Fantastic, a new role-playing game from Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, is available now for Apple Arcade. The game can be played on iOS, Mac and Apple TV.
Fantastic is the latest from Sakaguchi’s studio Mistwalker, which he founded in 2004; the developer has since released games like The latest story and Blue dragon. Although Fantastic uses traditional RPG elements such as turn-based combat, it is designed with handmade physical models – more than 150 dioramas in total.
Fantastic has touch controls, but is according to Sakaguchi intended to deliver a console-like experience on mobile devices. The game follows a memory hero who searches for a way to recover his lost memories. In a previous interview with The Verge, Sakaguchi said the replay Final Fantasy IV made him want to go back to his RPG roots.
日本 で AS FANTASIAN が リ リ リ ー さ れ し た 日 日 日 日 れ れ れ 奇 奇 れ れ れ じ じ じ じ じ は 誕生 誕生 誕生 誕生 じ 誕生 はじ
FANTASIAN was published in JPN. Coincidentally, it was the same birthday as FF6, which inspired me to make this. Happy Birthday! #FANTASIAN pic.twitter.com/HLtwqgdVRB
̵1; 坂口博信 (@auuo) April 1, 2021
The game was released yesterday in Japan. On Twitter, Sakaguchi remarked Fantastic has “same birthday” as one of his other games, Final Fantasy VI – a title that shares similar themes.