It was just about a year ago that Square Enix announced a proper sequel to their mobile-exclusive premium RPG Final Fantasy Dimensions, known as Final Fantasy Legends in Japan, and it was just last Friday that they announced that the game would be launching on November 1st. Well, we’re not quite at November 1st just yet, at least in our part of the world, but Final Fantasy Dimensions II ($14.99) has decided to pop up in the App Store a day earlier than expected. And here’s a thing: It’s a totally paid, IAP-free release clocking in at a price of $14.99.
This game has a pretty weird history. Originally released in Japan in February 2015 as Final Fantasy Legends: The Crystal Of Time And Space, it was positioned as a direct sequel to the first Final Fantasy Dimensions/Legends but was a free to play game closer to a social RPG than a traditional one. It chugged along in Japan for about a year and a half before Square Enix announced a massive update to the game and a rebranding as Final Fantasy Legends II. That update replaced the original version of the game, but now in conjunction with releasing the game worldwide the original game is now being retired in favor of today’s newly-released version of Final Fantasy Dimensions II. Yeah, it’s messy.
Seeing as there are people in the world who have conceivably been playing this game in some form for nearly two years, it’ll be really interesting to see what has changed in the move from being a free to play social RPG into a premium paid title. We’ll have our Final Fantasy expert Shaun Musgrave put this new Final Fantasy Dimensions II release through the wringer to bring you a review shortly, but until then, assuming you might not want to drop fifteen bucks on a game just to see if it’s something you’ll like, you can also find impressions and discussion about the game in our forums.