Final Fantasy: Record Keeper opening its books in North America this spring

The free-to-play mobile RPG, Final Fantasy: Record Keeper, has been a big hit in Japan since its release in 2014. Today, Square Enix and DeNA have announced that the game will now make its way to North American shores for both iOS and Android.


With Final Fantasy set to jump into the future with the upcoming Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix is looking to mobile platforms to revisit the series' vaunted history. Today, the publisher, along with mobile developer DeNA, announced a game that would take players back to the past with Final Fantasy: Record Keeper.

Final Fantasy: Record Keeper follows the story of Deci, who's working under the history department's learned Moogle known as Dr. Mog. Dr. Mog takes Deci on a trip through the Final Fantasy archives, allowing players to re-live some of the series' greatest battles with old-school 16-bit graphics. Players can unlock various heroes from across the full Final Fantasy timeline, customizing them with different equipment, spells, summons, and more.

Record Keeper has actually been out in Japan for quite a while and is a major hit along those shores, with Siliconera reporting over a million downloads back in October and Square noting that the number has since grown to over five million. Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be free-to-play when it launches on iOS and Android this coming spring. While players can unlock Tidus from Final Fantasy X by registering on the Record Keeper website, further details on a microtransaction model were not given. To get a glimpse at what American audiences are in for, check out the video below.

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    February 26, 2015 7:30 AM

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      February 26, 2015 7:35 AM

      Must have now

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      February 26, 2015 7:55 AM

      Ill pass. I thought this was something closer to My Life As King.
      Not more rehashed FF crap. Jesus!

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      February 26, 2015 7:58 AM

      I can't help but assume this'll be another piece of shit like ATB with next-to-no actual gameplay.

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      February 26, 2015 10:28 AM

      If the IAP is like their SW tower defense game, forget it. The RNG on trying to get heroes and the amount pods needed to get all the heroes and max tier was beyond insane. I'm not talking game breaking like Dungeon Siege, but with design in that SW game felt like the iap was a cash grab for very very little gain in the game itself unless you laid out thousands of dollars.

      I wish the IAP model would shift away from what it is now. Why can't we have more $3-5 complete game with purely cosmetic IAP stuff? I kinda like the way Colosaltron did it.

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        February 26, 2015 10:40 AM

        Actually, some Youtube videos make it look like the gameplay is focused on battles with famous characters, but the battle system looks kinda basic. Couldn't tell exactly since it was all in Japanese. Didn't see what the IAP would be either. But, it seems like it would be rather grindy to build xp so I assume the IAP is at least going to be xp boosters.

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