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‘Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition’ Coming to iOS February 9th, Pre-Order Available Now

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Square Enix was supposed to bring the massive Final Fantasy XV to iOS and Android in the form of Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition (Free) in Fall 2017. Plans obviously changed and it was up for pre-registration on Android back in November last year. The final release date was uncertain but it has now popped up on the App Store with a pre-order button and a seemingly confirmed release date of February 9th. Here’s some footage of Eli playing the first 20 minutes of it at PAX:

Final Fantasy XV is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms with a Windows release happening in early March. The original console version took a very long time to release after a few delays and it finally made it in November 2016. Since then Square Enix has been updating it with loads of post launch support in the form of new content, DLC, or even a multiplayer expansion. It will see a Royal Edition released in early March on consoles coinciding with the Windows release that includes all previously released DLC content.

I honestly thought the Pocket Edition was delayed to coincide with that release. You can pre-order it for free right now and play Chapter 1 on release day. Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 will be available through an in app purchase of $0.99 each. The remaining chapters including Chapter 10 will be $3.99 each. A combined bundle of all chapters after Chapter 1 will be available for $19.99. As shown off in the video from PAX West, this has been optimized for touch controls and will include the full main story for Final Fantasy XV.

It was supposed to only work on iOS 11 devices going by the previous information on the official website but the current description on the App Store mentions iOS 11.1 and later. When it comes to the devices supported, on the iPhone side of things you can play this on iPhone 6s or later. For iPads, this will work on iPad Pro (seemingly all), iPad (5th gen) or later, iPad Air 2 (or later), and iPad mini (4th generation) or later from those iPad families. Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition will need 5GB or more storage space. The high resolution version will need 8GB or later. You can pre-order it now on the App Store. Check out the forum thread for it here and the official website with more images here.


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