Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Square Enix boosts iPhone catalogue with classics

Square Enix will add two games from its back catalogue to Apple's iPhone/ iPod touch App store.

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is a PSP remake of the 1997 Playstation original. It features a number of enhancements to the original, including a new and improved English translation. That game will be made available to a broader audience with both iPhone and iPod Touch platforms.

Additionally, the publisher will bring Super Nintendo classic Secret of Mana to the iPhone - the launching-pad for the much loved Mana action-RPG series.

Square Enix is one of the more prolific iPhone App publishers, amongst the big publishers in the industry. In recent months it has released exclusives to Apple's platform, and confirmed its support to the recent (and popular) iPad gadget.

Square Enix is also a textbook example that there is a genuine iPhone gaming market beyond the cheap and limited $0.99 minigame platform it's often considered to be. Square Enix iPhone releases are typically full-featured game at premium prices in excess of $10. Despite the competition from much cheaper game, releases from the publisher are typically best sellers.

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