The Final Fantasy Tactics series is on its way to the iPhone, but not as soon as we had hoped. Recently some rumors had been spreading around that Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions would be released on the 15th of this month, which unfortunately has been debunked officially courtesy of the Square Enix Facebook page.

The release date is still to be determined per Square Enix, but as a bit of a consolation prize they did release the above screenshot of the currently in development iPhone game. Being huge Tactics fans, we're more than a little disappointed that we won't be playing the game as soon as we had hoped, but we're definitely going to keep an eye out for more news on the game's development.

  • JD

    @#$%!@#$@#$!!!!!! WHY GOD WHY!!?!?!?

  • JD

    @#$%!@#$@#$!!!!!! WHY GOD WHY!!?!?!?

  • Anonee

    What on earth? The Tactics games were always beautiful, that...is not. I hope that's really a WIP shot (which it looks like it is) because that looks horrible.

    • Anonee

      Wow actually the more I look into it, War of the Lions really pales in comparison to Tactics A2. I was hoping for some retina-powered eye candy :

    • PseudoHuman

      damn that really is ugly... i hope it's not gonna look like that when they release it.

    • Maeks

      What were you expecting?

    • Anonymous

      this is a port of a ps1 game, and a pretty great one at that, cut it some slack you ignorant kids. the first ff tactics is above and beyond the sequels in terms of both gameplay depth and story.

      • http://www.google.com/profiles/Codemonkey85 Codemonkey85

        I couldn't agree more, man. I think gameplay is more important than graphics anyway, although if you saw this game in action on the PS1, I think you'd find it has more than enough of both.

        This game is going to take the phone out of my phone.

  • Anonee

    What on earth? The Tactics games were always beautiful, that...is not. I hope that's really a WIP shot (which it looks like it is) because that looks horrible.

    • Anonee

      Wow actually the more I look into it, War of the Lions really pales in comparison to Tactics A2. I was hoping for some retina-powered eye candy :\

    • PseudoHuman

      damn that really is ugly... i hope it's not gonna look like that when they release it.

    • Maeks

      What were you expecting?

    • Anonymous

      this is a port of a ps1 game, and a pretty great one at that, cut it some slack you ignorant kids. the first ff tactics is above and beyond the sequels in terms of both gameplay depth and story.

      • http://www.google.com/profiles/Codemonkey85 Codemonkey85

        I couldn't agree more, man. I think gameplay is more important than graphics anyway, although if you saw this game in action on the PS1, I think you'd find it has more than enough of both.

        This game is going to take the phone out of my phone.

  • PseudoHuman

    GOD F******* DAMN IT!!!!!
    why are you doing this to me SE!?

  • PseudoHuman

    GOD F******* DAMN IT!!!!!
    why are you doing this to me SE!?

  • eh

    Why does it look like they're emulating it?

  • eh

    Why does it look like they're emulating it?

  • JazzFlight

    Why would they release that screenshot? The ground textures are all messed up! That looks like a very first alpha version of the game or worse.

    • mike

      Amen... um.. SE.. you.. have my money already.. what the hell's goin on over there??

  • JazzFlight

    Why would they release that screenshot? The ground textures are all messed up! That looks like a very first alpha version of the game or worse.

    • mike

      Amen... um.. SE.. you.. have my money already.. what the hell's goin on over there??

  • steam

    that game looks like its being emulated... im disappointed.

  • steam

    that game looks like its being emulated... im disappointed.

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

    Here's hoping that the final release candidate is on par with Square Enix finest.

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

    Here's hoping that the final release candidate is on par with Square Enix finest.

  • Bagpuss

    I was holding off getting A2 for the DS as my iPod Touch is my go-to gaming device these days, but having seen that screeny I think I might cough up the dosh and get the DS version.

  • Bagpuss

    I was holding off getting A2 for the DS as my iPod Touch is my go-to gaming device these days, but having seen that screeny I think I might cough up the dosh and get the DS version.

  • ShamWOW

    I'd assume by the stick figure icon being used in the UI that this is a WIP screenshot. The other Final Fantasy ports have been fantastic and we have no reason to suspect that this next one will be anything less.

  • ShamWOW

    I'd assume by the stick figure icon being used in the UI that this is a WIP screenshot. The other Final Fantasy ports have been fantastic and we have no reason to suspect that this next one will be anything less.

  • Brinkman

    I was never a fan of the tactic games. Too slow for my taste, but I did love the artwork!

    • Yrogerg212

      Really? That artwork up there?

      • Brinkman

        No the original games artwork.

  • Brinkman

    I was never a fan of the tactic games. Too slow for my taste, but I did love the artwork!

    • Yrogerg212

      Really? That artwork up there?

      • Brinkman

        No the original games artwork.

  • Beric

    Graphics aren't that great in that screenshot. If the game reviews well though, I may buy it.

  • Beric

    Graphics aren't that great in that screenshot. If the game reviews well though, I may buy it.

  • gabe

    I was so looking forward to this... Great going square :/

  • gabe

    I was so looking forward to this... Great going square :/

  • Jack

    People should not judge incomplete game based only on 1 screen shot.

    • mike

      Which begs the question. Why did this screen get released?

