We've been closely following the impending release of Square's Final Fantasy Dimensions since first details hit just before E3 this year. It's just starting to show up on the New Zealand and other similarly located App Stores, meaning it should be available for download in US markets at some point this evening- Likely 11:00 PM, although it could show up earlier or later.

The game is initially a free download, which will get you through the content they're referring to as "the prologue". After that, there are a number of IAP options to unlock the rest of the game:

The first episode is going to run you $2.99, while episodes two, three, and four will cost $8.99 a pop. Alternatively, the entire package can be purchased for $28.99.

We're going to whip up a TA Plays video as soon as we can, with a full review coming shortly thereafter. In the meantime, you can swing by the thread in our forums and breathe a sigh of release that this game is universal.

International App Store Link: Final Fantasy Dimensions, Free

  • http://www.facebook.com/epicbawksy Hans Kisaragi

    squeeeee! guess I wont be playing it til tomorrow.. Norway app store always gets it day after us.

  • http://twitter.com/badlogik Steve

    $30 bucks for a port of a game that looks like it was hacked together in RPG Maker?  I consider myself one of the biggest Final Fantasy fans ever, and have played just about every game and spinoff, most of those many times over.  I will not be getting this one.

  • Zephram

    Square should release two versions of new final fantasies: 'Final Fantasy Fun', in the style of 7,8 and 9, and 'Final Fantasy the Interactive Movie', for all those who demand stunning graphics and nothing else.

    Guess which ones I would buy?

  • CrispyCreamed

    TWEWY is plenty of SE purchases for me for a while. Plus it can't get any better than TWEWY at the moment. Dimensions just looks plain boring.

  • ducksFANjason

    Oh yeah!! I remember this now! This was that game I was super excited about until they announced an assload of IAPs. Maybe I'll check out the prologue, but it's doubtful...

  • jeffyg3

    I'm used to spending $30-$60 on console and handheld games and the reason that's acceptable is not because of what device it's on (really, who gives a **** what device its on?), but because the games I pay for have a lot of quality in them, unfortunately games like that are far scant on mobile devices and I've been buying far less nowadays on iOS because I've recently been feeling I've been wasting my time with crap like Temple Run.

    Anyways point is, if this RPG has a lot of quality in its gameplay and story, then there's no need for bitching over the price, as long as I find the quality is worth the price then I don't mind paying the amount I did with games like The World Ends with You and the Phoenix Wright games on the DS

    • ducksFANjason

      Agreed about paying for quality, but my chief complaint comes from IAPs. I still haven't heard from anyone in the know how IAPs will work in 30 years. Every now and then I dust off my NES and play some classics but unless Apple is still in the business of restoring my app store purchases, I'll be screwed out of all the money I put towards unlockable IAPs. THAT's my only complaint with this pricing strategy.

    • CrispyCreamed

      Phoenix wright is what I'm waiting for. I've never played any of them and after playing and loving the crap out of ghost trick, count me in for Phoenix.

  • shero89

    The has been pulled from the app store!!!

    • http://twitter.com/Sanuku Sanuku

       Yepp. Probably someone at Square Enix had pushed the Release Trigger to early since the Game had appeared on a few iTunes Store Worldwide before it got removed back again.

    • Benjamin Rodriguez

      Lol that sucks. Even though most likely I cannot afford this anyways. 

  • http://twitter.com/Cooltendo Philip Armstrong

    Note that chapters 2 and 3 are bundles of four of the original cell phone chapters each, so they're pretty weighty. Chapter 4 is all the end game stuff so it should be plenty meaty as well.