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Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition announced for smartphones By Erren Van Duine on August 22, 2017 at 8:44 AM

Square Enix has revealed another entry in the Final Fantasy XV Universe – Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition for iOS, Android and Windows 10 platforms due out later this year. It’s a game done up in a super-deformed art style meant to retell the events of Final Fantasy XV.

The mobile version will feature the same characters and story the console version has but uses a different visual style and touch controls tuned for a casual audience. The main scenario will take place over ten individual episodes, available in full at launch. The first episode will be available free of charge.

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  • x5kevleo

    WTF?

  • sh1ku

    Looks like FF3’s style. It might be interesting, who knows.

  • CRIMSON-XIII

    i mean they can redo the whole game in this style for mobile, or they can add 30-45 minutes of cutscenes spread out through chap 1-15. showing niflheim, gralea, verstael and Iedolas during the gralea parade giving speech on magitech tank like the images in the guide. showing the invasion of altissia and tenebrae, airships blowing shit up. showing the captains, not only aranea, and a little background. would improve the game a lot and could be done in 6 months probably. 30-45 min ..

  • Ulises

    So am I supposed to play the same shit but with worse graphics?

  • One Eco

    This is an April Fool’s joke, right?

  • stop

  • Jesiah Grant

    Give me a 3ds port with turn based combat and I’ll forgive this for existing

  • stevenm281

    I want to witness the attack on Lestallum where Jared got killed.

  • alef321

    It might be better than xv lol

  • CRIMSON-XIII

    yeah because a 3 minute cutscene of the dog hiding under cars, the lestallum getting overrun, and troops walking all over was difficult to do. a captain other than aranea could have done it.

  • Zero_mask

    Who sign for this? seriously! move on square. work on the next title series already. this is too painful the game is flop and worse to its kind. hell I prefer if you do FFVII in this style or even FFIX. this kinda waste of resources if its the same game in just different visual style.. work on something new square.

  • Artemis_Polara

    de fuk? This sounds funny if anything.

  • Bravely Default: Episode Duscae lol

  • on the go

  • Artemis_Polara

    Wouldn’t a heavily downgraded Switch port accomplish the same thing? 😛

  • eijin_kiver

    I wish the ending is good ending. Lunafreya is alive. King Regis alive. Nyx alive. Crowe is alive. lol 😀

  • Randy Marsh

    Uuuuuuugh! Why does this exist?!

    I mean I know why, but come on man. I mean it looks cute kind of, but that HUD. I really hope they try to change it before launch, because my god, that HUD is bad.

  • stevenm281

    It is actually Caligo that did the invasion.

  • NoctLightCloud

    In Japan, smartphone games are extremely popular right now.

  • CRIMSON-XIII

    there you go, Caligo . 30 minutes, free update. a years worth of man hours for mobile crap and about everything in the universe but 30 minute of more cutscenes. i dont get it.

  • Gabriel Hage

    What is happening with this world?
    Everything is becoming mediocre, first was music, then movies, now games…

  • One Eco

    Since the Switch is supposedly in-between the PS3 and PS4 in power-rankings, yes.
    However, this are mere speculations so we don’t know… yet.

  • Lord Shiru

    Far better than FFXV A New Empire !
    This game may have a better storytelling than the original one lol !

  • NewestType

    Pretty sure were not looking at the final product. Also, you know the deal! Japan’s gaming market is more … “dynamic” in a sense. I’m not a fan of the new fire emblem cell phone game but I still love the series.

  • NewestType

    Wow, you went all the way back to crow? You are a nice person.

  • NewestType

    I want it on 3ds after seeing that video. And that new theayrythm turn based game would be nice on 3ds.

  • NewestType

    I think the asset creation is the problem. This is almost like an ff7 mod. Replacing a few assets while keeping the frame of the game intact. Even the dialogue is the same. Cutscenes would involve new voices, motion capture, etc.

  • Paulo Sousa

    Well they said a while ago that a company was coing a mobile game based on ff15, so i thing its not produced by square, they just gave the rights for them to do it!!

  • CRIMSON-XIII

    they added a few cgi scenes and a few realtime ones in the day 1 patch. i dont think itd break the game to add cgi of altissia and tenebrae going down, and then a cgi of the parade scene which was shown in the CE guide in the back inside cover.

  • Yuntu

    Dunno man games are pretty fucking great currently.

  • Yuntu

    This was planned from the beginning though. This isn´t something they just started developing.

  • Yuntu

    No.

  • Yuntu

    More like the framerate. I think the HUD is okay, but that framerate … ugh. Otherwise this looks surpringsly solid.

  • Jesiah Grant

    Same here man, put it on 3ds and I’ll replay it . Weird choice not to port it to 3ds unless they will after all 10 episodes are out on android and ios devices and compete package will be made for 3ds

  • Randy Marsh

    I mean I’m gonna complain about this kind of a bit, but I get why they’re maybe doing this. However I’m not gonna say it’s killing my love for the series, considering how much time I’ve sunk into it, but I will say FFXV is probably not my cup of tea as there’s too much lemon being tossed into it.

    However, even if I don’t like it, I’m not gonna condemn the series, company, or anything lol. It’s just not the type of person I am.

