It’s already known to Final Fantasy IX fans that the acclaimed classic RPG would be getting a re-polished version for the PC and smartphones sometime this 2016. But no exact release dates have been announced yet for either platform, leaving fans eagerly waiting for the day they’ll get to see Steiner’s hilarious facial expressions in higher detail.
Well, if you’re one of the fans who’ll be playing it on a smartphone, you can cross it off your upcoming games list now.
Square Enix just dropped a chocobo-sized surprise by releasing the smartphone version of Final Fantasy IX, ahead of the PC version. But don’t just stare in disbelief; the release also comes with a 20% discount, so pick up those jaws from the floor (or keyboard) and download it now at iTunes or Google Play for only $17. The discount ends on February 21, so slash a few bucks from your Valentine’s Day fund and grab this offer now.
Square Enix has also stated that the game is on the heavy side, size-wise, requiring 8 GB to download. The game requires an iOS 7.0, Android 4.1, or anything newer than those two in order to run the game. You’ll also need a smartphone or tablet that is actually compatible. So, no, the game won’t run on your iPhone 3 no matter how strong your spiritual connection to Bahamut is.
Final Fantasy IX was originally released in 2000 for the Sony PlayStation. Aside from the enhanced graphics, this upgraded version also boasts several gameplay tweaks like the heaven-sent No Random Encounters option and a handy Autosave feature. For fans who are waiting for the PC version, they can only hope it will arrive faster than Odin wiping everything with Zantetsuken. In the meantime, they can watch the trailer on infinite loop or longingly stare at the game’s Steam page.