Following earlier news about the upcoming release of Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition for consoles, and 4K support for the game’s same-day launch for Windows, fans now have another reason to celebrate.

The adorable, chibi-fied version of Square Enix’s popular title, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition sees an early release date, with it now being available for download on the iOS App Store, and the Google Play Store. It can be purchased in chapters, the first of which is free, and that comes as a sweet extra bonus for fans.

And in a world where gaming delays have become commonplace, the game’s premature release certainly makes for a refreshing sight.

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Initially planned for launch on February 10, 2018, the mobile game serves as a faithful remake of its console counterpart, featuring several familiar scenes with unerring accuracy, and retaining specific in-game mechanics.

In fact, here are some examples from the trailer:

With the Nintendo Switch’s exceptional performance in the market, it’s no surprise that Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata is looking at a possibility of pushing the Pocket Edition to the red-slash-blue current-gen console. However, with the convenience of the mobile phone nowadays, there may not even be a need for the move, but hey, whatever makes the community happy, I guess.


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Si Jia

Si Jia

Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.