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Final Fantasy Tactics for iPhone Launching This Summer, Coming to iPad Too

Originally announced at E3 2010, Final Fantasy Tactics for iPhone (a porting by Square Enix of the PSP game that was another porting from PSX) has gone through a series of "misunderstandings" and delays regarding the release date, which apparently was initially confirmed for September 15, 2010, but was later denied by Square Enix, who went on to say the game would come in Spring 2011. With June approaching and the game still nowhere to be found in the App Store, it looks like Square Enix won't make it for a Spring launch, but this time the company has posted an update on the app's official Facebook page, reassuring everyone that Final Fantasy Tactics will land on the iPhone between June and July, and that an iPad "HD" version is also in the works, although it will launch after the iPhone porting.

Assistant producer Shiina writes:

But now the development reaches the final step and we can see the actual schedule. Thus, YES, finally I can tell you when it will be released.

FFT: WoL will be on sale somewhere between late June - mid July. We have announced "It's coming Spring 2011" last year so we're now working pretty hard for the release in June because July is not spring anymore.

We're also making the iPad version which supports 1024x768px HD resolutions.

No details on pricing have been revealed yet, and information on the iPad version is scarce. It's good, however, to see the game finally approaching public release after a year of waiting -- I played both the original FFT on my PSX and FFT:WOL on the PSP, and I can't wait to see how Square Enix will redraw controls for multitouch, or simply add new content for iPhone owners. [via TUAW]

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