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Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier releases worldwide on November 17

Just like in February of this year, I’m still stunned by Square Enix’s dive into battle royales with their Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier adaptation. It’s not an out-of-season April’s fools joke, either. You can expect to hit the ground running as a Shinra SOLDIER fighting for glory in under two weeks.

Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier Official Release Tweet

Square Enix announced yesterday that Final Fantasy VII: First Soldier would release worldwide for iOS and Android platforms on November 17th. The First Soldier boasts 75-player lobbies, with each player being a member of Shinra’s SOLDIER unit. 

The rank-and-file fodder from Final Fantasy VII: Remake is nothing to sniff at, though. These guys can be Sorcerers, Warriors, or Rangers with an impressive variety of melee weapons, firearms, and magic abilities. And it wouldn’t be an FFVII game without potions, material links, and summons to give you a significant edge in battle.

Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier Trailer Gameplay

But why does Final Fantasy VII have a battle royale?

While this may be a strange venture for the Final Fantasy series, remember that Square Enix isn’t unfamiliar with odd spin-offs. Surprisingly, the chibi-themed World of Final Fantasy turned heads in 2016 and was a fun time-sinker. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT pitted iconic protagonists and villains against each other in a battle gauntlet, and it also explored a mix of the fighting genre with RPG elements. 

It was only a matter of time before Square Enix would birth another title to pursue a new genre. And mobile devices for worldwide audiences are popular systems to launch multiplayer and battle royale games. Whether The First Soldier succeeds will depend on the fun factor because Square Enix isn’t banking on this title overtaking their mainline games – it seems like only an idea they want to explore.

The beloved FF series now stands as a contender for battle royales games! Will you be trying it out? Let us know below!

Via: Destructoid

Anthony Jones

I'm a late 90s kid still in love with innovative retro titles and the evolution of modern gaming. As a writer, I'm passionate about narrative structure, character analysis, and unique takes on clichés for all forms of interactive mediums. Watching documentaries and learning code is my daily pastime.
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