  • Randy Marsh

    Yeah I noticed the framerate dips hardcore when I was on my PC watching the video when I got home. They’re um, pretty bad. If the dipping is constant in the smart phone version, I’ll just avoid it like the plague like I did with Mobius and wait for possible/eventual steam release in the future.

  • Krijn van Alten

    I can’t remember that anybody asked for this. When will they stop with these garbage and move on with some real new games?

  • Krijn van Alten

    I wish it was, but I’m afraid it’s not. In the first place because April is already months behind us.

  • stevenm281

    we could even control Iris during the attack!

  • I think I’d prefer a Switch port of XV as opposed to this but with the recent words from Tabata I do have hopes that they release FFXV for Switch. But if this shit is what he’s hinting at he loses all respect from me because at this point he’s already on thin THIN ice with most people.

  • Yuntu

    If they don´t do 2 sequels and nothing outside of XV this entire console generation then I will gladly accept all the lemon I can get in my tea.

  • CallMeGod

    LMAO now they want you to buy this fucking garbage ass game that’s not even complete with garbage graphics.

  • Krijn van Alten

    What games are you playing then exactly?

  • Vallen

    Just a reminder people, still no new story cutscenes almost a year later. But hey, we got 10+ mobile ad-ons!

  • Vallen

    Watch it have more story than the full game

  • CallMeGod

    It’s FF15 The Milk Universe LMAO

  • Randy Marsh

    I mean I hope that won’t be the case, but I think some of the ideas they’re having for the multiple platforms are somewhat ridiculous. However should the FFXIII games be released in this era of consoles, I think it would have been treated the same tbh. I do not know, perhaps FFXIV has spoiled me a bit too much lately, but I’m going off on a tangent.

    However, good! Let yourself enjoy the games and side titles. Enjoy to your heart’s content! Don’t let an old Negative Nancy like me stop you from enjoying these titles my friend.

  • Games Das

    Heh Heh…this looks awkward and funny after playing the game on PS4,more like a parody.

  • Games Das

    Yes and smartphone porn as well,to be precise.

  • Games Das

    I have completed Nier Automata,Persona 5 and Ryu ga gotoku 6.You will love them.

  • Games Das

    I don’t know but I liked Dark Souls 3’s music way more than Final fantasy XV’s,even if we are talking about both Japanese games and gaming as a whole.

  • Codes McGodes

    Games haven’t become mediocre. Classic games have become mediocre. There are very few beloved franchises anymore that haven’t gone down the shitter in the last 10 years.

  • Codes McGodes

    Square-Enix: “Here Final Fantasy 15! Tell us what you think!”
    Everyone: “It’s beautiful…but the story is incomplete…”
    Square-Enix: “You want better graphic?”
    Everyone: “No, it’s already beautiful. The story is a mess though.”
    Square-Enix: “We fix it?”
    Everyone: “Yes please, that would be wonderful.”
    Square-Enix: “Here a bunch of dlc tack-ons. Power Rangers. Monster Truck. Sombrero. Yes???”
    Everyone: “???? No. The story is what was bad. Please fix the story!”
    Square-Enix: “You want new story???”
    Everyone: “YES! Please fix the story!”
    Square-Enix: “So you want same story but with bad graphics?? On mobile?? We dun no wut u wan!!”

  • One Eco

    Well, here in Spain, April Fools is actually celebrated on December 28th, so…

  • One Eco

    OMG, best answer ever LMAO

  • NewestType

    They say they are planning on something with Nintendo for xv but I think it’s for switch.

  • Jesiah Grant

    Oh really? I’d double dip if it was ported to switch

  • Noctis Leonhart Strife

    I no longer have hopes for FFXV, I expected the big ads and in the end I saw this. Where is the World of Versus expansion? And the search result? Seriously, I want the XVI soon and forget the bad taste that XV left.

  • stevenm281

    well there was the Ravus death one but…. it felt so rushed.

  • NewestType

    I understand. But it’s too easy to multiply the success of the game. It doesn’t what it is. 5 million sales is going to make anything popular.

  • •december

    The marketing for this game is so bizarre.
    I’m actually a fan of the game, but none of this parody shit.
    It looks cute, but so what?
    Lame.

  • •december

    Milk Universe, lmao

  • Vallen

    The Milk Universe keeps expanding

  • stevenm281

    how does that make any sense…. it ain’t called December Fools, its April….

  • Cody

    A lot of hate for this game lol. I’ll be honest, I don’t see the point, it’s the same game most people have played, it feels like a cash crab for the mobile audience who don’t play large scale console RPG’s, and want to explore the game in an easy to play/understandable version when they are bored at work or whatever.
    However, within that same sentence I just explained why this game is a good idea in business model sense.

  • One Eco

    It’s not called “April Fools”, we call it “Día de los Inocentes”

  • Krijn van Alten

    And it is still called April Fools?

  • stevenm281

    which means?

  • One Eco

    “Fools’ Day”

  • One Eco

    Nope, “Día de los Inocentes”, which can be translated into “Fools’ Day”

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  • Cool! Hope see you there, we have agreat chat right how about Nintendo Direct, you should check out.