Final Fantasy VI Due on iOS and Android This Winter

The announcement was made following a presentation centred around the smartphone release of Final Fantasy V.

Speaking to gaming blog Kotaku, Square director and producer Takashi Tokita confirmed that Final Fantasy VI won’t be a direct port of the seminal SNES JRPG:

“It is basically like a remake of the original VI. But there have been some enhancements.”

Ever since the WonderSwan and Game Boy Advance re-releases of Final Fantasy I and II, Square Enix have been tweaking the core difficulty of the experiences and adding new features, like additional dungeons and challenges.

Tokita-san added: “The battle systems have been altered for the other [releases] for Final Fantasy, and VI will be the same. For instance, grinding was an issue and people had to spend a lot of time leveling up. Now on the mobile devices the battle systems have been adjusted so you don’t have to fight as much and can enjoy the game for what it is.”

Forums have been abuzz with discussion over which game will be next in the Legacy line, with speculation that we might finally receive that ever-rumoured Final Fantasy VII remake. Regarding FFVII, Takashi Tokita commented: “We have VII fans in our own company. If this Legacy project works out well, we would like to one day be able to work with VII.”

Square Enix have been slowly trickling out remakes and updated ports across iOS and Android, including releases of Final Fantasy I through V and Tactics. News also broke earlier this week of plans to bring the best-selling Dragon Quest franchise to mobile platforms as well, along with new title Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light.

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