Final Fantasy 7 comes to iOS tonight

Square Enix has issued the latest port for Final Fantasy VII, this time bringing it to mobile devices. The iOS version of Cloud's story is expected to hit the U.S. App Store tonight.

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As Final Fantasy fans continue to wait on news of Final Fantasy VII's inevitable remake, Square Enix has been looking at a new way to enjoy this RPG classic. The company was looking to bring the game to mobile devices, prevoiusly stating that it would take years to get it there. And by "years," of course, they meant "less than two," because it's actually coming to iOS later today. (Of course, to be fair, phones are a lot bigger, space-wise, than they were when that statement was originally taken.)

IGN noticed the iOS launch trailer hit YouTube earlier today. However, the link to the iTunes listing on the trailer's YouTube page is not live at the moment. As the folks at Touch Arcade have pointed out, the game is currently live in New Zealand, however, the U.S. App Store is set to receive it later tonight at 8PM PT.

There's still a PS4 version of the original Final Fantasy VII still lined up for this holiday season, but those looking to get the game on iOS sooner can pick it up tonight from the App Store.

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    August 19, 2015 1:40 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Final Fantasy 7 comes to iOS tonight

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      August 19, 2015 3:06 PM

      Hooray, another platform for me to never finish this game on!

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        August 19, 2015 3:12 PM

        Hah, wait you've just never completed it?

        Also, Mr. Ozzie the embedded youtube video is currently listed as private.

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          August 19, 2015 3:20 PM

          It's been live all day, so it looks like someone flipped a switch over at Square.

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        August 19, 2015 3:21 PM

        haha +inf

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      August 19, 2015 3:09 PM

      UNF!!

      Easily one of my favorite games.

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      August 19, 2015 6:21 PM

      I've gotten spoiled by iOS pricing, because I can't see myself paying $19.99 for this even though one any other platform that would be perfectly reasonable

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        August 19, 2015 7:00 PM

        All of square games are prices high. Normally I wouldn't mind because you are getting a complete game. Just that most gamers own a version or two on different platforms already.

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        August 19, 2015 8:34 PM

        I feel like the iOS version is still a lesser version. I'd accept the 20 dollar price point IF they patch out touch screen controls and require a bluetooth controller :P