The New ‘Final Fantasy IV’ and ‘Final Fantasy III’ Updates with the 3D Remake Branding Raise Some Questions with E3 Soon – TouchArcade

As anybody who has owned a premium cell port by Sq. Enix on cell is aware of, the corporate could be very erratic with updates for many of its traditional library. Some video games are left damaged for months whereas others are fortunately up to date quickly when an iOS replace ships that breaks one thing. Through the years, Sq. Enix has introduced quite a lot of traditional Ultimate Fantasy video games to iOS and Android with cell platforms getting them earlier than consoles in some instances like Ultimate Fantasy IX. The newest launch of Ultimate Fantasy VIII Remastered is one thing lots of people had been ready to personal on cell for some time contemplating it was the one one lacking from Ultimate Fantasy to Ultimate Fantasy IX. Ultimate Fantasy IV ($14.99) is one in all my favorite JRPGs of all time and I’ve at all times been hopeful that my favorite model of the sport (the 2D one) will get introduced over to trendy platforms. After a shock replace final 12 months, Sq. Enix pushed out updates to each Ultimate Fantasy IV and Ultimate Fantasy III on iOS and Android as we speak with a small bit attention-grabbing change. Each video games now have the icon and identify point out that they’re a ‘3D Remake’. This has a couple of attainable implications however doing this so close to E3 has me questioning in regards to the varied prospects.

For cell platforms, this might imply that the 2D variations of Ultimate Fantasy IV and Ultimate Fantasy III are being launched with the 2D model of the latter by no means having seen an official English launch. It’s also attainable this has to do with a group of some kinds for different platforms. PS4 and Nintendo Change don’t have any of the pre Ultimate Fantasy VII video games but whereas Steam has all of them barring I and II with III to VI being just like the cell variations. I do know lots of people have been hoping Sq. Enix ultimately brings I and II to Steam so all of the video games may be on a single PC storefront and platform. If this does imply extra platforms are getting older Ultimate Fantasy releases with some trendy conveniences and even straight ports with the naked minimal characteristic set and emulation, I hope we get a bodily launch. I can’t move up a possibility to purchase Ultimate Fantasy IV extra occasions and I do know I’m a part of the issue there. Hopefully Sq. Enix reveals one thing on the E3 showcase on June thirteenth which I’m extra considering now with these shock updates.

When you’d like to know what makes each model completely different, Shaun’s obtained you coated on the historical past of Ultimate Fantasy IV in our RPG Reload article on it. Make sure that to learn our evaluate of the iOS model as nicely. Take a look at Ultimate Fantasy IV on the App Retailer for iOS right here and Google Play for Android here. For Ultimate Fantasy III, I’ve by no means actually cared for the 3D model so hope we do get a contemporary localized launch of the 2D model on cell and consoles. When you’ve performed each Ultimate Fantasy III and Ultimate Fantasy IV, the place do you rank them amongst JRPGs and as in comparison with different Ultimate Fantasy video games?