Yes indeed, the long-awaited iOS port of Final Fantasy Tactics has been given the Apple seal of approval - a crucial step in bringing the much-beloved title to consumers, including the elusive "casual" gamers. Touch Arcade speculates that the long-awaited port should be on the App Store by Wednesday or Thursday next week, though Square Enix has yet to post an official release date. It's been a rather tiresome wait; the game was originally slated for release almost a year ago, but suffered delay after delay. Thankfully, Tactics seems to be in the final stretch, and soon all the boys and girls of Gaia can enjoy some classic strategy-RPG goodness on their iPhone/iPod touch -- a version for the iPad will be released sometime thereafter.
I'd love to believe that said approval took its form in some kind of arcane, sinister ritual: I image a meeting with Apple's fabled inner circle inside a basement sanctuary, black-robed figures surrounding Mr. Jobs, who answers only to "His Eminence." After being read the approval rites, Jobs himself steps forward, motions for the Squeenix rep to present his right wrist, and methodically runs his fingers over the skin - imbuing our intrepid seeker with a sliver of Jobs's essence. Forever he shall bear the mark of His Eminence, a black Apple logo seared into his wrist - marked by magick of some long-forgotten grimoire - as a symbol of his devotion.
Sadly, the truth is undoubtedly far more dull, and as far as I know, Steve Jobs has stubbornly refused to go mad with power and start his own iCult. Still, a boy can dream.