If there’s one thing that’s absolutely certain, it’s that Square Enix loves money and is willing to travel to outlandish places to find it. Thus, Final Fantasy battle royale Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier is officially out now for Android and iOS mobile devices, and there is a new 15-second promotional video to get the hype started. The premise is basically that players are all SOLDIER candidates trying to prove their worth to the program by duking it out with all manner of weaponry and magic.
Iconic Final Fantasy VII locations like Seventh Heaven, Corneo’s Mansion, and Honeybee Inn become battlegrounds, against both other players and roaming monsters. Defeating monsters grants experience that unlocks new weapons, and across the course of a match, you might also engage in chocobo riding and esper summoning. (Ifrit is given as an example of summoning.) Like in almost any good battle royale, you can also customize your character’s “outfits and accessories, obtain various weapon and vehicle skins, emotes and more.” Here are the five different classes to play as in Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, now that it’s out for everyone to enjoy:
- Warrior – This Style’s strength comes from close-ranged melee attacks.
- Sorcerer – Specializing in mid-ranged AoE attacks; this Style’s basic magic spells Fire, Blizzard and Thunder are powered up.
- Monk – A high-vitality Style which comes with self-healing and shield abilities.
- Ranger – Skilled in seeking out enemies and sniping them from afar.
- Ninja – Perfect for stealth and ambush attacks, this Style comes equipped with a double jump.
Due to Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier reaching two million pre-registrations, various login bonus rewards have been unlocked for players, such as a Chocobo Egg, Shinra Mask Skin, Shinra Bike Skin, Shinra Utility Vehicle Skin, and Shinra Helicopter Skin. And it doesn’t even stop there:
Additionally, special launch sales are available for a limited time, including bundles based on Cloud, Tifa and the Security Officer, containing skins and emotes for players to customize their characters. Players have the opportunity to unlock the season pass to gain access to epic rewards including skins such as Rufus from FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, Scorpion Sentinel, Unknown Entity and more.
I almost never play games on mobile, but now that Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier is out, I just might have to try it on Android.