World of Final Fantasy has been announced exclusively for PlayStation 4 & PlayStation Vita in 2016 as an all-new JRPG Final Fantasy spin-off with a chibi art-style.
Check out the debut trailer for World of Final Fantasy
World of Final Fantasy was dismissed by many who saw it due to it’s very kiddy graphical style. They assumed it must be a free-to-play title that takes after mobile games, or a game made exclusively for kids.
“While my games are dark, I’m trying to make World of Final Fantasy a lighthearted, fun type of game, but with the heavy stories Final Fantasy is known for to keep the FF feel.” – World of Final Fantasy Director Hiroki Chiba However World of Final Fantasy is a full-blown Final Fantasy title that will have a deep storyline by Hiroki Chiba, whose previous works include Final Fantasy: Type-0, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII, so World of Final Fantasy is definitely in good hands.
Chiba says that a deep storyline is the aim of World of Final Fantasy, with a plot that involves two twins who get sucked into a world called “Gimoire”, where the monsters, locations, characters & stories that fans know & love from the Final Fantasy universe, exist.
“I personally worked on Final Fantasy 6, Final Fantasy 7, and Final Fantasy 8, so I’m trying to aim for that volume of a story that was in those titles with World of Final Fantasy,” Hiroki Chiba told Kotaku.
While a full-on Final Fantasy experience is the aim, the goal of World of Final Fantasy is to appeal to both young & old alike, and to reach younger gamers who did not grow up with past Final Fantasy games and to whom all these characters, worlds & monsters are new.
To that end, World of Final Fantasy not only offers a new kid-friendly art-style, but it also will feature a Pokemon-style Monster Catching & Raising element.
Check out the actual announcement of World of Final Fantasy at Sony’s E3 2015 Press Conference in this video.