Hey JRPG fans where are you? It’s the party time for you to go back to the past, to be nostalgic again. Your much played and favorite Final Fantasy I and II is back on iPhone And iPod Touch with touch-friendly controls and bonus dungeons. Though, many of you are currently waiting for the release of Final Fantasy XIII for the Playstation 3, but here’s a chance to play again the first two versions anytime, anywhere. Give thanks to the efforts of Square Enix, Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II (the first two installments of the series) are available on the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Set in fantastical lands and featuring memorable characters, spells, and stories, the original Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II offer deep combat and hours of gameplay. The iPhone versions contain revitalized sounds, graphics, and icons from the original.
According to Square Enix’s press release, the games feature control systems “optimized” for the touch interfaces of the iPhone and iPod touch platforms.
According to Gizmodo:
The original Final Fantasy includes the five bonus dungeons, The Soul of Chaos pack and The Labyrinth of Time, added to later editions of the game. While Final Fantasy II contains the five bonus dungeons added with the Soul of Rebirth and Arcane Labyrinth pack.
The Final Fantasy franchise is one of the most popular role-playing games of all time. It’s a turn-based strategy type of game that involves character building, finding items, completing quests and certainly more other fun and addicting game plays.
Note that the App Store received the Japanese version of Final Fantasy II, not the American one. Japan’s Final Fantasy IV was released as Final Fantasy II in the United States for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, but this is the original Final Fantasy II that wasn’t released in the States until much later
If you’re not familiar with the Final Fantasy series, it’s one of the seminal franchises of Japanese role-playing games. Final Fantasy games involve a lot of random strategic battles with monsters in addition to some dialogue and exploration. They’re difficult, but they’re rewarding if you’re willing to invest some serious time.
Two of these two classic Final Fantasy games have just made it to the Apps Store and if you’re a die-hard FF fan and you’ve got $18 to spare, you can enjoy playing them again anytime, anywhere on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
We knew they were coming a while ago, but we didn’t know the pricing. Each game costs $8.99 and features upgraded graphics similar to those found on the Sony PSP versions released a couple years ago. Both titles debuted on the Nintendo Entertainment System in the late 1980s.
What’s exciting about this is the fact that this might just be the beginning. Hopefully, Square Ennix will bring in more FF games into the iPhone or iPod Touch.
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