Final Fantasy V is coming to Steam later this month

Final Fantasy V

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy V, the JPRG that first came out way back in 1992, is coming to Steam. In fact, it will arrive in just a hair under two weeks.

The PC version of Final Fantasy V will feature characters and graphics "recreated" by character designer Kazuko Shibuya, updated controls and an optimized "active-time battle system," plus new content including an optional boss named Enuo created by designer Tetsuya Nomura and The Sealed Temple, a dungeon that originally appeared in the 2006 version of Final Fantasy 5 for the Game Boy Advance. Naturally, there will also be Steam trading cards and achievements to collect as well.

Final Fantasy V is the latest in what I think we could call an irregular schedule of Final Fantasy games that's included announcements or launches of PC versions of III, IV, VII, VIII, Type-0 HD, XIII, XIII-2, and Lightning Returns. Slowly but surely, we're getting there.

The system requirements, unsurprisingly, are extremely lightweight: Windows Vista 32-bit, a 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 CPU, 2GB RAM, and DirectX 10. Final Fantasy V will go live on Steam on September 24, but is available for pre-purchase now at ten percent off its regular $16/£11 price.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.