Square Enix has released a new trailer, details, and screenshots for Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!, its upcoming PlayStation 4 and Switch enhanced remaster of the Wii dungeon RPG Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon.
Get the details below.
One day, treasure hunters Chocobo and Cid happen upon a strange town. The town is Lostime, where the townspeople believe that forgetting is the key to happiness.
Whenever the bell on the clocktower rings, they forget their sad memories, aggressive impulses… sometimes even their own names.
Then a boy named Raffaello comes to town. He is able to create dungeons out of people’s memories and help them remember the past…
Cid (voiced by Yuichi Nakamura)
The legendary treasure hunter.
Cid travels the world in search of treasure with his partner, Chocobo. A gifted inventor, he employs his unique gadgets to ensure that his mission will always be a success. He wanders into Lostime while searching for hidden treasure that can change the world.
Shirma (voiced by Sayaka Senbongi)
The good-hearted white mage.
Shirma lives on her Aunt Stella’s farm at the edge of Lostime. She is always taking care of others, and is nice to Chocobo and Raffaello. She seems to worry an awful lot, but that makes her a good counter to her aunt, who sometimes seems too laid back. Although she is a gentle girl, she is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in.
Raffaello (voiced by Yuuko Sanpei)
The mysterious boy.
One day, Raffaello simply fell out of the sky and into the lives of the people of Lostime. It’s obvious he’s not a normal boy, because he grows up very fast. He also has the power to restore people’s lost memories by creating a labyrinth of memories. Since he came to Lostime, the townspeople have started to change, and some have started to regard him as a savior. But Raffaello does not see himself that way.
Dungeon Hero X (voiced by Maria Naganawa)
A masked moogle.
A masked hero who appears at times to give Chocobo all sorts of helpful information on dungeons. There’s something familiar about him, but his true identity remains a secret. A rumor persists, however, that he is far more than just Dungeon Hero X.
In dungeons, players take action via a turn-based system. When Chocobo uses one action, it uses one turn. Similarly, monsters will also take an action per turn. Monsters will not move unless Chocobo moves. Think carefully before making a move.
—If Chocobo takes action, other characters will also take action. In this situation, Chocobo can attack diagonally, but if he takes one step up…
—Since Chocobo moved one the monster also moved and gets attacked first!
—Chocobo counterattacks without a moment’s delay! The CPU-controlled buddy character takes action after Chocobo’s attack.
■ Job Change System
By obtaining the memories of jobs during your adventure, Chocobo will be able to switch between jobs. Job changes not only alter your appearance, they also change your abilities and stats. There are various different characteristics per job. Choose a job that is best suited to each dungeon to explore it efficiently. Your jobs will level up the more you use them, allowing you learn even more powerful abilities.
—You can easily switch between jobs by touching the crystal at the dungeon entrance.
—Leveling up jobs is essential, as it will allow you to learn powerful abilities.
This is one of the first jobs available once the job change function is unlocked. The Knight has very high HP, strong defense, good defense against magic, and decent offensive abilities. As such, it is ideal for use in combat. But the Knight is very food-intensive and requires strategic use to manage hunger before the fight is over.
—Ability: Power Smash
Damages and knocks back a monster one space. It is a powerful ability that can be used as a final blow!
The job of Black Mage is well-known for its powerful offensive magic. In the beginning, it is a hard job to master, because of its vulnerability to attack and limited restoration spells. As he levels up, however, the Black Mage gains a number of powerful attacks. It should be considered a “late bloomer” job that specializes in offensive magic, and is possibly the best job class when it comes to instantaneous destruction.
A fire-based magic attack that extends three spaces. Fight while using this together with the ice-based Blizzard and thunder-based Thunder attacks.
■ Alpha Job from Final Fantasy XIV
The Final Fantasy XIV raid dungeon “The Bend of Time: Omega” appears in Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!. Wear the uniform of the engineers faction Garlond Ironworks and investigate the formidable foe Omega alongside adventurers. Help out your party with mysterious tools.
The Alpha job is an balanced class that specializes in everything from attack to support. When you reach its maximum job level, you will learn the “Mysterious Card” ability.
—Ability: Mysterious Card
Activates one of seven abilities at random. Which one will activate is unknown! Try to use it at the right timing.
■ New Dungeons
New dungeons have been added from the original Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon release, including difficult dungeons like the “The Bend of Time” and “Bottomless Desire.” For these dungeons, the items you bring into and utilize in the dungeon, as well as the job you choose are essential. Only players who are confident in their dungeon exploration skills should take on these challenges.
■ New Buddy System
You will sometimes earn “Buddy Points” by defeating monsters in the dungeons. Buddy Points accumulate for individual monster species. When you reach the required amount of points, you can take that monster into the dungeon as a buddy character.
Characters Can Also Become Buddies
In addition to recruiting monsters, you will also be able to take specific character along into dungeons as buddy characters. Each character has their own unique abilities, so choose a buddy that goes well with your job.
■ First-Print Bonus
First-print copies of Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! in Japan will include the “Buddy: Alpha” character. This allows you to take along the previously job-only Alpha as a buddy character.
—Ability: Chocobo Drop
Attacks all enemies surrounding the space behind Chocobo. Use this when surrounded by enemies!
Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! is due out for PlayStation 4 and Switch on March 20, 2019 in Japan. A North America and Europe release is also planned, but has yet to be dated.
Watch the trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.