Final Fantasy Explorers is one of the games showcased yesterday during the European and North American Nintendo Direct. Nintendo revealed that the game will get a Collector’s Edition, only available via the Square-Enix store. It will include the following:
- the game
- artbook (32 pages), with illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano, Gen Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Itahana
- “Songs for the Journey”: a soundtrack CD with 20 tracks, composed by Tsuyoshi Sekito
- a Nintendo 3DS hard case
- exclusive packaging, featuring an illustration by Yoshitaka Amano
- exclusive in-game weapons: Venus Gospel (Final Fantasy VII), Death Penalty (Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII), Crimson Blitz (Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII), Thyrus (Final Fantasy XIV)
During the Nintendo Direct, some details were revealed. The game can be played in solo (you will be accompanied by trained monsters), or in multiplayer (up to 4 players, local and online). Just like in a MMO, there’s four main roles:
Final Fantasy Explorers has a job system (with the same jobs as classic Final Fantasy games), with over 20 professions. You can learn abilities, and then switch to another job at any time. Even better: you can even transfer abilities if you want. You can also transform into famous Final Fantasy characters: this allows you to launch powerful attacks, restore mana, and more.
The western version will come with all the DLC released in Japan (quests, costumes, etc.) included. In total, there is over 100 quests to complete!
Finally, here’s the European boxart:
Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) comes out on January 26th in North America, and January 29th in Europe.