Square Enix set March 24, 2011 as the release date for Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection. While we’ve seen half-a-dozen ports and remakes of Final Fantasy IV, this may be the definitive version of Cecil’s outer space journey.
Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection for PSP sports new 2D graphics for the original game and the opening movie from the Nintendo DS remake. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, a direct sequel to the game starring Cecil’s son who goes on his own albeit similar quest, is part of the package too. Square Enix gave this a facelift and a new scenario that connects the two episodes.
March is going to be a busy month for Final Fantasy fans in Japan since Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy is due a few weeks earlier on March 3.
Update: Square Enix is selling a limited edition Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection Ultimate Pack on their e-store. This collector’s set includes the PSP game, guidebook, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years original soundtrack, and an original art collection for 9,445 yen ($115).
A standalone game costs 5,980 yen ($72), 4,980 yen ($60) if you buy a digital copy over PlayStation Network.
A tip of the hat and rare pink tail to L.R. for the heads up. Thanks!