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Upcoming iPhone games: Final Fantasy, Assassin’s Creed, Sega


A number of upcoming game releases for the iPhone and iPod touch have been revealed over the last several days. Square Enix has revealed plans to release its classic Role Playing Games Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II on the App Store. Although few details have been announced, screenshots posted to the company’s Facebook account show dramatically enhanced graphics compared to the original Nintendo Entertainment System releases, and slight interface tweaks meant to take advantage of the devices’ touchscreens.

Ubisoft has confirmed that it will be releasing a follow-up to its Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles game on February 1st. According to USA Today, Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery will follow lead character Ezio as he attempts to rescue fellow assassins being held in Spain. Curiously, an “unfinished” version of the game was posted early to and subsequently pulled from the App Store, according to an IGN report; it was priced at $12 for the brief time it was available, although it is unclear whether that will remain the price when the game is officially released.

Finally, Sega has announced plans to release its Sega Ultimate Genesis Collection title for the iPhone and iPod touch. Essentially serving as an official emulator for the console, Ultimate will include the game Space Harrier II for free, with other titles, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, Eco the Dolphin, and Shining Force available via In-App Purchase at prices ranging from $3-$6; more titles are expected to be added as time goes on.

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*jaw drops*

Okay…Square-Enix now has my full attention as an iPhone/iPod touch developer. If they release 4-6 as well (3 was meh) then I can finally retire my old Gameboy Advance and its cartridges of all the old-school Final Fantasy games…

Final Fantasy wherever I go. *does the dance of joy*

And yes, the graphics are MUCH improved compared to the old NES/Famicom version…but they look pretty much the same as the GBA/PS1/etc releases in the last few years.

Posted by Daniel S. on January 21, 2010 at 6:14 PM (CST)

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