Square Enix has confirmed that the beloved JRPG Final Fantasy VI is on its way to iOS and Android later this year.

But the release won't just be a straight port.

Instead, Kotaku reports that it will see sharpened 2D graphics optimised for modern smartphones and that the battle system will receive a tweak in line with other mobile ports.

Veteran Square director and producer Takashi Tokita describes it as "basically like a remake of the original VI" but added that "there have been some enhancements."

In other words, a comparison to the Pocket Gamer Silver Award-winner Final Fantasy V seems rather fair.

More intriguingly, however, Tokita teased that Final Fantasy VII might make a similar leap to mobile, "We have VII fans in our own company. If this Legacy project works out well, we would like to one day be able to work with VII."

Her name's not Tina

Originally released in 1994, Final Fantasy VI is a sprawlingly epic roleplaying game that centers around a young girl - Terra - who learns that she must save the world from an evil empire bent on fusing magic with technology.

FFVI is famous for having one of the largest casts in the Final Fantasy series history, with 14 different playable characters available throughout the game including moogles, a yeti, and a martial arts master capable of suplexing trains.

The GameBoy Advance release, Final Fantasy VI Advance, earned a Pocket Gamer Gold Award back when it was released in 2007.

We'll keep you updated with news on this remake as it becomes available.

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