Square Enix announces that Mobius Final Fantasy title will be hitting North American shores ahead of Final Fantasy 15, and pre-registration bonuses are still available.

There might not be a better time to have a big release set for a debut in the mobile gaming market than right now. Pokemon GO has more gamers than ever using their smart phones for more than just texting or scrolling through social media feeds, and if other studios can continue the momentum generated by Niantic and Nintendo’s gargantuan title, we may be in for a mobile gaming renaissance.

Perhaps right on cue, Square Enix announced recently that Mobius Final Fantasy would be getting a North American release in the near future. Pre-registration for the latest mobile Final Fantasy game has already begun, and fans will be able to get their hands on the title Japanese gamers have been enjoying for the better part of a year on August 3. The game will be available for users on both iOS and Android mobile devices.

Mobius Final Fantasy follows the story of a man who wakes up in the world of Palamecia with nothing but amnesia, a sword, and more clothing than he was initially supposed to have. Not too long after gaining his bearings, the man finds himself unraveling a mysterious prophecy that concerns a legendary warrior of light who must bring hope and salvation to the world of Palamecia.

It may sound like standard JRPG fare, but the game has over a million active users in Japan and features a development team led by Yoshinori Kitase of Final Fantasy 7 fame. The story is written by Kazushige Nojima, who also worked on Final Fantasy 7 and is involved in the upcoming remake of the game. Finally, Mobius Final Fantasy crosses over with Final Fantasy 7 Remake, as Cloud joins the game’s protagonist during an event in the game. Mobius Final Fantasy‘s strong ties to one of the most beloved titles in the franchise likely makes it worth a look for fans of the series.

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Of course, Square Enix is also offering gamers a bit of added incentive should they pre-register for the game prior to its release. The pre-registration bonus for Mobius Final Fantasy comes at no cost and features a distinct Final Fantasy 10 flavor, as players will be receive Tidus’ Brotherhood sword alongside a Yuna character card and many more goodies.

What do you think about another major video game series scheduling its game’s western release so soon after Pokemon GO‘s utter dominance of the mobile market? Will this strengthen people’s belief that mobile gaming is the future, or is Pokemon GO a one-off exception to the rule? Let us know in the comments below.

Mobius Final Fantasy will release in the west on August 3 for iOS and Android mobile devices.

Source: Nova Crystallis (via Game Informer)