Today’s Nintendo Direct released the shocking news that Final Fantasy IX, the classic tale of Zidane & co.’s incredible journey to save the world, has been ported to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC today! That’s right, you don’t have to wait any measure of time to re-live the magic that was the 9th installment in the intrepid Final Fantasy franchise. It’s all yours right now.
Before you go out and buy it again, though, see the new HD graphics, models, and auto-save functionality in action with the new Final Fantasy IX trailer!
Zidane and the Tantalus Theater Troupe have kidnapped Princess Garnet, the heir of Alexandria. To their surprise, however, the princess herself yearned to escape the castle. Through a series of unusual circumstances, she and her personal guard, Steiner, fall in with Zidane and set out on an incredible journey. Meeting unforgettable characters like Vivi and Quina along the way, they learn about themselves, the secrets of the Crystals, and a malevolent force that threatens to destroy their world.
In addition to the re-release of Final Fantasy IX, the Nintendo Direct also revealed a brand new game called Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY coming to Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 on March 20, 2019! It’s a complete re-work of the 2007 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon, as the new version adds unique new dungeons, a new buddy system to recruit monsters and other characters as allies, and a local co-op system to play with your friends as you maneuver through randomly generated dungeons.
Explore the challenges of the never-ending dungeons (“Insatiable Hunger”), befriend monsters with the new buddy system. You adhere to one simple rule, every time you enter, the world around you changes shape, but it only moves whenever Chocobo moves!
The last bit of news out of the Square Enix camp is that Final Fantasy VII will release on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One on March 26, 2019. This is not the remake, but a new port with updated graphics, auto-save features, and new enemy options.
To recap: Final Fantasy IX releases today on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC. Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY releases March 20, 2019 on Nintendo Switch and PS4. Final Fantasy VII ports to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One on March 26, 2019!