Square Enix has announced that the 3D remake of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years will be coming to Steam, launching on May 12. This matches the version of FFIV currently on Steam, which was also the 3D remake. Price is set at $15.99, with a 10% discount for preorders.
Final Fantasy is a series well known for its ports and remakes, but out of the series, one game stands above them all as one of the most frequently remade games of all time. Final Fantasy IV has seen six iterations over the years appearing on the SNES, PlayStation, WonderSwan Color, GameBoy Advance, the Nintendo DS, and finally the PSP as Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection. Along with an updated Final Fantasy IV, players will also get Final Fantasy IV: The After Years and a new mini-story titled Final Fantasy IV: Interlude which helps slightly to tie the two main games together. It’s a lot of game in a very small package, so the question becomes is there still life in Final Fantasy IV? Continue reading ‘Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection — Staff Review’ »
You didn’t think you’d get through this week without some media, did you? If you said no, great. If you said yes, I’m hurt. Deeply. But enough babbling, here’s what we have: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, Disgaea 4, Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2, Final Fantasy III iPod, Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection, Gloria Union, Gungnir: Mayari no Gunshin to Eiyuu Sensou, R.P.G. Mode, Sekai Yuusha, and Tales of Xillia. Have at it!
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Gooooood evening! We interrupt your regularly scheduled browsing for some media, with which you can resume browsing. So it’s less an interruption and more a supplement, really. Or, something. Whatever. Anyway, here’s what we have today: Atelier Meruru, Dissidia 012 Duodecim, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime 3, Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2, Final Fantasy III iPod, Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection, Gungnir: Mayari no Gunshin to Eiyuu Sensou, Moon Driver, and Persona 2 Innocent Sin.
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Media time, boys and girls! No fancy introduction this time, just the pics: Cladun 2, Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection, Final Fantasy XIV, Tales of the Abyss 3DS, and Tales of Xillia. Get ‘em here! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 03/22/11’ »
Who said March could get here already? Stop making me feel old, 2011! With that said, it’s time for some media: Cladun 2, Final Fantasy III iPod, Final Fantasy IV Complete, Gungnir, Oz Chronicle, Persona 2 Innocent Sin, RPG Maker X, SD Gundam G Generation World, Shining Hearts, and Tales of Xillia. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 03/01/11’ »
Square Enix has announced that The 3rd Birthday will go on sale in North America on March 29. This version of the game will feature the voice acting talents of Yvonne Strahovski from Chuck and Mass Effect 2 and Jensen Ackles from Supernatural.
The company also recently revealed that Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection will be available this spring.
The much-talked-about Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection will be getting an Ultimate Pack. Apart from the PSP version of the game and The After Years, said pack will throw in an official guide book, artbook, and bonus soundtrack called “Final Fantasy IV The After Years Sounds Plus.” Marked at an asking price of ¥9,445, the regular and Ultimate versions of the Complete Collection will hit Japanese stores starting March 24. A US release has not been announced.
I took time away from Fallout 3: Broken Steel to do this update. You’d better appreciate it. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 09/30/09’ »
When I married Mrs. Right I didn’t know her first name was Always. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 09/12/09’ »
With The After Years debuting on WiiWare in Japan, Square Enix will be offering Final Fantasy IV on Virtual Console later this month for 900 Wii points. No announcements have been made regarding a US Virtual Console release for FFIV.
That girl in the veil from Rune Factory 3 is totally adorable. Just pointing that out. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 07/23/09’ »
Even though Final Fantasy IV: The After Years was playable on the E3 show floor, that demo revealed very little, especially for someone that has played Final Fantasy IV more times than I can count and on five different systems. Playing as a highly leveled Kain one-shotting monsters on Mt. Ordeals wasn’t enough to satisfy me. So I did what any fan of the game would do. I downloaded the real game. Continue reading ‘Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Impression’ »
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years will hit WiiWare on June 1. Though original game was broken up into twelve chapters, the remake has been formatted into only nine. At this point, no pricing has been announced, and it is unclear if the game will need to be downloaded in episodes. Hit the jump to see the trailer for yourself. Continue reading ‘Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Dated, New Trailer’ »
Welcome back to another edition of Game Changers. Last week we looked at EverQuest, the first MMO to really hit it big. This week we look at another game that revolutionized the genre, Final Fantasy IV.
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Square Enix had a bevy of news updates today. For starters, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, the previously cellphone-only sequel to Final Fantasy IV, is finally confirmed after its appearance on the ESRB rating widget hinted at its release. The game will be released on WiiWare, but as of yet, no pricing or release date information has been announced. For more information, you can check out the game’s official website.
In other WiiWare news, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord was announced. It will be a sequel to Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King, which launched simultaneously with the WiiWare service. It is slated for 2009. The game puts you in the role of the Darklord’s daughter as she attempts to thwart heroes with well-placed traps.
Square Enix also promised that the classic Final Fantasy I will be hitting the Virtual Console in May for Japan and sometime this year for North America.