FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS for iPhone now available on the App Store

For Turn based strategy fans, the long wait on the iOS is over. Square Enix has finally released what is arguably the best TBS RPG of all time –  FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS. Originally released in 1997 on the Playstation, it went on to sell close to 2.5 million copies worldwide and was eventually released as War of the Lions on the PSP in 2007, with extra content like all new jobs and scenarios. The iPhone version is essentially a port of the PSP, though Square Enix has managed to speed up loading times and optimized the visuals. The only downside to the game is it’s premium price tag – $15.99 – which could scare away more casual gamers. But I’m sure hard core fans of the classic TBS will have no qualms picking it up to relive the epic adventure. And for those of you who’d rather play this on the iPad, you may want to hold off for a bit as that version will be released in the fall. Launch trailer after the break…


App Description

-Supports iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3rd generation and later devices. For the best experience, play on iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th generation or later devices.
-Runs on iOS 4.0 or later.
-The iPad version is scheduled for release in Fall 2011. This app is for iPhone, so may not work correctly when played on iPad.

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions has arrived for iPhone/iPod touch!

Released as the Final Fantasy series’ first tactical RPG in 1997, Final Fantasy Tactics on Playstation went on to sell over 2.4 million copies worldwide. The game grew in popularity upon its re-release in 2007 as Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions for the PSP with added features such as new movies, scenarios and Jobs.

Now, in 2011 the game has finally arrived for the iPhone/iPod touch! You can enjoy the game whose story gave life to the world of Ivalice, and whose high strategy battles bring tactical games to a whole new level.

>Game features
– Intuitive Touch Screen Controls
The complex tactical game can be effortlessly and intuitively controlled by simply tapping units and menus. Gone is the old method of switching fixed map views – you can now rotate, move and change the size of maps as you please by sliding and pinching.

– Improved Loading Times
Loading times have been improved to get you into the action quicker than ever. What’s more, you can even skip certain cut scenes.

– Optimized Graphics
Graphics have been adapted for optimal performance on iPhone/iPod touch screens.

>Upcoming scheduled updates
– Facility to fast-forward battle scenes
– Facility to fast-forward and skip cut scenes.

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