The West Gets Another Mobile Final Fantasy Game With Final Fantasy Type-0 Online

The West Gets Another Mobile Final Fantasy Game With Final Fantasy Type-0 Online

With the addition of this Final Fantasy Type-0 MMOG, Square-Enix's mobile library continues to offer a little something for everyone.

If you own a smart device, you won't be lacking for Final Fantasy content anytime in the near future. Square-Enix recently confirmed that a new online RPG based on Final Fantasy Type-0 is coming west following a beta period in China (thanks to Gematsu for translating the news).

The game, titled Final Fantasy Type-0 Online, is engineered for mobile as well as PC (though it's possible the PC version of the game will only be distributed in China, where the PC is overwhelmingly the gaming platform of choice). Final Fantasy Type-0 Online's Western release date hasn't been solidified yet, but it'll arrive sometime after the Chinese beta is done. The beta begins later this month.

This latest mobile product from Square-Enix has a bit of a complicated history, which Pocket Gamer outlines. Type-0 Online began life as Final Fantasy Agito, a free-to-play RPG for mobile and the PS Vita that was first announced in 2014. Based in the Type-0 universe, Agito was cancelled in September of 2015, but Square-Enix promised it'd be reborn. So, promise fulfilled: Final Fantasy Type-0 Online is coming.

Unsurprisingly, the online RPG carries the concepts and characteristics of Final Fantasy Type-0: You and up to four other players belong to a cadre of schoolkids trained to fight monsterkind. If Type-0 Online follows in the footsteps of standard MMOGs, you can probably also expect to collect loot and engage in quests doled out by non-player characters who are proficient at sending heroes out to do their chores for them.

Other mobile Final Fantasy games that are peeking over the West's horizon include Mobius Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius. This is in addition to Square-Enix games that are already available on mobile, including Mana game remakes, Final Fantasy Record Keeper, and most of Dragon Quest's main library.

Basically, if you own a smartphone or a tablet, you've got Square-Enix in your pocket. Enjoy.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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