It has been an amazing week for Final Fantasy enthusiasts. Especially for Final Fantasy 7 fans, who will be granted a couple of requests they have been begging for for years. For starters, Sony and Square Enix totally won E3 with the announcement of a Final Fantasy 7 HD remake (can you even believe it’s actually happening?). Now Square Enix executive producer Shinji Hashimoto is telling us the original Final Fantasy 7 is finally coming to mobile!
This is a total bomb drop for the many of us who believe Final Fantasy 7 is the greatest title in the franchise, but it’s also really good news for any Square Enix fan, really. This happens to be the first Final Fantasy title with more intensive graphics (relatively speaking) to officially make it to smartphones and tablets. What’s next? Final Fantasy 8 and 9? You never know! Our devices can handle the game. I have been playing Final Fantasy 7 on Android for a long time, through an emulator, and it works perfectly.
Let’s get back to the main topic, though. So we have good news and bad news. The good news is the 7th iteration of the popular game series will launch on mobile this summer, which is very soon. The bad news is that it will come to iOS, at least at first. We are reporting on this because we know this is a huge title for many of our fans, and it passing through this milestone means a lot to you. Not to mention, Square Enix has been great at bringing its mobile games to Android, even if it may take them a bit longer sometimes.
It’s worth noting this will be a direct port of the original game, which was released back in 1997. There’s no fancier graphics or changes – just pure Final Fantasy 7, as we know and love it.
We are left in the dark when it comes to pricing, as well, but we can assume this game won’t be cheap. Square Enix tends to charge a pretty penny for its mobile titles (usually about $15 or $16 USD), and they know Final Fantasy 7 fans will pay up without even thinking about it. I mean, I have bought this game about 4 times already, and I am definitely getting the mobile and HD versions as soon as they come out. Are you?
Here’s a trailer… just to get you all hyped up!