In addition to Final Fantasy XV‘s newly announced Royal Edition, Square Enix is bringing the acclaimed Final Fantasy game to several new platforms this year. The Windows Edition launches on PC in March, but before then, Final Fantasy XV is coming to mobile devices in a much different form.
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, as the mobile adaptation is called, launches for iOS and Android next week, on February 9. Unlike the original game, Pocket Edition sports a much cartoonier art style, with chibi-like characters and monsters. The gameplay has also been tweaked to better suit mobile devices; the adventure plays out from an isometric viewpoint, and players guide their party around the world and battle enemies using the touch screen.
Pocket Edition features the same cast of characters and storyline as the original Final Fantasy XV, but the adventure is divided up into 10 episodic chapters, all of which will be available on launch day. Players will be able to download and play the first of these chapters for free, but each subsequent one will need to be purchased with real money. Players can pre-register for the game now from both the App Store and Google Play.
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Final Fantasy, and Square Enix has said this will be a big year for the series. Final Fantasy XV releases for PC on March 6 and comes with all of the DLC included in the game’s season pass, as well as an additional dungeon, vehicle, and boss fights. On the same day, Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition launches for PS4 and Xbox One and likewise bundles the DLC and new content together in one package.
While Square Enix wrapped up Final Fantasy XV’s season pass with the release of the latest DLC expansion, Episode Ignis, back in December, more content is still on the way to the game. Director Hajime Tabata expressed his desire to release “at least three” more DLC episodes for Final Fantasy XV in 2018. In the meantime, players only have a few more days to take part in Final Fantasy XV’s Assassin’s Creed crossover event.