Last week, Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto stated that he was intending to suggest a possible re-release of the ninth installment in the Final Fantasy-series at the next board meeting. Today, Hashimoto has sent out a Tweet stating that since this year makes the tenth anniversary of Final Fantasy IX, many of the Square Enix board members were in favor of re-releasing the game via Playstation Network. An official announcement should come later this week.
Final Fantasy IX was originally released in 2000 for the Playstation in Japan and North America, with a release in Europe following in 2001. Hironobu Sakaguchi, the founder of the Final Fantasy series and president of the Mistwalker studio, once stated that Final Fantasy IX is the “closest to [his] ideal view of what Final Fantasy should be.”
Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII have previously been re-released on Playstation Network, and are currently available for download at $9.99 each.