Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Is Getting A Final Fantasy IV DS Style 3D Remake

By Spencer . September 18, 2013 . 7:08pm

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is a direct sequel to Final Fantasy IV that follows Cecil and Rosa’s awkwardly named son, Ceodore Harvey. Originally released for feature phones, the West got to play Final Fantasy IV: The After Years when it was ported for WiiWare. The game was also remastered for Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection.

 

Square Enix is giving Final Fantasy IV: The After Years a full 3D remake in the vein of Final Fantasy IV for DS.

 

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Final Fantasy IV: The After Years will be released in winter 2013 for iOS and Android.


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  • Nanaki

    What.

  • Go2hell66

    Sweet, i’ve been holding off on playing this for a while now

    no reason to put it off any longer

  • Scarletmoonwish

    Why not release the game for the 3DS……WHY SE!!!!!

    • http://thespellcraftcolumn.wordpress.com Rudolph Consuegra

      At least there’s Bravely Default coming I suppose.

    • Pockystix

      Honestly, I think Square just doesn’t feel like FF has enough of a strong fanbase to back anything but iOS anymore.

      It’s like they’ve got this notion that there is no reason to have any faith in anything like consoles or the 3DS for traditional RPGs, unless it’s a port from iOS, or a remake of a remake.

      it’s a really disheartening to see them keep doing this to FFIV, they did it to FFVII and I’m sure it’ll continue until they think people just stop asking for any other FF games that don’t involve Lightning dress up.

      • Kurizu208

        That and 3 and 4 did really well on smart phones i believe.

      • Happy Gamer

        Yeah, why I decided to stick with Bravely Default this gen for my RPG from square excitement. Mr Sakaguchi should really do a kickstarter lol

    • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

      Yeah, I want this, combined with the first 3D FFIV, on 3DS, but upgraded to match the iOS version. Or heck, even a PSP release like FFIII (but better yet, Vita).

      Blah. I tried to play FFIV on iOS, but I just don’t like it on a phone. And the DS version is really, really ugly.

  • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

    Um … I think I’ll just wait for BD.

  • Heropon

    , at least remake it on 3DS please

  • TheExile285

    Wow SE……

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I misread that….. in my eyes *3DS remake*

  • Jesse

    The only thing I’m tilting my head at is that it’s for the DS, not the 3DS. O.o

    Edit: Whoops, I misread the article. ^^;

    • Suicunesol

      Iya… it’s not for DS.

      It’s for Android and other such phones. It’s just “DS-style”.

      • Jesse

        Oh whoops, I read it wrong. ^^;

    • kylehyde

      Don’t worry I misread it too. I hope that Square Enix considerer eshop in a future.

  • KaiYamato

    Wha… Why… Don’t they give this series TOO MUCH attention? And I thought FFVII was an attention whore. Wait, it’s not for handheld? Square, what are you…? Yeah. I have no words to describe here.

  • Anime10121

    HAHHhhhhhahahahhaahahhahahhahahaahahaha’ahahha’

    ahahahaahahahhahaahahahahahahaha

    ahahahaha *sniff* *sniff*

    Laughing makes the pain feel lighter :(

  • Jungo

    Remake FF6 or 5 or anything other than more FF4, please!

    • RichyGaming

      Time to remake Final Fantasy 13 in 8-bit graphics, FOR MOBILE DEVICES!

      • Lilith

        I’d play that. Not in 8-bit though. 16 is where is at.

  • DrakeClawfang

    As a second comment, you know what really pisses me off? A 3D remake of FF5 and FF6 would sell. You know they would sell. Even on smartphones, they would sell. To Japanese, North American, and European fans, either of them would sell. Hell, a 3D remake of FF1 or FF2 would sell! Not as well, but it would sell.

    So why does SE choose to remake The After Years? The After Years sucked! The only people who love it are hardcore FF4 nostalgia fans, and they likely already have The Complete Collection. This is a total waste of time and money, they’re remaking a crappy game with a small fanbase when much better games with much larger fanbases languish in the obscurity of PSN and GBA releases.

    Square-Enix, I am not a hater, I am not one of those guys who thinks Final Fantasy is dying. But you are a pack of morons for this.

