We've recently discovered that Square Enix's highly anticipated turn based strategy RPG, Final Fantasy Tactcs: The War of the Lions has made it through the Apple approval process. Following the development of Tactics has been an incredible ride. Starting with its announcement at E3, the game has been subject to numerous setbacks. Originally slated for September 15th, then spring, then June or July, before one final setback until it was revealed that the game was finally submitted to Apple.

Now, being approved still doesn't mean the game is released yet. Square Enix likely has a future release date set for the game which I'd feel more than comfortable betting is this coming Thursday. The wait is almost over, and barring any unforeseen circumstances North Americans should be knee-deep in Final Fantasy Tactics on 11:00 PM Eastern this Wednesday night, with App Store regions to the east of us getting their hands on the game slightly earlier.

In light of this recent news, if you're looking to party with others who couldn't be more excited about FFT, stop by the thread in our upcoming games forum.

  • stormerwantshisdinner

    did u rreally need to tweet 'Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions' Approved By Apple'>
     
    then this nonsense post, you said all thislast post about this game.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Yes.

    • Andiron

      A LOT of people (including myself) are following the release of this game very closely so some of us are appreciative of the news.

    • Andiron

      A LOT of people (including myself) are following the release of this game very closely so some of us are appreciative of the news.

    • Andiron

      A LOT of people (including myself) are following the release of this game very closely so some of us are appreciative of the news.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bmoussavi Baback Moussavi

      I really despise internet trolls who jump on any news story to post negative comments the first chance they get. To your credit, you didn't say 'FIRST!' in your post, at least.

      I'm reminded of people who instantly complain the second CNN reports news on anything Apple/iPhone related. If the story doesn't pertain to you or just makes your panties bunch up, don't read the article. In this case, you could have read the title, gotten all you needed from it, and moved on to the next article.

      Let those of us who care about this enjoy what little news we get.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bmoussavi Baback Moussavi

      I really despise internet trolls who jump on any news story to post negative comments the first chance they get. To your credit, you didn't say 'FIRST!' in your post, at least.

      I'm reminded of people who instantly complain the second CNN reports news on anything Apple/iPhone related. If the story doesn't pertain to you or just makes your panties bunch up, don't read the article. In this case, you could have read the title, gotten all you needed from it, and moved on to the next article.

      Let those of us who care about this enjoy what little news we get.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bmoussavi Baback Moussavi

      I really despise internet trolls who jump on any news story to post negative comments the first chance they get. To your credit, you didn't say 'FIRST!' in your post, at least.

      I'm reminded of people who instantly complain the second CNN reports news on anything Apple/iPhone related. If the story doesn't pertain to you or just makes your panties bunch up, don't read the article. In this case, you could have read the title, gotten all you needed from it, and moved on to the next article.

      Let those of us who care about this enjoy what little news we get.

      • SMP

        Eighth!!!

      • SMP

        But in all seriousness, it depends the topic being discussed. When it comes to entertainment, somethings are worth expressing concern over (in a mature fashion), and there always people who will deflect those concerns either because it pertains to their object of their affection, or because that person doesnt distinguish between logical comments and idiotic ones. And for good reason, given the average maturity level of most people who comment on the internet, at least in the places I frequent. But yeah, outright complaining just to complain is immature and silly.

      • Justintimerlake

        Cry me a river.

    • Jiub

      Did you really need to make a nonsense comment about this post?  Goes both ways my friend.

  • Anonymous

    "coming in 2010" 
    boy did they miss there deadline or what

  • Anonymous

    I'll be waiting for the iPad version, but even with all of the delays, it's good that they're getting this onto iOS.

  • backtothis

    Can't freaking wait. We're closer than ever now.

  • SMP

    Ah, but Im dead broke, Im considering stealing my younger brothers gift card (who's 18), which I would definitely pay back, because Im a trustworthy big brother who steals.

    • Anonymous

      Haha. Nice!

    • Joojooman

      You thief. We're supposed to feel better about you abusing your brother cuz hes 18?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Erik-Thomas/100001214773968 Erik Thomas

    Have we heard anything on what systems it will work on? Will it work on 2nd gen ipods? And ideas as to the price? I'd be really surprised if it's more than $10, seeing as how that's how much it was for the current psp download.

    • SMP

      Its always safe to assume the more recent the device, the better. Id probably guess $15 at the most.

    • Ken Griffey III

      Go to the App Store and search "Final Fantasy". You'll see there's a FFXIII photo gallery available from SquareEnix....for $6. This game's going to be at LEAST $15. FFIII is $16 and every game they release seems to be a bit more expensive than the last.

      • Stevenmilligan

        Agreed. Like I said before, $20 wouldn't surprise me. They know people will buy it regardless. 

    • Real Hero

      I'd be really suprised if it's less than $10.

