See Final Fantasy Explorers’ Freelancer

By Spencer . July 14, 2014 . 2:09am

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When you start Final Fantasy Explorers your character won’t have a specific job like White Mage or Monk. Players will be Freelancers and can create equipment for their characters by defeating enemies or summoned monsters to get raw materials. Similar to other hunting games, acquiring rare materials is the key to getting better gear.


Swords, gloves, staves, rods, axes, spears, and bells are confirmed as weapons in Final Fantasy Explorers.




Square Enix added both local wireless and Internet multiplayer for the game. When you’re online you can talk to other players using a simple chat system which has preset text phrases.


Final Fantasy Explorers is slated for release this winter on Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Land of Green Pasture

    I want my dragoon…

  • Dragard Kaos

    Cleavage, midriff, thighs… excellent.

    • John Diamond

      sometimes i think to myself what they say when they design these characters?
      ‘hmm it looks good s far, maybe we need more thigh’

      • Namuro

        Well, That’s the way I think when I’m drawing sexy female characters.

    • Ethan_Twain

      The current state of the Japanese video game industry must be a heaven on earth for you.

    • Spicydicey

      On a character model that looks like a 7 year old girl…

      • 古戸ヱリカ

        I know, it’s awful that only the girl gets to wear that.

  • Yoshinatsu

    Seems like they’ve learned their lessons through Bravely Default. Hopefully the game that comes after Final Fantasy XV goes back to the series’ roots again.

    • Namuro

      What lessons?

      • Yoshinatsu

        That a big chunk of their fanbase wants the series to be what is used to be before Final Fantasy VII.

        • John Diamond

          doncha mean FF9? ff9 was as final fantasy as you could get. ff12 too

          • Pedro Furtado

            I don’t see how FF9 and FF12 could both be as Final Fantasy as it gets since character development / party interaction in both games were pretty different and that’s pretty defining for me in JRPGs

            EDIT: but then, FF1 featured a silent cast, so…

        • Namuro

          Ah, you mean the theme of the game, as in a classic fantasy feel.

          Yeah, they sure are heading in a totally different way with the main series.

          I’m fine with either, as long as it’s done well, with interesting and believable world-settings. Personally, I like the overall theme and feel from the Crystal Chronicles series.

          • Kango234

            I’m with you, I don’t really care about the setting just as long as the game is good.

        • I think by big chunk you mean vocal minority.

    • I hope that this is more than half a game unlike BD tho

  • fyi1191

    How do you fight with a bell again?
    ding ding thing?

    • shytende

      If it’s big enough, you can crush ennemies with it.
      Or disturb ennemies with the sound, maybe ?

      • Johnathan Lenig-Lopez

        That would make sense. It is a multiplayer game, it’d make sense to have someone able to draw it’s attention.

    • Yindustries LLC
    • Makes me wonder which class uses them. Beastmasters and Geomancers are known for using them to control monsters and terrain, respectively.

      Let the speculating begin.

    • Tony F.

      Geomancers used to equip Bells… maybe some kind of magic according to terrain, dunno

  • The more I see of this the more I like look of it, I may have to dust my 3DS off

  • Siery

    Let’s hope this gets a fast western release, because I can hardly wait for this.

  • The game’s looking pretty good. I like the Crystal Chronicles inspiration the game seems to be going for. I always thought that was a very underrated game. Only thing that ever annoyed me about it was Mog getting tired all the time.

  • Princess_Eevee9

    Online confirmed? Yes excellent.

    • lackofstyle

      So happy that you want to strip naked and lead a revolution against clothes…….ok.

      • ThatGuy3190_7

        I think you’re being too literal. I think he just means he’s so happy that he wants to strip naked.

      • I choose to live free and not bored out of life! Though I have an office job. IT SHALL NOT STOP ME FROM BEING ME!!!! WOOO

    • Strawberry Starlet

      What….what is this from?

      • Nagi

        kill la kill

      • SlickRoach

        Have you been living underneath an anti-anime rock for the past couple months? o.O

        • Strawberry Starlet

          Apparently ya.

  • Bunzi

    One of these freelancers is hot like the other


  • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owl

    It doesn’t get any better than this.

  • thnkgod4mentlillness

    >preset text phrases

    Shit, don’t know what I expected. Gonna have to be creative with this game.

    • Slickyslacker

      “Well played!” “Well played!” “Well played!”…

      Oh well. So much for expressing yourself.

      • thnkgod4mentlillness

        Hopefully it’ll be one of those ones that you enter text from a list of pre-approved words. Like, “Give ____ please.” That way I can make it “Give Rod please.” and giggle to myself as my team realizes I’m autistic.

    • I’m using tilt controls

      • Tylor Boreas Makimoto


  • ThatGuy3190_7

    The thumbnail looked a bit like Kirito, but then I saw boobs to the left when I opened the article.

  • Strawberry Starlet

    Waaaaait wait wait. Those first two pics. Are two different genders?

    • natchu96

      Well, if you insist on saying the one on the left is a trap you can make that your headcanon.

      • 古戸ヱリカ


      • Strawberry Starlet

        Nah I just meant at first I thought they were the same character, but upon further reflection I realized the second was a male.

  • TerrenceEncore Jones

    My wallet is ready

  • Kornelious

    Jude? Is this you?…..Who am i kiding I’d say Goku looks like Jude if didn’t fear for my life :P

  • Even though both designs are cute, I like the girl one more. Also, I feel like the male one is too covered up and looks plain.

    This game is looking so fantastic though! So excite! ♥

    • Vash bane

      like this?

    • I kind of hope for the opposite as well – my character may not like showing that much skin and may wanna cover up. Depends on the personality I give them, you know? So the option for both modest and exciting styles for both genders would be great~!

      • That would be really fantastic actually~!

  • Godman

    Do you create your characters or are they set to look base on their class?
    This is starting to look like Final Fantasy: Monster Hunter Edition lol

    • Misty Dawson

      Starting to? lol

    • It looks more like Phantasy Star Online I & II to me. I guess it keeps getting compared to MH because it’s currently trending.

  • shenlong234

    This is starting to make regret getting a Vita.

    • There’s nothing saying you can’t own both. I do. I enjoy both quite a bit.

  • tubers

    Those shots seems reminiscent of Ys MoC..

  • Pandakids09 .

    preset text sucks. They have it like how MH3U chat

  • Yan Zhao

    Take a page out of bravely default, good job SquareEnix, you’re learning and remembering what made Final Fantasy great in the first place.

  • JohnNiles

    *checks list of weapons*

    I want a guitar that I can smash my enemies over the head with. *kaboooong*

  • yellowmage

    Looking good. Hopefully once this is done, they’ll get to work on a new Crystal Chronicles for the 3DS. Ring of Fates is arguably the best game in the series, and, as I’ve said before, Echoes of Time had great gameplay (counterbalanced by a horrible storyline).

  • Vash bane

    so there like jack of all trades type thing (the freelancer class)?

  • So… is this the FFIIIDS freelancer, the Bravely Default freelancer, or the epic awesome that was the FFV freelancer?

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