Following its recent mobile release, the ninth Final Fantasy, originally released on PlayStation nearly sixteen years ago, has finally popped up on Steam.
Last month, video game enthusiast Square Enix surprise-released Final Fantasy IX on iOS and Android. But the PC version is still nowhere to be found, which is driving some fans crazy.
“Emoticons are unavailable,” the mobile version of Final Fantasy IX tells you when you name a new character. WELL, WE’LL SEE ABOUT THAT.
Track: You’re Not Alone | Artist: Nobuo Uematsu | Album: Final Fantasy IX Original Soundtrack
The PC version of Final Fantasy IX, announced last week in Japan, will be out this month according to Steam. And, critically, it’ll let you turn off random encounters.
Final Fantasy IX, one of the best Final Fantasy games, is coming to PC and smartphones at some point in 2016, Square Enix announced today in Japan.
Grace and her husband got married last month in Hawaii (congrats!). Since they’re big Final Fantasy fans, they decided that the logical thing was, well, a Final Fantasy themed wedding.
Pop quiz: does the name “PlayOnline” make your blood boil, or at least cause one of your eyes to start twitching? No? Lucky you. If it does, you might be familiar with the worst strategy guide in video game history.
Daniel "Abysswolf" Oliver's pixel art reminds me of the Metal Slug games, especially Barret's look in the Final Fantasy VII piece above. But he's mostly into JRPGs and recently, he remade the cast of a couple of classic games as detailed, colorful 2D sprites.
Happy birthday, Final Fantasy IX! You're fourteen years old now, and still just as lovely as you were back in 2000, though you could stand to take it easier on the random encounters.
People dig up random little easter eggs and bugs in old games all the time. What they don't often find are entire side-quests which have somehow remained hidden from view for over a decade.
Final Fantasy IX might not be the best Final Fantasy game, but it's definitely the most stylish.
There's a part at the beginning of Final Fantasy IX—a game that was once underrated, then overrated, and now feels properly rated as "totally awesome" by most RPG fans on the web—where you have to pretend to fight with swords.
Nostalgia is a wonderful thing. Everyone loves getting wistful about old games, old experiences, old characters that they worshiped and cherished. It's fun. What's less fun is revisiting those old games and finding the flaws you've forgotten.
In today's design-minded edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter DrZaius looks at design elements of ten gaming classics (well, nine and Madworld) that could help spice up some of today's titles.
If you've played Final Fantasy IX, you know Kuja is the main bad guy. Like many Final Fantasy characters, Kuja has a stylized appearance. This video is an in-depth look at how to recreate it.
In today's fully Fahey-approved edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Paradox Me makes an argument for the greatness of Final Fantasy IX that's more than just saying the name Vivi over and over again.