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!