Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade

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Developer(s) Square Enix 1st Production Department
Publisher(s) Square Enix
Series Final Fantasy
Platform(s) Mobile phones, iOS, Android [1]
Release
  • JP: January 6, 2012
  • NA: December 14, 2012
Genre(s) Social role-playing video game
Mode(s) Multiplayer

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade, known in Japan as Final Fantasy Brigade(ファイナルファンタジー ブリゲイド,Fainaru Fantajī Burigeido) is a Final Fantasy video game developed and published by Square Enix for Mobage compatible mobile phones. The game is similar to other traditional Final Fantasy games with an overworld and dungeons, but is socially oriented. There are over 2.5 million players just in Japan, though reviews have commented on the games lack of polish and sound.

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Gameplay

The game is a role-playing game in the vein of the traditional Final Fantasy installments, but with a focus on social interactions. [2] The player will be able to play with friends through multiplayer. Jobs, airships, equipment, and summon monsters typical of the Final Fantasy series will be featured. [3] Basic job classes are fighter, monk, thief, white mage, black mage, and red mage, which can all develop into many different types of advanced classes. [1] Players team up each other to complete missions, obtain items, grow stronger, and defeat villains. [4]

Plot

Long ago, the country was protected by two crystals. However, one was broken and scattered throughout the world following a monster invasion. The other lost its glow. Only the ancient summon beasts can return the crystals to their original shine, and it's up to the player to travel to the world below on his/her air ship and show the summons his/her power. [5] Updates to the game in Japan lets players match custom made characters and classic heroes from Final Fantasy against villains Sin and Jecht. [6] Various crossover characters from other Final Fantasy series games appear, including Paradox from Final Fantasy XIII-2 , which takes place in a special event, and success reaps a special reward. [7] Sephiroth was introduced in the "Cloudy Wolf" event in February 2013. [8]

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Development

The game was initially hinted when Square Enix opened a teaser site as a collaboration between mobage and Square Enix. [9] Yoichi Wada unveiled Final Fantasy Brigade on December 2, 2011. It was Square Enixs first free to play mobile game associated with the Final Fantasy series. [4] The game is in development by Square Enix 1st Production Department. A closed beta started in mid-December 2011, before the game's official release on January 6, 2012. [3] A smartphone version was also announced, although it had no release date. [3] The art style of the game is similar to the one from Theatrhythm Final Fantasy . [10] It is being distributed through DeNA in Japan and Korea: in Korea it was localized by Daum Communications and released in August 2012. [10] [11] On November 30, 2012, Square Enix and DeNa announced the game would be coming to North American IOS devices. [4] Registering at the games official site for the North American launch informed players when the game would come out, and also gave them a character card that summoned Cloud from Final Fantasy VII for a three-month period. [4] [10]

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Reception

The game reached over 500,000 members thirteen days afters its release. [12] Within one month, this figure had increased to 1 million registered members. By March 2012, the game had 2 million registered members, and that July crested over 2.5 million registered users in Japan alone. [11] [13] In Japan, Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade Mobicoin cards are being sold. [1]

Kotaku described the game as "pretty disappointing", citing the lack of features, including the lack of any sound or music, and very little polish. [14]

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