Square Enix has released the first trailer for Final Fantasy for the iPhone. We reported in January that both Final Fantasy I and Final Fantasy II will be coming to the iPhone, though a specific date has not been announced.

The new video shows some gameplay from the games which are said to be available "soon".

  • munkee

    The font Square Enix use in their games for iPhone is UGLY. It feels so standard and mainstream. They should use their own font like in other consoles.

  • munkee

    The font Square Enix use in their games for iPhone is UGLY. It feels so standard and mainstream. They should use their own font like in other consoles.

  • E

    I've never played either of these two games before; in fact, I wasn't even born when they were made. Still, I've played enough games since then to know most gamers nowadays consider FF I and FF II to pale in comparison to later games. While I can't speak yea or nay in that sense b/c I've played neither, to have any kind of FF game on the iPhone/iPod touch platform is a definite treat unto itself! Kudos to Square Enix and I'm definitely looking forward to D/L.

    • polyplay

      While the FF series didn't really become great until FFIV (released for the SNES in some areas as FFII), the original games are still worthwhile if Square Enix makes some appropriate tweaks.

      For example: in the original, if you choose to attack a single enemy with more than one party member and the enemy dies before the other party members have attacked it, the party members will defend rather than automatically target another enemy for attack, as is common in contemporary RPGs. It gets annoying pretty fast.

      But again, if there are solid updates, the game should play well. And let's all hope Square Enix continues to pour resources into App Store development!

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        According to the Gamespot review of the PSP version (which is the source for the iPhone port), the combat system now reassigns attacks aimed at already-killed enemies.

      • Anonymous Cow

        Yeah but that was pretty much the only strategic element in fights. Otherwise, it was just mindless grinding...

      • MellowFellow

        That's not quite the way I remember it. If multiple characters attacked an enemy and it died with other attacks still in queue, they would just attack the blank spot were the enemy was. No defending.

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        According to the Gamespot review of the PSP version (which is the source for the iPhone port), the combat system now reassigns attacks aimed at already-killed enemies.

        (Sorry about the repeat, but my comment has been "awaiting moderation" for a few hours).

  • E

    I've never played either of these two games before; in fact, I wasn't even born when they were made. Still, I've played enough games since then to know most gamers nowadays consider FF I and FF II to pale in comparison to later games. While I can't speak yea or nay in that sense b/c I've played neither, to have any kind of FF game on the iPhone/iPod touch platform is a definite treat unto itself! Kudos to Square Enix and I'm definitely looking forward to D/L.

    • polyplay

      While the FF series didn't really become great until FFIV (released for the SNES in some areas as FFII), the original games are still worthwhile if Square Enix makes some appropriate tweaks.

      For example: in the original, if you choose to attack a single enemy with more than one party member and the enemy dies before the other party members have attacked it, the party members will defend rather than automatically target another enemy for attack, as is common in contemporary RPGs. It gets annoying pretty fast.

      But again, if there are solid updates, the game should play well. And let's all hope Square Enix continues to pour resources into App Store development!

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        According to the Gamespot review of the PSP version (which is the source for the iPhone port), the combat system now reassigns attacks aimed at already-killed enemies.

      • Anonymous Cow

        Yeah but that was pretty much the only strategic element in fights. Otherwise, it was just mindless grinding...

      • MellowFellow

        That's not quite the way I remember it. If multiple characters attacked an enemy and it died with other attacks still in queue, they would just attack the blank spot were the enemy was. No defending.

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        According to the Gamespot review of the PSP version (which is the source for the iPhone port), the combat system now reassigns attacks aimed at already-killed enemies.

        (Sorry about the repeat, but my comment has been "awaiting moderation" for a few hours).

  • To die by your side, is such a

    Really looking forward to this. I hope it runs smooth on a iPhone 3G. Unfortunately it feels like most 2D games on the iPhone/iPod doesn't :(

  • Appaholic

    The PartY was defeated.

