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Update: Final Fantasy IX Coming To PSN

by Joe Juba on Apr 02, 2010 at 06:41 AM

UPDATE: In a video posted via the Square Enix Members twitter, Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has confirmed that Final Fantasy IX will be coming to PSN in Japan. In the six-second clip, Wada did not give further details regarding release date, pricing, or whether the game will also come to PSN in North America, but some of those specifics aren't difficult to guess.

Presuming that Final Fantasy IX follows in the footsteps of Final Fantasy VII and VIII, fans can expect that it will be available on the U.S. PlayStation Store shortly after its Japanese release at a price of $9.99.

If (when) this happens, it will mean that all three PSone Final Fantasy titles will be available on PSN. It may be a little early to start tapping the PS2 catalog, so what non-Final Fantasy Square Enix games would you like to see released on the service?

[Source: andriasang]

ORIGINAL STORY: After the successful releases of Final Fantasy VII and VIII on the PlayStation Network, Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto has hinted that the the service may be getting Final Fantasy IX in the near future.

According to a report from, Hashimoto made the comment via the Square Enix Members twitter (which is in Japanese). After collecting community opinions regarding the game, Hashimoto said "Thanks to everyone for your opinions on FF IX. Regarding an FF IX download release, everyone is so passionate about it that I'll be proposing it at the next board meeting. Look forward to next week!"

Of the three main Final Fantasy entries on the PSone, FF IX sticks closest to the series' 8- and 16-bit heritage. Set in a classic fantasy world full of classic airships and mages, it is a departure from the more modernly styled FF VII and VIII. It's also the entry that has an awesome throwdown between my favorite summons, Bahamut and Alexander.

As Mr. Hashimoto suggests, I will look forward to next week to see if Square Enix has any announcements about the future of this chapter in the Final Fantasy series. If it does come to PSN, would you buy it?