A few days ago, a website appeared, showcasing a mobile game named Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire. The website appeared to be a pre-reghistration site, but the quality of the assets and the lack of information on developer “Epic Action” led many to doubt its legitimacy. The website has since been removed, and DualShockers contacted Square Enix for clarification.
Today, the game reappeared, this time on the New Zealand iTunes store, spotted by TouchArcade forum user KeKhan. The store page includes some screenshots (which you can see in the gallery at the bottom of the post), and a description.
Be the hero of your own Final Fantasy XV adventure in the brand new mobile strategy game Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire! Build your own kingdom, discover powerful magic, and dominate the realm alongside all of your friends!
Do you have the courage to fulfill your destiny? Journey through vast kingdoms, gather magical resources, and build the strongest Empire in Final Fantasy history!
– Experience your very own FFXV adventure on your mobile phone
– Jump into the action with Noctis, Cindy, and all of your favorite FF15 characters
– Fight alongside friends and against foes in legendary battles against millions of players from around the world!
– Build up your Empire and train your troops to win in action packed, real-time battles
– Create the ultimate Guild or join up with already-powerful forces
– Strategize with your guild to crush enemies and beasts in real-time battles
– Compete for the Crystal against players from all over the world
An open world with no rules: only magic. Will your magic grow or do you stand to be defeated?
Your legend starts now in the new MMORPG: Final Fantasy 15: A New Empire.
In the meanwhile, Square Enix responded to our inquiry, confirming the legitimacy of the game, as you can read in their comment below.
“It is true that a mobile MMO game with ”Final Fantasy XV”’s characters, story, and sounds is under development by our licensee Machine Zone(MZ).
The “Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire” website is sponsored by Epic Action, a studio of MZ, and is intended to allow for pre-registration of the game.”
So the game is actually legitimate, and it’s the fruit of the previously announced deal with Machine Zone (Which Hajime Tabata himself talked about in our recent interview). It appears to be a MMO/RTS/City Builder hybrid, and will most probably be made available in other marketplaces down the line.
We have contacted Epic Action directly to hear about their release plans, and we’ll let you know if we hear anything relevant.
In the meanwhile, you can check out the screenshots below.