Finally! Full port of the original Final Fantasy VII announced for iOS, no word for Android yet

Finally! Full port of the original Final Fantasy VII announced for iOS, no word for Android yet
Ah, Final Fantasy VII! Two years ago, we told you that a full port of Square Enix' popular installment in the Final Fantasy series was "years away" due to the sheer size of the game itself, but at E3 2015 the game publisher announced that a full port of the classic 1997 game will get released for mobile devices.

It's confirmed that the game will hit iOS in the indefinite future, though there is no word on an Android release yet. We suspect that most Androlid gamers will be perfectly fine to wait a little, since there are a lot of emulators that allow you to play the game. 

it's worth mentioning that the upcoming iOS port of FFVII will not be the remake like the one that will hit the PlayStation 4; no, it will be the same game that launched on the first PlayStation all the way back in 1997. One more reason to experience the  Cloud Strife and his battle against the Shinra corporation.

Ports of the previous Final Fantasy games are already available for both Android and iOS. Judging by Square Enix's usual practice, FFVII should cost at least $14.99 when it eventually arrives. Excited yet?



via: IGN

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38 Comments

1. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I'll probably get the remake when it comes to Xbox.

6. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes exactly. I will get it for the PS4 though, it's going to look better for it. As all Final Fantasy titles have... +1

10. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

The difference between the two consoles is so menial, it doesn't really matter. Especially to me. Never really got obsessed with a tiny bit better graphics.

25. TypicalGeek

Posts: 211; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

I will go PS4 as well. Not because of incremental performance, but early game play and exclusivity of other titles I want to play. But if you put it that way, that's another reason PS4 is worth it for me.

30. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

This year at E3 MS was fairly disappointing compared to Sony. Too much indie stuff and not enough big name titles. I have both consoles so it doesn't matter Lol, but Sony seems ahead this round.

32. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

That's a funny joke.

12. waddup121 unregistered

omg awesome

31. Simona unregistered

33. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It's a timed exclusive. Notice how at E3 they said console debut, not exclusive. It could be they are not allowed to mention it, like with rise of the tomb raider.

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Best game in history!! can't wait for the remake.

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

No the best game in history was for the SNES... Chrono Trigger. That's what they should remake...

21. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Yeah I really loved Chrono Trigger. This too needs a remake.

23. JasonX

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Gotta disagree with you. Not about Chrono Trigger being the best, but about the need for a remake. The original is perfect as is. I just played through it last year on my Nexus 7 via emulator. :)

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Is it a straight up port of the PS1 game? If they didn't do some graphical touch ups like the other 6 games they released on mobile, it's going to look like crap.

14. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

looks crap? the graphics on the PS1 version looked great, it doesn't need graphical updates.

36. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Lol, you crazy nostalgic head cases

4. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Beauty of Android: piracy That's the reason for iOS-only and /or iOS-first.

8. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Dude you are a broken record from an old jukebox. You need to be discarded, because you have nothing to contribute to the comments section but the same old BS! SMH

16. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Dont feed the trolls! Ugh!

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I have no problem with his comments.

34. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Lol of course you have no problem with another fellow trolls comments. Man you're dumb.

24. JasonX

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

While the emulators are pretty great, I don't think that's the reason for the emphasis on iOS. Apple users have shown that they are more willing to pay top dollar for an app, so this game will do great there, as it will most likely be in the $16 - $20 range. I'm fine with it, I've still got a copy of the original:)

26. kravenstorm

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 17, 2015

I am pretty sure you're talking about those of use that emulate FFVII on our androids. There is a very fine line between legal and piracy when it comes to emulations. As long as you own the physical console (in which I do) and the physical or digitally bought copy (which I has the PS1 and steam versions of), then it is totally legit to emulate.

27. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

I'm not talking about emulators, but pure piracy. You don't even have to root your Android phone in order to run pirated APKs.

29. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Tell that to PC users and wait for reply lol, If I really like the game I will for sure buy it to support the devs but if the game comes running like crap whats the point.

5. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Nice! I went and bought a ps4 today after Sony unveiled the remake of FF7 at E3. I don't understand why some of the apps or games they just don't come to android or release same time as iOS. Maybe to some it's not that bad to wait a few month, but I don't like to wait. I use an android phone (Xperia z1) and I own a few itoys, without them I won't be able to play games like this one, or like fallout shelter which I downloaded this morning, also iOS only right now, traktor Dj software iOS only, oh and some of the awesome gadgets on kickstarters are iOS compatible or design with iOS. I don't like iPhone, tired iPhone4 and iphone5 but ended up gave to my parents. I'm seriously thinking Getting an iPhone just because I see more and more apps and games and techs release for iOS, either exclusive or at least first available for iOS.

9. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Wonder why? Fragmentation and piracy. The former causes a spectacular increase in developing costs while the latter is responsible for a massive decrease in revenue.

11. bendgate unregistered

Beauty of Android, Android is a malware, lagware, fragmentation, garbage, iphone is the best, anything not Apple is horrible, only Apple products should exist, everyone else should go bankrupt. Can we have something new? And the one that doesn't suck?

15. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

add this to the list of games you are missing as an android user. bastion, transistor, bioshock. not to rain on your parade, all android phones' computing cores and rams are only good for candycrushers and angry birds. IOS will always be the first choice for developers. I don't understand why people are paying $700 for a samsung phone that runs the same OS as every budget phones

20. Leandronb

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

you are trolling but i have to agree with you, awesome games exclusive to ios, or the game launches first on it with no word on android version. o love tech but i am a gamer first so my next phone will be the next apple phone.

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