Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions in Stores Now

ff tactics the war of the lionsSquare Enix have announced that FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: The War of the Lions for the PSP has hit stores today. As the first release in the Ivalice Alliance series, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: The War of the Lions sets the stage for the world of Ivalice. Based on the tactical RPG FINAL FANTASY TACTICS, originally released in 1998 on the PSOne, this all-new release features never-before-seen cinematic sequences, an entirely new English translation, 16:9 widescreen presentation and new multiplayer functionality. The game also features new jobs and new characters, including Balthier from FFXII and Luso from the upcoming FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2.

The Story

In days long past, the War of the Lions rent the land of Ivalice in two. It is here that two young men of note first step onto history’s stage. The first is Delita Heiral, the hero who would draw the curtain on the War of the Lions, this dark act of Ivalice’s history. The other, whose role is now forgotten, is a man by the name of Ramza Beoulve. Peer through the eyes of these two young men and uncover the secrets that lie hidden within history’s darkened folds.


  • Witness the origin of the IVALICE ALLIANCE, a series of titles that take place in the same fantastical worlds as FINAL FANTASY XII and the upcoming FINAL FANTASY XII: REVENANT WINGS
  • Character designer Akihiko Yoshida’s character illustrations come to life in all-new animated sequences that combine hand-drawn-styled visuals with the fluidity of computer graphics – fully voiced exclusively for the English version
  • All-new enhancements update the experience for a new generation of gamers – enhanced widescreen presentations, new jobs, new characters and a new English translation deepen the Ivalice experience
  • Challenge friends in head-to-head battles with the all-new multiplayer function or team up in the all-new co-operative mode and try to outwit the game’s advanced computer opponents
  • Classic orchestrations from world-renowned composers Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata capture the essence and breathtaking drama of the world of Ivalice.

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8 Comments on Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions in Stores Now


On October 9, 2007 at 2:51 pm

I’ve been looking forward to this game for a loooooong time. Can’t wait to get my hands on it :mrgreen:


On October 9, 2007 at 3:58 pm

I’m with you Daniel. My money is burning a hole in my wallet. I guess we can live off of PB&J and Ramen noodles for a week. (I have to buy the PSP also, don’t have one yet.) It’s never too early to introduce your kids to the college diet.


On October 9, 2007 at 5:52 pm

I’m not a huge Tactics game fan (D&D Tactics certainly turned me off on them) but FF Tactics looks pretty sweet. If I didn’t have four handheld games to play through at the moment, I’d pick this up right away. But for now, it’ll have to wait behind Lunar Knights, Zelda Phantom Hourglass, GTA Vice City Stories, and Crush.

logan l.

On October 9, 2007 at 6:18 pm

anyone here in oregon know where to get it? i checked fred meyers and best buy with no avail ): i need it!


On October 9, 2007 at 6:34 pm

@logan – I had a feeling this was the case, but to make sure I just checked out the Best Buy flyer this week and it is indeed — the game will be in stores tomorrow (Wednesday) by 2PM. It’s one of those deals.

So give it another shot tomorrow afternoon and you should be coming home happy. ;)


On October 9, 2007 at 10:55 pm

Yeah…so I checked out two Wal-marts, Target, Best Buy, and Gamestop today – none of them had it.

Here was my experience:
Wal-mart wasn’t sure if they were going to have it or not until after 1:00 PM. That’s when their new games would come in and they’d know for sure. Later in the evening (after 1:00 PM), they didn’t get it but thought maybe they’d get it tomorrow, explaining a difference between shipment dates and release dates. Argh Square. Argh.

Best Buy told me that the game wasn’t supposed to come out until tomorrow, despite all of the 10-9 announcements.

Someone from Target initially lied to me, saying they had already got in their shipment for the day, and it was already on display – meaning they didn’t have it. A few minutes later, I watched someone with today’s shipment of games show up (it wasn’t among them). No guess on whether it’d come in later or not.

Gamestop didn’t think they’d get it until tomorrow, but wasn’t sure.

logan l.

On October 9, 2007 at 11:20 pm

alright, i’ll have to go to best buy at 2 tomorrow

annoying that no one had it the day it came out though :P
oh well.

thanks chris

logan l.

On October 9, 2007 at 11:24 pm

oh yeah, the guy at best buy told me it was coming out tomorrow too… haha. weird.