Square Enix has releveaed that they will be bringing Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of Lions to the iPhone and iPod Touch. The official release date is scheduled for September 15, 2010.

In 2007, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: The War of the Lions delivered a 1997 PlayStation® fan-favorite to a new generation of players on the PSP® (PlayStation Portable) system. Featuring an array of enhancements to the original FINAL FANTASY TACTICS, including breathtakingly beautiful CG movies, additional characters and jobs, and an all-new English translation, the critically acclaimed FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: The War of the Lions now makes its way to iPhone® and iPod touch®.

Peer through the eyes of young heroes Ramza and Delita, and uncover the secrets that lie hidden within history’s darkened folds.

An E3 trailer has been released for the game:


News continues to trickle out from E3. We'll have more details as we get them.

  • Diz

    I can count on one hand how many games I've wanted to see porter to iPhone; FFT was one of them. Woot!!!

  • TheFamousEccles

    The iPhone is turning me into a Square fan.

  • Diz

    I can count on one hand how many games I've wanted to see porter to iPhone; FFT was one of them. Woot!!!

  • TheFamousEccles

    The iPhone is turning me into a Square fan.

  • http://www.GourmetZocker.at GourmetZocker

    Epic!

  • http://www.GourmetZocker.at GourmetZocker

    Epic!

  • HelperMonkey

    Looks like Square Enix was happy with the success of Chaos Rings and are getting on board the iDevice bandwagon. This is a very good thing.

  • HelperMonkey

    Looks like Square Enix was happy with the success of Chaos Rings and are getting on board the iDevice bandwagon. This is a very good thing.

  • Jaroid

    FF tactics WOTL is my most wished-for iPhone game! Thank you Allah

  • Jaroid

    FF tactics WOTL is my most wished-for iPhone game! Thank you Allah

  • http://www.badbumble.com BadBumble

    Excellent news. I hope there's going to be iPad versions at the same time for release.
    I'll be buying this of the first day of release.

    • Jim G

      Same here. Hoping for an iPad version.

  • http://www.badbumble.com BadBumble

    Excellent news. I hope there's going to be iPad versions at the same time for release.
    I'll be buying this of the first day of release.

    • Jim G

      Same here. Hoping for an iPad version.

  • David

    Hope this release has some new stuff compared to the PSP version. In the PSP you could play with another person on co-op. Hope this can also be done on this port.

  • David

    Hope this release has some new stuff compared to the PSP version. In the PSP you could play with another person on co-op. Hope this can also be done on this port.

  • Howard

    I'd prefer Joan of Arc but this is good news!

    • Howard

      (Jeanne d'Arc)

    • Aviatora

      I'd rather see Jeanne d'Arc ported too, it's a much better game.

    • BBD

      Too bad it's a Sony game and there's no chance of that happening.

  • Howard

    I'd prefer Joan of Arc but this is good news!

    • Howard

      (Jeanne d'Arc)

    • Aviatora

      I'd rather see Jeanne d'Arc ported too, it's a much better game.

    • BBD

      Too bad it's a Sony game and there's no chance of that happening.

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    Just as I'm getting into SRPGs -- awesome news.

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    Just as I'm getting into SRPGs -- awesome news.

  • Patrick

    will be buying this.

  • Marcus

    This is great; I can really see this working! Loved this on my PSP

  • Patrick

    will be buying this.

  • Marcus

    This is great; I can really see this working! Loved this on my PSP

  • http://www.runningwithscissorsgame.com Chris

    NOOOOOO!! lol i spent way too much time on this game already.. if an ipad version comes out all is lost!

    • Hal

      I'm sure it will scale fine on the ipad. Final Fantasy 1 & 2 look great on the ipad.

  • http://www.runningwithscissorsgame.com Chris

    NOOOOOO!! lol i spent way too much time on this game already.. if an ipad version comes out all is lost!

    • Hal

      I'm sure it will scale fine on the ipad. Final Fantasy 1 & 2 look great on the ipad.

  • http://juscosdarkroom.blogspot.com Jusco

    Best iPhone game announcement ever, period.

    • mike

      that's a little hyperbolic, but, ah, I WANT THIS FRIGGIN GAME

      • http://juscosdarkroom.blogspot.com Jusco

        Yeah, I might be over exaggerating a bit but I sure am excited for this game!

  • http://juscosdarkroom.blogspot.com Jusco

    Best iPhone game announcement ever, period.

