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Final Fantasy IX hits PSN Store this Tuesday

Ami Blaire's Avatar + Posted by Ami Blaire on Jun 10, 2010 // Vice President of Marketing, Square Enix

We’d like to thank everyone who has patiently waited for the revival of one of the most anticipated classics in the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy IX.

Returning to the elements of what makes true role-playing games appealing — characters, grand story, engaging battles and an impressive presentation — we’re proud to offer PS3 and PSP owners a chance to relive what RPG fans have long considered a nostalgic masterpiece.

The wait is almost over and we’re proud to announce that Final Fantasy IX is finally here, again!

Final Fantasy IX for PS3 and PSP (PlayStation mini)Final Fantasy IX for PS3 and PSP (PlayStation mini)

Final Fantasy IX for PS3 and PSP (PlayStation mini)Final Fantasy IX for PS3 and PSP (PlayStation mini)

Look for Final Fantasy IX to hit the US PSN Store next Tuesday, June 15th for $9.99. For more information on Final Fantasy IX, please visit the official site.

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+ xeno3d on June 11th, 2010 at 5:45 am said:

YES!


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+ leonhart9876 on June 11th, 2010 at 6:56 am said:

while everyone is worried about the other square titles we also need Saga Frontier 1 and 2. best rpgs ever


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+ xAllanKx on June 11th, 2010 at 7:05 am said:

Final Fantasy IX will be only in english for the U.S store?


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+ krae_man on June 11th, 2010 at 7:15 am said:

Yeah Jeff, I’m not sure how much I believe that. I bet it’s still going to be part of the Press confrence. “Download FF IX later today on the playstation store” is probably still going to come out of Jack’s mouth Tuesday.

Its not like the store update 2 weeks ago when UK got it had tons of cool stuff in it and you wanted to give each thing breathing room. FFIX dipping into Modnation Racers PSP’s downloadable versions sales or something is a bit of a streach.


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+ Frejim on June 11th, 2010 at 7:25 am said:

Finally!!!!


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+ zombie9 on June 11th, 2010 at 7:58 am said:

I beat this over 10 years ago. To many youngsters on here. Now I know where all the wining comes from. But I do feel very old now.


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+ QuietstormRB on June 11th, 2010 at 8:17 am said:

I loved playing FFIX on PS1. I’m glad it’s making a return as a PSOne Classic but when will Parasite Eve arrive as a PSOne Classic?


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+ Midgetguy on June 11th, 2010 at 8:32 am said:

You guys have just made a LOT of people happy!

I’m not the most die-hard FF fan, but I know a lot of people have been waiting on this one! haha

So, it’s good to see it making it’s way now!

=)


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+ Destiny89 on June 11th, 2010 at 8:33 am said:

Amazing news, looking forward to it


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+ PirateRyoko on June 11th, 2010 at 8:35 am said:

Its not Square Enix’s fault this is so late here in SCEA land. It was out long ago in other regions as many pointed out. Sony should take this as a lesson of what NOT to do when re-releasing a game. The extreme lateness only creates mountains of bad customer relations and needlessely costs Sony much needed sales. With a recently posted $441million loss Sony should be very eager grasping at every way possible to increase sales & thier customer base. Take the hint!!


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+ StealthReborn– on June 11th, 2010 at 8:44 am said:

This is great news, by far my favorite Final Fantasy to date. I’m really looking forward to reliving the great experience I had with this game.


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+ Cord on June 11th, 2010 at 9:20 am said:

Only the playstation blog would use this more then once as news; here’s the first time we were told FFIX was coming to PSN

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/05/07/final-fantasy-ix-coming-soon-to-playstation-store/

Instead of working up the audience, how about working on getting the wanted US content out faster.

Overall, FINALLY I CAN JUSTIFY MY PSPgo. All PS1 Final fantasy’s is good enough for me =)


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+ sdmf4ever on June 11th, 2010 at 9:31 am said:

IT’S FINALLY HERE!!! About time…….ohhhhhh I can’t wait! Well, I suppose the complaining can finally stop now; but what will we all complain about now with every store update…any suggestions…lol? Now, all we need is Vagrant Story and Xenogears and Legend of Dragoon and Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross and Fear Effect and Alundra and so on and so on and so on……yeah for repetitious and obnoxious banter….


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+ DarkOne_PR on June 11th, 2010 at 9:46 am said:

@79 discojer
well thats sad…. if sony/SE will take their time to put these games up on the PSN, why then dont they patch these games with trophies in that time? C,mon Sony/SE dont go lazy on me! patch FF7 with trophies….


