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Great news this morning for all of you Final Fantasy fans. Square Enix’s mobile version of the series’ classic sixth episode is now available in the App Store and can be downloaded for both the iPhone and the iPad.

Final Fantasy VI first debuted in 1994, and is highly regarded as one of the best titles in the franchise. And for its iOS debut, the game has been completely rebuilt with easy touch controls and enhanced graphics…

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From the App Store description:

The War of Magi left little but ashes and misery in its wake. Even magic itself had vanished from the world. Now, a thousand years later, humankind has remade the world through the power of iron, gunpowder, steam engines, and other machines and technologies.

But there is one who possesses the lost power of magic–a young girl name Terra whom the evil Empire has kept enslaved in an effort to harness her power as weapon. This leads to a fateful meeting between Terra and a young man named Locke. Their harrowing escape from the Empire’s clutches sets in motion a series of events that touches countless lives and leads to one inevitable conclusion.

And a few of the game’s top features:

– Game data saved with iCloud can now be shared across devices! At home or away, on your iPhone or iPad, pick the play style that’s best for you.
– All graphics have been painstakingly recreated, bringing the world of FINAL FANTASY VI to your mobile device for the very first time! Kazuko Shibuya, one of the graphics designers involved in the FINAL FANTASY series from the very start, personally worked on the main characters and supervised the recreation of the game’s graphics.
– Square Enix’s vast experience in A-list smartphone RPG titles has been harnessed in implementing intuitive user-friendly controls that make the game easy to play on touch screens. The battle interface has received particular attention, with a complete overhaul for use on your smartphone.
– This smartphone release includes the new magicites and events that were introduced in the 2006 remake.

And finally a gameplay clip via TouchArcade:

I’m not familiar enough with the FF games to draw a comparison between this and the original. But what I can say is that this is a legitimate console game—no freemium nonsense here—so fans can jump in, worry-free.

If nothing else, FF6 seems at least on par with the other FF iOS titles, which have all been very well-reviewed. Unfortunately, they also share the same price tag. You can find Final Fantasy VI in the App Store for $16.

  • Jonathan Liu

    $16? No thanks.

  • abdullah575

    too expensive!!

  • Shingo

    wow so cheap…….LOLz

  • IJulian Odah Dairi

    What a stupid game . Who want pay 16$ for that crab ..

    • Genji

      ofcourse, final fantasy fans if you want free play Flappybird.
      LOL

    • Chuck Finley

      You’re right. You should spend that $16 on some English lessons.

    • Wyeth Dion

      If you’re paying $16 to get crabs, you’re getting ripped off.

  • m4hu

    the lake of controller support is disturbing

  • nyangejr

    wow

  • Pavelbure

    The best Final Fantasy game imo. $16 is too high for me though, I’ll wait for a sell at some point.

    • Stephen Stempo

      I’d pay 30 for it. He’ll if theyistef it at 60 I would have to give it serious consideration and I’ve bought this gAme at least 3 times now.

  • Chuck Finley

    To all you morons complaining about the fact that it’s $16, this is what’s called a REAL GAME with hours of deep gameplay, that’s why it’s so “expensive”.

    The funniest bit is that you all probably own $700 phones, yet you balk at the idea of paying a decent price for a proper game. Let me guess, mummy and daddy bought you your phones for you?

    Stick to your crappy casual games, bloody children.

    • Sandy Cook

      Your overreaction to legitimate criticism is hilarious

      • Chuck Finley

        It’s not legitimate criticism. Did you even read what I wrote? FFVI is a full, real game, not some ten minute casual rubbish that is worth 99c.

      • Sandy Cook

        It’s obvious that you don’t feel it is, that was the crux of your initial post. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t

    • Shingo

      guess you disappointed after bought ur kids iphone eh? blame to ur kids not us hahahahah

      • Chuck Finley

        I blame your mother more than anything really, she’s the one that spoils our kids.