    • ShiN

      I noticed this too, they should fix their fonts.
      I will purchase this day one!

  • To die by your side, is such a heavenly way to die

    Really looking forward to this. I hope it runs smooth on a iPhone 3G. Unfortunately it feels like most 2D games on the iPhone/iPod doesn't :(

  • Appaholic

    The PartY was defeated.

    • ShiN

      I noticed this too, they should fix their fonts.
      I will purchase this day one!

  • Gavaphone

    Lord!!!!

  • Gavaphone

    Lord!!!!

  • http://www.generationstarwars.com/ John Hood

    I only recently downloaded FF VII & VIII from PSN and can't wait to, finally, play these classic installments too!

  • http://www.generationstarwars.com/ John Hood

    I only recently downloaded FF VII & VIII from PSN and can't wait to, finally, play these classic installments too!

  • Rob

    I have been playing FF7 for months on my iPhone 3GS through psx4iphone - runs at pretty much full speed - these games (FF1 & FF2) will be cool to have on the iPhone - but it will not compare to playing the likes of FF7, FF8 & FF9, not a chance.

    • cranker

      That's all opinion of course. Having played all the FF series, I would consider FFIII (US) the best followed closely by FFII (US) Those games, have great stories :)

      • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

        I agree. :) Except I like FF II(US, IV originally) better than III, myself. :) Old school.

        In fact, I'm hopeful that square will bring the DS update of IV to the iPhone. I guess if FFIII is in 3D on the iPhone (like the DS version) the chances will be pretty good. Hmm...

      • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

        Agreed. I would place FFV between those two (i.e. FFVI, V, and IV being my favorites, in that order). It's unfortunate that it wasn't released outside of Japan. I knew all about it (a Japanese friend had it for SFC), but I didn't know any Japanese at the time.

        I finally played through the Japanese GBA release a couple years ago. Would love to see all three of those classics make it to the iPhone as well.

        That said, the original Final Fantasy was totally groundbreaking when it was first released. Dragon Quest (aka Dragon Warrior) had set the standard up until that point, and anyone who remembers that game will recall that Final Fantasy redefined the genre. While I enjoyed the more linear, story-driven games that came along later in the series, the ability to choose your own party members was interesting too, and added replay value as well. The "choose your party" approach was very successful in the Final Fantasy Legend series for Game Boy too.

  • Rob

    I have been playing FF7 for months on my iPhone 3GS through psx4iphone - runs at pretty much full speed - these games (FF1 & FF2) will be cool to have on the iPhone - but it will not compare to playing the likes of FF7, FF8 & FF9, not a chance.

    • cranker

      That's all opinion of course. Having played all the FF series, I would consider FFIII (US) the best followed closely by FFII (US) Those games, have great stories :)

      • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

        I agree. :) Except I like FF II(US, IV originally) better than III, myself. :) Old school.

        In fact, I'm hopeful that square will bring the DS update of IV to the iPhone. I guess if FFIII is in 3D on the iPhone (like the DS version) the chances will be pretty good. Hmm...

      • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

        Agreed. I would place FFV between those two (i.e. FFVI, V, and IV being my favorites, in that order). It's unfortunate that it wasn't released outside of Japan. I knew all about it (a Japanese friend had it for SFC), but I didn't know any Japanese at the time.

        I finally played through the Japanese GBA release a couple years ago. Would love to see all three of those classics make it to the iPhone as well.

        That said, the original Final Fantasy was totally groundbreaking when it was first released. Dragon Quest (aka Dragon Warrior) had set the standard up until that point, and anyone who remembers that game will recall that Final Fantasy redefined the genre. While I enjoyed the more linear, story-driven games that came along later in the series, the ability to choose your own party members was interesting too, and added replay value as well. The "choose your party" approach was very successful in the Final Fantasy Legend series for Game Boy too.

  • http://nathanhoad.net Nathan

    Hopefully Square consider bringing their other franchises like Kingdom Hearts to the iPhone (I'm sure they could come up with a decent control system).

