Square Enix sent us a press release this morning announcing plans to bring the original Final Fantasy and its first sequel to Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch. They won't just be simple ports, either - full touch screen support is going to be added:
FINAL FANTASY I AND FINAL FANTASY II HEADING TO iPHONE AND iPOD TOUCH
Monday 25th January/... Originally released for the NES in Japan back in 1987 and 1988, these two classic adventures return for a new generation to enjoy, available for the first time ever on the iPhone and iPod touch.
'¢ Optimised control system for iPhone/iPod touch interface, enabling users to play the game as intuitively as possible by simply touching the screen.
'¢ Additional dungeons not available in the original 1987/1988 releases.
'¢ Bonus content accessed once the main game is completed.
Release date: TBD
RRP: TBD (released worldwide simultaneously through App Store)
Copyright: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
Official URL: http://dlgames.square-enix.com/ff/
FINAL FANTASY AND FINAL FANTASY II, THE STORIES:
FINAL FANTASY begins where four young warriors, each possessing a crystal, are summoned to bring the world back to a harmonious element balance. During their voyage, they discover a nefarious entity has created turmoil in the structure of time in order to take control of the world, causing the heroes to travel to places they never imagined possible.
In FINAL FANTASY II, a malevolent emperor has called upon monsters from a demonic realm to take over the world, ending what seemed to be an eternal period of peace. From the destruction rise four young survivors who will take it upon themselves to stop the merciless ruler and avenge the death of their parents.