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.
Square Enix has launched the (currently Japanese only) official site for the Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection, which is available somewhere in the vicinity of here. Apart from untranslated information, it also hosts a trailer and some tasty screenshots.
If you’re a die-hard Final Fantasy IV fan like our own Jordan “J_Sensei” Jackson and you feel like can never have too many copies of the game, Square Enix has you covered. Via V-Jump, the company has just announced that Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years will be packed into one game for the PSP with additional content linking the two stories together. This shiny bundle will be called Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection.
However, this isn’t the classic version of Final Fantasy IV or the DS remake; this version has new graphics with updated effects and character portraits in text boxes. The After Years has updated graphics as well.
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Square Enix has launched new downloadable content for Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. Available through WiiWare for 800 Nintendo funbucks, The Crystals follows Rydia and Edge as they try to put the band back together, presumably on a mission from God. Meanwhile, Cecil “confronts Kain, Rosa, and Ceodore inside his castle” as the world is thrown into dire peril.
There is no word as to whether said peril will be easily dispatched by using a glitch to duplicate Excaliburs and having Edge throw them every turn.
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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.
According to the instruction manual for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord, players may purchase several special items related to Final Fantasy IV: The After Years with Wii points. Fashionable Darklords may be interested in purchasing Rydia’s dress, which lets the wearer cast Fire, and Porom’s dress, which allows the wearer to case Cyclone. If cosplaying isn’t enough, then you can also purchase actual Final Fantasy IV characters Kain and Palom to help you defend your lair. Each of these will set you back only 200 Wii points.
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On 7/21, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years will set up shop on WiiWare in Japan. According to Square Enix, the plan is to have the whole “main story” go up at once, followed thereafter by several chapters of downloadable content at a rate of one chapter per week. So far there are 8 chapters of DLC set to be released, each one named after a character who will figure prominently in the chapter’s story; Rydia’s Chapter, Yang’s Chapter, Palom’s Chapter, Edge’s Chapter, Porom’s Chapter, Gilbert’s Chapter, the People of the Moon Chapter and finally the True Moon Chapter.
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’ »
Joining yesterday’s release of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years on WiiWare, Final Fantasy VII becomes available for download today via Sony’s PlayStation Store. This was kind of expected, as it was released for Japanese audiences in April and rated by the ESRB just a few days ago, but hey. Final Fantasy VII!