By Spencer . June 24, 2009 . 9:15am
Square Enix, continuing their PlayStation Network support, uploaded Final Fantasy — the very first one as a downloadable PsOne game. However, this isn’t the original Final Fantasy available on the Virtual Console.
The Final Fantasy on Japan’s PlayStation Store is the PsOne remake which features graphics based off the Wonderswan version, a FMV intro, and an art gallery. Features in the GBA version, Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls, like the Soul of Chaos dungeon and the Labyrinth of Time created for the PSP version are not in this port.
Final Fantasy and Farland Saga: Toki no Michishirube are now available for the standard game archives price of 600 yen ($6) each. Both downloadable games are playable on PlayStation 3 and PSP.
This release suggests Final Fantasy II, IV, V, and VI, which were re-released with video intros and bonus features like bestiaries will arrive on PlayStation Network in the future too.
Perhaps, Square Enix will unbundle their two game compilations Final Fantasy Anthology (FFV and FFVI), Final Fantasy Chronicles (FFIV and Chrono Trigger), and Final Fantasy Origins (FF1 and FFII) and re-release each vintage Final Fantasy game as a PlayStation Classic in North America.