Update: Square Enix has issued a press release confirming earlier reports of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releasing on March 17, as well as the game including a voucher to download a playable demo of Final Fantasy XV. In addition, the company has announced that Final Fantasy XV‘s director, Tetsuya Nomura, is stepping down from his role, with Type-o‘s Hajima Tabata taking his place. Type-0 HD‘s Tokyo Game Show trailer can be seen below, followed by our original story.
One of the biggest blunders in Square Enix’s post-PlayStation 2 era has been its handling of Final Fantasy XV. While many are still looking forward to the game, it was first announced more than eight years ago, and has become infamous for going in the dark for long periods of time in regards to announcements. Square Enix may be looking to put a stop to that next year, however.
According to a story published by Game Informer and later taken down, the upcoming HD remaster of the PSP game Final Fantasy Type-0 is set to be released in North America on March 17, 2015. In addition, the game is said to have a surprise: a voucher to download Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae, a demo of the beginning segments in Final Fantasy XV. While the demo’s progression will be altered from the main game to be more fitting for a demo, this is still interesting in that this is the first time the game will be playable to the public since its reveal in 2006 as Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Game Informer’s story did not clarify if the demo will be available as soon as Type-0 HD becomes available, or if it will be released at some point following that.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and Final Fantasy XV will be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A release date for Final Fantasy XV has not yet been announced. Should Square Enix make an announcement regarding this matter, we will update our story with more information.