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Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

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Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

Also known as: Fainaru Fantajī Takutikusu Shishi Sensō (JP)
Developers: TOSE, Square Enix (iOS, Android)
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PlayStation Portable, iOS, Android
Released internationally: August 2, 2011 (iOS), June 4, 2015 (Android)
Released in JP: May 10, 2007 (PSP), February 14, 2013 (Android)
Released in US: October 9, 2007
Released in EU: October 5, 2007
Released in AU: October 8, 2007


ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.


Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is an enhanced port of a near-legendary strategy RPG in the vein of Tactics Ogre. Several additions were made to this version, including new full-motion videos, two new classes, over 30 new items and two new guest NPCs from related titles, a much larger playfield, and slower, more-strategic combat.

Oh, and it got a Game of Thrones-style retranslation and full portability.

Dummy Items

Hmmm...
To do:
See if these items are any different in the Japanese version.
'AITEMU' to you, too!

There are 59 new items (starting at $100) in the item chart for this version of the game. However, only 39 of them were ever completed. The other other 20 are placeholders which have no stats, have no descriptions, sell for 5 Gil, and serve no purpose other than to fill space. Curiously, their name was left untranslated and displays in Japanese (completely with wider numbers) regardless of region.

  • Item 278 through Item 287 (hex values $116 to $11F) are grouped into weapons. All of them are One-Handed weapons which cannot Double-Handed or Dual Wielded. Equipping them before or during a battle will crash the game, presumably due to not having any associated graphics, placeholder or otherwise.
  • Item 290 and Item 291 ($122, $123) are grouped into shields. Just like the "weapons," equipping these "shields" for battle will crash the game. Interestingly, these items can be equipped by classes that don't normally use shields.
  • Item 296 through Item 299 ($128 to $12B) are grouped into helmets.
  • Item 307 and Item 308 ($132, $133) are grouped into armor.
  • Item 314 and Item 315 ($13A to $13B) are grouped into accessories.
  • Trying to access the non-existent item 316 ($13C) doesn't return an empty slot, unlike items 254 ($FE) and 255 ($FF). Rather it immediately crashes the game as the item table only goes up to 315.

What the heck is a 'MoJu?'

While all of them lack a proper icon when equipped, they use part of the "Move" and "Jump" graphics when viewed in the party's inventory. It's also worth noting that every one of these items can be equipped by any job regardless of Support abilities – though, as noted, the "weapons" cannot be Double-Handed or Dual Wielded at all.

Version Differences

Hmmm...
To do:
More! More, I say!
(There might be more differences.)

iOS/Android Versions

  • The Multiplayer function has been disabled. Instead, players can unlock all the new items by simply beating the game, then buying the items at the Poacher's Den on subsequent playthroughs.

Revisional Differences

v1.1.0

  • A feature to skip cutscenes was added.

Android v2.0.0

  • A Quick Save feature was added.