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Long-time Final Fantasy developer Tetsuya Nomura has commented that “the trial version will be released shortly for a limited time.”
The official description shares a little on what players can expect:
“With the memory of their struggle buried deep in their hearts… Jack and his allies, Ash and Jed, burn with resolve to defeat Chaos as they throw open the gates to the Chaos Shrine. Yet doubts remain—are they truly the Warriors of Light the prophecy foretold? ”
The trailer – alongside leaks that have been appearing in the last week – seem to suggest that the game will be a Final Fantasy take on the Souls-like genre, which is understable given Team Ninja’s involvement.
The trial version of the game is currently available, though there have been plenty of reports that the trial version is not currently working.
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Loyal fans also spotted that the trailer included Garland, the main antagonist from the very first Final Fantasy in the trailer.
Earlier in the announcement, Square Enix also announced that the first six Final Fantasy games would be receiving “pixel perfect” remasters for PC and mobile.