Final Fantasy Dimensions Now AvailableA 2D classic-style Final Fantasy that's not a port? Sign me up!08.31.12 - 12:51 PM
It didn't happen at 8pm PST/11pm EST like we expected, but sometime last night Square Enix released Final Fantasy Dimensions
for iOS. And, unlike another recent
high-profile release, is a Universal binary for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad.
As we previously discussed, you can download the game for free and also play through the apparently-lengthy prologue (188 MB in size) before having to pay anything.
In fact, that's all you can play right now as Square Enix has identified a problem with the In-App Purchase system in this initial release, preventing players from purchasing the remaining chapters. The company has already confirmed a fix is on the way, since it's obviously in their best interest to allow people to, you know, give them money. Wow, talk about quick - not only on Square Enix's part but Apple's as well: The updated version (1.0.1) has already been released, so this issue is fixed! Get shopping!
But, Mike, you ask, how much is this going to cost me? Unlocking chapter 1 costs a mere $2.99 (USD), while chapters 2-4 are $9.99 each. Alternatively, you can download all chapters in a set for the reduced price of $28.99. While might seem like a lot - especially for an iOS game - it is half the price the Japan paid for a simpler mobile version of this game before it landed on smartphones. So in that sense, it's almost a bargain! Not to mention, we don't often - if ever - see a brand-new 2D, classic-style Final Fantasy game released. Rounding out the In-App Purchase options is a $9.99 Chiptune BGM pack that allows you to swap the game's music for a "Chiptune Arrange" set.
Be sure to check out our Final Fantasy Dimensions gallery for plenty of English screens. We're working to have a review for you soon as well!
Finally, while Square Enix has said the game is also being planned for Android devices, no release information has been given yet.
Final Fantasy Dimensions (Free-ish)