Final Fantasy Awakening

Final Fantasy Awakening still not rising in the West

Published On January 25, 2018 | By Kirk Hiner | iPhone/iPad

It saddens me to think there’s a generation of mobile games out there who’s only exposure to the Final Fantasy series are the mobile remakes available in the App Store. Don’t get me wrong—there are some classic games twixt FF and FF VIII, but it’s not exactly a retro universe.

Oasis Games may have changed that with Final Fantasy Awakening, but western gamers wouldn’t know because it still hasn’t been released on our shores. It’s now closer, though, with the announcement that Final Fantasy Awakening will be released in Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, India, Laos, Cambodia, and Burma in early 2018.

Final Fantasy Awakening is a 3D action RPG with many new and exciting dungeons to explore. In other words, you’re not really getting the “true” FF experience. What you are getting, however, is pretty slick for a mobile hack-and-slash game.

Tell you what; if my land gets invaded, I certainly hope it’s defended by a bunch of kids in their prep school uniforms.

Here’s a little more for you.

The sole SQUARE ENIX officially licensed “Final Fantasy” action game, Final Fantasy Awakening brings console-style gameplay to mobile devices with high-quality cinematics. The popular ARPG, part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis sub-series, features complex multiplayer battle gameplay, stunning graphics, and the compelling characters and story for which the Final Fantasy franchise has become famous. In order to stay true to the original “Final Fantasy” series game experience, Final Fantasy Awakening kept the original Japanese VA and Final Fantasy Type-0 characters.

As for the Stateside release, the press release simply hints that the “Popular mobile game in revered franchise to available soon for English-speaking audiences.” We’ll keep and eye on that for you. In the meantime, you can learn more about Final Fantasy Awakening at

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is greatly looking forward to the day when he no longer cares about Apple, games, and gaming technology. But right now he does, and he loves to talk about them, just as he's been doing on the web since 1998. He can otherwise be spotted as that one guy in Ohio wearing a Minnesota North Stars hockey sweater. Kirk has a wife and three kids, and is a generally happy fellow.