to focus his full efforts as the director of other highly anticipated titles, including KINGDOM HEARTS III.
“In reviewing our development structure, we have decided to assign Hajime Tabata as the new director for FINAL FANTASY XV. Currently, Tabata and the entire development team are working, whole-heartedly, towards completing the production of FINAL FANTASY XV and ensuring the delivery of the highest quality FINAL FANTASY title to date,” said Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda regarding the staff changes. “We invite every one of our fans to view the fruits of our labor through FINAL FANTASY XV’s demo, and promise to present a game that further surpasses expectations when the finished product is released.
“As the director of FINAL FANTASY XV, Tetsuya Nomura has mainly worked on the original concept for the story and universe in addition to creating the characters. 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 III. 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.”