After years of trying to get into Monster Hunter, I thought I’d finally found my opening. If any game could get me into co-op monster slaying, it would be Final Fantasy Explorers. It was a good try.
The Monster Hunter-esque Final Fantasy Explorers hits North American 3DSes early next year, on January 26. In case you need a refresher on exactly what the game is about, there’s a debut trailer above, and you can find our impressions of the Japanese version here.
It's time to team up and go hunt some of Final Fantasy's most iconic creatures.
Final Fantasy Explorers is a game all about venturing out into the world and slaying monsters—including the summonable creatures that have appeared in numerous games from across the franchise. To make these battles especially epic, the summons have pre-fight cutscenes—each of which looks just as cool in gif form.
While each Final Fantasy tends to be set in a different world, there are a few staples you can expect in each one—most prominently, a character named Cid. And the newest game in the franchise, Final Fantasy Explorers, is no exception.
This past month a new Final Fantasy spin-off title, Final Fantasy Explorers, came out in Japan. So of course, the Up All Night Stream is here to play it with you all. Let’s find out together what happens when you mix Final Fantasy and Monster Hunter, shall we?
Image buying something at your local Lawson convenience store and when the clerk rings up the register, you hear a Final Fantasy Victory Fanfare. Don't imagine it, because until Dececember 25, it's happening.
Square Enix just released character art and images of how iconic Final Fantasy characters will appear in upcoming 3DS title Final Fantasy Explorers.
Not everyone looks good undressed, that's for sure. Take this Final Fantasy Explorers character, for example. Get him a shirt and some pants! And then, Photoshops.
Square Enix offered a playable demo of the new Final Fantasy Explorers at this year's Tokyo Game Show and I got a chance to give it a whirl. It's a solid game. It's a Final Fantasy game. But I'm not sure it's a solid Final Fantasy game.
This week's biggest Tokyo Game Show news was Final Fantasy XV—hey, it's alive!—but while we were all gawking at bromantic road trips, Square Enix showed off a bunch of other Final Fantasy spinoffs that are worth at least a little attention.
Fashion modeling agency Square Enix just released a handful of new trailers for Final Fantasy Explorers, which will be out for 3DS in Japan this December.
Square Enix's newly-announced action-RPG might get some Monster Hunter comparisons, but really, it looks a lot more like Phantasy Star Online. It looks good, too.
I have to admit, I was rather skeptical about Final Fantasy Explorers when I first heard the game's description, but after hearing the game director's initial pitch... I'm actually even more skeptical.