Mobius Final Fantasy has revealed new character details, along with a more in-depth look at new characters. Mobius Final Fantasy, the most recent smartphone entry in the Final Fantasy series, will see characters Garland and Echo by the side of protagonist Wal on his quest to save the world from devastation.
Garland is an experienced and knowledgeable knight. While he appears solemn and dignified, Garland has a blunt and arrogant edge. Regardless, he decides to follow Wal, the Warrior of Light, and to help guide him on his journey.
As for Echo, she’s a whimsical fairy character who lives in the hills. Some legends that circulate claim that following this fairy will lead the lucky traveler to treasure. She is invisible to many, but Wal can see her just fine.
In terms of battle, Echo is a support character who can help Wal by granting elements, recovering HP, and casting spells like haste. Her costumes and visual variations can be replaced at will by the player.
Additionally and most strangely, she can cause some kind of weird Cactuar to appear. The Cactuar will wriggle and dance around in different ways depending on what’s happening on the battlefield.
When it comes to special moves, Mobius Final Fantasy fans have a few extra details to enjoy. Basically, by absorbing elements and using your abilities, the player fills a gauge called the “Special Moves Gauge,” which will allow Wal to perform Special Moves specific to the job (aka class) he has. Depending on which job Wal currently has, the effects of special moves will differ. For example:
Knight: This job’s special move is Radiant Sword, a ranged attack. It casts Barrier, raising your defense. Your sword appears lit with a fierce glow as you slash your enemy.
Warrior: This job’s special move is Round Slash, a ranged attack. This casts Brave, raising your strength. Your sword moves in a slashing arc against your enemy.
White Mage: This job’s special move is Holy Prayer, a simple attack. This move not only heals your HP, it casts Ruin against the enemy. It also casts Regen, which helps you regain more health.
Ranger: This job’s special move is Dancing Edge, a simple attack. When used, the player slices the enemy. This move casts Burst, an effect that ups your Break.
Mobius Final Fantasy also utilizes cards to coordinate specific elemental attacks with various status effects.
The ability of the Fenrir card, for example, is “Shadow Stitch,” which stuns an enemy using a wind-elemental attack.
The Ares card, meanwhile, uses an ability called “Flame Sword” to cover your sword with fire and strike the enemy with a fire-elemental attack.
Mobius Final Fantasy will hit Japanese mobile phones this summer. No word yet on whether or not this Japan-exclusive will ever make its way across the sea. Also no word yet on whether or not Wal’s scandalous sideboob will return, though it is at least mildly heartening that all game material makes plenty of use of Wal’s expansive back tattoos.
Check out the trailer for Mobius Final Fantasy below: