Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is coming to Android and iOS on February 9th.
The game was announced for Android and iOS back in August 2017. An iOS App Store page which recently appeared confirms the game's release date, as well as a few details regarding gameplay and technical information. A release date for Windows 10 devices is yet to be announced.
According to the App Store page, the game offers players the chance to "explore the world of Final Fantasy XV with a cast of cute and cool characters". The game's storyline will offer a distilled "digest" version of the original Final Fantasy XV. Players will once again play as Prince Noctis, who must travel to Altissia to wed his childhood sweetheart Lunafreya as part of a peace treaty between two warring nations.
Gameplay-wise, Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition has been completely redesigned for touchscreen iOS devices. Players can "tap to move, tap to talk, and tap to fight", according to the game's iOS App Store description. This is intended to make Pocket Edition "easy for anyone to pick up and play".
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition will be split across 10 chapters, the first of which will be free to players. The remaining 9 will be available as in-app purchases. Players can purchase all 9 remaining episodes for $19.99, or buy individual episodes. Chapters 2 and 3 will be $0.99 each, with chapters 4 through 10 costing $3.99 each.
In terms of iOS compatibility, the game will run on devices with iOS 11.1 or later installed. iPad players will require an iPad Air 2 or later to play, while iPhone users must own an iPhone 6S or upward. The standard game requires 5GB of memory, while the high-resolution version will need 8GB of storage space free.
Final Fantasy XV was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 2016. The game was later released for Steam and Windows 10, plus some updates, as Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition. This means players will be able to purchase either the full Final Fantasy XV experience or the "chibi" Pocket Edition from the Windows Store once Pocket Edition is released.
An updated version of the original game, Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition, will be available for both consoles plus PC in March 2018. This version contains bonus content, 4K compatibility, and all previously released season pass DLC.
Check out TechRaptor's very own Alexandria Taberski's review of Final Fantasy XV here.
Looking forward to Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition? Will you be revisiting the story of Noctis and his entourage? Let us know in the comments!