Square Enix has released a new set of screenshots and details for its upcoming smartphone Final Fantasy title Mevius Final Fantasy.
As previously announced, Square Enix is creating a “high-qualiy RPG” that rivals the scale of a console game with Mevius. It is due out in Japan this spring.
Get the new details below.
Here we see a girl reflected in a giant crystal. Could she be a guiding force of some sort for adventurers?
The series’ icon Moogle character will appear, soothing as ever.
The protagonist, who wakes up in an strange world, is guided by an entity known as “Voice.” Whether hope or despair awaits after everything is said and done, it’s hard to say.
Battles are optimized for smartphones, offering simple controls and an unprecedented level of immersion. The basic “fight” command can be carried out by simply tapping the screen and you can perform multiple attacks per turn.
There are a number of magic abilities players will be able to make use of, including ones that should be familiar to series fans. “Flame Blast” bathes the hero’s sword in flames as he attacks surrounding enemies.
By defeating enemies, you can acquire “Elements” by defeating enemies in battle, which will in turn unlock more and more abilities as time goes on. A solid mixture of standard attacks and abilities goes a long way to keeping battles thrilling, while also ending them succinctly.
The series’ landmark job system will return. The attacks and abilities for each job are different, so it’s important to change up your job or attack process in response to the enemy you’re facing off against.
The “Ranger” job, for example, has high mobility and specializes in close-range attacks. It is one of the thief-type jobs in the game and has the hero wielding two daggers.
The “Black Mage” job, meanwhile, naturally excels at magic and is an advanced class among the mage-type jobs available in the game. In exchange for low HP and physical attack damage, a Black Mage can more than hold their own when it comes to magical damage and criticals. Their black robes are adorned with golden ornaments, giving off a dignified aura.
HD Final Fantasy makes its way at last to smartphones after a long history throughout the series of greater and greater graphical fidelity with each new installment. Mevius Final Fantasy proudly draws upon this legacy, bringing to smartphones a level of fidelity, smoothness, and final detail in its polygonal graphics that was once only possible on high-end dedicated game machines. Nevertheless, the game is being optimized so as to be enjoyed on as many different handset models as possible.
Mevius Final Fantasy also supports Metal, which is a newly adopted API for iOS 8. As a result, things like reflections in the game are rendered even more finely than ever.
The above screenshots are also available at the gallery.