Take a quick look around the Play Store and you’ll find quite a few iconic Square Enix titles including Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy III and several others. Recently Square Enix even revealed its popular Dragon Quest series would be coming to mobile devices in the near future, and now it looks like we’re getting another high-profile FF title as well.
Speaking to Square Enix’s Takashi Tokita, gaming site Kotaku has learned that Final Fantasy VI is coming to Android sometime this winter. For those in the United States, you might know this version of as Final Fantasy III, one of the most popular SNES games ever made.
The Android optimized version of Final Fantasy VI will be in 2D, unlike the mobile versions of Final Fantasy III and IV, but it will feature enhanced graphics that are a step up from the original SNES release. The game will also be re-balanced so that battles aren’t so tedious and involve less grinding.
The news of Final Fantasy VI coming to Android should be enough to make any old school FF fan’s day, but it’s the last words of Tokita that really have us excited. “We are aware that we have tons of VII fans,” says Tokita. “We have VII fans in our own company. If [Final Fantasy VI] works out well, we would like to one day be able to work with VII.” While that’s not a solid confirmation, it certainly is a hint that we could eventually be looking at a port of arguably the greatest console RPG of all time.
Regardless of what happens with Final Fantasy VII down the road, it’s clear that Square-Enix is dedicated to bringing epic gaming experiences over to the mobile world. Now if someone would just bring me a touch-optimized Android version of Secret of Mana, and I’d be set.
What do you think, are there any other classic Square-Enix games you’d like to see come to Android?