Final Fantasy IV hits iOS for $16

Square Enix brings role-playing game to iTunes with compatibility for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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Square Enix role-playing game Final Fantasy IV is now available on iOS. The game launched today in the iTunes store for $16 with compatibility for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Final Fantasy IV originally launched in 1991 and has since been ported to a range of platforms, including a 2008 polygonal remake for the Nintendo DS. It was the first title to include the franchise's now-familiar Active Time Battle system. Also, this latest version features voice acting.

The iOS version of Final Fantasy IV sports a few system-specific features and alterations including support for Game Center, which allows users to earn achievements and track progress against friends. The game's difficulty level has also been adjusted for "improved playability," Square Enix said.

Final Fantasy IV is not the only franchise entry Square Enix has brought to iOS recently. The company last week launched Theatrhythm Final Fantasy as a free download in iTunes with ten $1-3 expansion packs available.

Discussion

21 comments
so_hai
so_hai

Final Fantasy Four Family Version.

6orange6
6orange6

Title says it all;

Final Fantasy IV hits iOS for $16

Japanese game makers just don't understand the modern world. We don't buy games on cartridges anymore Japan, sorry. Oh and also, we don't pay game prices that sort of hint that the cartridges are still there in spirit either.

SirWilliamIdol
SirWilliamIdol

I'm on a mission to beat every numbered Final Fantasy game.  I beat VII to current, now, I'm up to  III, and next up is IV.  I've heard it's pretty good.  I'm rather stoked.

fightingfish18
fightingfish18

Did they really release the 3d version? yeah, no thanks, I'll stick with the sprites

csward
csward

Kinda pricey, only 9..99 on PSN.

shmedo
shmedo

I wish they were re-releasing this and V on PSP as well

Schtiel
Schtiel

Does this mean Square is redo VII, and IX for the iOS?

tgwolf
tgwolf

AWESOME! Great, now I have an option for games since I don't to see the same sort of content as those raunchy prime time and reality shows soiling my games! It just might be a merry Christmas after all...

bdixon76
bdixon76

It's amazing how coddled gamers are today. So quick to say "It's too hard" " No random encounters"

 

Difficulty is a great part of this game (I never found it hard to be honest)

 

I find games now WAY too easy. So much that I often don't finish them now, because it gets boring.

 

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

"The game's difficulty level has also been adjusted for "improved playability," Square Enix said."

 

so in other words they made it easier then? if people are so bad they can't complete Final Fantasy 4 then they shouldn't be playing it really, FF4 is one of the easier FF games anyway

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Is that supposed to be Cecil?  I'll stick with the SNES version.  I don't want to know what they are doing to one of my favorite FF's.

clqtte
clqtte

It's expensive. The physical version is only $19.99 NEW with box, manual and disc.

Vambran
Vambran

This IOS version does not have expansion. The 3D graphics look slightly better than the DS version but not enough to warrant another purchase. They should have ported over the PSP version after years instead.

69ingChimpmunks
69ingChimpmunks

No way any iOS should be worth more then 10 dollars. Rip off

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

$16? For a game that was released four years ago, that was itself an update of a game from 1991? Plus the fact that it's an iOS game knocks it down a few more points.

u1tradt
u1tradt

At this point the game's price on other platforms is irrelevant. Even a FF game can't get away with such a steep price tag on the handheld market, unless they release a proper overhaul of the game or at least make some significant changes/additions. But a straight port at that price is doomed to fail in my opinion.

 

One thing that needs to be omitted in all future re-releases of FF games is random encounters. There's simply no place for them in JRPG's anymore.

bakasora
bakasora

SE just goes to where ever the money is.

franzito
franzito

SQEX turned FF in cheap steak...

iMattAces
iMattAces

16$ games for ios - too expensive, can't afford. (even the game is nice)

60$ games for console/pc - BOUGHT!  (even the game is crappy)  =/

Cat_Astrophy
Cat_Astrophy

the 3d remakes are hideous...i would have bought if they made the 2D HD remake

Stebsis
Stebsis

Everyone who has played FFIV I definitely recommend playing FFIV the After Years. Bought it recently on Wii from WiiWare(it's also on PSP or just get emulator) and I just love it, story is intence and it's great to play new Final Fantasy that actually feels like FF-game should feel like. It's a bit overpriced, 800 wii points and about 4 hours to play and quite linear, and there're also 8 additional chapters, or "tales" that cost 300 each(last one is 800 because it's last 3 cramped together) that continue the story, but I think it was worth every penny and worthy sequel to an awesome FF game.

myDogTaz
myDogTaz

Beat it for SNES and GBA... but will definitely be picking this up for iOS!

leeko_link
leeko_link

Seven re-releases of FFIV (SNES, PS1, GBA, DS, PSP, Wonder Swan Color, Virtual Console, iOS) and still no sign of FF Versus XIII, where's the game Square Enix?

