Square Enix Preparing iPad Versions Of iPhone Games

By Spencer . May 28, 2010 . 11:12am

imageSquare Enix has a ton of iPhone games and some of these, like Chaos Rings, are being upscaled for the iPad.

 

The news of iPad ports comes a few days after the release of Chocobo Panic and a port of Final Fantasy XIII – Larger-than-Life Gallery –. That’s the Final Fantasy XIII digital photo album with concept art and stereographic 3D images.

 

Square Enix says they will make iPad versions of popular iPhone games. Crystal Defenders and Chaos Rings, an original RPG developed with Media Vision, are confirmed to be on the list.


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  • kupomogli

    How much is the ipad? $700? I don’t get people. They bash the PS3s initial launch at $599(giant enemy crab ftw) which is a Bluray player, backwards compatible with PS2 games, plays PS3 games, and could watch and listen to multiple media and music formats, yet over a million people have already purchased this.

    • runesong

      I couldn’t possibly agree more. People are really strangely inconsistant when it comes to their expectations of technology… especially when it comes down to the price point.

      I think some of it has to do with the apple die hards, and the casual computer market that sees the iphone as a “new” gadget. Game consoles, despite their innovations, simply don’t fit into the same mindshare…. which is a shame.

    • pacanug

      To be fair, a bare bones iPad can be had for $499.

    • Hraesvelgr

      If it makes you feel better, I would never have bought a PS3 at launch price and think $600 was a mistake, but I would rather have an iPad (or any Apple product) even less, regardless of the price.

      • kupomogli

        It does make me feel better. Thank you.

  • urbanscholar

    Yeah but the iPad only does everything…..on the go. Ok, I know that was a low point for a joke. I could only imagine what playing Space Invaders Gene on the iPad would be like. A mini top down arcade feel right there.

  • pacanug

    Something tells me these won’t be a free upgrade to a universal binary app, and they’ll be double the price of the iphone versions.

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