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  • Final Fantasy V to be released on the iOS Platform Later This Month


    For all Final Fantasy fans out there, new reports by Famitsu claim that the popular RPG’s fifth episode is set to hit iOS and Android devices in Japan by the end of March this year. This means that Final Fantasy V will most likely be released in the United States shortly after following the release in Japan.

    Although highly anticipated, the news should not come as a surprise for anyone since the previous four versions of Final Fantasy have already been on the iOS platform. But it does not mean you can’t still be excited for the release right?

    Final Fantasy V was originally launched in Japan in 1992 for the SNES. Not until 1999 did it land in the U.S as a part of the Final Fantasy collection for the PlayStation and later ported to the Gameboy Advance.

    It has yet to be announced which version of the game will hit iOS devices, but it sure does sound expensive from the announcement so far. According to Joystiq, the same is said to be priced around ¥1,800- which converts to about $19 US. Those of you who are interested in the game can see a video of below:



    Are you excited for the release?

    Source: Famitsu via Joystiq
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Final Fantasy V to be released on the iOS Platform Later This Month started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. Answer1o1's Avatar
      Answer1o1 -
      Still waiting for FF7......
    1. holyshnikes's Avatar
      holyshnikes -
      Quote Originally Posted by Answer1o1 View Post
      Still waiting for FF7......
      I was going to,say the exact same thing. I hardly ever play video games anymore...but I surely would play FF7. Then promptly go watch Advent Children. Lol.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      FF7 or 8 would be awesome.
    1. rockersrock's Avatar
      rockersrock -
      It is going to be great.I am great fan of Final fantasy series.I used to play Final fantasy for hours in ps2 back a couple of years.
    1. d_animality's Avatar
      d_animality -
      Ff7 ftw
    1. I_ssan's Avatar
      I_ssan -
      for me, I am waiting for VI, though FF7 is the most famous FF, the VI was considered to be the best FF of all time
    1. BhadKarma's Avatar
      BhadKarma -
      NES had the best version lol jk. But it def was wicked to play as a kid.
    1. Tyler Matthews's Avatar
      Tyler Matthews -
      This makes me a happy panda
    1. clinto's Avatar
      clinto -
      Man, that video is all about FFIV, just shows the FFV logo for 2 seconds...such a tease. I'd love to see some screens!
    1. lildimsum7's Avatar
      lildimsum7 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Answer1o1 View Post
      Still waiting for FF7......
      you gotta get an Android to play that
    1. Zombian's Avatar
      Zombian -
      Quote Originally Posted by Answer1o1 View Post
      Still waiting for FF7......
      I'm still waiting for FFVI damn you squarenix!!!
    1. The_13th_Plague's Avatar
      The_13th_Plague -
      They know their market clamors for a rerelease of VII (and the niche people clamor for VI) on various platforms and yet they slowly get around to it. Rather upsetting as the company is tanking and in need of some positive momentum. That said, any FF release is a good thing in my book.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lildimsum7 View Post
      you gotta get an Android to play that
      Not as easy as you said + it's illegal. Read this: http://androidforums.com/android-gam...ntasy-7-a.html
    1. Zombian's Avatar
      Zombian -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      Not as easy as you said + it's illegal. Read this: http://androidforums.com/android-gam...ntasy-7-a.html
      It's only illegal if you don't own the game and if you downloaded the bios. If you extracted the bios from your own playstation then it's not illegal
      The hardest part is getting the bios but once you have it playing Psx games on android really isn't that hard.
    1. TooSlo's Avatar
      TooSlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zombian View Post
      It's only illegal if you don't own the game and if you downloaded the bios. If you extracted the bios from your own playstation then it's not illegal
      The hardest part is getting the bios but once you have it playing Psx games on android really isn't that hard.
      ^ This

      Additionally, FFIV has one of the deeper storylines, weaving a fantastic story of a fall and redemption of the primary hero. I have to say that the actual story was "better" in FFIV over FFVI, but that could very well be that I was 11 when it was released and it was arguably one of the deepest and most elaborate stories up to that point.
    1. Zombian's Avatar
      Zombian -
      Quote Originally Posted by TooSlo View Post
      ^ This

      Additionally, FFIV has one of the deeper storylines, weaving a fantastic story of a fall and redemption of the primary hero. I have to say that the actual story was "better" in FFIV over FFVI, but that could very well be that I was 11 when it was released and it was arguably one of the deepest and most elaborate stories up to that point.
      For me FFVi was all about the world they created. Almost steam punk in a way, or I guess magi-punk if that's a thing. That plus the pretty awesome gameplay.
    1. TooSlo's Avatar
      TooSlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zombian View Post
      For me FFVi was all about the world they created. Almost steam punk in a way, or I guess magi-punk if that's a thing. That plus the pretty awesome gameplay.
      I've had peripheral neuropathy since I was younger, which made Saban's blitzes frustrating at times (I was also TERRIBLE at fighting games) -- I do agree about the world they created, as well as the term magi-punk. I totally want to high-five you for coming up with that right now.
    1. bjai21's Avatar
      bjai21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by I_ssan View Post
      for me, I am waiting for VI, though FF7 is the most famous FF, the VI was considered to be the best FF of all time
      Agreed...
    1. tankz504's Avatar
      tankz504 -
      I can't wait for this! It was such a fun game. I've beat iv on my iPad three times now.