Here’s your weird news for the week: Square Enix have just unveiled a brand new Final Fantasy game for Android and iOS. No, we don’t mean that awesome rental program we talked about earlier this week — this is a completely original game… about typing?
Final Fantasy: World Wide Words will have players assemble a band of heroes and dish out attacks by typing the words that appear on the screen.
So… kind of like Typing of the Dead, but Final Fantasy. I can get on board with that.
The game will launch in Japan next week, with no word on a US release. Slide to Play‘s Chris Reed suggests that “these games generally do make their way across the Pacific after being localized,” but with a typing tutor, I’m just not so sure. It seems like it could require a lot more effort than most to localize.
Fingers crossed though, because I’m terrible at texting. I’m the guy who does the “speech to text” anytime I have to send a message longer than three words. Any game that can help me rectify this situation is alright by me.
Japanese gamers can play Final Fantasy: World Wide Words on September 16th on Android, with an iOS release date to follow.