The airships are coming! Following a highly successful launch in Japan, DeNA Co. and Square Enix are preparing to bring Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade to North American Apple and Android devices.
Airborne Brigade, the first free-to-play Final Fantasy social game to be released in English, casts players as airship pilots exploring an FF-inspired land, banding together in brigades to take on powerful bosses. As players progress through quest regions they'll gain experience and items and equipment inspired by the popular role-playing series.
"We're very proud to offer Final Fantasy fans based in North America our own take on the themes and ideals of the series with the upcoming launch of the mobile game Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade," said Kenji Kobayashi, executive games director at DeNA via official announcement. "In celebration of the franchise's 25th anniversary this year, we strived to create a unique gameplay experience where players can elevate each other through fun, cooperative play."
Players can pre-register for Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade at the official website, which will score them a three-month exclusive Cloud character card to summon for aid during boss fights, as well as notification as soon as the game goes live.
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