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Final Fantasy 7 rolling out to iOS now

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Final Fantasy 7

Square-Enix is rolling out the iOS version of Final Fantasy 7 right now, so you should be able to play it soon.

The mobile port of Final Fantasy 7 is already in the New Zealand App Store, but it's not popped up on the UK version quite yet.

It seems like Square-Enix is going for the typical soft launch with the iOS version of Final Fantasy 7, so you'll no doubt see it appear in the next 24 hours here in Blighty.

However, before you get too excited at the prospect of playing Final Fantasy on your iPad or iPhone, as it seems you'll need some quite powerful hardware to get it running.

In fact, Square-Enix recommends you need an iPhone 5S or later, 3rd Generation iPad or later, or an iPad mini 2 or later.

If you try to run it on any other hardware, it warns you'll probably experience "exceptionally" slow running speeds.

Plus, the game is a chunky 2GB in size, but you'll need 4GB of free space in over to actually download it in the first place.

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According to the App Store description, the mobile version is a straight port with no changes or additions made to the story.

Square-Enix has added a virtual controller though, which has been designed specifically not to obscure the screen.

There's a choice between virtual analogue or fixed four-way digital control pad options, along with options to adjust the opacity of the controls.

The iOS version does have one strange addition though, and that's the option to turn enemy encounters off in the world and area maps. You still can't skip battle events though.

There's also a Max Stats command to make you become ultra powerful.

It's scheduled to retail around the £10 mark.

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