Let's face it- most avid gamers completely ignore mobile phone titles. They certainly can't stand up to titles on other platforms that were designed to play games, and with all the choices available, something for your phone seems like a colossal waste of time.
Obviously, this is the primary reason why most handheld gamers weren't all that excited when Final Fantasy Agito XIII was announced for the PSP. Most held the viewpoint of, "who cares; if it's being made as a mobile title, how good could it be?" We would agree with that sentiment, but we've just learned something that should come as good news for PSP owners: according to Forever-Fantasy, Square-Enix confirmed at TGS 2008 that Agito is now exclusive to Sony's handheld. Furthermore, the press kit they handed out makes no mention of the mobile version, which leads one to believe they've halted development on that version entirely. Perhaps they realized their vision simply wouldn't work on a mobile platform…? That's what we're hoping for, because we'd suddenly be a lot more interested in this particular game. Given their history, we can't see Square-Enix toning their efforts down enough to fit on a mobile device, so this is making more sense to us.
We'll try to have more information for you over the next few months. But for now, let's just say you shouldn't dismiss Final Fantasy Agito XIII as a throwaway title any longer; PSP owners could be in for yet another role-playing treat.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy Agito XIII