Guardian Cross is different from most most Square Enix mobile games. It's still a role-playing game, but it's centered around trading cards and is available for free. This is striking for a game company that charges some of the highest prices to be found in the Play Store. The game is already available for iOS and has accumulated over a million downloads, so expect both an addicting and relatively accessible experience.
In Guardian Cross, players will hunt and collect over 120 Guardians (cards) and use them to assemble the strongest party (hand). The game is developed by a staff with diverse experience working on the Final Fantasy series. There's music by Naoshi Mizuta (Final Fantasy XI and XIII-2) and character design by Akira Oguru (Final Fantasy IV: The After Years and Final Fantasy Dimensions). There are even limited edition cards based on Final Fantasy XI and XIV.
Players can enjoy multiplayer co-op with friends or take part in weekly player-versus-player events. It's all the fun of a traditional trading card game tournament, only without the high cost of collecting cards and those pesky travel expenses. Gamers can complete Guardian Cross without spending a dime, but they will have to pay to enjoy some of the premium content.