It missed late June. It missed late July. But today, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions makes its triumphant debut on the iOS App Store for the low, low price of $15.99.
Sure, that may seem like a steep price for a game that's an update of a four-year-old PSP title, that was in and of itself an update of a then ten-year-old PlayStation One title, but you're not getting a straight port. The iPhone release promises "improved graphics, loading times and framerate over the PSP version" which, considering the complaints levied at the PSP release, is to be expected. Then again, the PSP version was just released on PSN for the relatively low price of $10.
One thing that $15.99 price tag won't deliver, however, is a "universal" iPad release. That's just Square's way of saying that those of you interested in playing on your phone and your tablet oughta be rich enough to buy two copies. The iPad version will be "coming later," so sit tight. If you pick up that iPhone release, let us know what you think.