The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu contains
more information on the recently-unveiled Final Fantasy Tactics
Advance. Here are the descriptions of the three main characters:
Marsh Radieux is the main character of
the game. He moved from the country to the city of St Ivalice
because of his parents' divorce and his brother's illness. Kind-hearted,
he has the ability to immediately understand people's pain.
Mute Landel is one of Marsh's classmates.
He keeps his teddy bear with him at every instant, and, like his
name suggests, he's rather the quiet, shy type of boy. Incidentally,
his father's name is... Cid.
Ritz Malheur is another classmate of
Marsh's, and the heroine of the game. She's the type who think
they can handle anything, but her "winner" personality
keeps her at some distance from the others. Her hair was originally
white, but she secretly dyed it.
One day, the three friends put their hands on
a mysterious book, the "grand grimoire" (!), written
in ancient signs. When they open the book, the world around them
transforms from the modern city of St Ivalice, to Ivalice, a world
of swords and sorcery, and it is the beginning of their adventure.
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance features several
character races: Human, Banga, N'Mow, Moogle and Viera. Each of
the races can change jobs, and the various combinations of race/job
will result in characters with various abilities and characteristics.
Some of the jobs shown in the article include Soldier, White Monk,
White Mage, Black Mage, and Archer - nothing too unusual so far.
While the looks of the game have changed and this new installment
is definitely aiming at a younger audience, there are already
names and elements re-emerging from the previous game. Final Fantasy
Tactics Advance will be out this Winter in Japan.