This should surprise absolutely no one – Square Enix has announced today that they will be bringing Final Fantasy VI to iOS and Android devices this Winter.
Speaking with Kotaku, Square Enix director and producer Takashi Tokita shed some light on the game – which is currently unannounced in any official capacity – stressing that it was more than just a simple port.
“It is basically like a remake of the original VI,” Tokita said as he proudly revealed his surprise at the end of a presentation about the recent smartphone release of FFV and the upcoming mobile release of FFIV: The After Years. “But there have been some enhancements.”
“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.”
Similar to the recent release of Final Fantasy V, FFVI will receive “sharpened” graphics for cell phones. According to Tokita, Final Fantasy mobile releases won’t necessarily end with VI. If these projects work out well there is a chance even FFVII could follow in its footsteps.