Square Enix sure knows how to court controversy.  When they announced a $28.99 price tag for Final Fantasy: Dimensions, much of the modern gaming world was outraged.  “$29 for a mobile game?  HOW COULD THEY?!?!”  Our take on it was a little different, but still – there’s no denying that it was going to take a special class of gamer to pony up nearly $30 for something on their smartphone.

As it turns out, though, that special class of gamer can’t spend the money even if they want to.  At least, not yet.  It seems some sort of glitch or bug (or simply poor planning) has caused Square Enix to flub the highly anticipated launch of FF:D.  As planned, the game hit the App Store this morning.  But shoppers who go to download the game will be greeted with the following message in iTunes;

“Because of a problem, you cannot purchase In-App Purchases, such as following chapters to the prologue episode, in the current version.  The problem will be fixed soon and please wait for the update.”

So players can still snag the app (it’s a free download) and play through the prologue at no cost, but if you want to proceed any further in the game, it looks like you’re going to have to wait for Square Enix to release an update – and there’s no official word on how long that update will take.

Were you planning on purchasing all of the content in Final Fantasy: Dimensions today?  Has this flub in any way made you reconsider?  We’d love to hear your thoughts.  Please let us know in the comments below!