    • Anonymous

      Nope. Said on Square Enix DLG Facebook page that 2nd generation devices would not be supported. Too much lag. (specifically, the post stated "iPhone 3G" but that is a 2nd gen device, so iPod touch 2g will not work)

      • Gabriel

        True :(, I wouldn't care about the lag though.. O well, I'll now be desperately awaiting the next gen Touches in September!

    • factoid

      This isn't the same game as the ps1 version psp download, its the same as the UDM version with updated everything...which used is still $17. Sheese... get you shiznit straight before you open you mouth...

  • John Tax

    Thanks Squeenix.

    Game is an extroardinary tale and quite an excellent story.
    I remembered when i bought it for the PS1 import from US (french country, we had no FFT). Like 50 euros then (400 fr). Then i bought it again for the PSP. 30 euros.

    I'd like to be thanked (does that make any sense in english ?) for having a supportive player for ten years. But that's the way it is, isn't it ? You pay for the same thing again and again. And again.

    Why not doing a SQUEENIX humble bundle, with money for charity?

    By the way, you can have some  good indie games and help kids for a few bucks for pc and mac (http://www.humblebundle.com/). That's the way big seller should sell those games. It would let some room for indies. On the iphone too.

    • John Tax

      I meant fot being a supportive player. (I apologize for not being good enough to read my post enough).

  • Travis

    I don't see how a new final fantasy is something to get exited about.... It's just the same boring generic RPG you've played a thousand times before. Nuff said.

    • John Everwin

      FFT isn't like the other FFs.  

    • Skye629

      Tactics is completely different in terms of gameplay 

    • Alex Thompson

      I don't see why I get pissed off over stupid comments like these.... It's just the same boring generic hater hate you've read a thousand times before. Nuff said.

  • http://profiles.google.com/brett.wagner Brett Wagner

    Didn't I read way back then that the iPad and iPhone version are separate products? No universal, pay twice to play twice?

    • http://twitter.com/21tigermike Michael A. Robson

      Shockingly, there are way way WAY more iPod t+iPhone owners out there than iPad owners (first launched 2010), so yeah, the iPhone version is a much bigger priority, revenue-wise

  • Berky

    I'll buy this game at any cost. Lord knows I've waited long enough for it. This is better news than a night with the escort.

  • The_Joe_001

    So this is only the iPhone version right - iPad version coming out a month later?

  • Mike
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kelvin-Chen/1638276822 Kelvin Chen

    WTF, Square Enix. Now I've beaten this game like 100 times. Now I have to buy this game and spend another 100+ hours of gameplay to unlock all the content. AGAIN.

    • Alex Thompson

      You poor guy, they sure are ruining your life, eh?

    • E. Rm

      Why do you HAVE to buy it? Surely someone who has beaten the game 100 times doesn't need another version.

      • Stevenmilligan

        Surely you've never played FFT.

  • Metroidsmash

    JAILBREAK!!!! FREE FOR LIFE!!! but in all seriousness it's about damn time. They were seriously off the mark with the timing. but I'm seriously happy that it's finally here

    • Chinaman Sam

      You're a freetard living out of your mom's basement. You're the reason this country is going bankrupt.

    • Stevenmilligan

      You sound pretty "serious".

  • Kungfoosk8r

    Dont care about price, will buy immediately upon release.

    I dont like that there haven't been any gameplay videos though!

  • Auguzto

    I don´t care about the price either, I grew with this title and will buy it no matter what. Just hurry.

  • Drlemon

    Final(ly) fantasy tactics.

  • shamu

    wow. you guys are all soooo defensive about this game. calm down fanboys.

    • jon

      I don't even like this game that much and I think that you actually should calm down

  • http://undisclosedhistory.blogspot.com Lukroi

    I wouldn't pay any price but I'm a little irritated by a few things.
    1) They delayed. Twice.
    2) The last promise of a release date was July 20ish or the end of July. Today is July 31st. They missed the mark again.
    3) Every stie reporting on this story is repeating VERBATIM the story from toucharcade and saying that Thursday is the official release date even though TouchArcade said they GUESS it might be Thursday for some unknown arbitrary reason.
    4) People getting pissy that others are excited for this game to come out. I'm waiting on a few big releases (Torchlight 2, gears of War 3, Diablo 3) and a classic with improved graphics and gameplay on the go is just the right thing right now

    Trolls, go hide under a bridge where you belong and let us be excited about the games we like.

    • http://twitter.com/21tigermike Michael A. Robson

      yeah, they f'n lied

  • Lamm

    It would be amazing if square release a remake of FFIX instead of the third version of Chaos Rings

    • http://twitter.com/21tigermike Michael A. Robson

      ????????
      This is a company that f'd up and delayed like three times a remake. Heh.. you think they have any 'one more things' in them? You're nuts

  • andrzej raczynski

    i must be the only one that never get the square fever.  loved their FF1/2/3, but after that I got tired of their grind mentality, and increasingly effeminate art direction... i love watching their price experiments on the ios crowd though.  i think ios is the only thing keeping these guys alive.  then again, i'm sure they're already working on porting everything over to android platform to resell everything yet again.