Today, you can relive the heady days of the late 1980′s, but in 1990′s style: Square Enix have released both FINAL FANTASY I & II today at the App Store. Both are masked in glorious Super Famicom-style colour and iPhone-tailored resolution. FINAL FANTASY sports ‘bonus dungeons’ from Soul of Chaos and the Labyrinth of Time editions of the game while FINAL FANTASY II hacks along with the bonus dungeons from Soul of Rebirth and the Arcane Labyrinth editions of the game. Of course, this will probably be the biggest news for Anime RPG lovers till the next Final Fantasy debuts on the iPhone. Feel free to discuss the release of FINAL FANTASY I & II in our forums!
Piccies, press and video (courtesy AppBank) after the gap:
Initially released in Japan in 1987, the original FINAL FANTASY amazed audiences with its rich story and stunning graphics.
Players guide the Warriors of Light as they set out on a quest to restore the crystals to their former luster. Its side view battles, choice and promotion of character classes, and sprawling world explored with fantastic vehicles quickly became standards of the series. This game set the stage for all FINAL FANTASY games to come.
This edition also contains the bonus dungeons added to later editions of the game–the Soul of Chaos and the Labyrinth of Time.
FINAL FANTASY II
The highly anticipated follow-up to the original FINAL FANTASY, released in Japan in 1988.
FINAL FANTASY II features the bitter and beautiful tale of four war-orphaned heroes who become embroiled in the conflict between the hostile Empire of Palamecia and the rebel resistance. Eschewing conventional leveling for a proficiency system that allows players to tailor their characters’ growth, and incorporating a key term memory system that makes dialogue integral to gameplay, this game sparked the spirit of innovation for which the series has become known.
This edition also contains the bonus dungeons added to later editions of the game–the Soul of Rebirth and the Arcane Labyrinth.