    • Ryan B

      I actually bought my own phone and I happen to agree with everyone els that 16$ is a little much for an phone application

    • Wyeth Dion

      I think your reaction is just a bit much, however I agree with you. This game, like many others on the App Store, is worth more than $0.99. Hell, even $4.99 isn’t enough for FF. I guess many of these people don’t know what it is like to own a console/gaming PC. The games alone reach up to $60, and the consoles are $400-$500 a piece, not counting accessories. And gaming PC’s? Those can reach up to thousands of dollars. And all of the games are $60 at start. So if you think that $16 is a rip off, don’t use any other gaming systems.

      • Chuck Finley

        Eh, possibly. It’s just annoying that every time a game is above $5 there’s this kneejerk reaction in the comments about how oh my god that’s too expensive, oh my god what a rip off when that’s actually a bargain for some of the expensive games.

        For example XCOM, it’s an utterly amazing game and it was around $15 on the App Store, yet loads of morons just bang on about how it’s terrible and how it’s a rip off when they’ve not even tried the damn game.

    • Completely agree with you, but the thin is considering this is a really old game and all S-E did it make it more iphone friendly they want us to pay 16$ just so they can get a quick buck 5$ would be understandable for this massive old great game

      • Chuck Finley

        Good point, but I don’t think it’s just a straight port, it looks like they’ve redone a lot of the graphics and UI.

  • Hex

    Don’t know why guys mention this but not that The Wolf Among Us Ep 2 is out.

  • Franklin Richards

    Finally Square Enix is 1 or 2 away from the most popular FF games in the series VII and VIII. Will it happen? Probably not Square Enix seem to remake games not worth remaking and leaving out games that are worth remaking.

    • Chuck Finley

      Porting/remaking SNES era games to a different system is probably many MANY orders of magnitude easier than porting a PSX game to a different system.

      Look at it this way, SNES and PSX emulators both exist for the iPhone. Pretty much every SNES game runs perfectly on the iPhone via emulator, yet only a handful of games for the PSX will run even barely on the iPhone. PSX games (i.e. VII and VIII) are much more complex than SNES games.

      And the early FF games are well worth remaking, they’re great games and it’s nice to be able to play them with improved graphics and new, modern gameplay features.

      • Franklin Richards

        The fact that some PSX games don’t run well on the iPhone is optimisation not the iPhone’s lack of power. If you think about it the iPhone has been more powerful than the PSP for a while now and the PSP handled PSX games just fine.

        Although I understand that porting a PSX is more difficult. The problem is Square Enix won’t even bother thinking about it. Instead they spend their time making FFX and X-2 remakes when everyone was begging for a VII remake (since the their tech. demo for the announcement of the PS3). Or maybe they’ve got something and being quiet about it as usual.

      • Techacks

        The thing is, square has this weird idea that they have to update/change the graphics to appeal to anyone, when a large majority of people who buy their apps are the people who have already played it on other consoles. Now, this idea is easily applied to the 2D iterations of the series, but trying to update allll of the 3d models of FF7 would take a considerable amount of time. That, plus the game itself would take up AT LEAST 4-6GB for a very bare minimum port of FF7, due to the increase in resolution required for all of the game’s assets.

      • Franklin Richards

        I don’t think it’ll be 6gb maybe 4gb but the problem is FFVII and VIII are the most requested remakes of all of the FF series and the only thing they’ve done for them is rerelease it for Windows with no improvements. They’ve had a lot of time but we’ve been seeing since the tech demo a remake of I-VI, X, X-2 and the entire KH series.

  • IRAPEURMOM ANDURSISTERTOO

    I JUST DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE AT PP (THE ASIAN IPA STORE)

  • Techacks

    You guys are complaining about spending $16 dollars on one of the greatest experiences in video gaming, but I bet half of you drop $60 every year on the latest Call of Duty game which hasn’t really changed since CoD 4… And that’s not even including DLC. And before you complain too hard, play this masterpiece on a snes emulator, it really is worth the money.

  • Stephen Stempo

    Here take my money !!!