Square Enix has announced today that is bringing its puzzle-RPG Pictlogica: Final Fantasy to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan. Originally released only for Japanese smartphones years ago as a free to play title, Pictlogica presents players with challenges based on logic puzzles, revealing images, and other mechanics inspired by the videogame Picross.
Those tasks allow characters taken from the 15 mainline Final Fantasy entries and some spin offs to perform different actions during battles, like attacking enemies. In fact, players will be able to form teams of up to four characters to fight enemies in groups. The mobile version allows online cooperative play, but so far the feature has not been announced for this version.
The 3DS port of Pictlogica will also be launched for free exclusively on the Nintendo eShop, although it will include in-app purchases. It is not expected to come out in physical format in the near future. The game includes more than 300 different puzzles and 160 different characters. For now the announcement remains limited to Japan, as Square Enix has not given any signs that it’s bringing the game to Western markets.
Pictlogica: Final Fantasy will be released on July 12th in Japan for Nintendo 3DS. Watch the 3DS trailer below.