According to a group lobbying for the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 overseas, a localised version of the PlayStation Portable exclusive was nearly completed back in 2011. Apparently, publisher Square Enix recorded an English dub for the game at the tail-end of last year, shortly after the title released in Japan. However, despite the project being 90 per cent complete, the title was shelved due to flagging PSP sales primarily in North America.

The site added that Square Enix is currently waiting for a demonstration of fan demand before it brings the title overseas. Meanwhile, an additional source noted that the company is struggling to decide upon a satisfactory release strategy with platform holder Sony. We would have assumed that a PSN-only launch with full PlayStation Vita compatibility would have sufficed.

However, we have an even better suggestion: why not upscale the game, add Trophies, and release it as a native Vita title? With the localisation pretty much complete, we imagine that the expenditure on additional development would be miniscule. And even though the portable is not flying off the shelves at the moment, there’s still a rampant fanbase eager for more exclusive software to play on the machine. We reckon it would perform reasonably well at retail, don't you?

[via operation-suzaku.com]