    • mike

      that's a little hyperbolic, but, ah, I WANT THIS FRIGGIN GAME

      • http://juscosdarkroom.blogspot.com Jusco

        Yeah, I might be over exaggerating a bit but I sure am excited for this game!

  • MrSpud

    Great news! Hope it doesn't lag, I mean the PSP version did so.. this game would be great to play on the iPad, maybe I have a reason to get one now!

    • dar512

      Not sure about the iphone, but the ipad cpu runs 3x the speed of the psp. It should be just fine.

  • MrSpud

    Great news! Hope it doesn't lag, I mean the PSP version did so.. this game would be great to play on the iPad, maybe I have a reason to get one now!

    • dar512

      Not sure about the iphone, but the ipad cpu runs 3x the speed of the psp. It should be just fine.

  • tommy

    No way. This game would last many hours, great app. While it is a shame most of the biggest games are ports of existing console stuff, it's also quite cool having this on a phone

    • mike

      on the port issue, you understand that's because big name publishing houses are trying to figure out what they can sell for under $10... old ports.

      these are fantastic games, and where you'll probably see the most NEW franchises is on the iPad (eventually) where the ceiling for iPad games seems to be closer to $20 bucks

      • http://juscosdarkroom.blogspot.com Jusco

        I'm wondering if Square Enix won't try and push the iPhone pricing boundaries when they release this. FF 1&2 were $8.99 and Chaos Rings was $12.99, perhaps they'll try pricing this at $19.99.

  • tommy

    No way. This game would last many hours, great app. While it is a shame most of the biggest games are ports of existing console stuff, it's also quite cool having this on a phone

    • mike

      on the port issue, you understand that's because big name publishing houses are trying to figure out what they can sell for under $10... old ports.

      these are fantastic games, and where you'll probably see the most NEW franchises is on the iPad (eventually) where the ceiling for iPad games seems to be closer to $20 bucks

      • http://juscosdarkroom.blogspot.com Jusco

        I'm wondering if Square Enix won't try and push the iPhone pricing boundaries when they release this. FF 1&2 were $8.99 and Chaos Rings was $12.99, perhaps they'll try pricing this at $19.99.

  • John

    Yessssssssssssssssssss!!!!

  • John

    Yessssssssssssssssssss!!!!

  • FinalGamerAC

    One of my very favorite FF games, possibly my favorite. Beat it originally on the PS1 and then the PSP, soon to be on my Ipod. Swear I will get this first day.

  • FinalGamerAC

    One of my very favorite FF games, possibly my favorite. Beat it originally on the PS1 and then the PSP, soon to be on my Ipod. Swear I will get this first day.

  • Drexra

    Eh, my least favorite SRPG, but beggers can't be choosers! Will accept it with open arms....Ill still be hoping for Fire Emblem or Super Robot Taisen: OG 1 or 2.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Keep an eye out for the War of Eustrath, which should be coming out on the iPhone later this Summer. The iPad version is already out and it's great.

      • Drexra

        I have been watching the thread very closely, looks right up my alley! Just wrapped up a Hector hard mode run in fire emblem, trying to get back in SRPG shape for it.

      • dar512

        Thanks for the tip. I'll have to get it.

    • Chinito77

      I always thought this game should have came out to the iPhone when Square first announced a FF game long ago. I'm glad to see it finally come true.

      As for SRW, that is the next game on my wish list. I think that an SRW game will come out for the iPhone in the future, it will probably be on the Japanese iTunes store only.

  • Drexra

    Eh, my least favorite SRPG, but beggers can't be choosers! Will accept it with open arms....Ill still be hoping for Fire Emblem or Super Robot Taisen: OG 1 or 2.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Keep an eye out for the War of Eustrath, which should be coming out on the iPhone later this Summer. The iPad version is already out and it's great.

      • Drexra

        I have been watching the thread very closely, looks right up my alley! Just wrapped up a Hector hard mode run in fire emblem, trying to get back in SRPG shape for it.

      • dar512

        Thanks for the tip. I'll have to get it.

    • Chinito77

      I always thought this game should have came out to the iPhone when Square first announced a FF game long ago. I'm glad to see it finally come true.

      As for SRW, that is the next game on my wish list. I think that an SRW game will come out for the iPhone in the future, it will probably be on the Japanese iTunes store only.

