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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius launches for mobile platforms in North America

by Ron Duwell | June 30, 2016June 30, 2016 6:00 am PST

Final Fantasy and I go way back, and we’re talking waaaaaay back. It stands as the central pillar of my gaming career, and I’ll give any game a try from the series regardless of the platform, even mobile if the price is right. I swallowed my pride to give All the Bravest a stab and immediately wanted my five minutes of wasted life back.

I don’t think I’ll be making such demands over Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius, though, which is now available on Android and iOS in North America. The game has been built from the ground up to be a Final Fantasy for the mobile market; only, rather than previous games in the franchise, Square Enix turned to Brave Frontier developer A-Lim to make something more suitable for the market.

Brave Frontier is a quality RPG, and by all means, I believe that Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius should have the right stuff to follow in that path. I’m a big fan of the new character sprites bringing old favorite characters back to life, and the actual inclusion of a map and storyline are a nice bonus that most other Final Fantasy mobile games lack.

I just find it funny that the world map character sprites look like they come from Suikoden rather than any other Final Fantasy game. Man, I’m such a nerd.

All looks set for this game to be a success, but there is just one problem: I’m region-locked out of the English build. I’m used to draconian distribution practices at this point, but being locked out still leaves me feeling a little sad inside.

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius is available now through Android and iOS.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...