Final Fantasy IX New Pictures and Details!
Square has revealed a few more details on Final Fantasy IX. A new system called "MOGNET" will make an appearence in the game. Named after the mascot Seiken Densetsu/Final Fantasy animals Mogli (Moogles in english), this system is a huge delivery network inside the game. The player will have to participate in some sort of delivery service and deliver letters from a Moogle to another. Successful deliveries will be rewarded by special items!
Also, more details about the new Ability system have been revealed. This time around, the abilities will be gained by equiping items, sort of like the Magicite/Magic system of Final Fantasy VI. When a certain item is equipped, the character gains a new ability that disappears when the item is taken off. However, if the player equips the item for a long time, he/she will "learn" the ability and it will remain even if he/she unequips the item. This new system will give a better balance to weapons. For instance, you could find a super powerful sword that would give you a bad ability, or a weak sword that would teach a great ability.
In addition to this new information, we have 13 new screen shots and one new piece of artwork of Final Fantasy IX. Thanks to E-GameClub for the pictures.
May 25th, 2000