Final Fantasy VII has finally landed on the iPhone and iPad as had been promised by the developer, Square Enix. The circle of iOS gamers was bustling with anticipation over the arrival of this classic title that has a cult following for itself, and as we had been told, the game is BIG, in not just the theme, but size as well. We have the details and download links, right here!
The game seems to have been launched on the New Zealand iTunes Store, and as of right now U.S. based stores and alike, are in for what could be just a little but unnerving wait for many Final Fantasy fans. However, the North American branch of Square Enix has said that the game is “available now” so it shouldn’t be long before the title hits the U.S. store amongst many others.
Final Fantasy VII for iOS comes in at a good 1.6GB of download, but that’s not all; you need to have at least 4GB of free storage space on your iPhone or iPad if you wish to give this game a whirl on your device. For those who had been following the development of this release, these requirements should not be a huge surprise, as the inflated installed size of the game was floated a few months back when Square Enix announced that it would be bringing the title over to the iOS platform.
There were rumors that Square Enix might opt for a remake of the original game using its Luminous Engine, but the developer has confirmed that it is in fact, a direct port.
This product is a port based on Final Fantasy VII for PC (No changes or additions have been made to the story).
While no real changes have been made to the story line and feel of the game, the iOS edition does receive a few special features, such as an on-screen virtual controller, which can be digital or analogue depending on your preference. There’s also an option “to turn enemy encounters off on the world and area maps (will not skip event battles) and a Max Stats command to become all-powerful in the blink of an eye.”
As for supporting iOS compatible controllers, Square Enix makes no mention of such support, but who’s to say you won’t be surprised after you download the game and have a go at it. Final Fantasy VII is compatible with devices running iOS 8 and higher, but the developer has recommended the use of at least an “iPhone 5s, 3rd generation iPad or later, iPad mini 2 or later.” The game will set you back $19.99 should you decide to purchase it.
As mentioned ealier, if you have a New Zealand based iTunes account, you can download the game straight away from the App Store. That said, if you don’t have one and cant wait for the game to hit your local iTunes store, you can create NZ iTunes account and download it now by simply following our guide here: How To Create US, UK Or Any App Store / iTunes Account Anywhere In The World.
(Download: Final Fantasy VII for iPhone and iPad from the App Store)
Update x1: The game is now available in U.S. App Store for $15.99. The download link given above has been updated.