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Final Fantasy IX

Last month, Square Enix announced that it will be offering a physical version of Final Fantasy IX on Switch. It’s now confirmed that it’s due out on November 27.

Final Fantasy IX will support for English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish language options.

For those that are interested in Final Fantasy IX’s new physical version on Switch, you can import a copy here.

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Update (10/19): In addition to English, the physical release of Final Fantasy IX will support French, Italian, German, and Spanish language options.


Update (10/18): Play-Asia has just opened pre-orders. You can reserve a copy here.


Original (10/16): A physical version of Final Fantasy IX for Switch is on the way to Asia, Square Enix has announced. It will release this winter.

Although it’s only been confirmed for Asia at present, the physical version of Final Fantasy IX will support various languages, including English.

We have the official boxart for Final Fantasy IX above.

Square Enix has gone live with the third volume of its Final Fantasy IX interview celebrating the RPG’s 20th anniversary, which is also the last portion. This time around, director Hiroyuki Ito speaks about returning to the series’ roots, his favorite songs, and more.

Here’s the interview in full:

Square Enix has published the second volume of its Final Fantasy IX interview celebrating the RPG’s 20th anniversary. This time around, character designer and game artist Toshiyuki Itahana discusses some of the game’s memorable NPCs, having characters shorter in stature, and more.

Here’s the interview in full: 

The first of three interviews for the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy IX is now up via the Final Fantasy Portal Site. Kazuhiko Aoki, the event design and scenario writer for FFIX, is the first to be featured and will be followed by interviews with artist Toshiyuki Itahana, and director Hiroyuki Ito. You can see the full first interview below, courtesy of Gematsu:

A new update for Final Fantasy IX was made available on Switch today. Square Enix has started distribution of version 1.0.1.

Today’s patch addresses one particular issue, but one that were of annoyance to players. Background music will no longer restart after every battle or Tetra Master match.

A patch for the Switch version of Final Fantasy IX is in the works, Square Enix has confirmed. The update will fix the game so background music will not restart after every battle or Tetra Master match.

Square Enix issued the patch on PlayStation 4 earlier this week. There’s no word yet on when it will be distributed on Switch, but we’ll let you know once the update is live.

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Square Enix has kicked off an in-depth look at Final Fantasy IX with a new video series. The featurettes offer a look at some of the secrets and anecdotes from the development of the game, complete with developer interviews.

You can watch the first Inside Final Fantasy IX below. It contains commentary from producer Shinji Hashimoto, artist Toshiyuki Itahana, event designer Kazuhiko Aoki, and event planner Nobuaki Komoto.

After today’s Nintendo Direct ended, Final Fantasy IX was made available on the Switch eShop. Take a look at some footage below.

Square Enix has published a new announcement covering the latest news for Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy VII, and Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! on Switch. We’ve included it below.

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.