We first learned about Final Fantasy Artniks under its temporary title Final Fantasy X GREE. Square Enix and social game maker GREE just released the title, which covers (surprisingly!) even more Final Fantasy games than Dissidia. You’ll see characters… well cards representing characters… from Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy Type-0, and even Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates.
Final Fantasy Artniks has quests and battles. You start the game by selecting a main card, maybe Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII or a grown up Hope Estheim from Final Fantasy XIII-2. Rare cards have more powerful abilities.
You can also use an equipment card which enhances all of the characters in your party. The Chicken Knife from Final Fantasy V and Arhat’s Gi from Final Fantasy XI are items in Final Fantasy Artniks. Defeating small fry enemies fills up a meter and when it’s full you trigger burst mode, which makes treasure chests appear.
Final Fantasy Artdinks has wanted enemies to hunt like the Ochu and Kefka from Final Fantasy VI. You need to work with other players to take these foes down and if you succeed you can get a bonus like this rare Umaro card.
You can use your custom deck of heroes and Chicken Knives to fight another player. The winner gets ranking points that go towards the game’s leaderboard and Mog Medals which can be used to play a mini-game.
Final Fantasy Artdinks is available now.