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Square Enix reveals Mevius Final Fantasy for mobile devices By Alex Donaldson on December 17, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Square Enix has announced Mevius Final Fantasy, the latest spin-off from their big-budget series – and the game appears to be an interesting combination of mobile-based gaming with larger, more ambitious sensibilities more traditionally associated with console.

While Square Enix has put out a number of ports of classic Final Fantasy games and smaller-scale FF projects on mobile, Mevius, revealed in Famitsu this week, is designed to be a traditional RPG for mobile that doesn’t feel ‘inferior’ to a full console-based FF title.

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One of the ways the company hopes to achieve this is with its staff. The game’s being produced by Yoshinori Kitase, a veteran of Final Fantasy VII, X and XIII, while it’s being written by Kazushige Nojima, most famous for his work writing Final Fantasy VII. The character designs are coming from Toshiyuki Itahana, the man responsible for the more light-hearted designs of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and much of Final Fantasy IX. Assisting this well-known trio is a development team of “unprecedented” size for a mobile title. With this crew, Kitase tells Famitsu he hopes to recreate the feeling of a console Final Fantasy on mobile.

Also confirmed in the Famitsu article are Abilities and Jobs for the game, as well as a hint that while the world map movement will be simplified, battles will play out more traditionally.

Notably, a trademark for Mevius was registered in Europe and North America back in October, so this one is likely coming West. Regardless, we’ll bring you more news as it comes.

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  • John Frazar

    STOP MAKING STUPID MOBILE GAMES AND MAKE VITA GAMES!!! OR ATLEAST PORT THESE CRAPPY MOBILE GAMES TO VITA!

  • Krijn van Alten

    In Japan mobile gaming is more popular on the moment than vita gaming. I don´t know for the western world, but from a Japanese point of view this is perfectly understandable.

    And don´t use the caps lock, it makes you look like an immature child.

  • Krijn van Alten

    If it´s good, why not? FFD was a fun game as well? As long as they don’t forget there is also something like a console, than it’s fine with me.

  • alexis

    I don’t see how text size determines maturity. It’s whats said in the text that should determine that.

  • alexis

    Not really going to form an opinion because all square games have nice art no matter how crappy the actual game turns out to be LOL turned off immediately because it’s mobile, but with kitase and nojima working on it maybe it will be different

  • Jon

    Children tend to type like idiots. True, it’s what’s said that matters, but try being a respectable lawyer dressed as a clown.

  • alexis

    I don’t think that analogy really works the way you’re intending it to…

  • Krijn van Alten

    Not really. It is a big part of course. But mature persons should write it just the way it used to be, capitals only on places where they are needed.

  • Krijn van Alten

    It does work perfectly. The lawyer is the text and the clowns outfit are the capitals.

  • alexis

    I don’t see how how bright facepaint and intentionally silly hairstyles = capital letters.

  • Krijn van Alten

    It’s a metaphor, I do hope that you understand that. And if not, that I think your lack of understanding is the problem rather than the metaphor itself.

  • alexis

    You clearly don’t understand what I meant. Bright face paint and silly hairstyles are intentionally done to convey immaturity and silliness. Capital letters are just different forms of the standard Latin letters. All he is doing is using many of them to highlight his point. The analogy does not work because one of them is intentional immaturity, the others is not.

    Do you understand?

  • Krijn van Alten

    Don’t forget that Kitase was partly responsible for All the Bravest and Nojima wrote the scenario for Dirge of Cerberus. In other words: not everything made with there involvement turns into gold.

  • Krijn van Alten

    I do understand that you don’t understand what a metaphor is. It’s not a synonym for analogy, because that is clearly what you seems to think it is.

  • alexis

    Metaphors are figures of speech, analogys are comparisons, I know they are different but for some reason I typed analogy. Unfortunate typing mistake.

    “Try being a respectable lawyer dressed as a clown” is saying that he is attempting to be serious but he is behaving too silly to be taken seriously. As I said, typing capital letters does not suggest anything of the same and therefore does not work as a metaphor.

    That metaphor would have worked if it was used for something like someone expecting to be taken seriously if they are constantly making jokes or if they weren’t paying attention. But applying it when his comment was entirely valid (just written in all capitals) does not make sense.

  • Krijn van Alten

    That metaphor of the lawyer in the clowns costume is a dichotomy between mature and immature. The lawyer is a normal writing/maturity, while the clowns costume is the capital writing/immaturity. Do you really think that someone with such style of writing/wearing such a costume should be taken seriously in real life? Of course not. And why not? Because it is all immature, both the clowns costume and the capital typing style.

