Apple Watch's first role-playing game coming from creators of Final Fantasy

Square Enix has launched a teaser site for the first role-playing game to arrive on Apple's wrist-bound gadget.

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Square Enix, creator of the venerable Final Fantasy video game series, has launched a teaser website for a new role-playing game that will launch not on a powerful next-gen console, but on the humble Apple Watch.

The website calls the game Cosmos Rings, and simply states it's coming soon. It's safe to assume that the specific mention of "Apple Watch", rather than "smartwatches" means that this won't be a game for Android Wear devices.

It's not known what form the game will take, with only the small teaser image to go on, and that may not be representative of final gameplay. The watch's small screen doesn't lend itself to graphically intense gaming using traditional on-screen controls, so I expect to see a far more stripped-back experience. I wouldn't be surprised either to see a game that makes use of GPS, to rival the phenomenally popular Pokemon Go.

I've asked Square Enix for more information on the game -- including whether it will see a release beyond the company's native Japan -- and will update this article if I hear back.

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