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+ kmkaizen on June 11th, 2010 at 10:08 am said:

this cool now square can please bring Xenogear here it killing me now


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+ rmx687 on June 11th, 2010 at 10:22 am said:

For anyone who hasn’t played this, I strongly recommend considering buying this on the PS Store. It’s arguably the best (and best looking) game on the original Playstation. Anyone who’s ever liked a Final Fantasy should definitely check it out.


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+ DialingCar on June 11th, 2010 at 10:27 am said:

yessss!!!! i remember they were said they were gonna bring it out on may 7..then someone said june 1? somethin about an anniversary?? but now it’s finally coming..i had to spend about 60 bucks thinkin it was comin and i end up wastin it on other things…ohhh i love the teasin psn does to me!!! im use to it..everyone else should be too..i mean we have about a good 10 years worth of this product..we can’t be crying already…remmeber Mag Beta??? or uncharted 2 beta??? those were the days…


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+ DialingCar on June 11th, 2010 at 10:28 am said:

oh by the way i did purchase 7 and 8, you should tooo…and oh yea, i hope parasite eve 3rd birthday gives good reprise..it’ll be announce’d at the e3 convention…0000000000000000000000000000


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+ An4564 on June 11th, 2010 at 10:30 am said:

looks like i was right
they were planning on releasing it around the time of E3 just like FFVII and FFVIII


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+ triple_lei on June 11th, 2010 at 11:11 am said:

@113 DarkOne_PR

Dude give it a rest, no one’s going to be patching their extremely old PSone games when they could be working on new games. Not to mention that, you know, it’s impossible. It’s not like the PS3 recognizes and plays FF7 as “FF7,” it only sees it as “a PSone game.” It’s why you automatically sign off the PSN when you play a PSone game on the PS3, and it’s why you don’t get the in-game XMB when you press the PS button.


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+ KazeEternal on June 11th, 2010 at 12:06 pm said:

@120 triple_lei
While you’re right about the trophies, you’re completely wrong about the In Game XMB functionality. PSOne titles are run through a PS3 program known as an Emulator. Basically you’re running a game that runs games in simplest terms. So if Sony wanted to make it so we finally had In Game XMB for PS1 titles they could very well do it. They could even have it pause the emulation when the XMB is called. PS2 would have been a bit more difficult to pull off probably, but PS1 titles wouldn’t be much of an issue.

I personally would love to see In Game XMB for PSone titles…. then again I’d love to see Linux restored to my PS3 also so I won’t be holding my breath for that update.


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+ iTofuMan on June 11th, 2010 at 1:01 pm said:

While i am glad this is comming (i can finally play something on my psp go that is worth playing) the fact that they waited till e3 is just plain stupid. I mean we are still missing final fantasy 1 & 2, and Crisis Core, but seeing the trend here it looks like net years e3 will have one of those games which is pretty sad since i would really like to play Crisis Core on my psp.


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+ Halifirien on June 11th, 2010 at 1:15 pm said:

Hooray. I was getting antsy. Now I just need “Vagrant Story” and “Xenogears” to make me happy…


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+ adribones on June 11th, 2010 at 1:36 pm said:

told you it was coming out E3 week:)


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+ Blakkternalx520 on June 11th, 2010 at 2:16 pm said:

I never got a chance to play this one so im for sure going to pick this up. thanks for bringing this sony.kepp up the good work.


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+ Detective-E on June 11th, 2010 at 2:38 pm said:

This worth it? I’m thinking about getting it now.


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+ KevCity89 on June 11th, 2010 at 3:09 pm said:

I saw this coming, they did this last year at E3 for Final Fantasy 7. Now this year, they did it for Final Fantasy 9 prior to E3. Still, happy that it’s this Tuesday. Can’t wait, :)


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+ midnightshade on June 11th, 2010 at 4:49 pm said:

Thank you!!

Its the only FF game I haven’t played! DW1 and FF1 were my first rpgs back in the 80′s. I love these games.

