While I was personally very pleased to hear about Square Enix bringing the long awaited Final Fantasy 7 and 8 Android versions to life this year (still waiting on that FF 7 HD remake fellas) in Japan, I certainly have no issue whatsoever with new Final Fantasy games arriving on Android. If you’re a fan of the series that feels the same way, then you are in luck, as Square Enix has announced that 2 brand new Final Fantasy games are set to be released for Android (and IOS) this year.
Famitsu App is reporting that the titles of the games are Final Fantasy Legends – Crystal of Time, and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, which will also be accompanied by a “Final Fantasy Portal” app for managing all of your Final Fantasy mobile games. As of right now, it’s being reported that they will release these titles exclusively in Japan, but given the amount of Final Fantasy games and Square Enix games that have reached Android devices in the western world, we’ll keep our fingers crossed for a worldwide release.
FF Legends: Crystal of Time will feature a young boy named Toumoro and a time traveling girl from the future named Emo, who together will journey through time to save the world from chaos. The “time traveling” RPG will feature the turn based combat system that fans of the franchise are used to, and will be free to play with in app purchases available. Crystal of Time is set to be released this winter. Here are a few screens:
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is a joint effort between FF series developer Square Enix and Alim (developer of Brave Frontier), and is a new crystal story that will feature 3 main characters: the main hero Rein, his rival Raswell, and Fiina, the heroine. The lid has been kept sealed a bit tighter on the story for this one, but as it’s also set to be released in the winter, we hopefully won’t have to wait too long to find out. Here are a few screens:
Last but not least is the Final Fantasy Portal app, which will also be free with in app purchases. It will allow Final Fantasy mobile gamers to check out news, books, and lots of other FF related media, and will also feature the Triple Triad card game from FF8:
Again, we don’t have word on which countries will/won’t receive these titles outside of Japan, but we’ll update this article for FF fans as we receive more details.