Final Fantasy VI coming to Android this year, FF VII may follow ‘eventually’

October 10, 2013

FF-VI

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?

Comments

  • Mayoo

    They are not dedicated I’m sorry. They only want more money.

    – It tooks them months to fix Chrono on tablets
    – FF All the bravest doesn’t work on Nexus 10 (doesn’t open, no errors, just nothing). If it doesn’t work on Nexus devices, why the hell is it out in production?
    – Where is Cloud Save? RPG are the kind of game where if you switch device, or you change device, you don’t want to waste a 20h~40h game save to start over again. Nobody wants to redo 10h of robot factory runs multiple times.
    – They overprice their games

    I’ll endorse them when :
    – Games will be $9.99 or less (ideally $5.99)
    – Complete integration with Google Play Services, specially for Cloud Saves
    – They will test their game at least on a phone and on a tablet. Nexus at least.
    – Promptly updates to fix bugs.

    • Andrew Grush

      Very good points. I’ve greatly enjoyed the Chrono Trigger port, but again I’ve heard of issues with it. And many of there games are still not working properly with Android 4.3. Thanks for your comment! :)

    • JosephHindy

      It takes you 10 hours to max level doing robot factory runs? Speed belt + Lightning 2 and you can do a single run in like 4 minutes lol.

      You sir need to optimize your gaming :P

  • utilitybelt

    Save yourself the trouble and get the emulated versions of these games.

    • JosephHindy

      The emulated versions of these games don’t have the extra content or improved graphics.

      • IanDickson

        Then you’re not truly being retro and enjoying the original. ;-)

        • JosephHindy

          No, ignore the fact that we’ve all been playing these games for 20+ years ;) it’s only cool if we play the same version over and over again. RPG hipster :P

  • RanRu

    It would be awesome if Square could develops an actually compelling original game for modern mobile phones, like they used to in Japan (allegedly).

  • andre

    if they ever remake FF VII with better graphics then I’m sold.
    otherwise I’ll wait till they release Android version of FF X/X-2, XII, and XIII/XIII-2.

    I can play current FF 1-9 in my phone just fine & comfortable using emulator.
    so far I haven’t found any android version of FF that comfortable to play, sadly… :(

  • James Hefta Sutherland

    Don’t be silly, Square will never try and remake VII. They’ll skip it to VIII, probably make it a HD release for mobile platforms too.

  • http://vietdesigner.net/ VietDesigner.net

    Nice :)

  • gif

    Umm roms. I own the games on snes and ps1. unless something new is coming to the table ill happily watch square wither and fade away