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Mevius Final Fantasy is a “Traditional Final Fantasy” Coming to Smartphones

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Previously, Square Enix filed a trademark for Mevius Final Fantasy, and most of you guessed it was a smartphone game.

If you guessed smartphone, you were right. However, the Famitsu reveal (featured above) describes the game as a “traditional” Final Fantasy game. It’s not a remake of an older game, but it is related to previous entries in the series, as far as style goes.

The game’s reveal comes alongside the 27th anniversary of the original Final Fantasy in Japan, so in celebration Famitsu managed to get Final Fantasy creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi, to speak with Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase in an interview focused on the entire series, and the new game.

Kitase confirmed that he’s at the head of development on Mevius Final Fantasy, with other staffers from previous (numbered) games in the Final Fantasy series.

Mevius Final Fantasy is coming to both iOS and Android in Japan some time next spring.

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13 comments
  1. RinKoishi
    RinKoishi
    December 16, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Unfortunately? A site like this should know how Japan have changed and its pretty much a given for Square enix focus lots of resources on smartphone/portable games.

  2. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    December 16, 2014 at 10:09 am

    While this is true, I put that in there to reflect the little bit of hope I did have. I always keep some hope with these kind of reveals ;-;

  3. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    December 16, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Most of us are aware that Japan is now Smart Phone purgatory. That doesn’t make the news that a traditional FF game is going to that device any less unfortunate for us who want to see that gameplay style come to a more technically robust platform.

  4. MaidKillua
    MaidKillua
    December 16, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Traditional FF? Fuck yeah
    Mobile??? Fuck no

    Guess I won’t be playing this. God damnit Square

  5. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    December 16, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Stahp. This is no place for hope. Just a hive of DRM and microtransactions.

  6. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    December 16, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    They’ll snap out of it sooner or later.

  7. sanic
    sanic
    December 16, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Naw man naw.

  8. LurkerJK
    LurkerJK
    December 16, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    wtf is a traditional FF after 2.5 mmos and 3-5 (depending on who you ask) shitty games released during 12 long, painful years

  9. MaidKillua
    MaidKillua
    December 16, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Well most people would say anything similar to FF1-9 (maybe 10, depending on your opinion of it). The fanboys might say “like FF7” and the haters might say “Not FF13”. Personally I prefer the first definition

  10. Viredae
    Viredae
    December 16, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    True, but hey, on the bright side, if they decide to bring it statewide, it’ll get a port to something else.

  11. Jack Ripper
    Jack Ripper
    December 17, 2014 at 12:50 am

    I’m guessing by traditional they mean the old school style FF game?

    I know it’s a smartphone game, but as long as it’s a legit full game like Final Fantasy Dimension and not one of those cheap F2P IAP games, I’m okay. FF Dimension was actually a surprisingly good game.

  12. MaidKillua
    MaidKillua
    December 17, 2014 at 4:58 am

    I just hate touch controls and my mobile is an older model that can’t run newer apps anyway. Though I suppose its good for all the people who don’t mind mobile gaming and have newer phones

  13. Jack Ripper
    Jack Ripper
    December 17, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    If it’s a full game, a good option would just be a Vita version along with mobile. Kind of like the Chaos Rings ports. Also, I’m no fan of touch screen either, but turn based RPGs aren’t too bad to play on it.

    If S-E were smart, that’s the appropriate way to market their game.