Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Out In June

By Spencer . May 15, 2009 . 5:39pm

Thanks to a trailer we have a definitive date on Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. The direct sequel to Final Fantasy IV will come out on WiiWare on June 1st. This should keep Final Fantasy fans busy during E3.


The trailer shows familiar foes like a palette swap of Octomamm called Octo-Kraken in The After Years and Luca, King Giott’s daughter who is allied with Rydia. Luca uses her Calco and Brena dolls to attack and has Cid’s Peep command.


Wait a second… “experience the captivating sequel in nine episodic tales”… is Square Enix going to sell Final Fantasy IV: The After Years in episodes?


Twelve chapters were released in Japan on mobile phones. That number includes a prologue, semifinal, and final episode.  Some of these like the prologue, Kain’s, and Ceodore’s chapters appear to be bunched together in the US release.

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  • NINE?!? Geeze. They should have put the damn thing on disc either way. I know, I know, SD card update. Still!!!

  • CleruTesh

    I already knew the definitive date. It was in the back of the last issue of Nintendo Power.

  • WiiWare, sure, but… DSiWare? C’mon, don’t leave the handheld supporters in the dark for a game that would clearly be the exact same on either format, Nintendo.

    • CleruTesh

      I know how you feel. I really thought the DSI was Nintendo’s answer to the iPhone/iPod touch.
      They really need to open up DSIware in a similar fashion. The trickle of poor releases thus far is extremely disappointing. So much so, that I just bought an iPod touch a few days ago.
      I wanted to be loyal, but, oh well.
      That being said, I prefer playing RPGs at home anyways, so I’m fine with Wiiware on this one.

    • MadMirko

      Nintendo? Square Enix decides where their games go.

  • Mr. Mee

    wait, I’m confused, 9 episodes but 12 chapters? Are we getting robbed of 3 episodes or are there multiple chapters in a few episodes?

    • There are twelve chapters on mobile phones in Japan.

      The US release has nine tales.

      The first story in the US release appears to have the Prologue, Ceodore’s and Kain’s chapters from the Japanese release bundled into one tale.

      I don’t think we’re going to be missing anything. The US version sounds more compact. Hope that clears everything up!

      • lostinblue

        I just hope they price it apropriatedly. but I doubt they will.

  • Dais

    After the DS version of Final Fantasy IV did absolutely nothing new with the music, hearing those same tunes in After is grating.

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