Final Fantasy's march onto PC continues apace with the news that Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be coming to Steam on August 14th. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is a spruced up remake of the PSP original, and one that's been given a further lick of paint with PC exclusive graphics features and enhancements. Bizarrely, pre-ordering yourself a copy will net you a DOTA 2 bonus in the shape of a class zero Moogle ward. Perhaps most tragically of all, you'll also get an 'exclusive loading screen'. Yippee.
Anyway, enough of that, because Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is actually a pretty fine spin-off. It centres on a group of students from an elite military academy, known as Class Zero. They're tasked with fending off the neighbouring Empire, through action-based combat. To see whether you're rig is ready for its final fantasy, check out the official Final Fantasy Type-0 HD system requirements.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i3-2100T 2.5 GHz or AMD Phenom 9650 Quad-Core 2.3 GHz
- RAM: 4GB System Memory
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 7790
- HDD: 30GB Free Hard Drive Space
- DX: DirectX 11
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Recommended System Requirements
- OS: Windows 8 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i5-2500S 2.7 GHz or AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz
- RAM: 6 GB System Memory
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 5870
In typical JRPG form, these system requirements are all over the place. The difference between the minimum and recommended graphics cards is minuscule, and in fact Square Enix suggest a GTX 750 as recommended. This is in fact a shade less powerful than a 560 Ti, so we've presumed they meant the 750 Ti and upped it accordingly.
We've seen with the recent Final Fantasy XIII PC ports that this is in all likelihood a bit of rushed port. Don't go expecting fantastic performance and optimisation, so you might need more powerful hardware than the modest visuals suggest.
When it comes to the minimum requirements for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, these are a bit of a mixed bag. Both of the processors are down toward the lower-end of the scale by today's standards, but still decent performers. We'd expect them to be more than capable of running FF Type-Zero HD. The recommended processors are the Intel Core i5-2500S and the AMD FX-8120 meanwhile. This pair are unlikely to be put to the test too much by Type-0.
Like any quick port like this we would hugely recommend the use of a gamepad. This game has been designed from the ground up from a controller, and things may seem a little obfuscated on keyboard and mouse.
Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Final Fantasy Type-0 HD System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Final Fantasy Type-0 HD benchmark chart. What do you make of the Final Fantasy Type-0 HD system requirements? Let us know!