A few hours ago, Square-Enix announced that Final Fantasy Explorers would be playable at the GamesCom next week (August 7-9 for the general public). If you’re going, make sure to stop by Square-Enix’s booth (Hall 9, B03) to try out the game!
We also added some screenshots from yesterday’s announcement: you will find them below!
Final Fantasy Explorers is an action game à la Monster Hunter, with a focus on multiplayer (and more precisely co-op, with up to 4 players). It has many elements from the Final Fantasy series, including the various jobs and abilities. You get to play as an adventurer, who will go on an adventure in order to gather crystals. Quite obviously, this isn’t as simple as a trip to the supermarket, as you will have to battle against various monsters and summons such as Ifrit.
The game came out on December 18th, 2014 in Japan (on the same day as the 27th Anniversary of the Final Fantasy series!), where it was moderately successful. Back in June 2014, Square-Enix registered a “Final Fantasy Explorers” trademark in North America, which led many players to hope for a localisation announcement.
And one thing’s for sure: Square-Enix really made fans wait in the end! Indeed, it’s only today that Square-Enix finally announced that Final Fantasy Explorers would come out in North America and Europe, on January 26th and January 29th respectively. The company didn’t share much more information, but did reveal a brand new trailer for the game.
Here it is:
Finally, here’s some screenshots from the game:
Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) will come out on January 26th in North America, and January 29th in Europe.