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Final Fantasy IX, Celeste Lead November PS Now Games

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PS Now November 2021 Final Fantasy IX

Sony’s PS Now games are in for November 2021, and a Final Fantasy is in the mix. A post on the PlayStation Blog noted Final Fantasy IX, the last numbered Final Fantasy game of the PSX era, as the lead in the wave of games. The November games also include Mafia: Definitive Edition, a remake of 2002’s Mafia, the platformer Celeste, and cooperative delivery game Totally Reliable Delivery Service.

The latest in the series to join the PS Now slate, Final Fantasy IX recalled the more medieval fantasy-themed motifs of earlier Final Fantasy titles. At the time it was something of a departure from the more sci-fi style of FFVII and FFVIII. It involves the kingdom of Alexandria, which began invading its neighbors. The thief Zidane, the black mage Vivi, and the Alexandrian princess Garnet come together and go on a journey to forestall disaster and discover the truth behind the war.

Celeste is a platformer that challenges players to master its levels. It has over 700 screens of skill-based platforming challenge, though an “Assist Mode” allows players to tweak the challenge to their preference and ability.

Mafia: Definitive Edition joins the PS Now November offering as a remaster the 2002 original. The game begins in the 1930s and follows the rise of protagonist Tommy Angelo from cab driver to “made man” in the Salieri crime family.

Totally Reliable Delivery Service rounds out the quartet of PS Now November games, as a delivery game playable solo or in co-op. Players will contend with haphazard physics combined with platform challenges to grapple packages and take them to their destinations.

The PS Now November games are immediately available to players with a subscription on PS4, PS5, and PC. A Final Fantasy IX TV show is in development.

Josh Tolentino
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