But please, if you like getting paid, release these games as well, Square Enix:
Vagrant Story
Brave Fencer Musashi
Bushido Blade 1/2
Chrono Chross
Alundra
Parasite Eve 1 abd 2
Dragon Quest 7
Legend of Mana
Chocobo Dungeon 1 and 2
Final Fantasy, Origins, Chronicles, Anthology
Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring
Einhander
SaGa Frontier
SaGa Frontier 2
Xenogears

And for Sony heres some more that need to come over:
Alundra 1 and 2
Arc the Lad Collection
Azure Dreams
Beyond the Beyond
Breath of Fire III and 4
Suikoden 2
The Legend of Dragoon
The Legend of Legia 1 and 2
Ogre Battle: Limited Edition
Vandel Hearts 1 and 2
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
Threads of Fate
Thousand Arms
Valkyrie Profile
Vanguard Bandits

I owned most of these (and non rpg games I would run out of room posting the games I want to buy. You see I sold my entire collection years ago of ps1 games to pay the rent. I want them back , but want to play them on my psp. Please release them!! I will buy everyone of them!!! :)


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+ dablemont on June 11th, 2010 at 6:21 pm said:

May Xenogears be the next one. Please, oh please!


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+ elliotcc on June 11th, 2010 at 7:47 pm said:

That’s amazing news. Now if someone can get Chrono Cross up on the store I’ll be happy for the rest of the year.


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+ Peytral on June 11th, 2010 at 8:21 pm said:

Bring Legend of Dragoon to PSN now!!


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+ angelusrage65 on June 11th, 2010 at 10:13 pm said:

When is this going to be released in the Mexican PSN Store?


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+ Alpha_Angel_MaxX on June 12th, 2010 at 12:44 pm said:

Nice hopefully this Tuesday ill finally see Naruto ultimate ninja hero 3 as well! Sony please don’t forget about the GO owners.


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+ Daquine on June 12th, 2010 at 10:23 pm said:

This is nice. It’s coming out on my birthday and I can assure you I’m gettin’ this baby.


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+ gillz28 on June 13th, 2010 at 1:44 pm said:

i wish they would make some more FF games 4 PsP


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+ ghadsirvicious on June 14th, 2010 at 11:07 am said:

Maybe Sony staggers these big psn releases to different regions so the worldwide FF fans won’t overwhelm their servers. Just a thought. Thank you for FFIX.


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+ Vuuro on June 14th, 2010 at 1:39 pm said:

-vomits from gratuitous amounts of excitement-

Finally, FINALLY!! This game was the only reason I went out and bought a new memory stick…Though I wasn’t happy with the wait, I know the delay could have been A LOT longer.

Can’ wait to buy this game tomorrow. <333 (Hopefully I can actually finish the game this time! I've been through three copies of FF IX for the PS1, and EVERY TIME, the game has been lost due to ridiculous circumstances)


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+ shades909 on June 14th, 2010 at 5:40 pm said:

Finally i’m so gonna buy it as soon it’s released tommorow.


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+ DialingCar on June 14th, 2010 at 10:14 pm said:

im countin down the time….they usually update mid afternoon on tuesday’s…


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+ Professor_Otaku on June 15th, 2010 at 12:06 am said:

Well??? It’s Tuesday… where’s FFIX??!! Don’t let us down, Sony!!!


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+ Shadowcoil22 on June 15th, 2010 at 1:02 am said:

damn at least give us a time, at work and im so bored


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+ TrueProphecy on June 15th, 2010 at 1:38 am said:

Yes, yes, yes!! Big love!


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+ camwildkat on June 15th, 2010 at 6:03 am said:

i still dont see final fansty 9 on psn yet


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+ Spank_Me_Monkeyy on June 15th, 2010 at 6:55 am said:

Well…its tuesday…still not on psn. /cry


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+ hyperbrett94 on June 15th, 2010 at 6:58 am said:

not until this afternoon?! I was up till twelve waiting for it! >:(


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+ CrazyTacoEater on June 15th, 2010 at 7:02 am said:

nice! lemme try that!


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+ Professor_Otaku on June 15th, 2010 at 7:16 am said:

Ok, Sony. We all waited until the morning of the 15th. Now where the HELL is FFIX??!! You guys are gonna have a riot on your hands if you don’t deliver FFIX soon!!!! >:O


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+ timeiskey on June 15th, 2010 at 7:37 am said:

Its Tuesday… where is it? :O :’(


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+ PhoenixDown77 on June 15th, 2010 at 9:14 am said:

I agree. It says that the release date was today (June 15, 2010) but Final Fantasy IX is nowhere to be found on the PSN store. Do we have to wait until a certain time so we can find it in the store? I’ve been waiting for a long time to have this game on my PSP (I have the original one), and now that it says that it has been released, I can’t download it because its not there. Next time, please leave a time so we don’t waste ours waiting.


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+ PPFabian on June 15th, 2010 at 9:34 am said:

Awesome


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