Just as the prophets (or, more specifically, Japanese website FF-Reunion
) foretold, Square Enix will unleash retro role-playing game Final Fantasy V
on iPhone and iPad before the month is out.
At midnight tonight, in fact.
In this Super Nintendo RPG, you follow a quartet of heroes - traveller Bartz, Princess Lenna, the mysterious Galuf, and pirate captain Faris - as they travel the land in search of four elemental crystals.
Like a greatest hits collection of FF
ideas, Final Fantasy V
contains the Active Time Battle system that was introduced in Final Fantasy IV
, but also includes the old job mechanic from Final Fantasy III
This iOS remake of Final Fantasy V
is largely a faithul recreation of the original game, albeit with a few new additions.
For one, Squeenix has included The Sealed Temple and super-boss Enuo from the Game Boy Advance version, which we dubbed "a highly customisable adventure for anyone seeking a role-playing challenge".
Square Enix has also ditched the classic pixel-art graphics from the 1992 game in favour of new artwork. Don't fret, though: these new character and enemy images come from the SNES game's original artist, Kazuko Shibuya.
Sound good? Final Fantasy V
will cost you an eye-watering £11.99 / $16.99 when it hits international App Stores around midnight tonight. It should surface on Android a little later this year.