Tying the world of Ivalice together: FF Tactics A2 crosses with the Lion War

By Spencer . April 5, 2007 . 12:15pm

So how does Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy Tactics, FF: Tactics Advance and FF: Tactics A2 the Sealed Grimoire come together? All of these games are set in Ivalice, the fantasy world introduced in Final Fantasy Tactics and it looks like most of the mashing up is going to happen in the PSP remake. First we saw Balthier appear in the PSP version and now the main character of FF: Tactics A2, Luso (or possibly Russo depending on how you read the katakana), makes a cameo appearance. Luso is a playable character, he has a unique “mob hunter” class and his battle command is “engage”. Unlike the heavy story of Final Fantasy Tactics FFTA2: The Sealed Grimoire is going to be lighter, more like Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. The story begins with the protagonist reading a book and getting pulled into the world of Ivalice. Ruso and his classmate Adel get sucked in and enter the fantasy universe. New features in Final Fantasy Tactics A2 are large boss monsters that take up several squares on the battlefield and summon animations similar to Final Fantasy Tactics where the game zooms out of the battle grid.

 

See scans of Final Fantasy Tactics A2 here: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Final Fantasy Tactics: The Lion War scan



  • Yazmat

    I kind of expected that A2 would end up being light hearted and probably kiddy like FFTA was.

    I’ve lost hope that we’ll ever see something in the vein of the original FFT, meaning a serious story with much backstabbing, and with that game’s gameplay mechanics and not the watered down crap in FFTA.

  • Chris

    If it’s not written by Matsuno, it’s not really set in Ivalice, and it’s probably going to be just another Square-Enix button mash fest with an anime ripped plot.

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