Final Fantasy Tactics: War Of The Lions Makes Android Debut With Enhanced Graphics

By Spencer . February 14, 2013 . 2:02am

Square Enix finally brought the iOS port of the enhanced PSP port of Final Fantasy Tactics to Android. (That’s a lot of porting!) Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions has been revised with touch screen controls. You can move the map around by sliding and pinch to zoom in or out of the battlefield.


The Android version has a few extra enhancements. The unit graphics are high resolution and the game’s drawing speed has been improved.



iOS users will get an update with all of the added features in the Android version at a later date. Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions costs 1400 points on the Square Enix Market eStore.

  • Pokahontas McGuigan

    is it just the japanese version?

  • Rishtopher

    Really sad I bought this on PSN now tbh. I want this version more :

    • Mizu D

      Considering their recent endeavor and push into the ever growing and lucrative mobile market, it is a matter of time until we get port of FF5 to 9 but with enhanced resolution a la FF Tactics and FF3/4

      • Rishtopher

        I don’t doubt that, but to be honest, I don’t actually like those other FF games. I only liked FF Tactics and the FF Tactics: Advance ones.

        I’m only an hour into the original War of the Lions and it was a small investment. If this gets put on PSN for $15 or less, I might get this.

        • Do you mean the updated version or the original? Because, if you’re talking about the original version of War of the Lions, it’s available for $10 on PSN now (for use on PSP and PS Vita) or you could pay about $12 to get the UMD off of Squeenix’s online store.

          • Rishtopher

            Oh sorry, when I said “original”, I meant the updated one. I thought the ‘War of the Lions’ part was only part of the updated one?

            Anyways, yeah, I bought it on PSN for my Vita when it was still $20, sadly. So first I saw that it went on sale the next week and now this. I’m pretty disappointed at my bad timing.

  • Bakuryukun

    Does anybody know if the iOS and/or android version have the same slowdown issues during attack animations that the PSP version has?

  • Jordan Luk

    Wheres the info for “Which Countries” and “The Release Date” ???

  • ( `Д´)ノ)`ν゜)

    But are the slowdowns fixed?

    • foopy

      I sure hope so. There hasn’t been a slowdown-free port of the game yet.

    • Of course not! It was a feature!

      That game was a terrible choice for a free Vita game on Playstation Plus. I wonder how many people played it and thought: “the Vita can’t run a PSP game without having slowdown?”

      • Alexander FromUkraine

        I played it and thought the game is bad by other reasons. I can easily tolerate slowdowns, but numerous bad design choices just killed any possible enjoyment. And it’s not like this isn’t my genre – I liked Incubation, Front Mission 3 and Jeanne D’arc a lot, and Brigandine is one of my favorite games ever. But this one ended up with huge disappointment and wasted 10 hours

      • Raharu95

        The Slowdown were a feature… or so i heard. but when i feature causes the game to look choppy and slow as heck then we can agree is a bug, or at least something that needs correcting. so the Ipod version never got the Slowdown fixed?

        • From what I’ve heard it still exists in the iPhone port.

      • Brion Valkerion

        yeah lol, thank god for the patch the homebrew community made for this game, got it running smoothly. Who says they are all pirates!

    • doubt it, they promised imporvements on the ipad version, but they did one tiny update and forgot all about it.

  • Chiupon

    I would definitely buy it just for those improved textures
    i wonder if they’re keeping the cutscenes…

  • Masa

    keep on milking SE…….i suppose its the best thing for them to do though as their older games are the best.

    • I don’t see the issue, it’s not like it’s taking away from working on their other projects, and if it gives more people a chance to play War of the Lions, then what’s the problem?

  • Huh, I was just thinking about how much I wanted this

  • Ethan_Twain

    This is very cool. The original FF Tactics is a game I’ve wanted to play for a long time, and by all accounts the War of the Lions re translation is great. Yet I hesitate. Do I really want a tactical RPG on my little phone screen? Do I really want touch controls? Won’t playing games on my phone drain battery like nobody’s business? I’m not a phone gamer now, and I’m not certain I’m ready to start…

    But if anything is gonna make me make the jump, it’s this.

  • Marcio Campos

    English version please.

  • Romangelo

    HOLY…. looks awesome!

  • Isn’t there a homebrew patch that removes the slowdown in the PSP version? Seriously though why is it the fans that have to do something to fix the game and not the devs whose job is to make sure the game is running smoothly.

    • Elvick

      The slowdown on PSP was so unbearable. Throwing a rock, shouldn’t slow the game down to a crawl. *sigh* Disappointed me greatly.

      Luckily I have it on PSone still.

      • GGear0323

        i never had a problem with the slowdown. i hear people bring it up and just assume they know what they are talking about because, while it exists, it has never been so excessive that i would complain about it.

        • Elvick

          Well, like I said, for me it was terrible. Even simple things like throwing a stone would slow it down to a crawl. It was too much for me. I should try the PSN version, see if it runs a bit better.

          I got through the first two battles before calling it quits.

    • nomad

      The slowdown sucked, but I would never go back to the original translation after playing War of the Lions. It’d be like reading Twilight after Hamlet.

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  • tubers

    Just a few more years and I see the phablets become the home for SRPGs.

  • Would be cool to get a 3DS version of this at some point.

    Maybe without slowdown this time?

  • esteban cartagena

    Nice!!! so why cant we get our psp/Vita users the same treatment SquareEnix…

  • Curtis Jaudon

    Wait, points? Won’t this be in the Android store? And how does one ac
    quire said points?

  • Curtis Jaudon

    Wait, points? Won’t this be in the Android store? And how does one ac
    quire said points?

  • Bright Shadow

    To all those who speak about slowdowns on the PSP version, the reason was the data was loaded via a disk. If you hacked your psp to play games via memory cards, it plays perfect because the loading speed of USB is much faster then reading an optical disk.

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