Long before Final Fantasy became a massive hit, Square Enix (known then as Squaresoft) created another fantasy game called King’s Knight. Now, a new entry in that forgotten series has been announced!
King’s Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon will at last continue the series, releasing for iOS and Android devices later this year — with a twist! Players will be able to team-up with friends and strangers alike to battle mobs of foes in this mobile Action RPG.
From Square Enix’s press release:
KING’S KNIGHT -Wrath of the Dark Dragon-, a new action RPG mobile game from the FINAL FANTASY XV Universe for iOS and Android devices. Within FINAL FANTASY XV, Noctis and his friends can often be found playing this title during their downtime.
Originally launched 30 years ago, King’s Knight was a scrolling shooting game for the Nintendo Entertainment System that was developed by Hironobu Sakaguchi and Nobuo Uematsu.
King’s Knight -Wrath of the Dark Dragon- features a completely new story and world with an exciting multiplayer mode for up to four players. The free to play title (with in-app purchases) is planned for release on the Apple Store and Google Play later this year.
-Princess Claire of Olthea has been kidnapped by the evil dragon Tolfidan and spirited away to Gargatua Castle deep within the fallen kingdom of Izander. Four chosen heroes set forth to rescue the princess, and after a long, perilous journey, arrive in the hall of the ancient stronghold.
-Revolutionary vertical scrolling action!
Ruthless enemies, deadly traps, and massive bosses will try to stop you at every turn, but upgradable weapons and powerful battle techniques at your party’s disposal help level the playing field.
-All new companions!
Over 50 characters will accompany you on your quest to learn the true tale of Olthea and the Holy Sword.
Put your friendship to the test with 4-player co-op!
Users who pre-register for this mobile title on the official website will receive bonus Regalite, the in-game form of currency. As more people pre-register the Regalite bonus will also increase, so be sure to tell all your friends!
I’m not much of a mobile gamer at all, but I’ll give this a fair shake. Knowing Noctis and friends will be seen playing this title inside Final Fantasy XV is also pretty amusing, and a fairly ingenious bit of cross-promotion.
Chris Cobb is an Associate Editor for MONG, and a diehard fan of supernatural tales, conspiracy theories, and horror games. Seek him out on Youtube or Twitter!