Final Fantasy VI Heads to iOS, Android This Winter

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

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The Mobile Revolution Begins...

When I first covered the “Final Fantasy Mobile Revolution” back in December 2012, this news was the inevitable outcome I envisioned. Some may find this hard to hear, some may be indifferent, but Final Fantasy VI is going to be remade for iOS and Android, and we’ll apparently see it come winter 2013.

Final Fantasy VI Logo

Square Enix has brought countless intellectual properties and ported a myriad of old games (including [eventually] almost the entire Dragon Quest series) to mobile devices. So what can Final Fantasy VI fans look for in this remake? Apparently, the 2D look will be “sharpened,” similar to Final Fantasy V’s mobile release, and the player will not need to “grind as much as [in] the original game.” Not much is really known beyond these tidbits, however. Hopefully, more information will come soon.

Final Fantasy VII Logo

If you think the “Mobile Revolution” will end with VI, though, you might be mistaken. Apparently, Takashi Tokita (Producer/Director) also expressed desire to give Final Fantasy VII a similar treatment.

Given my musings on the Downpour Podcast and across many editorials, I’m going to assume lots of readers know how I feel. But how do you all feel? Do you greet this news (and the prospect of Final Fantasy VII potentially being remade for iOS and Android) with open arms, or with a balled-up fist?

Civility is appreciated, of course. We’ll offer more information as we have it!


  • Stealth

    sickening news, that is how i feel 🙂

  • Dave

    Already sent them an email…..which they won’t care about…especially considering their customer service division is terrible also.

    I just don’t understand why they want to alienate their core audience so much. This is a beloved franchise that they are crapping on.

    • RagunaXL

      i sent them an email praising them. I loyally stand by my copy of Final Fantasy Anthology, collecting V and VI. I fought, scratched and foiled the gamestop merchant in speechcraft the day it came out. My friend laughs at me, his dad bought the original SNES copy for Christmas the year it came out. We both love our copies of the game. We are both core square-enix gamers. We, also both owned super Nintendo and Playstation around the time they came out. Kids that are around that age now own mobile devices. they could be interested in the game but it has to come out to a machine they own. oh, also, my friend and I, own mobile devices. we could play them at work incognito if we decided to purchase a second copy. After all, my original copy isn’t making square-enix staff any more money. so, that wouldn’t really constitute my being a core audience member. would it?

  • Lewellyn

    ….Do they just not care that VI would make a ton of money on the Vita/3DS? I mean, it’s only called one of the greatest RPGs ever created for crying out loud!

  • Devonodev

    FF VI is an incredible game, what could go wrong?

  • Kosse Moore

    I say we all boyott final fantasy! Well hell, Ive been doing that since 13, but now I’m really annoyed! I was hoping they would give this game the final fantasy IV on ds treatment using the bravely default engine on 3Ds.

  • smacd

    Oh man. I dislike the idea of the first FF6 remake being on mobile platforms, although I’m not against mobile games in general like a lot of gamers seem to be,

    But I AM relishing the fanboy rage that will come when the first FF7 remake is on iOS/Android. Their tears will be so delicious!

  • mike

    This is a disgrace. A masterpiece like Final Fantasy VI, one of the greatest games Square has ever made, deserves nothing less than to either be left alone as it is already perfect, or receive a full HD home console remake. Not put on mobile phones for a quick buck to fund more of lightnings dress-up games.