New Final Fantasy: All the Bravest RPG Arrives on iOS

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"Touch-action" RPG has ATB combat with franchise's largest parties, 30+ songs

Square Enix launched a new "touch-action" role-playing game called Final Fantasy: All the Bravest in Apple's App Store in New Zealand and Japan on Thursday. (New Zealand is in one of the first time zones in the world to greet a new day.)

Square Enix describes the "pick-up-and-go RPG" for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch:

• The Active Time Battle system is back with the largest parties in Final Fantasy history!
Final Fantasy: All the Bravest is a touch-action RPG in which you continuously battle enemies to advance through the game's many stages. Defeating foes earns you the experience points you need to level up, which in turns grants you character slots to add more and more members to your party.

Combat is based on the classic Active Time Battle (ATB) system of the Final Fantasy series. Every character possesses an ATB gauge that displays the time remaining until that character can execute an action. When the gauge is full, simply tap or drag your finger over the character to attack. Touch multiple characters in quick succession to experience exhilarating and fast-paced battle unlike anything you've ever played before!

Once every three hours, the Fever option will appear. Once activated, you will be able to attack without waiting for ATB gauges to refill as long as the chocobo-themed music is playing. Deal as much damage as you can before the battle fever ends!

• Characters, enemies, and music from throughout the Final Fantasy series!
Progress through the game to unlock over 20 different classic jobs, including warrior, monk, red mage, and more! Each job brings its own special abilities to the battleground, where you will encounter timeless Final Fantasy foes such as behemoths, bombs, and cactuars. At the end of each stage waits a harrowing encounter with a fiendish Final Fantasy boss!

The game's musical library comes packed with over 30 songs from the series, the majority of which are themes from battle. The perfect soundtrack to listen to as your crush your enemies and see them driven before you!

• Track your collection of every character, enemy, and item with in-game catalogs!
The game's three catalogs will keep a record of every character that joins your ranks, every enemy you encounter, and every item you obtain. Collect them all and open the catalogs to flip through the nostalgia whenever you like!

• Take part in leaderboards and social networking features!
Global leaderboards will rank players based on stats such as the amount of damage dealt in the course of a single Fever. You will also be able to track progress and other feats using the game's achievement system. Social networking features allow you to post directly to Facebook and Twitter, and reward you for doing so by granting additional member slots. Post and tweet away to increase the size of your party for battle!

• Purchase premium characters and new game worlds!
The in-game shop offers access to 35 famous characters from a number of FINAL FANTASY titles. Each purchase ensures you will receive a new, random character. Which powerful favorites will you have join your party? You are also able to purchase additional game stages from Final Fantasy VII, X, and XIII. Board airships bound for new worlds where further adventures await!

The game costs 4.19 New Zealand Dollars or 250 yen (about US$2.80). Square Enix had previously opened a teaser site for the game and promised to release Final Fantasy V and other titles for mobile devices.

[Via Kotaku]

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