Square Enix just sent out word that Final Fantasy Explorers is currently available for purchase on the Nintendo 3DS.
The third-person role-playing game sees players creating their own explorer and venturing out into the world and collect the pieces of the Grand Crystal in order to restore balance and peace to the land. Square dropped the launch trailer for the game, which you can check out below.
The game allows players to create their own class through a varied job system and customization setup. I’m not aware if they censored anything in this port of the game to the West, but it looks like there are a lot of different costumes and outfits that have been worn over the years in various Final Fantasy games. The customization looks deep.
The gameplay itself is a real-time action-RPG. Players will be on the battlefield unleashing physical attacks, magic attacks and summons to overcome mobs and bosses. The combat looks very similar to that of Monster Hunter, especially when battling bosses.
There’s also a four-player local cooperative and online cooperative feature that enables players to team up with friends and take down foes. The multiplayer looks very reminiscent of Tales of Symphonia‘s four-player combat mode.
Surprisingly the game managed to escape with an E10+ rating despite all the hacking, slashing, magic and scantily clad females.
Anyway, this is not the same Final Fantasy as World of Final Fantasy, which is a completely different beast. The latter is still in development and scheduled to release on the PS Vita and PS4 at some point in 2016.
If you’re looking for a decent hack-and-slash RPG with an extensive job system and a colorful world to explore, you can look for Final Fantasy Explorers on the shelves of local retailers or through Nintendo’s eShop. The game is available for $39.99 in the basic form and $69.99 if you want the limited collector’s edition. You can learn more by hitting up the official website.