Officially announced at this year’s E3 event, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is the remaster of the former PSP exclusive that was only released in Japan. Buzz surrounding the game so far has been muted so far, though perhaps that can be attributed to the apparent lack of advertising. Whatever the reason, that may be about to change, as a release date has reportedly been stencilled in.
According to a GameInformer article (since removed, though the details were picked up by NeoGAF), the game will be available in North America on the 17th of March, 2015, in keeping with Square-Enix’s apparent desire to release a new entry in their flagship franchise each calendar year. As previously announced, it will be available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while recent rumoured have stated that it will also be released on the PlayStation Vita.
In addition to the release date, the article indicated that the game may come with a voucher for a playable demo of the much anticipated Final Fantasy XV. The demo is said to be called Episode Duscae, and will feature some opening sections of the game, although some elements of the progression will be tweaked to make it more suitable as a demo. The packaging of demos with retail games has fallen out of favour in recent times, though with these Type-0 and XV both starting out as additions to the core Fabula Nova Crystallis compilation (as Agito XIII and Versus XIII, respectively), such a package does make sense. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that the demo will be available at the same time as Type-0 HD is released, although it is confirmed to be available on both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.