    • Ty Austin

      I would imagine it’s easier to make because they can just reuse the same assets that were used for FFIV. The After Years doesn’t really bring anything unique to the table other than character designs. Making a 3D rendition would be pretty easy.

      • DrakeClawfang

        That’s what I figure too. They did it for the original TAY too, reused assets from FF4′s GBA version. Then reused FF1 and FF2′s PSP sprites for Complete Collection. Now FF4 has a smartphone release, so let’s do it yet again.

    • D H

      Y’know what really pisses me off? I don’t want a 3D remake of a 2D game. It doesn’t need it. Just give me the remake of 5 on iOS on a system that I actually want to own (no, Android doesn’t count, don’t want/need a smart phone or tablet), and do a nice 2D hi-res update of 6, and I’ll be happy.

      Also, it’s damn easy to make this version, so I don’t get the hate. Almost everything they need to make this work already exists in the 3D version of 4, except for some character models and a few new attack animations. It’s simply far cheaper for them to produce this and make more money off of it.

    • LaserVision

      I agree with you. FF4 has been beaten to death. There are so many FF4 remakes I think I stubbed my toe on one this morning. But man, there really isn’t a need to raise your blood pressure over this.

    • Michael Mario

      If they DARE make a lazy 2D remake of FFVI, I’ll go on a homicidal rampage of mass destruction. There will be blood.

      I’d say I have faith they won’t- especially given VI isn’t to be taken likely, but I’m less optimistic after FFV iOS. Seeing Gilgamesh’s hamminess in 3D with voice acting would have been amazing.

      (I highly disliked the portraits they used. The inconsistency between the Amano rtwork and the sprites makes my eyes bleed. Bartz with white hair… I thought I’d never have to see that unholy sight again. it’s not like Terra with blond hair when she looks great in any flavor).

      All that said, I’m fine with TAY being remade in this style… even if a MAIN SERIES GAME would have profited much more. Again, if they remake FFVI as lazily as FFVI, psychotic rampage.

      Edit: Is it just me, or are the models a little less chibi than FFIV DS?

      • Sean ‘Geg’ Reddie

        I’m afraid if our FFVI were to receive any type of upping, it’ll be iOS and Android only. Sigh. And they were talking about remaking FFV and FFVI on DS was too heavy on the console was looking into 3DS. my heart bleeds.

        • Michael Mario

          I never said 3DS only… though they SHOULD at least consider using it as a base. I’m saying no matter what platform they put it on, it should be in that 3D style. In a perfect world, it would be with at least slightly watered-down Dissidia-type models, but sadly I don’t think Square cares that much… which is sad. Makes my own heart bleed.

  • SlickRoach

    Misread it as being a 3DS game instead of iOS. And where’s the love for VI? I figured it’d at least get a (3)DS enhanced version somewhere along the lines but I guess not. Shame since it’s my favorite FF.

  • Kaijumaster

    Great God but I am sick of FFIV remakes!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Kevassa02 kevassa

    Hahahaha, they are intending to use DS graphics for a much higher resolution device? I could understand it with FFIV and FFIII ports since they weren’t natively built on the mobiles but this is ridiculous.
    Also it’s kinda sad how The After Years has more remakes than FFVI… When it was released not so long ago.

  • Zero_Destiny

    A friend of mine gave me the copy of Final Fantasy IV that came with the After Years but I never got to play it, I wonder if I should hold out for this version. Speaking personally, I’m not really a fan of the sprites used in the PSP FFIV but I liked the chibi 3D style of the DS version.

    Well, this might be another Final Fantasy IV to add to my collection, it’s kinda getting ridiculous now, but oh well, I made it my mission to own every copy of FFIV, and to my credit, I do. >_____< *waves fanboy flag*

    • DrakeClawfang

      Don’t, you did not miss much .The story is awful, recycling every plot element from the original game (to the point that during the Fabul siege, which happens again, monster encounters are the same as the first game), the villains and new party members are flat and boring, and original characters have their story arcs perverted and twisted.

      The only saving grace ofTAY’s is gameplay, which even then, is basically FF4′s gameplay with Dual and Triple Techs from Chrono Trigger added in. That and being able to play as Golbez.

