Sequel to 'Final Fantasy' creator's free-to-play game launches today

But you can't play 'Terra Battle 2' until the servers come on at 11 PM Pacific.

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Final Fantasy creator Hironubu Sakaguchi has had some good success with his action-RPG-puzzle mobile game, Terra Battle. The free-to-play sequel — Terra Battle 2 — is out on both iOS and Android, but if you want to play it, you'll need to wait until 11:00 PM PT on September 20th, according to the in-game message you'll get when launching the app.

Sakaguchi has had a part in several classic game franchises, including The Last Story, Chrono Trigger and Parasite Eve. The Battle 2 trailer below shows a dark world where evil has turned to stone, which unfortunately can be awakened by people with too much pureness and light. Whoops.

The cutscenes in Terra Battle 2 are pure Final Fantasy, even though this isn't a Square Enix production, complete with an orchestral score (the first game featured a score by Final Fantasy's Nobuo Uematsu), scantily-clad women (who can still kick all kinds of butt), and massive monsters to take on. The gameplay, however, is more abstract. It seems to be tile-based, with various character cards placed on a grid in turn-based gacha-style action. Of course, we won't know for sure until tonight.

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