Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Remaster 80 percent complete, according to Square Enix

Square Enix showcased yesterday in PAX Prime 2014 a 20-minute long demo of upcoming HD remaster of the PlayStation Portable’s Japan-only smash hit Final Fantasy Type-0.

According to Kotaku, the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game have been in the works since mid-2012 and are currently about 80% completed. The reason Square Enix decided to skip PS3 and Xbox 360, as well as the PS Vita, was to give a boost in the current generation consoles sales in Japan in order to create a strong base for their next flagship title Final Fantasy XV. Hajime Tabata, the game’s producer, confirmed that this is indeed a remaster and not a full remake with the only differences between the original and the new versions of the game being updated HD graphics, refined controls to fit classic console controllers, and new difficulty modes due to complains that the PSP game was too challenging.

Tabata later described the game’s theme to be about war. Finally the producer mentioned that we will be able to play the game in less than a year.

While there is no footage available to the public, as the demo was only revealed to press, we can only hope for new information during the upcoming Sony Press Conference on September 1 or during Tokyo Game Show 2014 later in September. Stay tuned on PSU for more information.