Previously, Square Enix has only said that an international version of Final Fantasy Type-0, formerly known as Final Fantasy Agito XIII, is possible, but not necessarily likely. The game’s development team has given new information regarding it, however.
In the game’s Ultimania guide, recently released in Japan, director Hajima Tabata stated that the game’s staff is currently hard at work on a version of the game for overseas markets. While Square Enix itself has yet to officially announce the game for a release outside of Japan, it may not be long before they do so.
Tabata also spoke about the future of the Type series. Referring to the potential sequel as Type-1, he stated that if a sequel were to be made, he would like it to be a direct sequel, with the same characters and world as the first game. He would also like to develop the sequel for consoles rather than handhelds, as Type-0 was developed for mobile phones before development was moved to the PlayStation Portable.
With Type-0’s success in Japan and its overseas interest, it was only a matter of time before news of a localization came about. Now fans of the Final Fantasy XIII spin-off can rest easily knowing that soon enough, they’ll have the game in their native language.