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JRPG Fernz Gate now freemium on iOS

Published On September 21, 2017 | By Kirk Hiner | iPhone/iPad

[Updated September 22, 2017 to clarify difference between freemium and premium version.]

We cover a lot of KEMCO press releases here at Public Access Gaming for two reasons. First, they release a lot of games. Second, we love JRPGs. And since pretty much all KEMCO does is retro JRPGs, we’re happy to check out pretty much everything they release.

The latest is Fernz Gate, which was initially released for $4.99 (down from the full price of $7.99) on September 7th. If you didn’t give it a try then even at the sale price, how does $0.00 sound? KEMCO has just announced the freemium release of Fernz Gate, available now. What’s the difference? According to KEMCO: “The premium edition offers some additional in-game points (Gems) that the freemium edition doesn’t offer. The freemium edition also has in-game ads, but they can be removed through IAP (and in that case freemium users will get some bonus points too).”

The story:

After awaking in some unfamiliar woods, Alex, an ordinary high schooler living an ordinary life, learns he has somehow ended up in Fernland, a world where peace and order have been replaced by conflict and destruction. Fighting to defend himself from monsters, the ever-ominous threat of the Overlord, and one chaotic event after another as he tries to find his own place in this new world, Alex comes across a young woman by the name of Lita from a peaceful world like his own. Hitting it off, they soon become friends and set out together, but what hidden truth awaits them as their adventure begins to unfold…?

If that sounds typical, I’ll let you decide if KEMCO or the genre is to blame.

Fernz Gate features easy-to-use tap controls for simple play on mobile devices, helped further when the party’s HP completely restored after each battle. That’ll remove some of the stress typical with adventuring, but provide less reward, too. It also shifts the focus to the story and characters with whom you’ll team up to fight, send out on item quests, or even do some farming for you.

The premium version is still listed at the sale price of $4.99, or you can try it out for free (both offer in-app purchases, and both state you don’t need them to complete the game).

Learn more about Fernz Gate at www.kemco.jp.

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