Just one day after we uncovered a PEGI rating indicating it was coming, Square Enix let the cat out of the bag and revealed that Final Fantasy IX was set for a PlayStation 4 release. But not content on letting us wait for the PlayStation 1 classic to come around, the company surprised people even further by releasing it today.
The game, which can be downloaded here, is being offered as a Digital Edition, going for $16.79 (a few bucks off its regular $20.99 price). Similar to last year's Final Fantasy VII release, the game includes cutscenes remastered in high definition, along with a number of earnable Trophies and boosters that allow you to earn weapons faster, and level up your characters properly. You can watch the debut trailer for the game above.
Here's the full description straight from Square Enix!
"The FINAL FANTASY IX Digital Edition includes the original custom theme designed by Toshiyuki Itahana and eight key characters avatars.
At last, the hugely popular FINAL FANTASY IX arrives on the PlayStation®4 system with additional features: trophies, game boosters such as high speed and no encounter modes autosave and high-definition!
The Tantalus Theatre Troupe visits the Kingdom of Alexandria to help celebrate Princess Garnet's birthday. However, the troupe is actually a group of thieves and their real intension is to kidnap the princess! Meanwhile, a young black mage called Vivi arrives to watch their performance but is at a loss when he realises that he only has a forged ticket…
In a picture book-like world of fantasy, Zidane the thief, Princess Garnet and Vivi get tangled up in an emotional and magnificent crystal adventure!"
While around $16 may be a bit on the steep side for some, it's definitely a classic that's worth revisiting, especially if you've already purchased a number of the previous Final Fantasy games, like the remaster of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, which came out earlier this summer. No doubt you'll get plenty of mileage out of this one as you relive the adventure and have a ball with the Tantalus Theater Troupe.
So, Square...how's that remaster of Chrono Trigger coming...?
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