    And you don’t think that a lawyer wants to be taken seriously?

  • Crystal Power

    I agree Alexis, that analogy don’t work, now if they were misspelling words like turning too into “2” that would be immature. But to me he is typing in caps to express his feelings, as if he is exciting or angered.

  • alexis

    the word “maybe” is there for a reason dude come on

  • I think this should come to the PSVita. If things continue going by this way (Japan giving more attention to mobile), Sony should make its next handheld with android

  • Krijn van Alten

    You just sounded to optimistic.

  • Jesus Christ

    That’s Vaan.

  • Krijn van Alten

    No, it’s not.

  • Krijn van Alten

    The mobile market is hughe in Japan, so it’s not that strange from there point of view.

  • Alex Kraus

    If they announce it for Vita is it no longer a “CRAPPY MOBILE GAME” for you?

  • Randy Marsh

    Who’s a what? How was Kitase involved in All the Bravest aside from the “Special Thanks” lol?

  • Impression ceased just after initial glance.

  • stevenm281

    it does look like an older Vaan, even tho its not him, their designs are highly similar.

  • Krijn van Alten

    O don’ t you start!

  • Krijn van Alten

    And don’t you think that is enough? Evenyone who had even the smallest involvement in that game should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Crystal Power

    I already did.

  • Yamauchi’s son

    This Sat 20th at 1-2pm JPT,
    A NEW female character awaits;

    “She’s shown wearing work clothes (although scantily clad, perhaps), is quite voluptuous and top-heavy (I think you get the idea), has goggles around her neck, and is probably a mechanic of some sort. Her name is not revealed, but the writer speculates she may be XV’s incarnation of Cid (yes, a female Cid)”…!!!

  • stevenm281

    if it concerns XV why give the info here?

  • Randy Marsh

    So a “special thanks” makes him partly responsible for All the Bravest? Huh, um, well good sir, you have seem to have won some points from me….

  • Yu Miyamoto

    At this point, only Hiroyuki Ito can make FF great again. All the other veterans are now garbage. Naoki Yoshida shows promise but is only good at MMOs and Hajime Tabata is unproven when it comes to AAA console games. Seriously, the quality of current mainline FF directors at the company is average at best.

  • Kenny ケニー

    lol your logic…

  • Krijn van Alten

    And since when is it a problem to be ‘only’ good in MMO’s? I wouldn’t mind if all the FF’s where MMO’s form now on.

  • stevenm281

    I’m sorry but all those directors are at least doing something, maybe not to your standards, but to me, they’ve done great games.

    Ito, with each of his games, the quality is going down, 6 > 9 > 12.

    So enough with the blind faith and lets just enjoy the series for what it is, it has flaws for sure, everything does, but the games are still pretty enjoyable.

  • Daniel Masterson

    opposite for me XII was his best work but then again that is my favorite FF with 6 being extremely close and 9 as well.

  • Krijn van Alten

    No shit Sherlock!

  • Crystal Power

    Oh wow, I am so amused! You had the nerve to call someone else an immature child, but you feel I can’t express my thoughts and then resort to lame insults. Pretty much “Pot calling the kettle black”.

  • alexis

    they copypasta’d

  • Krijn van Alten

    Darling, I called someone an immature child because he/she was using caps lock all the time. I am saying this: ‘And don´t use the caps lock, it makes you look like an immature child.’ So, this has nothing to do with Pot and kettle, this is just you who fails to read other comments properly.

  • Crystal Power

    Do you even know what you’re going on about any more? If someone is upset, THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO TYPE IN CAPS!! Are you that sensitive that caps bother you that much, geez let the guy type in caps if he want, it’s not harming you.

  • Krijn van Alten

    I don’t think that they have special rights to do so, it’s more that it’s not illegal to do so. But, they might write in capitals, but I may complain about it if I want, because that too is not illegal. Are you that sensitive that complains bother you that much, geez let me type complains if I want, it’s not harming you.

  • Crystal Power

    Wow, what a card Hahaha!! What am I even doing right now talking to you, I feel stupid just having this debate with someone like you.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Don’t ask me.

  • Seed

    Hey Crystal, i had some issue`s with him too, he seems to be on every FFXV. And i saw that something is really wrong with this person, he is just talking nonsence everytime i see him 😀

  • Seed

    I agree with you`re point, i hate what they did with FF to for example 13 (In Gods Name a holy Garbage) but well let us surprise, it seems promissing.