      • Zero_Destiny

        Well I already have the PSP version and I had the Wiiware version, I never played ether though. xD I kinda feel I should at least play it once, I do actually own the game.

        I heard the negativity about it, but who knows I rather try it out myself first, ya’ know. Maybe I’ll sit down with the PSP version I have and if I totally hate it I won’t triple dip >.<

        • DrakeClawfang

          if you choose to play one, I would go with the PSP version. Aside from the superior graphics, the Wii version had a few features snipped from the original Japanese mobile release, the PSP version is fully faithful.

          • Zero_Destiny

            I can’t play the Wii version anymore since my Wii died, I lost all my data. X____X So PSP version it is! lol

            My friend actually gave me the PSP version since she knew how much I liked FFIV and that I was collecting each version. And because she knew I never got to play After Years.

    • CirnoLakes

      Bless you for being such a hardcore Final Fantasy IV fan.

      I always feel so alone in many Final Fantasy discussions where Final Fantasy VI fans dominate, and Final Fantasy IV fans aren’t to be seen.

      • Anime10121

        I’m a IV fan, Its actually one of my favorites of the entire series, I also liked the after years (ESPECIALLY the end, it was awesome)! What I DONT appreciate is them NOT putting this on a dedicated handheld, WITH BUTTONS. I mean, If I going to go blind playing on a tiny ass screen, I’d prefer to at least be able to make accurate movements and commands unlike what I’m able to do with a touch screen.

  • Raharu95

    I honestly prefer this games to remain as sprite… ‘^’

    • InfectedAI

      Agreed. I really dislike the chibi art style used in these remakes. Something closer to the art style in the cutscenes would be amazing. I much prefer the more realistic 3D style of games like FF VIII. Not a fan of the chibi style at all.

  • Zero_Destiny

    Also everyone, a reminder, cellphone bashing won’t be tolerated. If you wish it to be 3DS or PSV that’s fine, but don’t bash the cellphone market or just type without thinking.

    • Guest

      Didn’t strike my mind till you mentioned it.
      I have no issue with mobile devices.

    • kylehyde

      too bad I already have a nice gif/video to express my feel. Oh well, rules are rules.

    • Pockystix

      I don’t get the iOS bashing thing, it’s a cash cow for a lot of companies to make an easy buck. SE wants to make a game on iOS, go ahead, but let’s not pretend their audiences don’t hunger for their games elsewhere.

      I just think people expect better from. . . okay, maybe this is exactly what we expect from SE, but it’s still pretty disappointing lol

      • M’iau M’iaut

        But with these they playing to an audience — their home one.

    • CirnoLakes

      I’d hate to be on the bad side of a mod, again. But there are a lot of pretty good reasons for all of the ire that the mobile market draws. It has done a lot to depreciate games and gaming franchises we all love.

      It’s one thing to ask people to be civil. But it sounds like you’re asking people to make secret the very real ire that the platform has well earned from many gamers.

  • Ty Austin

    Sit tight, guys.

    I have a feeling we’ll be making the same complaints about the constant remakes of FFV/VI eventually…. I hope… ;)

  • MrRobbyM

    Heard the original wasn’t that great. Maybe I’m confused but either way, great. I’m sure it’ll get a 3DS port or something later on.

    Sort of off-topic, I wish SE would continue the remakes on the 3DS. V and VI would be great.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Kevassa02 kevassa

      I personally liked TAY but I’m in the minority :’(

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      I would like a remake of V but that changes some parts of the story to give Bartz and others more characterization cos I found its plot boring in comparison to 4, 6, 7 and the others. Still, if rumors are right even the HD release of FF10/10-2 is taking a lot of time to be released meaning we’ll have to wait 12 years for a remake of FF5 and FF6.

      • MrRobbyM

        12 years…well, we already waited for XV for this long so 12 years doesn’t seem too bad…

        That reminds me, I REALLY wants XII International edition HD remaster..

      • Pockystix

        honestly, I kind of don’t want anyone messing around with the story too much in FFV or VI, lest it be little character moments.

        Current SE writing and characterization scares me. . .

      • Zero_Destiny

        The characters in V got a lot of personality in little moments, the game would reward you for going off the beaten path, and it’s nice to see. Like when you visit Bartz’s home town, it’s a rather touching moment.

