Square Enix announced it will be bringing Final Fantasy IV to both iOS and Android. Apple’s platform will enjoy a preferential treatment with the Final Fantasy IV release on Thursday, December 20, just days before Christmas. As for the Android build, it’s gonna arrive some time in 2013. Final Fantasy IV is a remake of the 2008 Nintendo DS game, with visual improvements and a few nice mini-games, among other perks, which should be enough to keep fans of the franchise glued to their devices…

Square is now teasing the game on the official Final Fantasy web site.

According to TouchArcade, the controls and framework in Finaly Fantasy IV are pretty similar to those in its predecessor, Final Fantasy III.

This latest iOS installment of the popular franchise actually appears to be a port of the Nintendo DS re-make of the game, with 3D graphics, mini-games and a new translation among other features.

Final Fantasy IV won’t come cheap: the price is expected to settle around $17.99 after an introductory launch sale on the App Store.

In order to make up for a bit steep price tag, Square Enix has cut the price of a few Final Fantasy titles by at least 50 percent, valid through December 14.

For example, Final Fantasy I and Final Fantasy II are now four bucks each, down from their regular price of nine bucks. Final Fantasy III for the iPhone/iPod touch is dropped from $16 to $9 and the iPad version is now $10 (was previously $17).

Final Fantasy Dimensions is also on sale, down to $17 from $29.

Here is a screenshot from the new Final Fantasy IV on iPad (via Gamer).

Another one.

Even though I’m not a huge fan of the Final Fantasy series, I did like the first few PlayStation releases and have no doubt the legions of fans will make Final Fantasy IV popular on the iOS platform.

Are you a fan of the series?

  • one of the most over rated convoluted games of all time..lolool when is IOS gonna get a real proper games controller form apple… never since lame tim cook is old and thinks touch screen controls are cool and what the kids want….

    • What happened dude , why r u so angry .

      • Falk M.

        He often is, apparently not much has happened.

      • cause touch screen controls suck since you can feel where the buttons are..

  • jose castro

    cant wait to see if they can make final fantasy 10 on the ios

  • ap3604

    What a moronic thing to say…

    • Suddenly, iDB article headlines “Suspected app pirate ‘Chris’ arrested in FBI raid spearheaded by ‘Dream Team’ Square Enix, Rockstar Games, Gameloft”

    • jose castro

      yeah dude your not really the smartest. To tell every buddy that you pirated and also telling every buddy what you stole…. all they got to do is track your ip address where this post came from.. and BLAM… your done.

      • Chris

        lol I’m in Beijing. Nobody cares here. Everyone is way too afraid in the US, that’s why you guys all pay for your apps.

      • People pay for apps because it the right thing to do…not because they
        are scare. Apps doesn’t magically appear out of thin air, so people like
        you can steal it. So just because you can steal something without
        paying the consequences doesn’t mean you should….and going around
        boasting how stupid and scare other people are for BUYING their apps,
        show how much of a scumbag you are.

  • Lame game
    Lame name
    Lame price
    But great story so i am buying it 🙂

  • M L

    I have never been able to get into Final Fantasy….just looks cheap to me….

  • Alex

    I completely agree. I hope everyone is offended by what I have to say, because I am more than offended that these companies continue to bleed money out of users for this crap. It’s so f%^&*ing ridiculous that Square continues to rehash these insanely old and quite lame rpg’s when what EVERYONE really wants is FF7, 8, 9 on iOS and even PS3. It’s absolutely f%^&*ing ridiculous. When was the last time you have seen FF7 except on the PS1 a decade ago, yet they keep giving us games that are almost TWO DECADES old! iOS is more than capable of playing those games on a 4S, let alone a 5. PS1 emulators are able to play FF7, 8, and 9 on iOS and then was on a 3G! I won’t even get into how badly I want FF10 and 10-2 on a device other than a PS2. What is the excuse? I mean really. If independent developers can create emu’s able to play these games, why can’t the manufacturer? It’s complete and utter BS.

    • Ben Martinez-Garcia

      I agree with you in every word you said, but even if FFIV is old, is not lame…But yeah those prices are ridiculous. Even if they sell FFI to FFVI lets say $.99 or $1.99 TOPS, they will still make a TON of money.

      And it;s dissapinting and disgusting because a company like Square-Enix shouldn’t be THAT desperate about making money (Specially with old games)

  • Falk M.

    18 dollars for a game that will break within a couple of years and my gamesave dies along with it?
    Thanks, but no thanks.
    I’ll keep the “big games” to my computer where I can always replay super old games and manage my gamesaves myself.

    • yup and i keep my cool games to my PS3 cause it has a proper gaming controller

      • Falk M.

        My Mac has a USB port, too though.

        360 controller hooked up to iMac = win.