New Final Fantasy Explorers Trailer Brings Back some Legendary Characters

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Final Fantasy is coming to the 3DS in a big way next week, with Final Fantasy Explorers, an all new RPG designed specifically for the system.  I’ve been dying for something more substantial to play on my handheld, and I’m eager to see how this one plays out.  While I’ve never been the biggest fan of the FF franchise, I can say I’m interested in the idea of using classic characters within the combat.  Hopefully it’s more than just a nostalgia play to bring in audiences, but regardless, they’re getting the focus in the game’s latest trailer:

More than that, you can check out a breakdown of the classic characters and move they bring to combat thanks to this handy infographic (click for full size): 

Final Fantasy Explorers Legacy Characters

Next Tuesday, players will be able to transform into 11 classic FINAL FANTASY® characters featured in the upcoming multiplayer action role-playing adventure FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS®. During battle, while in Trance Mode, players can harness the incredible power of legendary FINAL FANTASY characters and utilize their ultimate attacks. Clever use of the Trance system is one of the keys to defeating foes. The full infographic detailing the characters can be viewed below:

Fans will recognize the popular moves of their favorite characters, including Cloud’s Omnislash (FINAL FANTASY VII), Terra’s Riot Blade (FINAL FANTASY VI) and Tidus’ Blitz Ace (FINAL FANTASY X). Players can unlock the characters by speaking to the local town moogles for rare quests that reward special character magicites, which you can equip at the town’s central crystal.

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.

Final Fantasy Explorers hits the 3DS on January 26, 2016. Will you be picking this one up? 

-Jordan