Well, Now You Can Play Final Fantasy IV On PS3

By Spencer . June 27, 2012 . 12:32am

Like adult Rydia’s last minute entrance with the Mist dragon, Final Fantasy IV suddenly shows up as a PlayStation Network download. You can defeat the Four Fiends and see Cecil transform from a Dark Knight to a Paladin on PS3 or PSP. Although, if you want to play Final Fantasy IV on PSP you might want to check out Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection which has enhanced sprites and The After Years saga instead.


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The version available on Game Archives is the PsOne release, which is actually a port of the Super Nintendo game with a new opening video. Final Fantasy IV costs 1,200 yen ($15).

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  • kupomogli

    $15?  It’ll probably be $10 in the US, but still.  I think the compilation titles should be $5.99 each or $9.99 for both.  Unless you’re game sharing, the digital copies of Square games are a huge ripoff.

  • ugh… I’ve had enough about FF4. I can finish it with one foot.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    ….. Whats with all these port suddenly lol? While i love FF series, don’t they think rather than just porting the game, they should remake them?

    I mean, gamer would always wanted to feel FF-5/6 on a better experience isn’t it?^^

  • MrRobbyM


    But seriously. I’m sick of all he focus on FFIV. When am I going to get my enhanced FFV and VI games?

    • Göran Isacson

      This comment is good and pretty much says it all. I am seriously baffled at the lack of love for 6. Only reason I can think of that it hasn’t been on the fast-track to 3D-remake ville is that they dare not touch it, for fear of breaking the diamond.

      • MrRobbyM

        Well, you said it yourself. The game is a diamond. Will always be there no matter if there’s 100 remakes. The original will always be there. Sure there’s a chance they could tarnish the name a bit, but they should be fine as long as they don’t change too much.

        • Göran Isacson

          True dat. Can’t really say I get why they wouldn’t do remakes of V and IV except wild theories. I guess that by the time they had ridden the IV money train as hard as they could, they didn’t want to seem too eager to get started on the rest of the SNES era?

          • Joanna

            Late reply is late but I thought I would share this:  http://www.siliconera.com/2010/06/24/i-asked-shinji-hashimoto-about-final-fantasy-v-and-vi-on-ds-and-3ds/

            Basically, the remakes were planned for the DS like III and IV, but they didn’t go through with them because they knew the 3DS was coming (Nintendo probably let key developers/publishers know and have a look at the tech before its official reveal). Looks like we may get them eventually as Hashimoto did say they were waiting to see how the 3DS does and I think it’s been doing fairly well. So cross your fingers, I guess? :)

      •  Here’s the problem, FFVI was REVILED in Japan, where they loved V in it’s stead >:

        • :O Is that true? That’s craaaaazy. How could you not love Kefka?

        • Göran Isacson

           Now THAT’S an interesting tidbit. I knew Japan liked V, but I didn’t know they hated VI. What I have heard is that apparently Japan’s reaction to Kefka was largely indifferent compared to the US and Europe, possibly due to Woolsey’s translation writing him in a different way than the original… but I didn’t know it was outright reviled. Why is that?

      • >lack of love for 6
        lol, 6 gets too much love.

        • Göran Isacson

          Ha ha, from fans yes, we can’t stop singing it’s praises. From Square-Enix on the other hand…

    • KuroiKen

      Well, FFIV is the best FF game, so there’s nothing wrong.

  • Jack Frazee

    FFIV is my favorite FF game.

    That being said, this is really unnecessary. Just get The Complete Collection! It’s really great!

    If anything, they should’ve ported over TCC to PS3.

    This will probably be the only SE game I won’t buy in PS1 Classics, despite it being one of my favorites. I have no need for a downgraded version.

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    What’s next? FFIV Kinect?
    Love the game though

  • Barrylocke89

    The only advantage I see to this is that it can be played on the PS3 now. But honestly, I’m sure (in japan) most ps3 owners also own psps too, so they can play the Complete Collection.

    …But the same can’t be said for ps3 owners in America I suppose. I guess that might squeeze out a few more sales.

  • ivanchu77

    What´s the point of buying this game having versions that are much superior to this one? (gba version and especially the psp version)

  • Levin_Scorpius

    Somewhere out there, there is some sad person who has eagerly purchased every re-release  of IV with no regrets.

    Also $15 hahahaha, Square Enix what kinda of drug is your marketing and pricing team on I mean seriously.

  • CirnoLakes

    Final Fantasy IV: Now on every single platform in existence…. except the PC.

    • Jono Charles Davey

      I know this is 2 years old but I thought I’d say that SquareEnix had a bad day and chose to port the worst version of the game to PC only recently.

  • Haohmaru HL

    we had ff3 and ff4 versions so much..
    we behaved ourselves good, so where’s our ff6?

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