Square Enix announced another Final Fantasy XV spin-off today - Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition. This mobile, episodic version of the hit RPG gives the game a chibi-fied makeover. The first episode will be free, followed by 9 more premium episodes. Judging by the above trailer, the game actually looks to be quite faithful to the source game.
It's frankly adorable, and I'm a huge fan of being able to take a favorite RPG on the road with me. It's too early to say with any certainty how good Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition will be, but the announcement is a good opportunity to look back on other excellent RPGs that deserve pocket editions.
The Witcher series has come a long way since its humble beginnings, cementing itself as one of the most well-loved video game series in recent memory. We'd love to see CD Projekt Red's masterful quest design come to mobile in some form or another.
It's a bit of a sad week for Mass Effect fans, now that Bioware's cancelled further development on Mass Effect Andromeda indefinitely, but we'd still be quite partial to a pocket edition of Mass Effect in some way or another. Perhaps a mobile narrative adventure a la Telltale Games? One can hope.
Sure, we had a lot of fun with Fallout Shelter, but it's still not a full-scale Fallout game. We'd love to see one of the classic Fallout games come to mobile in some form or another. Fallout 1 or 2 could be retrofitted for a pocket version quite easily.
These unique JRPGs enjoyed a warm cult reception until Persona 4 Golden put them on the map. Part high school dating sim, part hardcore RPG, Persona's funky style and excellent character development would be a welcome addition to mobile gamers' libraries.
Which RPG do you want to see on mobile? Let us know in the comments.