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Final Fantasy Agito XIII is the third installement in the Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final Fantasy XIII series. It was announced in 2006 for future mobile phones but later (in 2008) it was announced that it was in development only for Playstation Portable because mobile phones would be to weak to run the game. Not much is known about the game because not much information and trailers are released so far.
The game takes place in a world called Orience. This world is split up in 4 four different nations: Anaze, Rubrum, Kogai and Milites. Each nation protects and worships their own Crystal. The 4 nations have a common peace treaty to ensure stability between the nations called Pax Codex. This treaty is said to bring peace between these nations for a long time, However the nation of Milites lead by a man named Cid violates the treaty. For an unknown reason the powerful L’cie army of Milites attacks the other nations and steals their crystal. The milites have already captured 2 of the 3 crystals when the last crystal Suzuku in Rubrum, guarded by students of the magic school Akademeia, shatters into thousands of pieces for an unknown reason. This leaves Rubrum with a lowered defence but, as seen at the end of the trailer below, the most powerful students called Agito’s stil have a plan called Operation Apostle to conquer the Milites.
Agito is a Latin word which means “to put into motion”
General InformationPlatform: Playstation Portable (Sony) (UMD) Genre: RPG Release Date: TBD Director: Hajime Tabata (Crisis Core) Producer: Kousei Itou (Before Crisis FFVII) Character Designer: Tetsuya Nomura (Character Designer: FFV-FFVIII, FFX,FNC, Kingdom Hearts series) (Director: Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Kingdom Hearts, The world ends with you) Art Director: Yusuke Naora (FFVII, FFVIII, FFX)
Music Composer: Takeharu Ishimoto (FFVII compilation games, Crisis Core, The world ends with you)
Character Designer Tetsuya Nomura has said in past interviews that the battle system got a serious overhaul and looks completely different from what we’ve seen until now. He also claims that Final Fantasy Agito XIII will be the “pinnacle of portable RPGs for this generation”. He also said that 4 character designers are working on the game because of the massive amount of characters. This is going to be a massive PSP game in my opinion.
An artwork for Agito appeared which features 12 characters from this game. They all seems to be students at the Akademeia magic school. It in unknown if they will all be playable, nor if there will be other main characters. Wikipedia has analyzed the following weapons in the artwork: a longsword, a katana, handguns, a shotgun, a mace, a bow and arrow, a spear, a scythe, an extending flail, martial arts, a flute and a deck of Tarot cards.
The blonde haired kid which uses the Tarot cards seems to be the main character.
Battle system and Gameplay
They released trailers already show battle screens, but Tetsuya Nomura confirmed that the battle system was dramatically changed a few months ago. The current battle system looks similar to crisis core, with each button representing an attack. But the developers said that it would be possible to control more than one character in battle. It is also c
onfirmed that each character will have access to multiple summons. The Japanese words next to the hp bars are Katana, Whip and Cards so those will be the current weapon rather than the character names.
The first trailer is very short and in bad quality so I’m only showing the second trailer which is also available in high definition. This trailer was released April 16th, 2009: