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Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition for mobile looks creepily cute

Adventure through Eos again, with a big head this time

Final Fantasy 15 heads to iOS, Android and Windows 10 mobile devices with Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition this fall. The retelling of the original console game will be an episodic release — but that and its new platforms aside, Pocket Edition has another huge change. The game’s cast of characters gets pocket-sized, too, turning Noctis and his buds into big-headed, chibi cuties.

Since much of the charm of Final Fantasy 15 was how adorable its guy gang was, the change in art style makes some sense. At least, it makes sense in theory, as Pocket Edition’s first trailer shows that Noctis, Gladiolus, Prompto and Ignis maybe don’t make the transition to chibi super well.

There’s something ... off about Gladiolus’ proportions in this recreation of Final Fantasy 15’s memorable opening. What’s going on with your head and chest, Gladio?

gladio in ff15 pocket edition
You thought wrong, my dude.
Square Enix

As for the other three, we expect to get used to how they look a bit more easily. Cindy’s face, on the other hand — not so much.

cindy in ff15 pocket edition
We’d call this the trailer’s most shocking reveal.
Square Enix

Still, we’d be lying if we didn’t say we were pumped to see how the gameplay transitions to a touchscreen interface, and how Square Enix pares down the story into 10 episodes. (The first will be available for free, while the remaining nine will be sold at a premium.)

Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition looks like a curious addition to the expansive Final Fantasy 15 universe, which is also set to include Monsters of the Deep: Final Fantasy 15 this November. The PlayStation VR exclusive launches Nov. 21 and is all about immersive fishing with Noctis and the boys. As far as we can tell, said boys don’t look as shockingly different in VR.

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