Publisher Square Enix has announced that as of the evening of August 19th, Final Fantasy VII became available for download on the App Store, after iOS updated its Apple Store app.
Now, you will be able to play as Cloud and the gang on your iPhone and iPad. And, for some reason, they’re adding an option to disable random enemy encounters. Why they’re adding this is beyond me; half the fun of playing FFVII is wanting to throw your PS1 out of two different windows at the same time due to not being able to move three pixels without having another Bandersnatch scratching your entire party’s face off. It also includes touch controls, to more effectively send Barrett in while you frantically check your inventory to make sure you have enough phoenix downs.
Alongside this release will be the Final Fantasy Portal app, which will allow users to track the latest news for the FF franchise, as well as play the popular Triple Triad card game from FFVIII.
This is definitely one of those times I wish I still had an iPhone.