Apparently Final Fantasy XV isn’t the only game Square Enix was being tight-lipped about, as without warning Final Fantasy IV appeared on Steam today for $15.99.
It’s not just a port of the 2008 Nintendo DS remake, as the Steam release features 1080p visuals, surround sound, voiced cut-scenes, and full Xbox controller support. Final Fantasy IV‘s Steam listing also states the game contains an “All-new system for charting dungeons and uncovering the secrets within“, whatever that means.
If you’ve been avoiding the series as of late for whatever reason, you may remember Final Fantasy IV here in the States as Final Fantasy II on the SNES. It was eventually released as Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection on PSP in 2011, which included the mobile sequel Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. I’m not 100% sure if the DS remake or its Steam port include the content found in The After Years, but it does include new story elements not found in the original, such as more insight in to the childhoods of Cecil, Kain, and Rosa.
Will you be picking this up?
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One of my all time favorite RPGs
I loved me some FF II on SNES and was all over the Complete Collection on PSP when it came out. Such a great story and an awesome cast of characters.
I played it on the ds I loved it
I never got around to the 3D remake, but I heard it was faithful, and even improved with more in-depth story elements and voiced cutscenes.
Yeah it was awesome . I played the gab version as well and loved it. 4,6,8,10,12,13 all all my favorites with 4,10,12 the best
12 is one I hope gets an HD remaster at some point, because I stopped playing it on PS2 around the 20 hour mark and I know if I went back I’d have no idea what was going on.. but it’s the one I want to play through the most. 13 was another series that I probably liked a little more than most, but never finished it off. 8 is definitely my favorite. 8 and Tactics.
I’m probably not going to pick it up at Square prices. They do these periodic ports and set them at high price points, and ignore the things that fans actually ask for, and it never sits well with me.
I think for 15 bucks this is totally worth it. I have played this through as FF II and the PSX FF Anthology version. I have very little doubt that I will eventually pick this up.
From what I hear, the 3DS version is the best one, and this is a remaster of that one.. so yeah, I think I need this.
Wasn’t the IV remake on the DS, not the 3DS?
I’m fairly sure I have the DS version somewhere, and I’ve never seen it for the 3DS.
Yep, it was DS in 2008 here in the States. I suppose I just get in the habit of typing 3DS. I’ll get that info corrected. Thanks for pointing that out!
Although, old-school Final Fantasy in 3D would be pretty cool…