Kobojo has announced that its upcoming online RPG Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey won't be free to play after all.

That's the game it's making with Final Fantasy VII writer Kazushige Nojima and Final Fantasy Tactics composer Hitoshi Sakimoto, by the way.

Earlier in the year, we were told that Zodiac would be free to download on iOS and PS Vita, "with the intention of monetising via weapons, items, and consumables."

Kobojo had this model in place as it has always used it for its mobile RPGs. Now, however, due to the feedback the studio has had since then, it has decided to make Zodiac a pay-once premium game.

The exact price hasn't been nailed down yet but we're told that we'll find out before it launches this year on iOS. The PS Vita and PC versions should arrive in early 2016.

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We also know that the game will have episodic updates after it has launched. These will add new areas to explore, more unlockable classes, new powers to discover, and entirely new characters.

The idea is to slowly unveil the story of Orcanon with plenty of challenges along the way. If you want to find out more about Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey then check out our hands-on preview.