A mobile release of the hugely popular role-playing game, Final Fantasy XV, has just been announced for Windows PCs and tablets, but don’t get too excited if you’re in love with the original’s artistic direction just yet, as this game has been promised to be entirely different.
Square Enix announced the title in Los Angeles today for Windows devices, entitled Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, and is confirmed to be an episodic title with a chibified art style and a simplified control scheme for casual players, as opposed to the more human direction and complete controls of the console release. This is designed to be fairly lightweight for the wide range of devices, such as laptops and tablet devices, that Microsoft apply their branding to.
The title will feature ten episodes, and although the game will not mirror the graphics and the gameplay of the full-fat console release, it will feature a complete reproduction of the original story, which starred Noctis, Prompto, Ignis, and Gladiolus in their quest to take back their kingdom from the clutches of Niflheim.
The first episode is available for free right now, and episodes 2 to 10 can either be purchased individually or as a bundle, depending on how deeply the player would like to submerge themselves into the story again, or indeed, for the first time. Those still unsure after playing the first (and free) chapter can play chapters 2 and 3 at a reduced rate also.
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is already available for iOS, Android, and Amazon devices, so this recent Microsoft release looks to satisfy all types of mobile gamer out there.