This week Square Enix has shared new details and further screenshots for their upcoming smartphone outing in Mevius Final Fantasy. Developed by the team at the company’s own 1st Production Department, producer Yoshinori Kitase and staff aim to bring forward a mobile title that evokes the feeling and effort of a work usually seen on consoles.
The story of Mevius involves a young man who suffers from amnesia. As a Warrior of Light, the hero travels to a desolate land known as Paramitia, unaware of his own past or what the future holds for him. He’s guided by a mysterious women trapped within a crystal, and a moogle who will tag along for the adventure.
The battle system in Mevius is executed by tapping the screen. The player has the ability to use spells and ability-strengthened spells such as Flame Blast. The game also features its own job system and we have our first look at both Ranger and Black Mage outfits and abilities. The Ranger doesn’t use a bow, but instead focuses on daggers with the ability to attack close-range and move quickly. The Black Mage, while having low health and strength, can hit with powerful magic spells.
Mevius Final Fantasy is due out this year for iOS and Android. A western release is also likely to be announced this year.