  • Seed

    More Vita Games would be nice, the only game that i have bought this year for the Vita was Tales of Hearts F……and thats fucking it……no good games on the Vita. I`m sure they will be porting this to Vita. Cuz they`re porting everything like FF7 for PS4 LOL

  • Crystal Power

    Thank you for your post Seed, I don’t even think this is troll he just has serious issues. You can’t debate with someone like this.

  • Yu Miyamoto

    If all future FF games were MMOs, the series would collapse in popularity and other JRPGs would take its place in popularity. Only 500K people pay the monthly subscription fee for FFXIV ARR, which is way less than the over 2 million accounts created.

  • Yu Miyamoto

    Same. FFXII is my fave Ito game after FFVI. I actually thought Ito fell off with FFIX, as didn’t like it much, but with FFXII he raised the bar so high that all following FF games have been able to match it. For that reason, I think only he can make FF great again.

  • Yu Miyamoto

    For me Ito was superb with FFVI, fell off with FFIX, then he returned to greatness with FFXII. If his next game takes the best of FFVI and FFXII and merges them into one games, we’ll have a modern masterpiece. From what I’ve seen and heard of Tabata’s FFXV, I honestly don’t see it topping Ito’s best work.

  • Seed

    No the thing is he isn`t trolling he is serious about this LOL. Just let him talk nonsence. I would recommend you to not answer him anymore he is only wasting your precious time 😉

  • Seed

    I would have problems if FF would turn only for MMO bro 😉

  • Crystal Power

    Yea, I will do that. I seriously felt like my IQ dropped just debating with him lol. Thank you for the support. :- )

  • Seed

    How do you feel today?

  • Crystal Power

    I’m doing good today, thanks! How are you?

  • Krijn van Alten

    Tried XIV yet?
    As soon as you play XIV that you
    will realise that Final Fantast in the MMO genre is a combination made in heaven!

  • Krijn van Alten

    You are award from the tact that XI, not VII, is the most profitable FF so far?

  • Yu Miyamoto

    It didn’t achieve that feat overnight, though. It took years of monthly subscription fees to achieve that. Single-player FF will make money much quicker than a MMO. A mainline FF selling 10 million worldwide in 2 years would be much better than a MMO achieving similar profit off subscribers in 8 years.

  • Seed

    sorry man it is not heaven, it is boring as hell. I tried several times to get into the game….i just can`t

  • Seed

    Fine thanks, I`m fired up to go to the training after i watch the new updates of FFXV 😛

  • Crystal Power

    You’re welcome! And yea all these updates for Final Fantasy XV has been pretty exciting! :- )

  • Krijn van Alten

    If i see it realistic, i dont think Theun even tonnage do that. But for me personally it should be nice.

  • Josh Asher

    Dude you’re acting like that guy alone designed the entire game and made everything by himself. When in reality XII and all of these games, are made by a staff of hundreds of people all working together. Hell Ito even shared the director role with another guy and before he left, Matsuno. So quit dumping all the praise on just one guy when the entire staff is responsible for as good (or as bad) as FF turns out to be

  • Yu Miyamoto

    Firstly, everybody blames Toriyama alone for FFXIII, even for parts of the game he had nothing to do with, so there’s nothing wrong with me praising Ito alone for FFXII. As for Matsuno, he never directed FFXII from beginning to end. Ito was there from day one in December 2000 all the way to release of the International version in August 2007. Secondly, FFXII was made by just over 100 people, not the “hundreds” you’re claiming.

    I’m ain’t trying to start beef with you, but you need to get your facts straight before you come at me. Peace and love.

  • Josh Asher

    “Other people do it too, so I can do the same thing.” That’s not very good logic there. those people who blame Toriyama alone are also wrong, because it wasn’t just his fault FF XIII turned out the way it did, it was also SE’s obsession with the graphics over gameplay, and many of the staff members basically isolating themselves in their own development duties and not listening to feedback, basically trying to get their own way, and miscommunication among the staff as well as a lack of cohesive vision.

    Ok well 100 people, that’s still a lot that all work together to make the game what it was, and no Matsuno wasn’t there until the end but he played a very large role in the direction and development of the game, the kind of story it had, the setting of Ivalice, etc. Apparently he was also something of a control freak and wanted everything to go his own way and didn’t like the input of the other staff. e.g. he didn’t approve of the airship designs, supposedly.

    I’m just saying, you shouldn’t put all praise, or all blame, on a single person for how a game turns out. Saying “Ito is the only hope for FF” is just wrong because all the staff is responsible for the quality of these games.

    I ain’t “starting beef” either, it’s not like I’m insulting you here, this is just a simple debate. it’s ok to have debates.