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(Update: gameplay video!) Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy IX to Android
Update, January 29: Eager to see how Final Fantasy IX looks on mobile? A gameplay video has been posted on a Square Enix Japan YouTube channel (via FinalFantasyUnion). Enjoy!
Original post, December 31: Square Enix has been working to bring just about every Final Fantasy game to mobile devices for the past couple years, and it has just announced its next re-release that’s coming to mobile. Final Fantasy IX, one of the best Final Fantasy games of all time, is coming to Android, iOS and PC sometime in 2016. While there’s no specific release date nailed down as of yet, we’re just excited that the game developer has decided to bring this iconic title to Android.
We’re not entirely sure how much Square Enix plans to change in this mobile-friendly version, but we can conclude, at least from the trailer attached above, that we’ll be seeing some improved graphics and smoother animations. Square Enix is promising “high-definition graphics, newly added achievements, auto-save, high speed mode and several game boosting features.” There are no details regarding any of these new achievements or ‘game boosting features’ so far, so we’ll need to wait for more information in the new year.
The game’s trailer doesn’t show much more than cutscenes, though the battle system seems to have received a few visual tweaks.
As stated before, no exact release date has been given, but we’ll update you once we learn more. What’s your favorite Final Fantasy game? Are you excited to finally play IX on mobile? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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