Final Fantasy Explorers is an action game for the Nintendo 3DS that encourages exploration and community. People create a character and traverse an island to fight monsters, acquire crystals, and maybe even deal with legendary opponents. Some of these fabled bosses are 12 eidolons, based on summons that have appeared throughout the Final Fantasy series.
The acquisition of summons in Final Fantasy Explorers is similar to Final Fantasy X. Before you can use an eidolon, you have to defeat it in battle. Of the 12 appearing here, Alexander, Bahamut, Diablos, Fenrir, Ifrit, Leviathan, Odin, Phoenix, Ramuh, and Shiva are returning from previous installments. The two new creatures are Dryad, who performs status-ailment inflicting attacks, and Amaterasu, a figure that wields seven swords.
While all 12 of these eidolons can be fought and bested during Final Fantasy Explorer’s initial adventures, they’’ also reappear in the post-game. Each one has a different, stronger form that can be battled again for a greater challenge.
Final Fantasy Explorers will come to the Nintendo 3DS on January 26 in North America and January 29 in Europe.