Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is a Mature Remastering of the First Title
Square Enix tries to upgrade the PlayStation Portable's skinny, thinned-out graphics to the portly powerhouses of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.
Polygon reports that producer Hajime Tabata said at PAX Prime 2014 that Final Fantasy Type-0 HD intends to be a more mature entry of the series and is Square Enix's way of making "something for adults." Final Fantasy Type-0 was originally known as Final Fantasy Agito XIII. Type-0 was originally released on the PSP three years ago. The project was delayed numerous times, especially when its team put Agito's development on hold to create The 3rd Birthday for PSP, which is the third Parasite Eve game, and, arguably, the weakest of the series.
"We've really tried to focus on the true nature of battle — what a realistic type of magic vs. weaponry type of battle might unfold like," Tabata said. "If you're hit by fire, you burn. If you're cut, you bleed. It's approaching those realistic type of expressions within the Final Fantasy world atmosphere ... It's more of a realistic blow vs. just scraping away HP."
Type-0 HD's plot touches on the finality of death and the importance of our mortality. With 14 different characters in the spotlight, the game feels like Final Fantasy VI, which had dozens of great characters, but made it debatable to say who was the game's protagonist during various parts of the story.
"We see a lot of movies that put a focus on numerous characters vs. one protagonist," Tabata said. "You often see that in war movies, action movies or sci-fi type movies. [I] really wanted to focus on the unit as an entity ... really put a spotlight on the unit as a whole and view their actions from slightly afar."
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sometime in 2015.
Death isn't something new for Final Fantasy, just don't tease us with myths like these: