Final Fantasy XV came out on consoles almost a year ago now, and the PC version should be coming along in the first quarter of 2018. There is, also, a new mobile game coming in the next month: Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition. From what has been shown, it’s pretty much the full Final Fantasy XV game, with its graphics heavily redesigned for mobile (with more of a cutesy cartoon look), and an episode-based system of content rather than one full game.
Announced earlier this year at Gamescom, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition is coming to Android, iOS, and Windows 10 “Fall 2017”, which presumably means in the next 6 weeks. All 10 episodes will be available at once, with the first episode being free to all, and the other 9 episodes being paid content.
Given the way Final Fantasy XV on consoles is paced, it’s likely that this first episode will include the first area of content, or most of chapters 1 and 2. You’ll probably meet Ardyn, one of the main characters in the game, and see the attack on Lucis that kickstarts Final Fantasy XV’s story.
That’s speculation, though, and there hasn’t been any exact confirmation on how that will work. The gameplay in the console version of Final Fantasy XV is real-time action, weaving spells and guns into fighting with swords, axes, and daggers, and Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition seems to be a simplified back version of that. The trailer released just yesterday gives a glimpse at how the combat works now, with three buttons for different weapons, and special moves and spells assigned to a separate button on the screen.
Moving around is done by tapping the spot you want Noctis, the main character, to run, and boss fights are completed with quick time events where you’ve got to tap at the right time to deflect attacks. These will presumably be how the huge fights with gigantic god-like creatures go on as the game progresses.
Sign-ups for pre-registration are now available online for Android devices, through the Google Play Store. iOS downloads, and the place to download and purchase Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition for WIndows 10, haven’t been put live yet, expect those later this month.