Square Enix and DeNA have unveiled a new mobile Final Fantasy game for Japan called Final Fantasy Record Keeper, Siliconera reports. The game sees you playing as Deci, an apprentice under Dr. Mog in the history department. The "history" in question is previous Final Fantasy games, which are preserved in the form of different paintings on the wall. Dr. Mog uses magic to enable you to enter those paintings, reliving some of the most famous battles from previous Final Fantasy games and even unlocking characters from those games which you can then add to your own party to take into later battles.

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It sounds like a Final Fantasy fan's dream come true, but then again you could have said the same thing about Final Fantasy All the Bravest and that one didn't turn out so hot. Based on the few details available for Final Fantasy Record Keeper, it at least sounds like it will be a meatier experience than the facerolling strategy in All the Bravest. Mixing and matching characters from the various Final Fantasy games and taking them into classic battles sounds incredibly awesome. Right now Final Fantasy Record Keeper is on track for a summer release in Japan, and if we get word it's heading stateside or any further details are revealed, we'll let you know.

[Siliconera]

  • RamazUltra

    Looks cool

    • VirtualBoyFreak

      Well, it doesn't look exciting to me, at least the first impression. I've finished FF4, FF6 and FF7 when they were first released, and I'd rather have a fully-fledged new story than revive/replay the battles of previous iterations of FF. In any case, I'll be waiting for more information to see what it turns up into...

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  • ImJPaul

    Greatest hits mashup of every Final Fantasy game ever?! If this is done right, I will play this... die and then ascend to heaven of my own free will because my life will have been made complete. Okay. Maybe I'm being a little overdramatic but... PLEASE DONT MESS THIS UP SQUARE!

    • the_rebel14

      Agreed. This could be amazing or it could be full of timers, upgrades and other All the Bravest bullcrap. Really hoping that it'll be paid without IAPs or even free with some very well placed IAPs that don't make the game unplayable.

      • rpgmind

        Will you die like the other guy? You agreed!!!

      • the_rebel14

        Honestly, I was agreeing more on the overdramatic and "PLEASE DONT MESS THIS UP SQUARE!" parts rather than the dying part but yeah, sure, probably not.

      • ElPumo

        Looks like there are 3 currencies from the upper left of the screenshots. I'm smelling Freemium. NOOOO!

      • rewind

        And the bottom bar looks like it has power ups too. Although I can't read Japanese.

      • the_rebel14

        I agree. They do look like power ups, that's for sure.

    • Exact-Psience

      For me the best FF mashup is still Dissidia Duodecim, but i hope this one doesnt get screwed. DeNA isnt something id get my hopes up for, but im still trying to be positive.

  • the_rebel14

    *Please don't be like All the Bravest. Please don't be like All the Bravest.*

  • curtneedsaride

    I think I'm the one person who actually enjoyed the simplicity of All the Bravest for what it was. Not what we wanted it to be. THIS looks like it might be what we wanted ATB to be. And if so, I really hope it doesn't have to be online only, full of timers and IAP.

    If we can just have classic style FF battles with the characters in ATB in portrait mode for quick minute or two play sessions, it'll be everything I hope for. But if it's not, I'm going to try it anyway, dang it. Don't know why I enjoy this series so much.

  • ineptidude

    Isn't DeNa just Mobage with a different name? Lame.

  • Richard Coffman

    I wish sega would do the same with phantasy star.

  • dibdib

    Would be a brilliant idea for a game if it weren't another of Square's half assed attempts at the mobile market. It's developed by Mobage, one of the scummy free-to-play devs also responsible for Airborn Brigade.