Another installation in the Final Fantasy series is finally available for PC. Sixteen years after its initial release, you can purchase Final Fantasy IX on Steam.
This latest addition puts the total number of Final Fantasy games on Steam to 14 titles. The Steam version of Final Fantasy IX also includes some extra features such as achievements (85 total), an autosave system, HD cinematics and characters, and certain enhancements to the base game such as a high-speed mode or a “no encounters” experience.
However, there are still a few missing parts from the franchise’s main series. Final Fantasy X and X-2 were recently relaunched on the PlayStation 4 and Vita as an “HD Remaster” makeover. There’s also no word on Final Fantasy XII (my personal favorite), which is still available as a PlayStation 2 title only.
However, we might not see additional HD releases of old titles for quite some time, as a new Final Fantasy title is on the way. Last month, Square Enix finally confirmed that Final Fantasy XV is on its way later this year, on September 30. The Japanese company seems to be putting its best foot forward with its latest project. In addition to the game, there will also be a CG-animated film and a short anime series on YouTube. You’ll also be able to play the Final Fantasy XV mini-game, Justice Monsters V, on your Android, iOS or Windows devices.
As for Final Fantasy IX, the PC release offers another chance for fans to relive some of their earlier gaming days without having to dust off old consoles. The game will cost you $20.99, but it’s available with a 20 percent discount until April 20.