Square Enix Bringing Final Fantasy XIII And More To Smartphones Via Streaming


Square Enix have announced a new cloud-streaming service in Japan, called Dive In. The service will let Japanese smartphone owners stream games like Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy VII to their smartphones and tablets.


Dive In will launch on October 9th, and will include the following games at launch:


Final Fantasy XIII:

3 days – 250 yen (plus tax)

10 days – 510 yen (plus tax)

30 days – 1,250 yen (plus tax)

365 days – 1,800 yen (plus tax)


Final Fantasy VII International:

3 days – 200 yen (plus tax)

10 days – 400 yen (plus tax)

30 days – 1,000 yen (plus tax)

365 days – 1,429 yen (plus tax)


Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders:

3 days – 150 yen (plus tax)

10 days – 300 yen (plus tax)

30 days – 800 yen (plus tax)

365 days – 1,185 yen (plus tax)


Each game will come with a free 30-minute trial, and Square Enix have plans to add more of their titles to the streaming service. Here’s what they’ve announced so far:


November: Final Fantasy VIII, The Last Remnant

December: Final Fantasy XIII-2, Murdered: Soul Suspect

Sometime in 2015: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII


The Dive In streaming app will launch October 9th for iOS and Android devices. A list of supported devices can be found on this page. Square Enix say a 3MB Wi-Fi connection is required, but recommend that a 6MB connection be used for best results.

Ishaan Sahdev
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