Final Fantasy Tactics Hits iOS This Thursday

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Aug 2, 2011 in Videogames |

Final Fantasy Tactics Logo

Square-Enix has finally announced the release date for the iOS port of their SRPG cult-classic, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions. Based on the 2007 re-release, the port will contain animated cut-scenes and enhanced gameplay. The English release will also include voice acting, however Japanese gamers will not be so lucky. In addition, the game will make use of the retina display and will feature high resolution visuals than its PSP predecessor. There’s a catch, though — the game will lack the online Multiplayer modes available on PSP, and may not include the sound effects for spells. On the other hand, the slow-down experienced when casting spells has been greatly reduced. If I recall, that was the one major gripe everyone had with it. Set to release this Thursday, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions will retail for $15.99, making it one of the most expensive games on the app story to date. I’d complain but it’s probably worth the price they’re asking. Unfortunately, it won’t be a universal app either. Apple’s iPad users will have to wait an additional month for their exclusive version.

For those of you unfamiliar with the series, the game takes place in the fictional realm of Ivalice which some of you may recognize from other games like Final Fantasy XII, and the Playstation One classic, Vagrant Story. You play the role of Ramza Beoulve, the black-sheep of a noble family who finds himself caught in the middle of war between two rival nations while trying to unravel the mystery behind it all. The story is rather grand and arguably well-scripted. If you’re a fan of turn-based strategy, and you’ve yet to give the game a shot, Final Fantasy Tactics is a must-have that I’m positive you’ll fall in love with. For more information, check out the game’s official Facebook page.

Tim is a pro-blogger and freelance writer out of San Diego, California. In addition to, several outlets he’s written for include the Japanese culture and entertainment blog, Japanator, and the collectible toy culture site Tomopop. For more information, follow him on twitter, or check out

Tags: ,

Comments are closed.


Copyright © 2024 All rights reserved. Theme by Laptop Geek.