        But I must agree that the story in V lacks the certain kind of maturity and narrative strength that were in IV and VI. Whether or not that’s a bad thing seems to depend on who you are though. There’s plenty who prefer V, me personally, my favorite is still VI.

        • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

          The other reason for me to comment that is that Bartz and Exdeath felt more appealing to me in Dissidia rather than 5.

          • Zero_Destiny

            I see, interesting. I never played Dissidia so it’s all greek to me.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Dissidia had only one reason to play it. The Taru Goddess Shantoto.

    • CirnoLakes

      Final Fantasy IV is actually my most favourite Final Fantasy game of all time.

      I know I’m an outlier in this opinion, but I played Final Fantasy IV first as a child. Then, when playing Final Fantasy VI, I was a little underwhelmed and disappointed.

      Which is why I find how highly people rate Final Fantasy VI a bit annoying. It was a good game, but certainly didn’t garner the high regard for me it does for many people. I just don’t get what people like about Final Fantasy VI. To be honest, playing Final Fantasy IV leaves me with such joy. But playing Final Fantasy VI leaves me feeling more empty and depressed than anything. I rarely go back to play it, unlike Final Fantasy IV.

      I’ll just brace for being downvoted into oblivion by the Final Fantasy VI loving fandom majority.

  • DuskSharkEX

    I wonder how much this will cost on Android.

  • Pockystix

    it’s like they are literally trying their best to gain the ire of FF fans

    either that, or they have absolutely no idea what they want anymore, and are just still hungry for the iOS markets

  • Magnumsally

    My dissatisfaction seems to be shared. About this title

  • Slayven19

    Ok I really didn’t want this anyway, I’m tired of remakes from square especially if its not one of FF7,8 or 9.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

      FF7 dont need a remake, FF8…what is that? and FF9 is perfect the way it is.

      • Suicunesol

        I tried playing FF9. The story kept my interest for sure, but the random battles on the overworld just wore me out after some point with how slow they were to load up. I don’t think I’m going to revisit that game until those are fixed somehow.

        • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

          lulwhut?

  • RazeXI

    okay two things
    1. STOP WITH FINAL FANTASY IV SQUARE, JESUS. This one is actually one of the few games I liked in the series, but holy balls, you guys need to stop beating the FF IV horse.
    2. This game was horribly flawed and pretty much nothing but fan-service, so why they’re even bothering with the 3D transition is beyond me. I’m looking more forward to Bravely Default: Super turbo edition

  • Elemiel

    I read 3D remake and thought it was for the 3DS….

  • Omikuji

    I always feel like I’m the only person in the whole who adored After Years for what it was. I enjoyed the characters, the story, and the general feel of history repeating itself type of situation and comes off as a very well done what if. I am curious if they will add more character events, because if there was anything I thought needed more in the PSP version was more little events between the characters.

    I don’t care what it’s on. I’m not happy about it since I think it would be a wonderful addition to the DS, but I’m not going to cry about it. Square clearly wants to push IOS, not the handhelds. I have a feeling it’s because the very low and shakey start for both hand helds, and I have a feeling the numbers just weren’t there for them to justify it. I can’t prove it, but it’s just that feeling with how they have been iffy on the hand held releases.

    Also, if they made FFVI in this style I think I’d be more upset about the graphics then anything. The story in VI is too dark for this style, and V other then the job system doesn’t appear to have that much going for it.

    • CirnoLakes

      I am so glad I am not alone in loving all of Final Fantasy IV, including the After Years.

      You are definitely, definitely not alone.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

    Its time we make a drinking game every time final Fantasy 4 is mentioned by SE.

    • Randy Marsh

      Nah a drinking game for every time a Siliconera Final Fantasy article is full of angry fans sounds like a better idea. You might die from this drinking game though…..

      Seriously why is everyone so mad?

      • Heisst

        God forbid people complain about Square supporting iOS over more gaming-dedicated systems.

        • Randy Marsh

          I forbid it indeed, I find it being immature whining lol.

      • Steams

        I think it’s the combination of milking FFIV (since 2008) and literally focusing on iOS and Android (gimmicky controls and other things).

      • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

        I personally am not mad but there are plenty of reasons why someone would be. People have wanted remakes of 5 and 6 (especially 6) constantly not to mention this game being on the iPhone is probably another reason they are mad.

        I am guessing mind you

  • yomachaser

    I think when SE said they were moving their focus to mobile they didn’t really believe them. They really really are giving mobile their main focus BELIEVE IT!

  • Ixbran

    God Dammit Square! You’ve officially re-made FFI ~ FFV yet you still have yet to do anything with FFVI.

    you already re-made FFIV after years for the PSP with that FFIV complete collection, it doesnt need ANOTHER remake.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Someday we will learn there was a reason behind what has been done (i.e. not done) to VI.

      • James McEneely

        Final Fantasy VI is such a good game that Hironobu Sakaguchi probably left specific instructions for creative murder and torture to anyone who would harm it.

        Hell, I dunno. VI is the best of the series, bar none. The only thing I’d want to see is it being remade with Agni’s Philosophy graphics on the PS4, but it’d have to be rated M for Intense Violence, Scenes of Torture, Blood and Gore. Strangely enough, though, VI has about the least amount of sexual innuendo in the series. I mean, Edgar talks a fine game, but it’s overall fairly tame (granted, the censors went to town when it was released. I’ve heard talk that the original script was rife with swears).

        • M’iau M’iaut

          We know all of that. It’s just by this stage of things we need to be able to show newcomers just why VI is for so many sits singularly on a pedestal above everything else. And (honestly) some cut and dry ports which are hard enough themselves to track down does not feed the bulldog.

        • CirnoLakes

          Final Fantasy VI is the best in the series, in your opinion.

          I find it to be one of the most obnoxiously overrated games in existence.

          • James McEneely

            Actually, no. It’s not really just an opinion. If you actually go through and break everything down into component parts and look at it, you’ll find that Final Fantasy VI is exceptionally well crafted, seeing as the ENTIRE game was made within ONE YEAR.

            Twelve protagonists, each with their own developed backstory. Each character brings an important role to the party, and every character has their own plotline that is developed and finished throughout the game. Most games have trouble having ONE well-developed character, yet VI manages to have TWELVE.

            The storyline itself is incredible. You can say all you want about villains, but very few actually manage to set out to do what they promise. The more terrifying aspect is that it’s not Kefka that destroys the world, but Shadow. And if Shadow HADN’T moved the Statues out of alignment to delay Kefka, the entire party would have been annihilated and Kefka would have gone on with his plan to rule the world unopposed.

            How many games have the heroes destroy the world to save it? How many games have a villain who is genuinely evil, and not just an angst-ridden and misunderstood dude with a giant sword? How many games can have twelve leading characters with their own individual plotlines and STILL manage to work them into the main plotline without causing the whole thing to lose cohesion?

            And were any of those games created in under a year?

          • CirnoLakes

            “How many games have a villain who is genuinely evil, and not just an angst-ridden and misunderstood dude with a giant sword?”
            You speak of Final Fantasy VI as this objectively superior game. And then you go into this biased stuff.

            To be honest, I’m not particularly nuts about either Sephiroth or Kefka. I like some things about Kefka better, and some things I like about Sephiroth better.

            You talk about developed backstory being important. But the character development for most of the characters in Final Fantasy VI is extremely limited. And is just as well fleshed out in Final Fantasy IV, if not better. And the antagonists in Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy VII both have better backstories than Final Fantasy VI. Kefka has no real backstory to speak of. Only that he was experimented on to a more extreme degree than other people of his nation leading to his madness. But absolutely nothing other than this is explained. At least Sephiroth, for all Final Fantasy VII is an extremely overrated game that I do not feel deserves the success it has garnered, has a proper backstory. Has a very well fleshed out backstory.

            And this whining about “angsty” characters has become a cliche that earns no respect from me that Final Fantasy “fans” repeat over and over ad nauseum. And there’s nothing particularly fantastic about “genuinely evil”. If anything it is extremely cheap and lazy. Do you who was “genuinely evil”, the antagonists from generation one of My Little Pony. What’s sophisticated is having heroes and villains with complex motivations that don’t fit into archaic ideas of “good” and “evil”.

