A few days ago, Square Enix teased that they would be announcing a new mobile Final Fantasy game from Takashi Tokita, the lead designer of Final Fantasy 4 and most recently the producer behind many of Square Enix’s handheld and mobile efforts such as the remake of Final Fantasy 3 and Final Fantasy Legends/Dimensions. Given his recent work, it was reasonable to assume it would be another game in the Legends/Dimensions series, and sure enough, that’s what it is. In spite of it being the third game in the series (counting the Japan-only social RPG Final Fantasy Legends: The Crystal of Time and Space), the new game is titled Final Fantasy Legends 2. Assuming it releases outside of Japan, it will probably follow in the suit of its predecessor and be retitled Final Fantasy Dimensions 2.
Apart from a title, there’s not much else in terms of information. Square Enix has posted a teaser trailer with a message from Tokita where he describes this game as a rebirth for the series, but there isn’t any indication of exactly what he means by that. The trailer doesn’t specify a release date or a potential price point, but fans are encouraged to preregister on the game’s website to receive in-game presents of Tidus’s Phantom Stone and the Brotherhood weapon, both from Final Fantasy 10. The presence of such items and the preregistration campaign leads me to believe this is going to be another free-to-play social RPG, but that’s purely a guess on my part.
So basically, all we really have is a name and lots of questions. Will this be free to play? Will it leave Japan if it is? When is it releasing? Does anyone in the world need another Final Fantasy social RPG? Time will tell the answers to most of these questions. In the meantime, you can enjoy that trailer while you wait for more information to come up. Let’s hope my hunch is extremely wrong.