Final Fantasy V hits the App Store

Twenty years following its original release on SNES, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy V has landed on the iPhone and iPad. The game invites you travel the lands commanding a band of four in search for the mysterious crystals that control the four elements – earth, water, fire and wind – thereby bringing peace and prosperity to the world.

These things have lost their power and are on the verge of destruction so you must find a way to restore their power. The iOS version also includes The Sealed Temple from the 2006 release, the Tetsuya Nomura-designed optional boss Enuo and an all-new soundtrack…

Your heroes include Bartz and his chocobo companion, Princess Lenna of Castle Tycoon, the mysterious Galuf and the pirate captain Faris.

You can customize each character to your heart’s desire, tapping the ability system to explore 26 unique job classes.

Square has even tapped its resident character designer Kazuko Shibuya to recreate the characters and graphics for the best possible mobile experience.

The game’s predecessor, Final Fantasy IV, became available on Apple’s mobile platform last December while Final Fantasy III landed on the App Store in March 2011.

The universal binary download supports all form factor iDevices and is available now from worldwide App Stores, priced at $15.99 a pop.