Square Enix has released their classic RPG, Final Fantasy VI, onto the Play Store. It’ll cost you $15.99 which is definitely more than the latest version of Angry Birds, but it’s packed with a lot more content, too.
Square has reworked the graphics to give them a more modern feel, and the controls have been altered to work on touchscreen devices. Overall, if you’re a fan of Final Fantasy games, this one’s definitely worth the price of admission. Hit the link below for the download.
If you love RPGs, then you probably enjoy the Final Fantasy series. The original Final Fantasy IV was released twenty-two years ago, and After Years arrived for Japanese phones in 2008. Now the sequel is available on Android for just $15.99 in the Play Store. Of course the majority of mobile gamers won’t be seeking to purchase this game as it’s really meant for loyal Final Fantasy and RPG fans. There’s a big difference between dropping a dollar for something like Angry Birds and sixteen for a Final Fantasy port.
Hit the break for the trailer, gallery, and download links.
Square Enix’s Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade has had quite a bit of success in Japan, with over 3 million registered users. It’s a social game that’s advertised as being easy to play for players new to the Final Fantasy universe, as well as appealing to veterans of the franchise. On the heels of this success, DeNA and Square Enix have announced today that they will be bringing the game to North American shores in the near future. It’s also the first free-to-play Final Fantasy social game to be released in English.
Players cooperate and explore a world based on Final Fantasy in airships, and join with other players to form airborne brigades and fight bosses. Each player gains experience and levels up through these boss fights and quests. The enemies and items all come from the familiar Final Fantasy universe. Simple, but it’s bound to have quite a bit of depth with Final Fantasy behind it. Users can go ahead and preregister now to be alerted when the game becomes available to download. Hit the press release below to find out more.
Old school gamers with Android devices may want to get ready to part with $6.99. That is the price for the original Final Fantasy game just released for Android devices. If you remember what it was like to engage in the turn-based battles guiding the Warriors of Light on their quest, then you will probably appreciate being able to play Final Fantasy again with improved graphics. If you are too young to remember Final Fantasy or only played some of the sequels, now is your chance to try something from the early days of video gaming. Hit the break for the download link if you are interested.
Being a huge RGP fan myself, this is some awesome news and a step in the right direction for mobile gaming in my opinion. Square Enix over at the Tokyo Game Show has been dropping a handful of title names that will be coming to Android. First up, Final Fantasy I will be coming in 2012 under the name Final Fantasy: Legends. There isn’t a lot of details at the moment on this game other than the screenshot above, but let’s cross our fingers that this won’t be a Japan only release.
Next up is one of my favorite classic RPGs and possibly one of the best of all time, Chrono Trigger. This little jem hit the Super Nintendo system in 1995 and was created by what Square dubbed as their “Dream Team”. Since then it’s hit a number of different platforms and most recently to the Wii virtual console. Let’s hope though that this is not just a port with joystick controls on screen, but also a touch experience within the battle modes.
One last bit of news is that Square Enix will be launching their own Android Marketplace in Japan. This is coming later this year and includes titles like Final Fantasy I and II, Chaos Rings, and Crystal Defenders. Let’s hope to see this venture outside of Japan as well. Anyone else excited? Let’s just hope this is a step in the right direction for more original and great RPG titles to hid Android. If anyone can make that happen, it’s Square Enix.
If you’re any kind of gamer, you know who Square Enix is. Even if you’ve never played a Final Fantasy game in your life (I’ve only dabbled in a couple my own self), you might know their other titles like the Tactics Ogre, Just Cause 2 (one of my faves), Star Ocean and much more. Square Enix has also dabbled in smart phone gaming, releasing several versions of Final Fantasy and Song Summoner for the iOS.
Well, in a recent release from Square Enix, they’ve announced the formation of Hippos Lab, which will create “high quality original content” for smartphone platforms. Hopefully this means more than just the iOS. Sadly we have little more than that at the moment, besides knowing that their first title will be “ready soon”. Given the popularity of Square Enix games, we’ll be keeping an eye on this one.
[via Engadget via Kotaku]