Ka3DX
Ka3DX

These games can fall anywhere between $30 and $60 AUD instore and you people are complaining that they're less than $20 with a graphical upgrade? Would you rather pay full price or what?

HappyBB
HappyBB

$16 is just too much.  Most of the SE games for iOS are too expensive.  It's my opinion that SE is very greedy.

WillyChong
WillyChong

== look at google play on how many people buy Final Fantasy III remake....... Android alone....... 100,000 - 500,000

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.square_enix.android_googleplay.FFIII_GP&hl=en

 

Sometimes even my buddies prefer the smartphone version cause it has less gimmick and better sharper visual, and Square Enix already release exclusives that can run on 3DS but instead a Iphone, and Smartphone exclusive.......

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.square_enix.chaosrings.googleplay&feature=more_from_developer

 

All these indicated they follow the market, no us....... dammit!

megakick
megakick

HA! I don't think many can afford this after they spent so much for there Apple device. Who cares, Apple is going down hill ATM. Silly hipsters...

RPG_Fan_I_Am
RPG_Fan_I_Am

So.... way to fail to mention it's the remake...... with the "HD" graphics... lol.... and the crappy voices... And how it ruined Cecil's name for me because every single person I know pronounces it See-sal not sesil......

PsychoCrushor
PsychoCrushor

This price just doesn't compute to your average iOS gamer, I don't care what game it is. There's too much selection at the $.99-$2.99 level for people to even give this a second look.

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

The version on psp has a style that I like better. Pixelated and cheaper!

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

I like how Square Enix STILL TO THIS DAY doesn't seem to comprehend the concept of competitive pricing...

 

Because I just love being asked to pay between 4 and 16 times (sometimes up to 20 and 30 times) as much as every other game for that same platform!  It's somehow MORE fun when things are expensive!

soulless4now
soulless4now

 @Schtiel I could see them potentially porting them if they're able to since it means more money for them, but we'll just have to wait and see for that announcement. 

bdixon76
bdixon76

 @MajinSquall Yea, which is dumb in my book. It wasnt hard in the first place, but leave it as is. Heaven forbid gamers find anything challenging.

 

rabih55555
rabih55555

 @J_Dangerously 

 

Vice City sucks. THe control don't work well on touchscreen.

 

I played FFIII on my galaxy S3 and controls ports so well to touchscreen smartphones. Not to mention it was the best game I played on my phone.

 

You should not only look at price, but also the quailty of the game. I would rather play 16$ for FFIV than 10 shooting games on portable device with only touchscreen.

 

King9999
King9999

 @u1tradt I agree with you on eliminating random encounters, but that would require redesigning the maps.  In that case, I think a full remake would be better than a port.

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

 @iMattAces iOS games are regarded as low-quality time wasters, because most of them are.

jackblade_live
jackblade_live

 @Cat_Astrophy Huh, the DS version came out everyone praise it like a god, now its hideous, ironic, I played, and frankly impressed cause its less gimmicky and more focus on one screen without the other screen as distraction, since Square isn't very interested in making a second functioning screen.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

 @Cat_Astrophy Well, if you have a PSP, you could always buy FF I-thru-IV on there as remakes. All in 2D (except III).

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

 @myDogTaz Muggers must love the fact that you absolutely enjoy being ripped off and robbed.

jackblade_live
jackblade_live

 @HappyBB No offense, but the DS version isn't any cheaper........ And EA is evil, now it released majority of their titles on those smartphones and Iphones, Dead Space, NFS series, sure no way the control is any better than 3DS, but comanies don't care, they prefer selling games with minimum risk and maximum income, and if no one is buying, they can easily drop the price without worrying a major backlash or setback, since downloading games of 2GB can be as quick as 15 minutes nowadays.....

megakick
megakick

 @Jedilink109 Final Fantasy is a classic if you want it you will get it. What is Final Fantasy in competition with Angry Birds?

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

 @megakick  @Jedilink109 True, but at this point there's no reason to price it this high. SE has released the game so many times that anything they make on it now is pure profit. Besides, it's available for pretty much every other platform under the sun (and in physical form, no less).