Final Fantasy 1 Heads To Game Archives

By Spencer . June 24, 2009 . 9:15am

imageSquare 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.

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  • Malek86

    I’ve played this in Origins, and it was pretty good. But, won’t it cannibalize sales for FF Anniversary? I guess enough time passed that they don’t care much anymore.

  • None

    Okay, but must sends was yours sigh…

  • Ereek

    I own pretty much every remake of FFI at this point, so I won’t be getting this. The PSP remake was, overall, better, but the PSX version at least had closer to the original difficulty. If Origins had the extra dungeons and bosses, I’d get it, but unfortunately it doesn’t.

    • Malek86

      I played Dawn of Souls too (should have the same difficulty level as the PSP version), and it just wasn’t the same. Squenix really should’ve left the difficulty selection in all remakes.

  • Aoshi00

    If they go for $4.99 over here, playing FF 1 & 2 on the big screen is not bad at all.

    • I really wonder what’s going to happen to Origins since that was put on one disc. The other games I imagine will be released individually at like $5.99 a piece.

  • Mr. Mee

    Speaking of Final Fantasy, anyone going to the Distant Worlds concert in Seattle? I know I am.

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