Supercell's Clash of Clans [Free] is one of the most popular iOS games in existence, and naturally everyone and their brother are trying to get in on the action with their own versions of the "social RTS." Now it looks like you can add Square Enix to that list, as a post over at NeoGaf has unearthed an upcoming RTS from them called Dragon Sky which sounds quite similar to the Clash of Clans formula where you'll build up your own base and attack the bases of opponents online. In addition, you'll be able to team up with other players to take down massive raid bosses, and there will be a single-player component with an accompanying story to play through.

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There is an official Japanese website set up for Dragon Sky where this information comes from, and the game is said to be "coming soon" to both iOS and Android. There's more information on Dragon Sky in the NeoGaf thread including additional screens and a breakdown of the main characters, and once we have any news from Square Enix when the game will launch or even if it is planned for a Western release we'll be sure to let you know.

[NeoGaf]

  • rewind

    Wait, so will this be a free game? From Square? Boy, I must be hallucinating....

  • marc0313

    And it'll be 15 dollars plus IAPs.

    • gamer456ism

      Are you serious?!

      • dariusjr98

        You must be new here...

    • Leydz Boomshaka-Irwin

      No, it will be free with IAPs and tons of timers. Oh joy i cant wait...

      • Fraz@TA

        iOS gaming in a nutshell. Complete trash.

      • rewind

        It's called sarcasm. Of course it'll be free.

  • Taclys

    If it's free, it'll be worse than terrible. If it's paid, it'll be damn expensive. Not looking forward to it.

    • 21tigermike

      It's not expensive if it costs anywhere near ten bucks. Think about it: if the game takes you 40 hours to complete and you make about 8 dollars per hour, that's 320 dollars.

      Compared to that, a ten dollar game is dirt cheap. Enjoy.

  • 61050

    what is this nonsense and why isnt this ff6

    • Revognah

      Seriously. I'm over waiting.

  • zergslayer69

    I'm going to be stabbed and hung for this but if they're going to do a clash clone I wouldn't mind it feature final fantasy characters or chrono trigger, etc. sure, it'll be another cash grab but damn it'd have such a distinct flavor. Ok you may stab me now

    • toofinedog

      I think that's a good idea. If you're going to clone a game, why not infuse it with your characters and make it pop? It would be awesome to raid a village with an army comprised of fighters, black mages, and chocobos.

      • TJF588

        A more legitimate use for those new classic-style sprites than as eye-candy and flavor text in FFATB. (A lavishly stylized set of classes wouldn't be too shabby, either, if they could bear to deviate from Amano's style once in a while, Lord of Vermilion's potluck and the Ivalice titles aside.)

      • curtisrshideler

        Wow. I was just thinking about how much I enjoyed watching all those animations from FFATB. I can imagine Marvel taking that game and putting in a bunch of their Superheroes. Wow, that would get another fist full of cash from me.

    • curtisrshideler

      Brilliant idea. I would probably put up with timers and IAP if it was a IP that I like. But if it's just another generic anime dragon slaying bunch of characters, then why should I care?!

  • defunct32

    There better be sweet summons to wreck havoc on the battlefield otherwise, no... Actually, screw you, Square, stop messing around, get your shit together and make something good, like how it used to be pre FFX.

  • chuckdoom

    But what about FF VI? Gaaah

  • krama

    If you want a RTS fix check out rise of kingdoms,seems like a good game to me :)

  • ImJPaul

    I mean....I'd download this. I dunno if is ever get around to actually playing it but looks kinda cool, I suppose.

  • GamerGuy

    Looks to "Take On"?....lol, Is that the new way of saying Copy, Clone, RipOff, etc...

    • rewind

      I guess so, because the App Store is pretty much Clash of Clan ripoffs.