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Final Fantasy Explorers

Final Fantasy Explorers is coming overseas, Square Enix has announced. The game is due out on January 26, 2016 in North America and January 29, 2016 in Europe.

Here’s an overview of the game from Square Enix:

Either through solo play or with up to three other Explorers, players can dive into dungeons to collect crystals scattered throughout the world while battling classic FINAL FANTASY® enemies.

FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS focuses on cooperative play with friends and utilizes a refined party system allowing Explorers to master over 20 new and familiar jobs—including Knight, Monk, Black Mage and White Mage—to defeat the realm’s mightiest monsters and even recruit them for battle. Players will have the ability to call upon the powers of eidolons like Ifrit and Bahamut, as well as transform into other legendary characters from the FINAL FANTASY series via the Trance feature.

The multiplayer functionality is enabled through the Nintendo 3DS system’s wireless communication functions.

Story
The world is on the brink of war over its reserves of crystals, the planet’s chief source of power. Players must band together to form an elite squad of Explorers on an island rich in crystals, braving hordes of monsters in hopes of conquering a newly discovered Grand Crystal – every Explorer’s dream.

Watch the western announcement trailer for Final Fantasy Explorers below.

Source: Square Enix PR

Another round of Final Fantasy Explorers DLC has launched in Japan.

First up, the Samurai job has been added free of charge. This job features high physical attack power that can handle both short and long range weapons. It’s an all-range attacker-type job class best with katanas and katana skills.

Along with the Samurai job, Square Enix is offering the Omega boss for 400 yen. The creature can be found at the Great Waterfall of Maxon, and comes equipped with a number of weapons.

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Square Enix has released more DLC for Final Fantasy Explorers in Japan. For 150 yen each, players can obtain costumes for Lightning (featuring Blaze Edge sword as a weapon), Cecil (Holy Sword as a weapon), and Bartz in his Dissidia: Final Fantasy costume (Brave Blade as his weapon). Dragon’s Soul and Ultimate Battle quests have already been released for free.

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Final Fantasy Explorers was updated in Japan yesterday. Square Enix brought out a new job, boss, and more.

In the job department, Blue Mage has been added to Final Fantasy Explorers. It has a “learning” skill to acquire moves from enemies and the “beacon of counter attack” to increase strength. Blue Mages can initially use short swords or staves.

There’s also a great variety of blue magic spells. These include things like goblin punch, where power depends on physical strength (and the move is more powerful if a short sword is equipped). Other spells include fire breath, magnetic storm, leaf cutter, and Aeroga. There are quite a number of additional spells, too.

Famitsu published a review for Final Fantasy Explorers in one of its issues earlier this month. Across four different reviewers, the game earned eights across the board for a total of 32 out of 40.

Of course, it helps to know what the editors actually said about Final Fantasy Explorers. We now have a complete translation of the game’s review. Continue on below to read it in full!