Final Fantasy Type-0 is a role-playing game (RPG) which very few people are talking about. This is due to the fact that Final Fantasy Type-0 is not being released in the Western market and most of us Final Fantasy fans were very disappointed when there are no news about a Western release for this title. A little history lesson about Final Fantasy Type-0.
Final Fantasy Type-0 was first debuted on the PlayStation Portable (PSP) on October 27, 2011 and was made available only in Japan. What differs Final Fantasy Type-0 from the other Final Fantasy installments is Final Fantasy Type-0 is an action role-playing game (ARPG) instead of a more traditional turn-based role-playing game (RPG). Other than this difference, the other one is Final Fantasy Type-0 is more of a matured themed RPG and claimed that it is the most violent of all of the Final Fantasy installments up-to-date. These two reasons alone got us excited for it but unfortunately, due to no news about a Western release, we are immediately disappointed. The only thing that we can do is just to hope that Square Enix will make this Final Fantasy available for the Western audience.
After 3 years, Square Enix has finally heard our prayers! At E3 2014, Final Fantasy Type-0 is announced for a Western release! Further to add on, Square Enix has announced Final Fantasy Type-0 will be remade in HD and will be made available on the PlayStation 4 (PS4) and the Xbox One (XBONE) as Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Other than that, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will retain the original Japanese voice-overs and added an English voice-overs. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD also will have dual language support for subtitles as well and it is scheduled to be made available on March 17, 2015. Other than this announcement, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will have a Collector’s Edition made available for purchase by Final Fantasy fans.
So much for the history lesson. Now is March 2015 and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD has been released. As promised, here’s the Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Collector’s Edition unboxing. I have in my hand is the Xbox One (XBONE) version but the contents are the same as the PlayStation 4 (PS4).
The above image is the contents that Square Enix promised us. Below is the list of contents contained in this box.
FINAL FANTASY® TYPE-0 HD™ COLLECTOR’S EDITIONIncludes:Collector’s Box and Game Disc (PS4 or XBox One)GOLDEN STEELBOOK CASE: Featuring illustrations by world-renowned artist Yoshitaka Amano, this premium case holds both the game and soundtrack CD.COMPOSER’S SELECTIONS SOUNDTRACK: Includes X* tracks hand-picked by the game’s composer, Takeharu Ishimoto.FINAL FANTASY® TYPE-0™ MANGA: A complete 200 page manga comic establishing the world and characters of the game.80 PAGE ART BOOK: Dive into the war-torn land of Orience through its illustrations and art renders.ACE’S CARDS: Five life-size replicas of the iconic cards held by Class Zero’s Ace.FINAL FANTASY® XV EPISODE DUSCAE DEMO: Be among the first to play FINAL FANTASY® XV with your order of FINAL FANTASY® TYPE-0 HD™.
Final Fantasy Type-0 Manga
Game, Composer’s Selections Soundtrack CD, Final Fantasy® XV Episode Duscae Demo Voucher and Manual
Overall, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Collector’s Edition has a very good package for Final Fantasy fans. The highlights for me are the big-sized art book and the exclusive Final Fantasy Type-0 manga. As you all have noticed, I didn’t take any pictures of the content of the art book and manga. That’s for all of you to find out. Also, I didn’t open Ace’s Cards package, which consists of five different Eidolons (Summons, for old skool Final Fantasy fans). As for some idea on what all of those contents look like, you can visit AlphaOmegaSin’s YouTube channel. He has an unboxing video for the Collector’s Edition, which has some previews on what the contents of the art book, manga and also Ace’s Cards. If any of you guys wants to get this awesome Collector’s Edition, here are the links to Square Enix Online Store (PlayStation 4, Xbox One).
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