Final Fantasy Explorers, the 3DS spin-off that seems to be aimed straight at Capcom's Monster Hunter series, may be coming west. It had previously been shown in Japanese magazines even amid the hustle and bustle of E3, which made a western release seem unlikely or at least undecided. Now Square has trademarked the name for the United States and Europe.
As previously reported, Explorers is a multiplayer game in which party members will choose from a variety of Final Fantasy classes. It will have 20 jobs in all, and so far we know of 11. The job system will let you equip abilities from a class once you've earned it, but it will cost less if you remain in the base class that supports it.
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Final Fantasy Explorers, the 3DS spin-off, appears to be coming west. Square Enix trademarked the name for the United States and Europe.
This sounds like perfect fodder for a f2p style game. Pay to unlock jobs and Nintendo can add new jobs down the road. Pay to customize your outfit, chocobo, etc. Make it a browser game and Nintendo could be sitting on a nice little cash cow.
ugh.. did I just suggest that? Guess I'm getting tired of console exclusives.