Final Fantasy IX

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Final Fantasy IX
Logo-Final-Fantasy-IX-INT.jpg
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Squaresoft, Square Enix
Squaresoft, Infogrames, Square Enix
Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy VIII
Successor title
Final Fantasy X
RPG
PlayStation CD-ROMCD-ROMDigital Download
PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Microsoft Windows and iOS
PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3
PlayStation Store, Steam, App Store
Steam Release(s)
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Retail Features
Gameplay-Single-player.pngGameplay-Steam-Achievements.pngGameplay-Steam-Trading-Cards.pngPartial Controller Support (Steam)Gameplay-Steam-Cloud.pngGameplay-Autosave.png
Ratings
This title has been rated T by the ESRBThis title has been rated 12 by PEGI
Content Descriptor(s)
ESRB
Violence, Blood, Suggestive Themes, Partial Nudity, Mild Language and Crude Humor
PEGI
Bad LanguageViolence
Retail Localization Information
Interface Language(s)
EnglishFrenchItalianGermanSpanishBritish English
Subtitle Language(s)
EnglishFrenchItalianGermanSpanish
United Nations International Release Date(s)
App Store
February 92016

SteamWindows.png Steam for Windows
April 142016
European Union European Release Date(s)
PlayStation
February 162001
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
PlayStation
November 152000
Australia Australian Release Date(s)
PlayStation
February 222001
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
PlayStation
July 72000
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Final Fantasy IX is the ninth title in the Final Fantasy series. This game has a more fantasy-styled world, similar to those found in the first six Final Fantasy games. It was launched in November 2000, at the same time as Sony's PlayStation 2. The game was later offered for download via the PlayStation Store for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable.

PC & Mobile[edit | edit source]

At the time of release, the game was notable for its lack of a release for Microsoft Windows, which had been granted to both the previous titles Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII; this marked the end of Squaresoft's support for the Microsoft Windows platform.

However, on January 1, 2016, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy IX would be coming to Microsoft Windows, Android, and iOS, and that the game would feature high-definition graphics, achievements, an auto-save mode, and a high-speed mode. The Steam page went live on January 6, 2016, with an Early 2016 release date. A trailer was released on January 8, 2016, that provided samples of gameplay and cinematics. On January 21, 2016, the Steam store page for Final Fantasy IX was changed to "Coming soon", although "Early 2016" continued to be listed on the right-hand side; this was corrected and switched back the following day, January 22, 2016.

On February 9, 2016, Final Fantasy IX was released on iOS and Android, with the Android version being named Final Fantasy IX for Android. Final Fantasy IX was also released on Steam for Microsoft Windows on April 14, 2016.

On September 19, 2017, Final Fantasy IX was released on the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 4, under the name Final Fantasy IX: Digital Edition, having been announced by Square Enix on the same day.

Differences between Steam/iOS and PlayStation releases[edit | edit source]

The version of the game offered through Steam, the PlayStation Store, and the App Store include very significant changes to the base game:

  • Character models are now high-definition
  • More comprehensive Config menu in-game
  • The dialogue used in-game has been changed
  • "Walk" is now the default movement, but can be toggled to "Run" in the Config menu
  • Circle button / B button is now for talk/action, while X button / A button is for cancelling; this can be changed in the Config menu
  • Tutorials on ATB combat and button assignment are given at the start of the game
  • Three separate boosters can be enabled to make the game easier; these cannot be disabled once enabled
  • Cloud saving of save files is now supported on Steam
  • The player can exit to the main menu from within the game
  • There is a Continue system that allows the player to replay their most recent save from the last screen they entered.
  • Speech bubbles exist for both NPCs that can talk and NPCs that you can challenge to a Tetra Master game
  • The save system is based on the Final Fantasy VII save system for Steam and PlayStation 4, where 10 instances of PlayStation-style save slots are available
  • Certain sound effects have been removed

Specific differences between Steam and PlayStation releases[edit | edit source]

The version of the game offered through Steam includes specific changes of its own to the base game:

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