            How many games have a villain who is “genuinely evil”? Plenty. How many games have a villain who isn’t an “angst ridden dude with a giant sword”? Practically ever single one, including Final Fantasy VII. Sephiroth isn’t an “angsty dude with a sword”, he’s a crazed alien parasite. In fact, if there’s anything noteworthy about Final Fantasy VI, it’s all the unwarranted elitism from snobbish fans.

          • CirnoLakes

            “Most games have trouble having ONE well-developed character, yet VI manages to have TWELVE.”
            I really want to believe such a ridiculous claim is hyperbole.

          • Rogerrmark

            Half of FFVI cast is disposable,or barely have more than 5 lines and Magicite is not much better or ballanced than Junction/Draw system.

            Yet oldschool blindess will never accepting anything of it but utterly perfection.

            And so is the fanbase of Chrono Trigger

          • CirnoLakes

            Indeed. I can’t possibly think of “12 fleshed out characters” that James is speaking of. Because there aren’t. There are several characters that got some pretty decent characterization. But certainly not even above and beyond the rest of the 16-bit library.

            Surely they must not be taking characters like Umaro into the equation. Which would inflate the list of “protagonists” further. But by no means are characters like Umaro or Gogo well characterized. Heck, it is even kind of nice that Gau has the thing with his father. But still isn’t what I would call exceptionally deep characterization.

          • Lordshade

            FFVi’s lack of difficulty and balance seems to be COMPLETELY ignored, After all, the games fanbase complains about FF7 being too easy, when it isn’t any easier than FF6, Arguably FF6 is easier due to the fact that it is very easy to make your characters literally gods without breaking much.

          • Rogerrmark

            Exactly. The system is broken. I like FFVI,but it surely have some very bad issues.

          • Lordshade

            I Like it too, But I like to point out peoples double standards when it comes to the FF6 vsFF7 wars, when certain complaints can apply to BOTH games.

          • James McEneely

            If you think it’s hyperbole, why don’t list all the games with twelve protagonists. The only requirements are the characters have be fully fleshed out, must each have a full plotline that is explored and finished over the game, and is critical to the overall plot.

          • CirnoLakes

            Before I think of examples of well games with 12 well fleshed out characters.

            The ridiculousness here is that you think that Final Fantasy VI actually has 12 fleshed out characters.

            Final Fantasy VI is supremely disqualified from your “requirements”.

          • CirnoLakes

            On the other hand, a game like Tales of Symphonia actually does seem to fit the bill for most of your requirements. “characters have be fully fleshed out, must each have a full plotline that is explored and finished over the game, and is critical to the overall plot.” Yep, sounds like Tales of Symphonia is the game for you. I don’t know if they fit the “protagonist” bill, but they certainly fit this description.

            1. Lloyd
            2. Colette
            3. Genis
            4. Raine
            5. Presea
            6. Sheena
            7. Kratos
            8. Regal
            9. Zelos
            10. Mithos
            11. Yuan
            12. Alicia

            Again, I don’t know that they fit the bill of “protagonist”. But they certainly fit your description of what you praise about Final Fantasy VI, better than Final Fantasy VI. And it’s so ridiculous that it’s almost unbelievable that someone would actually believe that Final Fantasy VI has “12 fleshed out protagonists”. It’s a kind of encounter with Poe’s Law that someone is actually saying this.

          • James McEneely

            See, now you’re making a convincing argument. Tales of Symphonia is one of the few games that measures up to FF VI. I wholehearted agree on that front.

            As for the twelve characters in FF VI, here they are:

            1. Terra/Tina Branford
            2. Locke/Lock Cole
            3. Edgar Figaro
            4. Sabin/Mash Figaro
            5. Shadow/Clyde Arrowy
            6. Celes Chere
            7. Cyan Garramonde
            8. Gau
            9. Mog
            10. Setzer Gabbiani
            11. Strago /Stragus Magus
            12. Relm/Rhelm Arrowy

            If I branch out, I can include General Leo Cristophe, Kefka Palazzo, Ultros, Banon, Emperor Gestahl/Gastra, Ramuh, Maudin, and the crazy guy north o the Veldt/Gau’s father.

          • Lordshade

            “9. Mog”

            He had an actual point?
            “8.Gau”

            He didn’t have much of a reason to even be in the game. He just followed you because you gave him some meat, that’s all they explain.

