Final Fantasy IX Gets Surprise Launch, VII Coming Soon

The latest Nintendo Direct brought some excitement for fans of Final Fantasy series with release dates revealed for two of the franchise’s Switch ports. In a short segment talking about random third-party games coming to the Switch, Nintendo took the time to spotlight Final Fantasy VII and made the announcement that the classic game would arrive on the Switch on March 26.

They then followed up with a continued discussion on Final Fantasy, revealing that IX dropped on the day of the Direct. The PlayStation RPG is readily available to play via the Nintendo eShop for £16.99 / $20.99.

In addition, the spin-off game Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! also got a highlight. Via its brief segment, Nintendo revealed the game would hit the Switch on March 20, but no additional details on the game were shared. An eShop page has gone live which shares details on the game, and a pre-order bonus for the game is available which will give the purchaser Buddy Chocobos Machinist and Alpha.

We knew that classic Final Fantasy games were making their way to Nintendo’s hybrid console. The September 2018 Nintendo Direct revealed that a plethora of the series’ most iconic games were coming. Aside from Final Fantasy VII  and Final Fantasy IX, expect to see Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy XII announcements from Nintendo some time in the coming year. In addition, the spin-off game Crystal Chronicles Remastered to come to the Switch some time in 2019.

Exciting times to be a Switch and Final Fantasy fan with plenty of titles just over the horizon and readily available.

Have you already picked up Final Fantasy IX on your Switch? Let us know in the comments below.

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