  • thinkthis

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • thinkthis

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • thebleeptruth

    Whoa!!! The best TBS game of all time is coming to the iPhone!!! Hope they add exclusive content. Will be playing this on 2X for my iPad! Can't wait! And Square Enix, please please make some sort of a sequel.

  • thebleeptruth

    Whoa!!! The best TBS game of all time is coming to the iPhone!!! Hope they add exclusive content. Will be playing this on 2X for my iPad! Can't wait! And Square Enix, please please make some sort of a sequel.

  • GodSon

    *Mouth drops*

  • GodSon

    *Mouth drops*

  • Matt

    I've always thought the iphone was perfectly suited for FFT I would have rather seen FFT A2 but I guess Nintendo has that one on lock. A shame though I've played war of the lions too many times. Ive only played A2 once and didn't even finish it.

    • CommieCowboy

      Epic win. Still won't be see as sweet as the PS1 version though; I actually have my copy ripped to my PC and play it using an emulator, as there's nothing more fun than hacking this game to bits, whether your bag is hard mode where enemies are smarter and their equipment scales better over the course of the game, or whether you prefer making Ramza the ungodly Holy Swordsman class and soloing through the game (most battles are cake thanks to Night Sword).

  • Matt

    I've always thought the iphone was perfectly suited for FFT I would have rather seen FFT A2 but I guess Nintendo has that one on lock. A shame though I've played war of the lions too many times. Ive only played A2 once and didn't even finish it.

    • CommieCowboy

      Epic win. Still won't be see as sweet as the PS1 version though; I actually have my copy ripped to my PC and play it using an emulator, as there's nothing more fun than hacking this game to bits, whether your bag is hard mode where enemies are smarter and their equipment scales better over the course of the game, or whether you prefer making Ramza the ungodly Holy Swordsman class and soloing through the game (most battles are cake thanks to Night Sword).

  • Noman

    One word......instabuy

  • Noman

    One word......instabuy

  • Entropic

    I'll take twenty.

  • Entropic

    I'll take twenty.

  • kiwi jones

    /cream pants

  • kiwi jones

    /cream pants

  • http://toxicmda.tumblr.com Toxic

    That's great news.

  • http://toxicmda.tumblr.com Toxic

    That's great news.

  • gabe

    YYEYEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! Glad I delayed playing this game! I almost bought the psp version...

  • gabe

    YYEYEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! Glad I delayed playing this game! I almost bought the psp version...

  • klouud

    Ok, this was literally one of my favorite RPG's of all time - I honestly beat the game about 13x! Unless Square Enix breaths new life into gameplay and graphics, I am not going to beat it a 14th time...

    tim

  • klouud

    Ok, this was literally one of my favorite RPG's of all time - I honestly beat the game about 13x! Unless Square Enix breaths new life into gameplay and graphics, I am not going to beat it a 14th time...

    tim

  • http://icesky-calvin.blogspot.com IceSky22AIZ

    Personally, Square is disappointing me by releasing mere remakes of old games.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Yeah -- I hated how Chaos Rings was just a slight update of an NES game from 1988. ;)

  • http://icesky-calvin.blogspot.com IceSky22AIZ

    Personally, Square is disappointing me by releasing mere remakes of old games.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Yeah -- I hated how Chaos Rings was just a slight update of an NES game from 1988. ;)

  • phobic99

    Really hating the fact that the iPhone is still exclusive to AT&T in the US. :(

    Hope it comes to the iPad.

    • Hal

      I'm sure it will scale fine on the ipad. FF 1&2 looks great.

  • phobic99

    Really hating the fact that the iPhone is still exclusive to AT&T in the US. :(

    Hope it comes to the iPad.

    • Hal

      I'm sure it will scale fine on the ipad. FF 1&2 looks great.

  • MrMuesli

    Disgaea would be nice.

  • MrMuesli

    Disgaea would be nice.

  • CDeWombat

    The best game on ps1 and psp coming to the best platform, iphone what can i say "hallelujah" and "woot" come to mind along with "contented sigh" :)

  • CDeWombat

    The best game on ps1 and psp coming to the best platform, iphone what can i say "hallelujah" and "woot" come to mind along with "contented sigh" :)

  • Justin

    Holy Crap!! I mean, this seems like a total no-brainer given the controls anyway, but still--AWESOME. This is easily one of my top 10 games of all time so this is some of the sweetest music my ears have ever heard. Day 1 Buy. :)

  • Justin

    Holy Crap!! I mean, this seems like a total no-brainer given the controls anyway, but still--AWESOME. This is easily one of my top 10 games of all time so this is some of the sweetest music my ears have ever heard. Day 1 Buy. :)

  • Cilo

    Ok my faith in iphone gaming has just skyrocketed with the backing of Square! I'll be buying this for sure no doubt.