          • James McEneely

            Actually, Mog and Gau are both incredibly important characters. Mog and his tribe off Feral Moogles prevent the Narshian Militia from killing Locke and Terra. Sounds to me like a Big Freakin’ Deal.

            Without Mog, Terra dies, along with Locke, thus preventing them ffrom arriving in Figaro. Without Terra and Locke in Figaro, Kefka has no reason burn the castle and Edgar has no reason to openly join the Returners. With Locke dead, Celes is executed in South Figaro. Without Celes, the team has no way to dupe Setzer into taking them to the southern Continent. Thus, the Magitek Research facility is still operating. The Gestahlian Empire never loses its edge in the war, so the atrocities in Doma go unpunished. Because Kefka still has free reign, there is little to stop the Gestahlian Empire from completing their desire to take over the world.

            In Gau’s case, he’s more than just a kid who follows the party because of food. Without Gau, Cyan and Sabin would remain on the Veldt for months, further delaying the news that Doma was destroyed. By the time they would arrive in Narshe, the Empire would have already sacked the city and taken Tritoch, leaving the Resistance in ruins.

            Also, Gau and Mog, along with Sabin, are the only characters that Celes DOESN’T have to convince in the World of Ruin. All three of them join her as soon as she shows up asking for their aid. Well, Sabin is busy holding a house up, but as soon as he’s finished with that, he joins.

            Sounds t me like those two characters are pretty damn important.

          • James McEneely

            Actually, Mog and Gau are both incredibly important characters. Mog and his tribe off Feral Moogles prevent the Narshian Militia from killing Locke and Terra. Sounds to me like a Big Freakin’ Deal.

            Without Mog, Terra dies, along with Locke, thus preventing them ffrom arriving in Figaro. Without Terra and Locke in Figaro, Kefka has no reason burn the castle and Edgar has no reason to openly join the Returners. With Locke dead, Celes is executed in South Figaro. Without Celes, the team has no way to dupe Setzer into taking them to the southern Continent. Thus, the Magitek Research facility is still operating. The Gestahlian Empire never loses its edge in the war, so the atrocities in Doma go unpunished. Because Kefka still has free reign, there is little to stop the Gestahlian Empire from completing their desire to take over the world.

            In Gau’s case, he’s more than just a kid who follows the party because of food. Without Gau, Cyan and Sabin would remain on the Veldt for months, further delaying the news that Doma was destroyed. By the time they would arrive in Narshe, the Empire would have already sacked the city and taken Tritoch, leaving the Resistance in ruins.

            Also, Gau and Mog, along with Sabin, are the only characters that Celes DOESN’T have to convince in the World of Ruin. All three of them join her as soon as she shows up asking for their aid. Well, Sabin is busy holding a house up, but as soon as he’s finished with that, he joins.

            Sounds t me like those two characters are pretty damn important.

  • FFmax

    Final Fantasy IV again? What’s next, a movie?

    • CirnoLakes

      You have no idea how happy that would make me.

  • Steve Raineault

    As long as they pimp this but treat Dragon Quest like shit, they won’t ever get a single penny from me. I admit I’d like to play this, hence I’ll buy a second hand copy so that that I will in no way support SE. Start treating DQ right and I’ll consider buying your second in line series again.

  • Just Tim

    I still remember the “Square Enix tax” for DS games, worth US$39.99.

    With that said, should I expect this to be US$49.99?

  • new_tradition

    …F*ck it, I know I’m buying it eventually on Android >.>

  • Fox

    This makes perfect sense. Fans don’t want to see Final Fantasy V or Final Fantasy VI remade, hell, fans don’t even want to see those on the WiiU Virtual Console. And they sure as hell don’t want a FFXII HD port, or a remake of FFVII, or even a new Final Fantasy game with solid gameplay mechanics and level design–no, fans want ONE MORE RELEASE OF FINAL FANTASY 4!

