Game service for Final Fantasy Artniks, one of two social game collaborations between Square Enix and GREE (the other being The World Ends With You Live Remix), went live late last Friday, November 30.
Previously known simply as “Final Fantasy X GREE (working title)”, Final Fantasy Artniks is a GREE-developed (with supervision from Square Enix) social game in which players collect cards featuring items and characters from just about every single FF title – all numbered sequels and most spin-offs. A full list of participating FF titles can be found at the end of this story.
Unlike Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade, the other FF-based social game, card illustrations in Artniks do not have a unified art style. Instead, the characters, items and weapons are rendered in whatever form they were seen as in the original games.
Players form battle decks from the cards they’ve amassed, and go on quests where they take on series enemies in enemy encounters where the combat is done classic FF style.
From time to time in Final Fantasy Artniks, players may run into events that are reminiscent of key moments from past FF titles, or be able to take on a “Wanted: Enemy” monster quest where they have to join forces with other players in order to defeat the insanely strong enemy.
The first such “Wanter: Enemy” boss enemy is none other than Final Fantasy VI antagonist, Kefka Palazzo. Players will have to work together and share clues in order to track Kefka down and defeat him.
All who manage to do so will earn a rare Vivi card. Furthermore, the MVP in each group will net himself a Umaro card.
GREE users in Japan can access Final Fantasy Artniks by going to the following URL on their smartphones: http://gree.jp/r/40823/1
FF works involved in Final Fantasy Artniks
FINAL FANTASY、FINAL FANTASY II、FINAL FANTASY III、FINAL FANTASY IV、FINAL FANTASY IV Complete Collection、FINAL FANTASY V、FINAL FANTASY VI、FINAL FANTASY VII、FINAL FANTASY VIII、FINAL FANTASY IX、FINAL FANTASY X、FINAL FANTASY X-2、FINAL FANTASY XI、FINAL FANTASY XII、FINAL FANTASY XIII、FINAL FANTASY XIII-2、DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY、DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY、FINAL FANTASY TACTICS、FINAL FANTASY TACTICS ADVANCE、FINAL FANTASY TACTICS 獅子戦争、CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII-、DIRGE OF CERBERUS －FINAL FANTASY VII-、FINAL FANTASY 零式、FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Ring of Fate