The Final Fantasy series hasn't exactly had a healthy relationship with smart phones lately, but that hasn't discouraged Square-Enix from taking another crack at the mobile market; Earlier today, Famitsu broke the news that the series' sophomore SNES installment, Final Fantasy V, would soon be available for download on iOS and Android.
The mobile port of FFV will be based on the Game Boy Advance version of the title (which hopefully means it's maintained the punched-up writing) and features revamped visuals highlighted by redesigned sprites. The game is priced at ¥1,800 (approximately $19) and will release on iOS by the end of March, with its appearance on Android scheduled for sometime in the summer.
Square Enix has responded neutrally to all inquiries on the possibility of a Western release. The fact that their previous smart phone games have had simultaneous worldwide releases doesn't seem to bode well for it, but based on the general sentiment on mixing Final Fantasy with mobile gaming and the handful of screens we've been given I'd imagine that the occidental reaction is a resounding, "...eh?"