Square Enix has dropped an official release date for the mobile-friendly Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition: 9 February 2018. The game will be released on both Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store, although technically, the original launch date for the Android version was slated for a September 2017 last year.
As its name implies, Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is a remake of the critically acclaimed Final Fantasy VX that was released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at the end of 2016. It is the exact same game, with the only difference being its adorable, chibi-like art style. Beyond that, the game’s combat system and sequences are exactly like the original.
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition will be released in an episodic format, with a total of 10 chapters in total. All chapters will be made available at launch, but only the first chapter will be playable for free. After that, you’ll need to pay US$0.99 (~RM3.90) each for chapters two and three, while chapters 4 through 10 will cost you a steep US$3.99 (~RM15.55) each. Of course, if you’re all about owning all the chapters from the start, you can actually purchase them for a lump sum of US$19.99 (~RM77.95).
One thing to note is that the game’s main page doesn’t mention is if the DLCs for the console version, such as Episode Gladio, Prompto, and Ignis, or even Monsters of the Deep, will be available for the mobile version of the game. Square Enix hasn’t said anything either, so either they’ll be included in the full game itself, or the developer will release them for the Pocket Edition at a later date.