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Square Enix Service Streams Final Fantasy 7 and 13 onto Smartphones and Tablets

by Ron Duwell | September 9, 2014September 9, 2014 6:30 pm PST

Final Fantasy VII

You thought it was incredible that Square Enix could get a port of Dragon Quest VIII running on smartphones? Well, you haven’t seen anything just yet.

A new system from Square Enix called “Dive In” will allow smartphone owners to stream Square Enix’s most popular games straight into their smartphones and tablets. From launch on Oct. 9, Japanese gamers will have access to three starting titles, and two of them you have probably heard about. I’ll give you a hint: Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders isn’t among those two.

No, the other two are Final Fantasy VII, the legendary game finally making an oft-requested appearance on smartphones and tablets, as well as Square Enix’s more recent Final Fantasy XIII. Yes, that is correct, Final Fantasy VII is coming to smartphones and tablets in Japan at last, but interested parties have to pay a daily streaming fee. See the prices below.

  • Final Fantasy XIII
    • Three Days – 250 yen (plus tax)
    • 10 Days – 510 yen (plus tax)
    • 30 Days – 1,250 yen (plus tax)
    • One Year – 1,800 yen (plus tax)
  • Final Fantasy VII International
    • Three Days – 200 yen (plus tax)
    • 10 Days – 400 yen (plus tax)
    • 30 Days – 1,000 yen (plus tax)
    • One Year – 1,429 yen (plus tax)
  • Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders
    • Three Days – 150 yen (plus tax)
    • 10 Days – 300 yen (plus tax)
    • 30 Days – 800 yen (plus tax)
    • One Year – 1,185 yen (plus tax)

Square Enix has a release schedule already planned until January as well with Final Fantasy VIII and The Last Remnant going live next month. Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Murdered: Soul Suspect will close out the year in December, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available in January 2015.

No word yet on if Dive In will make it to American services, but we can rest easy knowing that Japan has Final Fantasy VII available on smartphones and tablet. Excuse me while I go celebrate by playing it on my PlayStation 3 or my PS Vita.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...