While many are looking forward to what Apple has in store at its special media event tomorrow, Square Enix has just made a big announcement of its own.
Essentially, Dive In allows gamers on iOS and Android devices to stream and play a number of popular console video games from Square Enix, including Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy XIII, The Cherry Blossom Murders, The Last Remnant, and Murdered: Soul Suspect.
Dive In works via a dedicated mobile app, which is free for iOS and Android. But streaming itself is, of course, not free, as it’s offered at varying prices depending on the game and the duration of play. For example, Final Fantasy VII is priced at ¥200 for three days, ¥400 for 10 days, ¥1,000 for one month, and ¥1,429 for one year.
Yup, the prices are in yen. That’s because the service is available only in Japan, initially at least.
Dive In is scheduled to be launched in Square Enix’s base country on Oct. 9, 2014.
Here’s hoping Square Enix has plans to soon allow other gamers in other countries around the world to “Dive In” as well.
See also: Square Enix’s popular Hitman GO goes free as IGN’s Free Game of the Month, Square Enix confirms more Dragon Quest titles are coming to mobile devices, and Square Enix releases first trailer for Chaos Rings III, out in mid-October.