Square-Enix' E3 gift of a Final Fantasy VII PSN release
was gratefully received, but if you'd asked us what PS1 games we'd like to see next from the publishers, Final Fantasy Tactics
would be near the bottom of our list. Somewhere under Chocobo Racing
, to be exact. It's not that we dislike the game -- far from it -- it's just that we've played it recently
on our PSPs with improved cutscenes and vastly superior translation. The idea of releasing the old "Spoony Bard" version on PSN instead of Final Fantasy VIII
doesn't exactly thrill us.
But it looks like that's what will be happening as the ESRB has rated the game for both the PS3 and PSP, meaning we could see it pop on the American PSN store at any moment. As for Europe? Don't bet on it -- the original PS1 version never made it across the Atlantic, so we don't expect the digital version to do so either.