    • gabe

      Yeah, I kinda hope they'll release the Kingdom Hearts: Coded mobile game here in North America on the iPhone/iPod touch. It's not such a far-fetched idea tho, right? Since the iPhone IS a mobile phone.

  • http://nathanhoad.net Nathan

    Hopefully Square consider bringing their other franchises like Kingdom Hearts to the iPhone (I'm sure they could come up with a decent control system).

    • gabe

      Yeah, I kinda hope they'll release the Kingdom Hearts: Coded mobile game here in North America on the iPhone/iPod touch. It's not such a far-fetched idea tho, right? Since the iPhone IS a mobile phone.

  • araczynski

    damn, can they make that video any smaller? i think i can almost make out the fact that its a japanese flavored rpg, but i'm not sure....

    (sarcasm on the latter)

  • araczynski

    damn, can they make that video any smaller? i think i can almost make out the fact that its a japanese flavored rpg, but i'm not sure....

    (sarcasm on the latter)

  • cranker

    I wonder if They have made modifications specifucally for the iphone or if they are direct ports from another system.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      They are ports of the PSP updated editions that came out a couple years ago.

  • cranker

    I wonder if They have made modifications specifucally for the iphone or if they are direct ports from another system.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      They are ports of the PSP updated editions that came out a couple years ago.

  • cranker

    Now bring on Secret of Mana Multiplayer !!!!

    • TheFamousEccles

      Yes please.

  • cranker

    Now bring on Secret of Mana Multiplayer !!!!

    • TheFamousEccles

      Yes please.

  • http://www.giocogiochi.com giochi

    Plese port Chrono Trigger. It would be awesome

  • http://www.giocogiochi.com giochi

    Plese port Chrono Trigger. It would be awesome

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    The trailer is a bad joke.
    So, I still think, Square isn't serious with the iPhone market.

    • Lum the Invader

      This is Square's most serious iPhone effort yet, but it's still just a simple port.

      I wonder if a time will ever come when Square dedicate as much effort to the iPhone as they do to the DS.

      • texazzpete

        Why should they really dedicate effort to the iPhone market, when half of you whine when the price goes above $1.99?

      • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

        Others keep high prices and succeed.
        And especially Square wouldn't have to worry about pricing
        since there are millions of fans just waiting for good stuff.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    The trailer is a bad joke.
    So, I still think, Square isn't serious with the iPhone market.

    • Lum the Invader

      This is Square's most serious iPhone effort yet, but it's still just a simple port.

      I wonder if a time will ever come when Square dedicate as much effort to the iPhone as they do to the DS.

      • texazzpete

        Why should they really dedicate effort to the iPhone market, when half of you whine when the price goes above $1.99?

      • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

        Others keep high prices and succeed.
        And especially Square wouldn't have to worry about pricing
        since there are millions of fans just waiting for good stuff.

  • Thomas

    I love Final Fantasy I (it's my second favorite ) but, annoYing font engine is annoYing. :p

    Letters like g, y, p, q, and j are all going to look really strange.

  • Thomas

    I love Final Fantasy I (it's my second favorite ) but, annoYing font engine is annoYing. :p

    Letters like g, y, p, q, and j are all going to look really strange.

  • MidianGTX

    That text is tiny, even when viewing the images full size. I can deal with it looking slightly weird but damn it's small.

  • MidianGTX

    That text is tiny, even when viewing the images full size. I can deal with it looking slightly weird but damn it's small.

  • Pooploopdeluxe

    Tried this Japanese crap years ago. The story is retarded and you have no control over you 'destiny'. Boring.

  • Pooploopdeluxe

    Tried this Japanese crap years ago. The story is retarded and you have no control over you 'destiny'. Boring.

  • furuya

    These are the perfect Final Fantasies for iPhone and iPod Touch. Unlike the others, mostly beginning with the very excellent IV, these two are short and can easily be played in short bursts. And PSP graphics with no UMD lag? Sign me up.

