Square Enix director and producer Takashi Tokita has told Kotuku that the Final Fantasy VI game will soon be released for iOS and Android platforms. He added that the smartphone version will be a modified version of the Final Fantasy VI game originally released in North America in 1994 as Final Fantasy III, and will be available in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store this winter.
Proudly revealing the surprise at the end of a presentation about the recent smartphone release of Final Fantasy V, Tokita said that the game is basically a remake of the original Final Fantasy VI. “But there have been some enhancements”, he added. He also said that the graphics will be refined for smartphones. They’ll still be 2D but sharpened, much like the recent mobile release of V.
“The battle systems have been altered for the other [mobile remakes] 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.”
Tokita further revealed that the Final Fantasy series won’t necessarily end with VI. Responding to the question of whether there will be more ports of the Legacy series he said, “if this Legacy project works out well, we would like to one day be able to work with VII.”