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.