Final Fantasy V Coming to PSN
The PSP’s Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection won’t be the only classic 2D Final Fantasy game making a PlayStation comeback in the near future, as Square Enix has just announced that Final Fantasy V will be dusted off and released on the PlayStation Network. Jem Alexander said on the Square Enix members site:
FINAL FANTASY V is coming to the PlayStation Network as a PSOne Classic. I’m particularly pleased to announce this, as V happens to be one of my favourite entries to the series, with its incredible expansion of FINAL FANTASY III‘s job system and, best of all, a main character with a pet Chocobo. The PSOne version of the game has full FMV cutscenes and features old-school FINAL FANTASY combat using the Active Time Battle system.
FINAL FANTASY V will be playable on both your PS3 and PSP. We’ll be announcing the release date closer to the time, but we thought you might like to know that the game is currently being arranged for a release. Keep checking Square Enix Members for more info.
It being the PlayStation version of the game means that it was more or less a port from the SNES, which was brought over with Final Fantasy VI to make up Final Fantasy Anthology. The trade-off for the CG video sequences then would be the lack of a graphic upgrade and fresh translation that earned the Game Boy Advance version of FFV quite a bit of praise. I suppose you win some, you lose some.
Any word on whether or not Final Fantasy VI or Chrono Trigger — two other Squaresoft RPGs that saw PlayStation releases — will follow was not specifically addressed. All things in due time.