Final Fantasy creator’s Fantasian lands this year, gets a new screenshot

Artwork of city

Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi and Mistwalker’s long-awaited Fantasian has a shiny new screenshot for us to sit back and appreciate. For those not in the know, this one’s a top-down RPG set in a “somehow nostalgic yet original fantasy world” comprised of handcrafted dioramas. What’s more is that it also boasts a score from legendary Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu.

Earlier this month, Sakaguchi revealed that Fantasian is on track to launch this year, following over three years of development time. The game will arrive as an Apple Arcade exclusive, though given that a number of earlier Apple Arcade games have since made the jump to other platforms, a Switch release might not be out of the question somewhere down the line.

The game’s latest screenshot highlights its UI, characters, and one of its dioramas – a seemingly sprawling forest. The environment itself appears almost photorealistic. Check it out below.

While we now know that the Fantasian release date is this year, it’s currently unclear as to when in 2021 it will launch. Still, it’s good to know that it’s coming along nicely, especially given that it remains one of Apple Arcade’s most hotly anticipated games.

Screenshot of forest

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