It was announced during the Tokyo Game Show that the beloved Final Fantasy 9 is now available for PlayStation 4, allowing gamers to check out the classic game on modern hardware. Now the game’s official download size has been revealed, and it unsurprisingly shouldn’t cause many problems despite being a lengthy RPG.
Checking the game out through the PlayStation Store reveals that the game’s download size is 4.98 GB, which is pretty reasonable. This is a PlayStation 1 game, but definitely one of the most lengthy ones seeing as it’s a Final Fantasy game. It also comes with some new bells and whistles that weren’t featured in the original version, such as enhanced graphics, trophy support, and more. The game will typically go for $20.99, but it is currently on sale for $16.79 for those who are interested in saving some cash.
The following is an overview of the game provided by the PlayStation Store listing:
“At last, the hugely popular FINAL FANTASY® IX arrives on the PlayStation®4 system with additional features: trophies, game boosters such as high speed and no encounter modes autosave and high-definition!
The Tantalus Theatre Troupe visits the Kingdom of Alexandria to help celebrate Princess Garnet’s birthday. However, the troupe is actually a group of thieves and their real intension is to kidnap the princess! Meanwhile, a young black mage called Vivi arrives to watch their performance but is at a loss when he realises that he only has a forged ticket…
In a picture book-like world of fantasy, Zidane the thief, Princess Garnet and Vivi get tangled up in an emotional and magnificent crystal adventure!”
Final Fantasy 9 was the last game in the series that released on the original PlayStation, bringing to a close a fantastic trilogy of games that also included Final Fantasy 7 and Final Fantasy 8. The game was a more traditional adventure when compared to the previous two games, as it nixed the more realistic and futuristic aesthetic for a more playful one. It was a move that definitely worked out well, as the game received critical acclaim. It’s definitely a lot better than many of the games in the series that released after that point, and is well worth checking out.