Square Enix Smartphone Fairy Tale RPG “Grimms Notes” Heads West

Square Enix has announced (via Gamer.ne) a western release for their smartphone RPG Grimms Notes.

The game will launch for iOS and Android devices sometime in the near future across North America, Europe, and China.

Flero Games are handling the localization and distribution for the title, which has managed to get downloaded over 15 million times since it launched in January of last year.

Grimms Notes is an RPG that features characters from fairy tales like Aladdin, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and more.

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  • totenglocke

    I just realized, these mobile-only RPGs could be ported to Switch very easily…

  • No thanks.

  • Feniks

    Don’t bother and save yourself the airfare.

  • Godmars

    And yet they’re still mobile games. i.e.; usually P2P.

  • Nope Naw

    I looked up some gameplay. It looks really meh. Way too paper cutout doll-y animation.

  • totenglocke

    Well, yeah, but they could fix that if they wanted.


    I have been playing this game since months, and I’m near rank 220. I don’t see the point of a translation. It’s an okay to good game, if you’re interested in it, you should don’t give a fuck about this localization, and play the Japanese version.

  • reckloose

    What’s wrong about P2P? Most mobile games are F2P or P2W, it’s refreshing to see a game where you actually pay for it and get the game, no freemium shit

  • Godmars

    Whether or not a retail product has been redesigned not to show or rely on such elements, P2P/F2P/its going to still show. And that’s if such elements are removed.

    Nevermind that we’re in an age were publishers are phasing in microtransactions into $60+ games.

  • InfectedAI

    It is possible though. HeroCraft is doing a good job turning Space Wolf from a phone game into a retail game on PC. Completely redid the economy to balance it around being a game you pay for once and improved the quality of the game to match the new platform.