Final Fantasy VI (teaser 001)

It has never been a better time to be both a Final Fantasy and an Apple fan. Square Enix released Final Fantasy V for the iPhone and iPad back in March (and Final Fantasy IV hit iOS last December), however the publisher isn’t resting on its laurels.

According to Square Enix director Takashi Tokita, the next chapter in the Final Fantasy saga is set to unfold in the coming weeks as the firm, formed as the result of a merger between Square and Enix, gears up to release Final Fantasy VI on iOS and Android this winter. More information follows right below…

Originally released in North America in 1994 as Final Fantasy III, the game won’t be a straight port, Takashi told gaming blog Kotaku. Instead it’s “like a remake of the original VI” with some enhancements and polished 2D graphics.

The battle systems have been altered for the other mobile remakes for Final Fantasy and VI will be the same. For instance grinding was an issue and people had to spend a lot of time leveling up. Now on the mobile devices the battle systems have been adjusted so you don’t have to fight as much and can enjoy the game for what it is.

They won’t stop there as the upcoming mobile release of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is on the horizon as well. Originally released on smartphones in Japan and as a downloadable Wii game in the U.S, the mobile edition is basically a 3D remake of the original release.

More importantly, Square says a mobile release of Final Fantasy VII is being considered as well though no definite decision has been reached yet.

Takashi said his company is well-aware it has “tons of VII fans”, including those sitting in its offices, and hinted Square “would like to one day be able to work” on the mobile edition of the VII provided “this Legacy project works out well”.

He refused to comment on Final Fantasy VIII, IX, X and beyond.

The Final Fantasy franchise has some ardent following and mobile releases typically do well on iOS and Android so I have no doubt in my mind Square will continue to milk the series for all it’s worth.

  • Huntz

    YAY

  • ap3604

    As much as I despise Square Enix for never updating their earlier games (Final Fantasy 1, 2, 3, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger) to the 4 inch screen of the iPhone 5…. I would buy Final Fantasy VII for iOS in a heartbeat.

    Still, completely abandoning your earlier works and not even having an email for customers to contact you at about it is beyond amateurish Square Enix.

    • klouud

      its already on steam for like $5

      • ap3604

        Totally different concepts:
        FF7 on an iPhone you can play anywhere on a moments notice vs a bulky PC you can’t.

        Besides, even on steam it’s not available for macs anyways so it’s a complete non-factor =P

      • Hyr3m

        I’ve been playing FF7 on my S3 for ages… Trying to get Aerith to her final limit before letting her die.

        Also, who the hell would buy a mac and expect to play anything and everything on it ?

        If you want choice don’t go with Apple. Apple thinks you pay them to make decisions for you…

      • ap3604

        An S3? Oh you poor poor thing. My condolences 🙁

        As for gaming, I simply let klouud know that his suggestion (which requires a PC) is a complete non-factor as no one in their right mind would use a PC over a Mac. I really don’t care if I wasn’t able to play another game ever again… if it required a PC then I wouldn’t allow myself to stoop that low.

        Needing a PC (or android) for gaming is kind of like needing an ugly fat chick for intercourse : not worth it.

      • ap3604=moron

        moron who would want a half eaten apple

  • n0ahcruz3

    Sweet!

  • Tet

    Final Fantasy 13 on iOS will be epic.

  • Yuri

    I can not wait to get it!

  • bigtalk

    no thanks .. but can i get soul caliber 4 instead and with PS3 controller support?