Today Square Enix released the first screenshots of Final Fantasy: Explorers Force, a brand new action RPG for mobile platforms coming to the Japanese market.
The game is fully new, and not a port of the Final Fantasy Explorers for 3DS. It also comes with a different art style sporting characters with realistic proportions.
You can level up multiple classic Final Fantasy jobs on one character, and appearence and equipment can be customized. The game supports up to five players in co-operative multiplayer.
The available jobs showcased in today’s screenshots are Thief, Paladin, Monk, Time Mage, Hunter, White Mage, Dragoon and Black Mage.
Thanks to the “transform power” crystals, it’s possible to transform in well known heroes of the Final Fantasy franchise, including Cloud, Squall, Tidus, Van and Lightning. This will make powerful attacks available to the player.
Exhilarating boss battles against summons are also included, requiring collaboration between players and the use of transformations. Ifrit, Titan, Diabolos, Fenrir, Ramuh and Bahamut are included.
Players will take the role of “Soldiers” belonging to the international peacekeeping organization named “FORCE,” and are highly-trained specialists in combat and investigation. They were used to be called explorers, and to travel around the world.
The world itself was ravaged by a massive war, and over the decades, the atmosphere has been almost completely exhausted, while summoned beasts started infesting the land. In order to confront the threat, mankind agreed to a temporary ceasefire, creating the International Peace Coalition, tasked to organize a force able to fight the summoned beasts and destroying them.
Fifty years after those events, a young man living in the frontier leaves his home to become a soldier of the International Peace Coalition. He doesn’t know it yet, but he will be caught up in massive events that will change the fate of the world.
You can check out all the screenshots below. Final Fantasy: Explorers Force will launch in Japan for iOS and Android this year.