Final Fantasy VI Takes The Serpent Trench To iOS On February 6

By Spencer . February 4, 2014 . 11:46pm

image Square Enix will release Final Fantasy VI for iOS on February 6. This is the smartphone version currently available on Android, which has modified graphics. Awkward character sprites aside, the story is still a classic and the bonus content like Gilgamesh and the Kaiser Dragon from Final Fantasy VI Advance are also included. The iOS version also includes iCloud saves.

 

Final Fantasy VI for iOS will cost 1,800 yen. In related news, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, which got a full 3D remake, is 30% off and on sale for $10.99.


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  • Raine

    FF6 on Sixth of February?

    Coincidence, I think not! :D

    • GameTaco

      February 6, 2014
      6.2.14
      FFVI-2 confirmed

      …no square-enix that wasnt an idea dont even think about trying it >_>

  • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

    My question is.

    Did they fix that huge game-breaking bug that was in the Android version?

    • Derek E Nay

      I was about to ask the same thing… seeing how no one was able to beat the game.

    • Audie Bakerson

      I was just going to ask about the massive new typo. Never heard of it having such a bug, but it doesn’t surprise me.

      • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

        Yeah it apparently has a huge bug in which the game will utterly freeze, and then crash, after a certain battle around half-way through the game. It becomes impossible to complete as a result. People haven’t been pleased.

        Source: http://www.destructoid.com/final-fantasy-vi-android-port-has-a-game-breaking-bug-269288.phtml

        • Audie Bakerson

          There’s no way around it and it happens to everyone?

          • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

            Far as I can tell, it hit everyone.

            Checking the Google Play store, it does look like they did fix it– along with the Esper typo. But it sincerely says a lot about their lack of quality control for their mobile ports. Though maybe this can come down to the growing mindset of letting people who buy the game become essentially easy QA…

          • Audie Bakerson

            Wow, at least you could finish ToP or Sonic 1 GBA if you were inhumanly patient and had a high pain tolerance, and Saints Row 2 PC could play fine if you had very specific hardware, but outright unfinishable for everyone? Damn…

            I’ve never heard of ports THAT bad past the DOS era.

      • SobriK

        I’d hardly call the typo ‘massive’… it’s more embarrassing. There was one instance were either Wedge or Biggs said “Espier” instead of “Esper” – something that could/should have been caught in QA, but it’s the only typo I’ve seen and I’m 30 hours into the Android version.

        • Audie Bakerson

          The first and most obvious problem is that the script is otherwise lifted from the GBA translation. They INTRODUCED a typo.

          • SobriK

            Ok, fair point :)

    • ElAbuelo69

      Yes they did.

      “The following bugs have been addressed:- The game no longer crashes during the cutscene showing the fight between Kefka and General Leo.
      - The icon for Sabin’s Blitz ability now displays correctly.

      - A misspelling of the term “Esper” has been corrected.”

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.square_enix.android_googleplay.FFVI&hl=en

      • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

        Yeah, I said it down there that they did.

        Which is thankful, and hopefully they won’t somehow mess up and use the older version for the iOS one, but again, it really says something for Quality Assurance testing, especially since that was a REALLY big bug.

    • Göran Isacson

      Wow. Only now reading up on this: kind of speaks volumes about why people sideeye Squares foray into the smartphone market…

    • HansKaosu

      Well duh. Why do you think it was delayed.

    • http://portablegamingregion.com/ PortableGamingRegion

      Yes, and the Android version was patched, too.

    • http://portablegamingregion.com/ PortableGamingRegion

      Yes, and the Android version was patched, too.

  • Altin

    Just get GBA on your Android and play the best version of VI x3

    • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

      I kinda prefer the SNES version better for the original graphics and sound quality but yeah, the GBA version is still a good suggestion~

      • Altin

        Loved some of the additions they gave the GBA version such as the new Dungeons and one of my favourite Espers, Leviathan :D

      • Happy Gamer

        Yea everything about the GBA was freakin great but when I first heard the battle music, something felt very off. I freakin love this game tho it is one of the few games I played it through multiple times

      • Lalum

        There are fan patches for both music and graphics.

  • Echoen

    So is that price for the “smartphone version” as well or do we finally get a universal app?

    • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

      FFIV and V were both universal apps, soooo….

      • Echoen

        *cross fingers*

  • FallenAfh

    Finally, been waiting for it forever for my iPad. Just about reach my limit not buying it on android for my phone.

  • Minos

    I am calling it:

    It will be free, but each Esper will cost you $2 and each Phoenix Down $0.5.

    • Randy Marsh

      Nah, this is Square-Enix not Namco Bandai.

      • Hector Velar

        that’s right this is Square Enix, that will be uhm…15$ per Esper and uhmmm 30$ per 10 Phoenix pack. (Cmon’ Randy Marsh don’t you know all the P2W games Square Enix has out there… please, they are the reason why Namco Bandai and Capcom are jumping on the wagon)

        • Randy Marsh

          You realize they have only made one P2W game in a sense, but then again you really can’t consider FFATB P2W, since you don’t need to buy everything to win in that terrible game.

          • Hector Velar

            my coment was about you defending square enix and comparing it to namco bandai, very little did it had to do with the new final fantasy which yes i know it is not a p2w and i actually defended it in other post where people were complaining about new looks.

  • Lotte Carmine

    It would be nice if they released these updates on the Vita, as they did in previous generations with the GBA and PSP.

    • Quan Chi

      trust me, it’s best to forget this version….

      • Lotte Carmine

        Well, I’m gonna have to anyway. No desire to play it on my phone with just a touch screen.

      • Fox

        It’s really not THAT bad. Sure, it’s not as good as their FFV remake, but it’s still pretty decent.

        • Quan Chi

          If a new release is worse than 2 of its previous releases, it’s bad…
          The ONLY thing good about the remake, are the portraits. That’s it.

          • Fox

            That’s not how things work.

            It’s superior to the GBA version of FF6 and the SNES versio of FF6, and thererfore is the superior version of FF6.

            Than the mobile port port of FFV is better doesn’t really matter, because they are two different games.

          • Quan Chi

            No, it’s not :P
            It doesn’t even have the cgi cutscenes of the psx version. And since the SNES version isnt censored, it’s not even better than THAT one. It doesn’t even have multiplayer like the snes or psx version.

          • Fox

            Multiplayer? What?

            And the only version of FF6 that was censored WAS the Super Nintendo version.

            http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_VI/Version_Differences

            The only problems with the android version are the battle system, but I think the addition of auto-battle more than makes up for the stupid moving menus, and a few typos–most all of which have been fixed in patches by now.

            The android version has: GBA translation + SNES audio + auto battle + soundtrack feature + 1080p support.

            It’s easily the best version.

            Also: LMFAO at the claim that ANY version of the game could be worse than the PS1 version. Did you even play it? It was terrible, cheap CGI intros or no.

  • Zer0faith

    Just do the following Square Enix and all should be well:
    1. Please DON’T ruin it like other iOS ports.
    2. Please DON’T ruin it like other iOSports.
    3. Please DON’T ruin it like other iOS ports.
    …..

  • Timovisch

    Don’t even care anymore about the graphics of this version.

    PSN or 3DS plox. xD

  • Ric Vazquez

    This is just my opinion but I think they ruined it with those “updated graphics”

  • maroon1

    I got it on android, and I’m really enjoying it. Also, the graphics look way better than original SNES version and GBA version

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