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Final Fantasy 9 now available on PC

It only took 16 years, but Final Fantasy 9 is now available for PC.

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Square Enix has announced Final Fantasy 9 is now available on PC.

We learned Final Fantasy 9 was in development for both mobile devices and PC earlier this year, and after several months of waiting, PC owners can finally experience what’s considered to be one of the best Final Fantasy games ever created.

The PC version of Final Fantasy 9 features high-definition cinematics and character models, full Steam Trading cards, cloud save support, an auto-save function, and a host of option boosters. These boosters include a high-speed mode and a no-encounter mode, which automatically master equipped weapons and gear, max out character levels, magic stone counts and gil.

Final Fantasy 9 was originally released on the original PlayStation back in 2000 and tells the story of Zidane Tribal, who plans on kidnapping the princess of Alexandria, Garnet Til Alexandros the 17th, with the help of a band of thieves known as Tantalus. Thanks to an unlikely series of events, Zidane, Garnet, Vivi, Adelbert, and other memorable characters set off on an epic journey as they learn more about themselves, the secrets of the Crystal, and the force that threatens to destroy the world as they know it.

Final Fantasy 9 is now available on Steam for a discounted price of $16.79 until April 20th, and will then return to its full price of $20.99 afterwards.

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    April 14, 2016 7:30 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Final Fantasy 9 now available on PC

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      April 14, 2016 8:07 AM

      It's kinda a no brainer to get this... but has anyone tried it yet? Any reviews?

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        April 14, 2016 8:19 AM

        I got about 45 minutes in this morning:

        It looks good. Or, as good as you can expect a 16 year old Playstation game to look. It had support all the way up to my native res (1440), which surprised me, since several SE ports have lacked that. They redid the 3d models to some degree, as they're not merely higher resolution than before. The backgrounds look about as you'd expect.

        Gameplay-wise, it's the same game as before, except that they've added optional cheats and a speed-boosting option that makes the entire game run at super speed. I wouldn't use it for a first playthrough, but it's awesome for replaying and fighting battles.

        There is a minor bug with W10 and XBO controllers though, where it gets confused on launch if your controller is already plugged in.

        Otherwise, it's Final Fantasy IX.

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          April 14, 2016 8:21 AM

          Awesome. One of my fave FF's. The graphics were amazing on PS1.

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          April 14, 2016 9:06 AM

          I assume you didn't have to drop in all those Android plug-ins?

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          April 14, 2016 9:49 AM

          Does it use the original UI or the phone UI?

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          April 14, 2016 10:28 AM

          Speed haxing is always useful in JRPGs almost universally, atleast older ones. It's great for when you have to run long distances, and especially for grinding.

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          April 14, 2016 11:20 AM

          Second question, does it still have the local co-op? You used to be able to go into the menu and assign a character to another controler so in battles you could play up to four people one as each character. I imagine they probably removed this on the phone version but worth a check. Thanks for your answers btw! Very helpful.

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            April 14, 2016 1:50 PM

            I checked the menus, but I don't see anything to suggest you can use a second controller.

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      April 14, 2016 8:13 AM

      Did it end up requiring Android plugins?

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      April 14, 2016 2:35 PM

      I wonder if it supports 4:3 monitors, or if it will be a 4:3 image pillarboxed inside a 16:9 letterbox on my 4:3 monitor.

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