Square Enix has announced that the 9th installment, Final Fantasy IX, will also be arriving on the PC and Smartphones. While Final Fantasy VII and VIII had originally been released on PC back in the Playstation days, Final Fantasy IX had never seen release on the platform up until now. With its arrival, all Final Fantasy titles originally released on the PS1 will now be playable on PC in high definition graphics.
According to Square Enix, the PC and Smartphone versions of the game will feature high-definition graphics, newly added achievements, auto-save, high speed mode, and several game boosting features. In addition, the Smartphone version will offer the flexibility of playing on the go. It will support both Android 4.1 and iOS 7.0, as well as future OS releases for Android and iPhone.
A trailer for the PC and Smartphone version of Final Fantasy IX can be seen below.
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Final Fantasy IX was developed and published by Squaresoft (now Square Enix) for the Sony PlayStation. Originally released in 2000, it was the last title in the series to arrive on the platform. Later on, it was released as a PSOne Classic for the PS 3 and PS Vita.
The game’s plot follows a war between nations. Players assume control of a young thief named Zidane Tribal, who joins with others to defeat Queen Brahne of Alexandria, the one responsible for starting the war. The plot shifts, however, when the characters realize that Brahne is working with a far more dangerous individual known as Kuja.
Screenshots from the PC and Smartphone versions (courtesy of Famitsu) can be seen in the gallery below.
And here’s a look at the general config and boosting options.
A release date for the PC and Smartphone version of Final Fantasy has yet to be announced, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted in this regard. In the meantime, let us know if you’ve been looking forward to playing Final Fantasy IX on the PC in the comments below.