Square Enix today launched the iOS version of its popular game Final Fantasy IX [Direct Link], which was originally released in 2000 for the Sony PlayStation. New to the iOS version of the game, players will be able to unlock achievements, activate 7 additional game boosters including a rapid-pace "high speed" mode, game autosaves, and improved high definition cut scenes and character models.

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Gameplay Features
・Abilities
Learn new abilities by equipping items.
When fully mastered, these abilities can be used even without equipping items, allowing for nearly endless customization options.

・Trance
Fill your Trance gauge as you sustain hits in battle.
When fully charged, your characters will enter Trance mode, granting them powerful new skills!

・Synthesis
Never let items go to waste. Combine two items or pieces of equipment together and make better, stronger items!

・Minigames
Whether it's Chocobo Hot and Cold, Jump Rope, or Tetra Master, there are plenty of minigames to enjoy when you're not off saving the world.
You can even earn special item rewards!

Otherwise, the ninth game in the JRPG series will remain the same, with the story focusing on the adventures of a thief named Zidane, who finds himself in the midst of a war between two powerful factions when he kidnaps Princess Garnet, the heir of the war-torn nation of Alexandria. Last summer, Square Enix re-released another game in the series, Final Fantasy VII, for iOS as well.


As with part seven in the series, Final Fantasy IX takes up about 2GB of storage space on an iPhone, but requires over 8GB of free space to download. Square Enix encourages users to "make sure that ample spare memory is available" before attempting to begin the game's download.

Final Fantasy IX is compatible with the iPhone 5s or later, iPad 4th generation or later, iPad mini 2 or later, and the iPod touch 6th generation. All devices will need a version of iOS 7 or any recent iOS update to run the game. Square Enix is also running a sale for Final Fantasy IX's launch, so starting today and until February 21 users can download the game at a discounted price of $16.99.

Top Rated Comments

jamescharley22 Avatar
89 months ago
Oh my lord, yes! Hopefully this means Final Fantasy X is next! I would drop even $49 without hesitation to play Final Fantasy X on my phone. What would be great is if it was ported at 1080p and scaled down for the iPhone 6 and 6s. Hopefully we'll see it within a few years, fingers crossed. I would not mind restarting my journey again.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kcamfork Avatar
89 months ago
So Final Fantasy 8 is getting the iOS shaft... shame. That was my favorite one.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jamescharley22 Avatar
89 months ago
VIII was a good one too! I wish Square could just port them all.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Carlanga Avatar
89 months ago
Nice but I don't see if it supports the atv4? Mfi controller?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Makosuke Avatar
89 months ago
This is fantastic--I got distracted from 9 about a third of the way in and never got back to it, and this will make finishing it much more convenient (even if I've been informed that the part I played is the best of it).

That said... what the hell happened to 8? That's my favorite after 6! Yeah, the gameplay was weak, but it had a great story and characters. Heck, 8 even had a PC port already, although apparently nobody bought it.

Now if they'd just release all these for the ATV...
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chinito77 Avatar
89 months ago
ATV and controller support would be nice. I'll wait for the price drop or update, whichever comes first.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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