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Final Fantasy Agito coming to iOS and Android this winter

Earlier this week, Sqaure Enix announced Final Fantasy Agito, a new fantasy RPG with multiplayer elements that will be free to play on iOS and Android devices.

The game will be set in the world of the well-received Final Fantasy Type-0.

Type-0 was released for the PSP in Japan two years ago, and fans have been eager to see a sequel. Fans are also hopeful the title goes international, but that is yet undetermined.

Hajime Tabata, the producer of Type-0, will produce Agito as well. “FF Type-0 was originally meant for release on mobile phones, and I liked the “Agito” name anyway, so that’s how we got started with this project,” Tabata told Famitsu magazine earlier this week.

Agito will be a retelling of Type-0, experienced from the perspective of player-customized characters.

“I wanted to write a story that traced the different fates of the FF Type-0 heroes,” Tabata said. “The story is divided into chapters. There’s an ending, and when the story ends one time, the next cycle begins and history is repeated from the beginning.”

Each chapter of Agito is assigned to a two-week period. Players will spend the first 10 realtime days bolstering their forces, surmounting in a four-day-fray of challenging boss battles, which is where the multiplayer element will take place.

It goes without saying that the mobile platform is vastly different from the PSP, but a striking difference between Type-0 and Agito will be in terms of replayability. Each play-through of Agito’s storyline will be slightly different than the last, and the changes will be influenced by player-voted decisions. “The decision system here means that the game should change gradually with each cycle… that kind of live experience is something you can only have [on the mobile platform],” said Tabata.

Agito is set to debut this winter, with more information to be revealed at next week’s Tokyo Game Show. Despite that it will follow the pervading freemium model of most “free to play” mobile games, Tabata assured fans that Agito will be fun without throwing money at it. “[We want] you to be able to reach the ending fully free-to-play,” he said.

View the impressive trailer here: