Final Fantasy IX NowAvailable On Switch, XBox One, & Windows 10

Peter Paltridge

Feb 21, 2018
There was a surprise announcement during Wednesday's Nintendo Direct: Final Fantasy IX was available that very moment! Yes, one of the most beloved titles in the Final Fantasy series can now be played on well as XBox One and Windows 10.

As with the PC and mobile versions of FF9, you have the option of flicking on a Fast Forward mode from the Pause menu, which helps a lot when powering through a tedious battle or grind session. There are also cheat options that give you a ton of cash or make you invincible, but don't be THAT person.

The multiplatform re-release of Final Fantasy IX will be followed by Final Fantasy VII next month, and after that, Final Fantasy X and X-2 in April. The PS2 Final Fantasies will be getting physical releases, however X-2 has been cut from the Switch card and replaced with a download code (but not in Japan, so if you care about such things...import).

Square's press release tells more.

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 13, 2019) – Fans and new players alike can celebrate the arrival of classic FINAL FANTASY® titles on modern platforms starting with today’s arrival of FINAL FANTASY IX on the Nintendo Switch™ system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, and Windows 10. The release is followed closely by Chocobo™’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!™ launching March 20 and FINAL FANTASY VII releasing on March 26.


Originally released in 2000, FINAL FANTASY IX is a thrilling tale of love, war, magic and self-discovery. Newcomers and veterans alike can experience legendary moments with Zidane, Vivi, princess Garnet and others with modern enhancements on the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10, including high-definition movies and character models, auto-save functionality and more.

View the FINAL FANTASY IX Launch Trailer at: .

The fun continues next month with Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! on the Nintendo Switch system and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on March 20. The reworking of the 2007 game Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon is back and better than ever, with unique new dungeons, a new buddy system to recruit monsters and other characters as allies, and a local co-op system to play with your friends as you maneuver through randomly generated dungeons.


Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! is now available for pre-order digitally. Fans who pre-order from the Nintendo e-Store will receive buddy chocobo “Alpha” and the Switch exclusive buddy chocobo “Machinist” DLC to assist players on their adventure at launch. Those who order on the PlayStation®Store will receive buddy chocobo “Alpha,” the PlayStation®4 exclusive buddy chocobo “Beastmaster” DLC, a PlayStation®4 theme, and Playstation™Network avatar bundle.

Additionally, on March 26, players can return to the beginning of the original FINAL FANTASY VII on Nintendo Switch and the Xbox One family of devices. Follow the epic adventure of Cloud and his allies as they get caught up in a massive struggle to stop the threat of Sephiroth and save the planet. With over 11 million units sold worldwide since its release in 1997, the title brings its groundbreaking story and gameplay with high-definition graphics, the addition of modern features such as auto-save, enemy encounter options and more.

FINAL FANTASY IX is rated T (Teen). Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! is rated E10+ (Everyone 10+). FINAL FANTASY VII is rated T (Teen). The title is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at ESRB Ratings for more information about ratings.

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New Member
Dec 10, 2017
I wonder if this is remastered. So it will look great on hd screens. The ps1 version looks out of place on an hd screen because its meant for a picture tube tv.
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