I want to be your canary
Republished on Tuesday 19th September 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the game's remastered release on PlayStation 4. The original text follows. As far as Final Fantasy games go, Final Fantasy IX is one of the most cohesive, charming entries in Square Enix's beloved series. It marked the...
Jeff Grubb clarifies
Spotted in an Nvidia leak all the way back in 2019, it seems Square Enix really is preparing a remake of PS1 classic Final Fantasy IX. Jeff Grubb of Giant Bomb backed the claim after receiving reassurance the project is still happening as of last month, bu
And what a game it still is
Classic PlayStation role-playing game Final Fantasy IX celebrates its 20th anniversary today -- a grim reminder to the Push Square staff of just how old we are. The immaculate Squaresoft title first launched in Japan on the 7th July 2000, and if you're looking for a charming turn based adventure, Final Fantasy IX still...
The one and only
With Final Fantasy IX's PlayStation 4 port making waves earlier this week when it was announced and released all within the space of a few hours, now's as good a time as any to roll out this inevitable poll. Originally launching on the PSone at the very end of the console's life, Final Fantasy IX is considered by many to be the...
Arguably one of the best Final Fantasy titles ever released, Final Fantasy IX is now available on PC via Steam, and we're mature enough to admit that we're seething with jealousy. As such, we thought that we'd put our bitterness to good use and somehow transform the non-PlayStation news into this hastily scrawled article. Always...
Want to feel old?
Final Fantasy IX hit the PSone 15 years ago today in Japan, on the 7th July 2000. Regarded by many as one of the best Final Fantasy titles ever crafted, it's still remembered and enjoyed today thanks to its great art direction, refined gameplay, and engaging story. Oh, and let's not forget that absolute masterpiece of a soundtrack...
Brahne, the evil Queen of Alexandria, is using highly advanced magical weapons to terrorise neighbouring kingdoms.
Players follow a group of bandits, knights and magicians as they try to foil her plans. The heroes quickly learn that her wicked doings are part of a much larger plot, and as they progress, they learn about the sinister motives of a powerful sorcerer named Kuja.
More than 30 million copies of the Final Fantasy franchise have been sold, making it one of the bestselling video-game series ever. This edition offers new characters and 3-D environments, plus a rich story line — one of the hallmarks of the series — as well as a new point-based spell-casting system and an item-based ability-learning system.
8 unique characters that use a variety of weapons, magic and abilities
A magical world with superbly detailed pre-rendered environments
Almost one hour of seamlessly integrated full motion videos