New Game Plus (or "New Game+") is a recurring feature in the Final Fantasy series that allows the player to start a new game after they complete the game for the first time. Normally players begin with rare items or abilities from their previous game.
After completing one of the games, a new game can be started that keeps the Bestiary entries from the previous playthrough, allowing to see enemy stats and droppable items of Bosses before beating them.
The Nintendo DS and iOS remakes of Final Fantasy IV include a New Game Plus feature, which allows the player to keep any unassigned Augments and rare summon drops (such as Goblin) and to fight Geryon and Proto-Babil, who are only available to battle with in the second or third playthroughs.
New Game Plus also allows the player to view the ending again in the Event Theater and listen to the epilogue in the Music Box. The map completion data from the previous playthrough is also retained in the next playthrough, thus, there are no completion rewards.
After completing the game once, players choose a New Game+ option, which allows them to replay the game with all the same items, Materia, level, and equipment they had when they finished the game the first time.
However, all DMW characters are lost, except for Angeal and Sephiroth, along with all Mission data. Zack's weapon returns to being a regular sword rather than the Buster Sword. After completing the game again, there is a "New Game++" option, which acts the same way. There is, however, no new content that can be found on these replays.
New Game Plus is not included as an option in Final Fantasy X, but it is possible to edit a Final Fantasy X saved game to send it back to the beginning of the game, effectively making a New Game+.
In some versions of Final Fantasy X: International, there is a glitch that allows the player to go back in time to the events in Home, and play through the game again from that point. One can also import Al Bhed Primers from a previously saved game by accessing any Al Bhed spheres found throughout Spira.
A New Game Plus feature allows the player to keep any experience they had gained toward Dressphere abilities, accessories and Key Items, like Al Bhed Primers. All story percentage is also retained, however, certain Key Items (notably, the Spheres) are not carried over.
Additionally, Gysahl Greens are not retained, as this would allow a player to catch a chocobo before they have opened the Chocobo Ranch. Also, when the New Game Plus feature is used once, the player can use the feature without finishing the game again. If doing the soft reset (R2, R1, L2, L1, Select and Start) or dying in a battle, the New Game Plus text appears.
In the International version of Final Fantasy XII two New Game Plus modes are available: Strong Mode, where all characters begin at level 90, and Weak Mode, where all characters begin at level 1 and never level up. Nothing carries over into these new save files. The New Game Plus options open up after the player defeats the game's Trial Mode.
Although not being technically New Game Plus, Serah, Mog, and Noel can find special items called 'Gate Seals'. Gate Seals allow to lock certain location and redo the events in it allowing to obtain rare monsters if player missed them, and choose different options during Live Trigger sequences allowing to obtain "prizes" which previous choices didn't allowed to get. However, some parts are not carried over to this "New Game Plus" feature, for example one cannot redo the Temporal Rift anomalies.
The New Game Plus feature is available only to all players who have completed the game, allowing them to replay the game with the same weapons and stats as the end of their first journey. They are also given the item "Rood Inverse" which allows them to enter new passageways originally blocked-off during the first playthrough, such as the Iron Maiden.
After finishing the game for the first time, the player can choose to play through the story again. Any character experience, weapons, and accessories the player has gained carry over from the previous save file. New dungeons, cutscenes, and enemies are accessible in the second playthrough.
The New Game Plus feature is available after completing the game for the first time. New Game Plus saved games are indicated with a Crown and a Star symbol to the left of it. All Gil, equipment, experience points and items are carried over from the last game. New equipment are also available to buy and craft, and a new dungeon, River Belle, is unlocked together with a new boss. Enemies are also stronger in the new playthrough, and they now drop new loot.
The New Game Plus feature is implemented here, under the name Start+. Virtually everything from the old file is carried over to the new one, including party members and mercenaries, character levels, equipped armor, and the entire inventory.
On starting a new game, players are able to choose whether they would like to transfer save data from Dissidia. If one opts to do so, there are two options: "New Game +", which carries over character levels, abilities, accessory slots, AP, Player Icons and bought PP Catalog items, and "Reset character levels", which does the same but resets levels, abilities and AP. Both options present the player with an "Elixir Pack" as bonus for transferring data.