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Final Fantasy Explorers

Get A Job Crystal Hunting With Three Friends
by Christian Belland on Jul 30, 2015 at 07:39 AM
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix
Release:
Rating: Everyone 10+
Platform: 3DS

After some trademark hints last year, Square Enix confirmed today its action role-playing game Final Fantasy Explorers is coming stateside. Square also released a new trailer and gameplay details.

Combat looks fast-paced and focused on co-op, with up to four players joining together wirelessly. In true Final Fantasy form, Explorers takes place in a world where crystals are a scarce and valuable resource. Players become the eponymous Explorers and fight off monsters in search of shards from the legendary Grand Crystal.

The popular job system is making a comeback, featuring over 20 choices ranging from monk and ninja to ranger and white mage. Eidolons such as Ifrit and Shiva can be fought and later summoned. There is also a system for recruiting and leveling up monsters to fight by your side. Even some familiar faces are in the game thanks to the Trance mechanic. In battle, players use this feature to transform into characters like Cloud, Squall, and Lightning.

Final Fantasy Explorers will be out exclusively for the 3DS on January 26, 2016. For more, check out our wishlist for the Final Fantasy VII remake.