The current console generation has been filled to the brim with a number of remakes and rereleases of older, classic titles, and today another amazing game is joining those ranks. Announced last night during Sony’s pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference, Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy IX to PlayStation 4—and if that wasn’t exciting enough on its own, the game is already available right now, via the PlayStation Store.

In addition to the above trailer, Square Enix also revealed that the PS4 version will come with a number of additions and improvements. HD cutscenes and auto-save functionality will no doubt be appreciated by many, but the really useful items will be seven “booster” features that will make playing through the game far easier for veterans. These include the ability to turn off random encounters, enter a high-speed mode, and “Master All Abilities”, which will let the characters “automatically master equipped weapons and gear.” There’s also PS4 trophy support, share button functionality, and the ability to play the game remotely via PS Vita.

You can grab Final Fantasy IX right now on the PlayStation Store, and for the first week of its availability, it looks like you can actually get it for a few bucks off its normal $21 price tag. So don’t hesitate on this if you’re interested!

Having never gotten to play Final Fantasy IX—despite several of my best friends counting it as their absolute favorite Final Fantasy title—I know I’ll definitely be looking into getting this one. How about you? Are you excited to see this title return, or would you have preferred a different FF game come to PS4? Let us know in the comments!

Source: IGN

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Tyler Meehan
Tyler is verbose. He apologizes for that. Tyler "Alpha" Meehan's first experiences with gaming came from his cousins' NES and the Mario games that went with it. They were fun, but merely brief distractions while on the road (yes, they had an NES in their car. It was awesome, and he was jealous). Still, nothing compared to his Star Wars books. OR SO HE THOUGHT. His love of gaming truly began when he and a friend came together to beat the Nintendo 64's Mission: Impossible, a challenge so intense that Tyler bought his own console to facilitate its defeat. Upon being introduced to Ocarina of Time (an introduction that included, among other spoilers, the freakin' final boss fight. GEEZ, PHILIP), his lot in life as a Nintendo fanboy was sealed in stone. His ability to recall absolutely useless video game information served him well during the Pokémon craze, and helped him aid numerous friends in their own endeavors to defeat games like Majora's Mask and Kingdom Hearts. Those were good days. Good days... The Zelda series soon became his primary obsession fascination, but additionally he was soon introduced to text-based RPGs by one of his schoolmates. Discovering that he had a knack for the English language and a strong love of telling stories, he started putting effort into writing his own storylines. That all got put onto the backburner, though, when he discovered the Zelda online community, particularly The Desert Colossus's Hyrule Adventures 2, an online text RPG based in the Zelda world. He joined under the pseudonym of "Alpha" and soon became one of their lead writers, going so far as to join the moderator staff and, in a year's time, become the head administrator of the RPG. During this time, Twilight Princess was released, and he joined several other TDCers in posting their thoughts on the game - his "Twilight Impression Posts" lasted for several months and were well received by the community. Staying on even after the webmaster was forced to retire, he continued to provide occasional news posts and articles for the site, until it became clear that the site was dying. He turned his focus back to Hyrule Adventures 2 and his college studies, until the latter forced him to stop work on the former. Tyler graduated a few years ago from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Computer Science, and now serves as a software engineer for a rather large company that he doesn't feel like telling you all about (he's a jerk like that sometimes). His love of gaming and writing still strong, he joined the Zelda Informer staff in early 2013 to write a walkthrough for The Wind Waker, but later began using his English skills to become ZI and Gamnesia's first dedicated Copy Editor. When not trying to get Brian to shut up in Gamnesia's group chat, he spends his time writing Zelda fanfiction, planning some original fantasy stories that he may or may not try to publish some day, and playing games on his Wii, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS. He intends to get a WiiU sooner or later, probably around when Pikmin 3 comes out, but has little interest in the other consoles currently. Also, he can't stand writing bios in first-person. Talking about yourself like that is just...weird.

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