  • Cilo

    Ok my faith in iphone gaming has just skyrocketed with the backing of Square! I'll be buying this for sure no doubt.

  • brunobelo

    I'm about to cry. :D Best game evah! Let's just hope that Square do a better job with iPod version than they did with the PSP version, wich, unfortunatelly, is crappy.

    • Techkenb

      The sound in FFT war of Lions on the PSP was horrible. I hope that is fixed in the iphone version but I doubt it.

  • brunobelo

    I'm about to cry. :D Best game evah! Let's just hope that Square do a better job with iPod version than they did with the PSP version, wich, unfortunatelly, is crappy.

    • Techkenb

      The sound in FFT war of Lions on the PSP was horrible. I hope that is fixed in the iphone version but I doubt it.

  • http://www.lucastizma.com LucasTizma

    Well, FFT is my favorite video game of all time. You'd think that I would have been ALL over The War of Lions for the PSP... But after reading (and seeing) how absolutely horrific the game plays with the slowdowns, I won't even touch it. If S-E doesn't fix it for the iOS release, then they're just plain lazy. No excuses.

  • http://www.lucastizma.com LucasTizma

    Well, FFT is my favorite video game of all time. You'd think that I would have been ALL over The War of Lions for the PSP... But after reading (and seeing) how absolutely horrific the game plays with the slowdowns, I won't even touch it. If S-E doesn't fix it for the iOS release, then they're just plain lazy. No excuses.

  • zquallleonheart

    haha! You're going to play the best FFT EVER!!!!

  • zquallleonheart

    haha! You're going to play the best FFT EVER!!!!

  • Mo

    I bought my iphone only for that game :)

  • Mo

    I bought my iphone only for that game :)

  • Detlik

    Come on where is it? :D its 15th already and I dont see it on store.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      September 15. Not August 15.

      • Detlik

        damn got month wrong (I was making mistakes this whole day :( ) sorry

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        No worries -- I'm just as anxious as you are ;).

  • Detlik

    Come on where is it? :D its 15th already and I dont see it on store.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      September 15. Not August 15.

      • Detlik

        damn got month wrong (I was making mistakes this whole day :( ) sorry

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        No worries -- I'm just as anxious as you are ;).

  • Dave's-Not-Here-Man

    So glad I was on the crapper when I read this, otherwise I would have made a mess in my shorts.

  • Dave's-Not-Here-Man

    So glad I was on the crapper when I read this, otherwise I would have made a mess in my shorts.

  • SquareFan19482

    sadily the release date was false but yes they are making the game but it will be a long time from now sad to say the new release date is for
    January 1 2011 which sucks i bout a 50$ gift card just to get this game and they said the price will most likley be $7.99 but they are still deciding.

    • Anonymous

      How on earth are they going to price this at $7.99?

      I predict $14.99.

  • SquareFan19482

    sadily the release date was false but yes they are making the game but it will be a long time from now sad to say the new release date is for
    January 1 2011 which sucks i bout a 50$ gift card just to get this game and they said the price will most likley be $7.99 but they are still deciding.

  • NotImpressed

    Added another $25 card to my account for this. Waited for Sept 15th. And, now it's supposedly been bumped three months. Fsck this noise.

    Rebirth of Fortune looks interesting.

    BTW, what could possibly delay this by three months? Maybe iOS4 won't play shitty PSP ports.

    Oh and, what happened to Secret of Mana?

    More Fertilizer.

  • NotImpressed

    Added another $25 card to my account for this. Waited for Sept 15th. And, now it's supposedly been bumped three months. Fsck this noise.

    Rebirth of Fortune looks interesting.

    BTW, what could possibly delay this by three months? Maybe iOS4 won't play shitty PSP ports.

    Oh and, what happened to Secret of Mana?

    More Fertilizer.

  • SquareFan19482

    Yeha they moved the realease dat agian it wont be out until late 2012 if not early 2013

  • Kdseptian

    its already "late-july"