The mobile version of Final Fantasy IX is available in Japan… as well as anywhere else in the world!
Final Fantasy IX has officially been released on the mobile phone, although it appears as though it’s a bit more widely-accessible than previously thought. Originally thought to debut only in Japan, Square Enix has surprised the world with a worldwide mobile release of the last Final Fantasy game to appear on the original PlayStation.
As was the case with the mobile version of Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX will come with a few extra features that the original version of the game did not. These exclusive features, labeled “Game Boosters”, are essentially cheats that can be switched on and off and allow players to do such things as increase game speed, and turn off enemy encounters. These features are, of course, entirely optional and it is up to players to decide weather or not they see any use. The in-store description states that there are seven of these Game Boosters within this version of Final Fantasy IX (and, amusingly, makes a point of stating that there are a multitude of mini-games to be found within the game itself).
Final Fantasy IX is now available for purchase on both iPhone and Android for $16.99. While the game released today, the Final Fantasy IX iTunes page states that it will be available for purchase at a 20% discount starting tomorrow (February 10th) and lasting until the 21st.