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Final Fantasy 15's latest mobile spinoff is an homage to a 30-year-old game

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Play King's Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon, just like characters do in Final Fantasy 15

Square Enix announced King's Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon today at Tokyo Games Show 2016. IT's another Final Fantasy Universe mobile spinoff, though this one is based on a 30-year-old scrolling shooter.

King's Knight, by Square, launched in Japan in 1986 and the West in 1989 on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1989. Notably, it is one of the earliest scores composed by Nobuo Uematsu, the celebrated composer of many of the Final Fantasy scores. The mobile title appears to blend its scrolling and shooting elements with action-RPG gameplay, an updated camera perspective, stylized graphics, and the original chiptune theme remade as an orchestral work.

King's Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon has a four-player multiplayer mode and will be free-to-play.

In the trailer's punchline, we see that King's Knight today is a game played by characters in Final Fantasy 15, much like Justice Monsters Five, another mobile companion to the main game announced back in the spring.

King's Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon will launch for iOS and Android sometime this year, according to the trailer's YouTube page, but plans for a Western release are unknown.

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