Granblue Fantasy: Relink reunites Final Fantasy vets for skyfaring motion RPG

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The authentic Granblue Fantasy was a JRPG cell game solely launched in Japan, however that did not cease enterprising westerners going to the hassle to play it. That’s primarily as a result of it counted Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu and artwork director Hideo Minaba amongst its builders.

Granblue Fantasy: Relink is ready in the identical universe and has the identical Final Fantasy vets concerned, however it’s a giant, splashly 1-4 participant motion RPG blockbuster, with fight paying homage to some Platinum Games. You’ll discover the most recent trailer under.

Relink has been a very long time coming: it was first proven in 2017, its title was confirmed in 2018, and it was initially as a consequence of launch final yr. It’s now aiming for a 2023 launch date.

I known as its fight paying homage to Platinum Games, however I’m drawing that connection largely as a result of Platinum Games labored on its growth for a number of years. They left the challenge in 2019, leaving Cygames as its sole developer. Cygames are finest identified within the west for his or her collectible card game, Shadowverse, however most of their output is Japan-only cell games developed alongside the likes of Nintendo.

If the title “Granblue Fantasy” does sound acquainted to you, it is almost definitely due to the 2020 Arc System Works preventing game, Granblue Fantasy Versus. It’s getting as sequel known as Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising, the primary trailer for which was additionally revealed at this time as a part of Granblue Fantasy Fest 2022-2023:

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But it is Relink the place my curiosity lies. It seems to be just like the sort of anime bobbins which may drive me spare, however it’s additionally acquired large bushes, airships, and fight by which every part glows. I’m intrigued to know extra.

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