UPDATE 10.20am: Final Fantasy 9 is now available to buy and download from the PlayStation Store in Europe.
Random battles in Japanese role-playing games can get really tedious, but in today's Steam release of old game Final Fantasy 9 you can turn them off! Yes that's right: turn them off!
UPDATE 06/01/2016 7.15pm: Final Fantasy 9's Steam release will offer "seven game boosters including high speed and no encounter modes," i.e. you'll be able to turn off random encounters, arguably one of the biggest bugbears of old JRPGs.
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Final Fantasy IX has been added to the European PlayStation Store and can be downloaded for £8. What's more, this archaic treasure can be played on both PS3 and PSP. The Euro PlayStation blog has pictures and a video.
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