  • furuya

    These are the perfect Final Fantasies for iPhone and iPod Touch. Unlike the others, mostly beginning with the very excellent IV, these two are short and can easily be played in short bursts. And PSP graphics with no UMD lag? Sign me up.

  • dumas1000

    We won't get fooled again..... Into buying this damn game. Face it, Square-Enix, it's over. Please, for the love of god, move on already. This game has been repackaged at least a dozen times. How many times can we play through a game that is Old, formulaic, arcaic, and completely lacking in innovation. this game is beyond a Relic. It's a dinasour. Every time SE pimps this thing out again, it's just another shameless moneygrab. Some people may applaud this release, but I find it insulting, to be honest.

    • Vovin

      I'll buy and enjoy it... :p

  • dumas1000

    We won't get fooled again..... Into buying this damn game. Face it, Square-Enix, it's over. Please, for the love of god, move on already. This game has been repackaged at least a dozen times. How many times can we play through a game that is Old, formulaic, arcaic, and completely lacking in innovation. this game is beyond a Relic. It's a dinasour. Every time SE pimps this thing out again, it's just another shameless moneygrab. Some people may applaud this release, but I find it insulting, to be honest.

    • Vovin

      I'll buy and enjoy it... :p

  • jak56

    that looks surprisingly boring to me:(

  • jak56

    that looks surprisingly boring to me:(

  • Joel

    Nitido !!!

    This is the beginning. Some day we'll have an original Final Fantasy for the iPhone.

    Bring on FFIII (Japanese VI) and I'm sold.

  • Joel

    Nitido !!!

    This is the beginning. Some day we'll have an original Final Fantasy for the iPhone.

    Bring on FFIII (Japanese VI) and I'm sold.

  • Froggy12

    So will these be released as one app or two separate apps?

    • Vovin

      I think bundled. As the DS and PSP versions are.

  • Froggy12

    So will these be released as one app or two separate apps?

    • Vovin

      I think bundled. As the DS and PSP versions are.

  • Vovin

    Yeah, yeah... lots of people = lots of complains... but in the end: lots of customers. :D

  • Vovin

    Yeah, yeah... lots of people = lots of complains... but in the end: lots of customers. :D

  • Cranker

    I'll buy it instantly :) No complaints. I always have my iphone with me so i want these games on it. I played these games on nintendo portables but never with this nice screen. I hope it will look nice on the ipad :)

  • Cranker

    I'll buy it instantly :) No complaints. I always have my iphone with me so i want these games on it. I played these games on nintendo portables but never with this nice screen. I hope it will look nice on the ipad :)

  • gospel9

    Anyone noticed how there are no virtual sticks in the trailer?

    And yeah... the trailer looks like it was made in Flash, in no longer than 30 minutes put together... pretty lame. Of course that's better than no trailer. Now they price this one right it's going to be a difficult buy for me.

  • gospel9

    Anyone noticed how there are no virtual sticks in the trailer?

    And yeah... the trailer looks like it was made in Flash, in no longer than 30 minutes put together... pretty lame. Of course that's better than no trailer. Now they price this one right it's going to be a difficult buy for me.

  • godzilla

    looks good. and the iphone game breaks even more ground... now we have grandtheft auto, cod (sort of) final fantasy, metal gear solid, and many more popular titles on the iphone. damn i wanna beta test this one rlly bad. can i sign up still?

  • godzilla

    looks good. and the iphone game breaks even more ground... now we have grandtheft auto, cod (sort of) final fantasy, metal gear solid, and many more popular titles on the iphone. damn i wanna beta test this one rlly bad. can i sign up still?

  • Gordon

    YAY ITS COMING OUT THURSDAY FEB 25 YAY FOR FINAL FANTASY 1 N 2 FOR IPOD!!!!!!!
    wooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Gordon

    YAY ITS COMING OUT THURSDAY FEB 25 YAY FOR FINAL FANTASY 1 N 2 FOR IPOD!!!!!!!
    wooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo