Square Enix continues to give love to its flagship franchise, this time with the return to one of the series most popular installments. Final Fantasy IX released a full fifteen years ago on the original PlayStation to wide critical acclaim and commercial success. Now, the RPG giant has announced a re-release of the game on PC and smartphones sometime "soon" in 2016.
What begins as a daring coup, kidnapping a princess from her own castle via airship, on her birthday no less, quickly turns into a story dealing with themes such as self-worth, questioning one's own importance, and learning how to let go of grief and live in the moment. Final Fantasy IX saw a return to the series' classic fantasy-based roots, and features characters such as the loyal-to-a-fault soldier Steiner and insecure black mage Vivi.