Final Fantasy Type-0 Delayed, Downloadable Version Planned

Final Fantasy fans in Japan, hoping to play the long-awaited PSP RPG Final Fantasy Type-0 this summer, will have to wait a little longer.

In his recent interview with Famitsu, game director Hajime Tabata said that the game probably won’t make its original scheduled release “due to various circumstances, as it became difficult to release it during the short-sleeve shirt season.”

Tabata revealed that the April Playstation Network outage affected the development of the game’s multiplayer component, so the team is still to finish that and is currently working on it. Tetsuya Nomura, the Character Designer of the game said that the players will have to “wait until the season of red leaves” for the game to come out.

Which is an obvious hint that the game will be coming out this fall. In the same interview, a lot of fresh details about the game were revealed, like it would be about 30 to 40 hours long, with an additional 60 hours if you want to finish all the side quests.

As for the gameplay, in-game weather will affect the effectiveness of weapons in Final Fantasy Type-0. Currently, the game is 80 percent complete, with the developer working on the ad-hoc play component for the multiplayer.

Nomura revealed during the interview that Square Enix is also looking to have downloadable version of the game but didn’t give any specifics on the release date.

Players who are eager to check it out will get the chance at the United States of Odaiba 2011 event in Tokyo, Japan. The event is hosted by Fuji TV and will be held from July 16 to August 31.