Final Fantasy XII Revenant Wings (Nintendo DS) Details
|Release Date:||November 20, 2007|
|ESRB Rating:||Everyone 10+|
|Player Count:||1 player|
|Also Compatible On:||Nintendo 3DS|
This DS-exclusive Final Fantasy release takes place one year after the events chronicled in 2006’s Final Fantasy XII on PlayStation 2. Sky pirate Vaan acquires his own vessel, the <I>Galbana</I>, and discovers a floating continent high above Ivalice. In search of treasure and high adventure, Vaan, Penelo, and crew will encounter a bird-like race in desperate need of assistance, and an ancient evil threatening the entire world. Featuring an isometric perspective and a battle system structured like real-time strategy games, Revenant Wings is a departure from previous RPGs on the handheld. Combat involves first tapping party members with the stylus, scrolling the battlefield with the Control Pad, and then either tapping on a location to move or on a target to attack. Multiple party members can be quickly selected by drawing a box around them. Characters can also use items, skills, and magic, including summoning Espers to help in battle. Players can eventually call forth dozens of Espers, such as groups of Cactoids, Bombs, White Hares, Tonberries, and Chocobos, each offering distinct abilities. The top screen displays an overhead map of the battlefield with icons indicating points of interest and the positions of enemy units. The touch screen shows a close-up view of the action, with the visuals mixing hand-drawn, sprite-based characters and 3D backgrounds. The airship <I>Galbana</I> serves as both a base and as a means to travel across the continent
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