Final Fantasy VI coming to smartphones

Final Fantasy VI to launch on mobile devices as a remake.

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Square Enix has revealed plans to release Final Fantasy VI for Android and iOS devices this winter.

Speaking in an interview with Kotaku, Square Enix director and producer Takashi Tokita confirmed the game's release window and that it would be "like a remake of the original VI".

"The battle systems have been altered for the other [mobile remakes] for Final Fantasy and VI will be the same. For instance, grinding was an issue...now on the mobile devices, the battle systems have been adjusted so you don't have to fight as much and can enjoy the game for what it is," Tokita told Kotaku.

The remake will feature reworked graphics to suit smartphones.

Final Fantasy VI was originally released in North America in 1994 under the name Final Fantasy III. The game was later ported to the PlayStation and re-released in 1999. A second port, named Final Fantasy VI Advance, was released for the Game Boy Advance in 2006 to positive reception.

Discussion

32 comments
Eraldus
Eraldus

lol@ Grinding was an issue... I hope to God that this won't make the game as easier as it already was

chitosan87
chitosan87

Play a FF on my Mobile Phones? Geez I wonder how'd it be when I got a call?

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

:/ The only news I want from SE is Type-0 getting localized.

ad1x2
ad1x2

I would rather see them remake it like they remade FFIV for the original DS and put it on the 3DS and/or Vita. I have the iOS Final Fantasy game for my iPad but I just couldn't get used to the controls.

jayelcey
jayelcey

Would much rather see this coming out on the Vita with trophy support.

tom_cat_01
tom_cat_01

Just finished (re)playing this on my PSP after downloading it from PSN. Awesome game, not to be missed. :)

blackothh
blackothh

For people that have never experience this game before and are fans of rpgs, then i highly recommend trying this one, it is my favorite rpg. I only fear that being in an environment that demands a cell phone to play games, i cant imagine even getting 1/10th the enjoyment that you should be getting as if you were playing un-interupped in a dedicated game environment.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Pretty sure FF6 is already on playstore. Just saying. Here's a better idea - Steam.

MHzBurglar
MHzBurglar

Ugh. Mobile...  I'll pass.

A proper remake on the 3DS/Vita would have been better.

Keeper_Artemus
Keeper_Artemus

i already have FF6 on my smartphone, so there.  Grinding included. Oh, and best FF ever.

Duck_Zero
Duck_Zero

Seems interesting, but I'll remain cautiously optimistic for now. I wonder how the redrawn graphics will look...

beyond_17
beyond_17

very welcome news, my favorite FF, day 0

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

huh.... I may have to buy a Ouya for this game. 

JSusie
JSusie

It will be great, until the overpriced $15 minimum pricetag.

aovannor
aovannor

I think this is great. I just bought this game again on PS3.. wish I'd waited but who cares.. I'll play the PS3 one and then I'll play the remake as well. It's a great game.. I think I like it more than VII.

TalesOfGod
TalesOfGod

Not a single comment!? Well, I'll start and announce that I'm getting this day one! ^_^

Perhaps, if this sells well then they'll stop with the FFXlll games and give us what we really want:

A FF Vl remake!

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

@Grenadeh Nope. VI is only on PSN and Wii (U) Virtual Console right now.

Also, this particular game wouldn't sit well on a PC, I feel, though that's just my opinion.

khessed
khessed

@bunchanumbers I don't think this'll come out for Ouya straight away. It's very likely that the controls are touch only without any native controller support. Plus all S-E games need to authenticate with the Google Play store to check if you actually bought the game and since getting Google Play on Ouya is a major hassle, you're better off waiting. 


FF III is great on it though, and I hope IV, V and VI will follow suit soon.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

@JSusie And yet $15 is actually very good value considering the game's pedigree.

khessed
khessed

@JSusie I don't really see how $15 for a 60+ hour game is overpriced.

neroist
neroist

@DanielL5583 I am mainly PC gamer and I have to say that FF VI to be the best in the series.  If they added something new to it or improved upon it. Then I believe it would sell well for retro. As most PC gamers like classics.

MHzBurglar
MHzBurglar

@DanielL5583

Because this is a quick and dirty port with touch controls added, menus updated for touch and the sprites converted to vector graphics so that they scale properly.  It's not a real re-make, so of course it will cost less.  And the $15 they usually charge for these ports is ridiculous.  They just want the insane profit margin.

The difference is that I'd pay $35 for a real remake on a proper system.  I won't pay $15 for a cheap port on a phone.  I only wish more people were of the same mind.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@khessed @JSusie Mostly the fact that its a 20 year old game. Paying 15 dollars now is like paying 9.50 when the game came out. Frankly, 5 dollars is the max. They're lucky to have anyone give them money as shitty as a company as they've become.

gargungulunk
gargungulunk

@soulless4now @TalesOfGod  That's where I'm at with this too...hopefully it will open the right doors.  It'll be interesting how they frame the screen for mobile, and if it will translate easily to handheld.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

@MHzBurglar @DanielL5583 And yet, if the game itself is good, I don't care if the port itself isn't great. Being a fan of the original FFVI, if the port is good, it'll enhance my liking of the game. If not, then it won't be a massively detrimental drawback.

I'll judge the port when it comes out and when I play it, not before. I'm remaining neutral before then.