      My thoughts? "Under promise, over Deliver"

      But.. I don't think SE is that smart.

  • Jack

    People should not judge incomplete game based only on 1 screen shot.

    • mike

      Which begs the question. Why did this screen get released?

      My thoughts? "Under promise, over Deliver"

      But.. I don't think SE is that smart.

  • ZildjianKX

    Is there an iPad version coming?

  • ZildjianKX

    Is there an iPad version coming?

  • klouud

    I really like how Square Enix games allow you to see the battery icon while in game.

    • http://www.ChronoSoft.com CommanderData

      Honestly I wish more games allowed you to see the Battery Level and Time (also signal strength for the iPhone). I like to keep an eye on the current time and remaining juice while playing, because I rely on my iPhone for so many things while on the go. iOS 4 makes it a bit less painful now that you can quickly bail out and come back to an app/game, but nothing's better than having it readily visible at all times. That's why I designed Rogue Touch around having the status bar (and call bar) on screen :D

      On the subject of FFT and this screenshot- I'm as disappointed as anyone that it's not coming out this Wednesday... I think the quality of the screenshot was picked intentionally to show everyone how *far* from complete the game is. No doubt it will be beautiful when they are finished and ready to release.

      • mike

        You don't actually need that. The time, yea, sure, it's great, but iOS devices will give you a warning window when you're down to 20%. It's a good move. Either finish what you're doing(save the game) and pack up, or find a plug to charge and keep playing.

  • klouud

    I really like how Square Enix games allow you to see the battery icon while in game.

    • http://www.ChronoSoft.com CommanderData

      Honestly I wish more games allowed you to see the Battery Level and Time (also signal strength for the iPhone). I like to keep an eye on the current time and remaining juice while playing, because I rely on my iPhone for so many things while on the go. iOS 4 makes it a bit less painful now that you can quickly bail out and come back to an app/game, but nothing's better than having it readily visible at all times. That's why I designed Rogue Touch around having the status bar (and call bar) on screen :D

      On the subject of FFT and this screenshot- I'm as disappointed as anyone that it's not coming out this Wednesday... I think the quality of the screenshot was picked intentionally to show everyone how *far* from complete the game is. No doubt it will be beautiful when they are finished and ready to release.

      • mike

        You don't actually need that. The time, yea, sure, it's great, but iOS devices will give you a warning window when you're down to 20%. It's a good move. Either finish what you're doing(save the game) and pack up, or find a plug to charge and keep playing.

  • Zonko

    Looks very unfinished and I'm surprised Square released that screenshot. I'd say this is many months away from being done.

  • Zonko

    Looks very unfinished and I'm surprised Square released that screenshot. I'd say this is many months away from being done.

  • ExtraBitterStoat

    Eeuughhh! I don't think of that screenshot as a consolation prize. I don't feel consoled.

  • ExtraBitterStoat

    Eeuughhh! I don't think of that screenshot as a consolation prize. I don't feel consoled.

  • Apoclypse

    I doubt that square is going to release a mediocre version of one of their flagship franchises. I was knd of hopibg for the DS and advanced versions to come first since they seem almost tailored made for the iPhone. Especially A2. Ff revenant wings would also work very well on a touch device. Either way I'm still buying this when it cones out. I still have the ps1 original and never got to finish. Maybe now is my chance. :).

  • Apoclypse

    I doubt that square is going to release a mediocre version of one of their flagship franchises. I was knd of hopibg for the DS and advanced versions to come first since they seem almost tailored made for the iPhone. Especially A2. Ff revenant wings would also work very well on a touch device. Either way I'm still buying this when it cones out. I still have the ps1 original and never got to finish. Maybe now is my chance. :).

  • Murbs

    Well bugger me that looks ropey.

    Used the funds I'd put aside for FFT to buy Rimelands, ChronoSgear and Monkey Island 2. I've never missed having a PSP or DS less.

  • Murbs

    Well bugger me that looks ropey.

    Used the funds I'd put aside for FFT to buy Rimelands, ChronoSgear and Monkey Island 2. I've never missed having a PSP or DS less.

  • fannyslacks

    wow, i can't believe the screenshot they released has all those messed up glitching textures on the ground? at least photoshop that junk for christ's sake.

  • fannyslacks

    wow, i can't believe the screenshot they released has all those messed up glitching textures on the ground? at least photoshop that junk for christ's sake.

  • noah

    When the game was released in 97 I instantly fell in love with it... enough that I made my own fan site! Haha. Having FFT on the iPhone would be pretty much awesome. The story is SPECTACULAR and if they can up the resolution on the characters, you'll have another insta-hit.

    PS, my FFT fan site is: http://www.fftrealm.com if anyone wants to take a look. Cheers!

  • noah

    When the game was released in 97 I instantly fell in love with it... enough that I made my own fan site! Haha. Having FFT on the iPhone would be pretty much awesome. The story is SPECTACULAR and if they can up the resolution on the characters, you'll have another insta-hit.

    PS, my FFT fan site is: http://www.fftrealm.com if anyone wants to take a look. Cheers!

  • Anonymous

    I love final fantasy tactics very much and I will love this forever.

    My blog about final fantasy tactics http://thaifinalfantasytactics.blogspot.com