    **** Yeah!

    Final Fantasy 4 has been sadly neglected. See for yourself:

    1991: Original release on SNES.
    1997: Port on PS1.
    2001: Chronicles port with FFV on PS1.
    2002: Remake of PS1 version on WSC (WonderSwan Color).
    2005: Remake of WSC version on GBA.
    2007: Remake of GBA version of NDS.
    2008: After Years original release on mobile.
    2009: Re-release of SNES version on Wii VC.
    2009: Port of GBA version on mobile.
    2009: Port of mobile version of After Years on Wii.
    2011: Remake for PSP.
    2011: Remake of After Years for PSP.
    2012: Port of NDS version for iOS.
    2013: Port of NDS version for Android.
    2014: Remake of After Years for 3DS.

    • http://www.sunrisingblog.wordpress.com/ Michael Vincent

      Soon FF4 will also be released on electronic calculators. As Jason Schreier of Kotaku had predicted.

      • Zero_Destiny

        Why stop there?
        Final Fantasy IV: The Table Top RPG
        Final Fantasy IV: The Cereal Box Game System
        Final Fantasy IV: The Tiger Electronic Game System
        Final Fantasy IV: The Alarm Clock
        Final Fantasy IV: The Flame Thrower

        • Lumi

          Actually, I won’t mind the first one

        • RichyGaming

          You forgot action figures.

    • Randy Marsh

      Forgot Easy Type.

    • CirnoLakes

      Hey, I’m just waiting for the PC release.

      I suppose I’m the only person who thinks that Final Fantasy IV is so amazing that it deserves all of these releases.

  • Nameless App 1989

    Please include the extra chapters for free…

  • chibiwall

    what is this? a ds game?
    don’t try to do ffvi remake or I’ll sue you for the murder of good taste

  • Lumi

    Ohh, no wonder they have a 30% off for the original remake in the Android shop now.

  • http://jaydesummers.wordpress.com/ Jay

    For the love of God… This game is garbage personified.

  • CirnoLakes

    I love Final Fantasy IV. That and IX are my favourite Final Fantasy games.

    I don’t like iOS, though.

  • Brian Carty

    Blah, wish they’d remake FF6 in this style.

  • Sergio Briceño

    I keep forgetting to read the final line with these kind of news :p
    “will be released in winter 2013 for iOS and Android.”

    Why…

  • Kevin Schwarz

    This was meant to happen many many years ago, they are behind the times, SE…

  • Göran Isacson

    Man… soo. As someone who HASN’T actually played this, or even bought a Final Fantasy IV re-release, I wonder what version I should actually buy and play. Wait until some kind of ultimate release that lets you play both a version of the 3D and 2D rereleases of both these games? Both sounds good.

    • new_tradition

      Up until this was announced, I would’ve wholeheartedly endorsed the PSP Complete Collection. It’s all 2D, but the graphics are really detailed and are a huge improvement from the original 2D game. Containing the original FFIV game, an Interlude chappy, and then the sequel TAY, it really is the complete collection.

      Now though…I really only want this because I’m imagining the character interactions will look more alive, and I’m imagining that amazing voice acting. I loved the voice work in the DS FFIV game, so to hear the same talent come back in the sequel makes me super happy ^^

      But I hear you…I get this awful feeling there’s gonna be some Vita complete collection or something to package the DS and now this mobile remake together, lol…

      (Though if it adds nothing new, I might actually pass on it; I didn’t buy FFIV for mobile since it was a port of the DS game I already have, so meh *shrugs*)

      • Göran Isacson

        Yeah, odds are there will be SOME new version out that will include every version imaginable, and I honestly can’t think of anything new they can add after this. They made a remake with polished translation and CG scenes, then they made a 3D-make, then a sequel, then a game with polished graphics-original AND the sequel, and now the SEQUEL gets a 3D-make… they gotta run out of new versions sooner or later, man.

  • darkbartz

    Well, not that surprised. They remade Final Fantasy IV into this style, so it seemed like an obvious conclusion that TAY will also be eventually remade into it too. Personally, I love the sprite look, so I don’t really care.

    Mostly probably will be ported to either the 3DS or Vita, then to be followed up by another Complete Collection in this style. Y’know, for maximum milking potential. From slightly classic to overmilked, I still love you FFIV, even if you oversaturate yourself with only two games.

  • mike dickson

    …no ff 4 interlude love …….

  • darkfox1

    Feel like FFIV The Complete Collection is well… The most complete FFIV version.

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