Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions now available in the App Store

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is now finally available in the App Store. This is one of the most highly anticipated games of the year; well if you are into role playing games anyway!

Released as the Final Fantasy series' first tactical RPG in 1997, Final Fantasy Tactics on Playstation went on to sell over 2.4 million copies worldwide. The game grew in popularity upon its re-release in 2007 as Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions for the PSP with added features such as new movies, scenarios and Jobs.Now, in 2011 the game has finally arrived for the iPhone/iPod touch! You can enjoy the game whose story gave life to the world of Ivalice, and whose high strategy battles bring tactical games to a whole new level.
  • The complex tactical game can be effortlessly and intuitively controlled by simply tapping units and menus. Gone is the old method of switching fixed map views - you can now rotate, move and change the size of maps as you please by sliding and pinching.
  • Loading times have been improved to get you into the action quicker than ever. What's more, you can even skip certain cut scenes.
  • Graphics have been adapted for optimal performance on iPhone/iPod touch screens.
  • Upcoming scheduled updates: Facility to fast-forward battle scenes and skip cut scenes.

The game is designed for the iPhone and iPod touch with support for iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3rd generation and later devices. For the best experience, play on iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th generation or later devices. An iPad specific version will be released in the fall.

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is available on the iPhone for $15.99. Screenshots after the break.

[iTunes link]

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Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions now available in the App Store


They should have gone with an iPad version first or developed both and released them at the same time. I'm not paying $15.99 for an RPG game on the iPhone. I'd feel much better if it were on the iPad.

I was just thinking this past weekend about breaking out my PS2 just so I could play this game again!
If you have ever actually played it, you know it's totally worth buying again for $16...!

It's doing this game a disservice to refer to it as a RPG.
It is a turn based strategy game that is set in a familiar RPG setting but is NOT a RPG.

...You're right, I mean it's not like we take on a ROLE while PLAYING this GAME.
Being a dick aside, I agree with you. This game has to much depth to just be refered to as a simple RPG.

Except Square-Enix, who made and sells the game, had defined it as a tactical RPG, the gaming community in general refers to it as a tactical RPG, and it plays like most other tactical RPGs.
EDIT: I wrote this under the impression that the article referred to it as a tactical RPG. It didn't, so I retract my previous comment. You're right, it isn't an RPG, it is a tactical RPG
Is it a phenomenal game? Most definitely, it is in my top 5 games, but we humans like to categorize, and this game fits perfectly into a category that we have designated.

If ever a game cried out for state to be synced between devices, this is it. Most people who purchase the iPhone version will not buy an iPad one if it means they have to start over, or play different characters on different devices. Playing on the iPad at home, but being able to play through a few turns on your iPhone when you are out an about would be a FFT addict's dream.