Square Enix has been working hard to port its classic Final Fantasy titles over to iOS, and the next in the series, Final Fantasy V, is expected to hit the App Store by the end of the month. Like previous Final Fantasy ports, the game will bring updated visuals, and new controls optimized for touch-based devices.
But before you get too excited, know that the game will only be available to Japanese users initially, according to a report from Final Fantasy fan blog FF-Reunion. We don’t expect to be waiting too long for it to rollout to international App Stores, however.
Final Fantasy V was first launched on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) way back in 1992, and it sold two million copies in Japan alone. The game was then relaunched on the Sony PlayStation in 1998, and then again on the Game Boy Advance in 2006.
The more recent versions of the game offer updated graphics, four new jobs (Gladiator, Cannoneer, Necromancer, and Oracle), a new dungeon called The Sealed Temple, and a new boss. We’re expecting these things to be a part of the iOS port as well.