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Breath of Fire IV smoking out PSN this month

PS3 owners are about to receive a retro-JRPG infusion with the arrival Breath of Fire IV on PSN. Responding on the Capcom Unity forums, senior VP Christian Svensson told US fans to expect Ryu and his merry band of cat people to arrive with a few extra goodies on August 16th, writing, “I'm told BOF4 (for the US anyway) will launch August 16th on PSN... to celebrate, there will also be BOF PSN avatars for sale that day too.”

Breath of Fire IV first appeared on the original PlayStation back in 2000. It follows the series protagonist Ryu as he wrestles to make peace with his dragon-morphing abilities, while evading the evil Fou-Lu who aims to use said abilities for his own (and predictably evil) gains.

This is the first time Breath of Fire IV has been official re-released stateside. And while the series itself may not have as much name recognition as other JRPGs in its class, Capcom's fantasy epic is still a good pick for players itching for some classic, ole timey RPG action. Will you be adding it to your cart?

Aug 1, 2011

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13 comments

  • raWfodoG - August 3, 2011 1:51 p.m.

    @ Moondoggie1157 - You commented "Damn these non-backward compatible PS3s... I still have the discs back home somewhere..." All PS3's are backward-compatible with PS games. I'm not sure if you just misspoke...
  • Syncmaster - August 1, 2011 11:50 p.m.

    OMG Breath of Fire IV is my favorite RPG ever, along with chrono trigger. just amazing. You! go out there and play it! This reminds me of another thing.. thats one more series crapcom failed to continue. too sad. Wish Ryu and Nina would come back. And man, Fou Lu was the best.
  • iluvpkmnmonday - August 1, 2011 4:48 p.m.

    Since I still have my PSX and PS2 i prefer to have physical copies of older games than I like, but geez this game is going for $40 on amazon used. Not even the fanboy holy grail of FF7 is that much.
  • rockbottom - August 1, 2011 4:07 p.m.

    Never played this one. Is it as good as Vandal Hearts. Might check it out.
  • Cloudiology - August 1, 2011 3:27 p.m.

    @Fauxfurry BoF3 waas actually rereleased as a psp title back in 2005 and it was brilliant!
  • usedforglue - August 1, 2011 3:21 p.m.

    I believe Legend of Dragoon was 4 discs long. Either way, it would be cool to have that on the PSN
  • Moondoggie1157 - August 1, 2011 3:04 p.m.

    Don't get me wrong, this is tempting. But I am still waiting for Legend of the Dragoon, I'd do anything to see it in my possession again. Damn these non-backward compatible PS3s... I still have the discs back home somewhere...
  • Afistrife - August 1, 2011 2:32 p.m.

    Underrated series.
  • LSZ - August 1, 2011 2:24 p.m.

    I loved BOF1 and 2 on the SNES. Never tried the games after those so I'm excited for this.
  • FauxFurry - August 1, 2011 1:58 p.m.

    While I still have my PS1 copy of BOF4, I will be adding it to my cart...in spirit,at least. It's nice that others will be able to experience the game all the same. It's a bit odd that they'd bypass Breath of Fire 3,though. No JRPG fan should be deprived of Momo,Peco or Teepo(and Rei,too,I guess, even though his name falls outside of the rhyme scheme in a manner most shameful. That said,Rei > Cray).
  • revengeriddle - August 1, 2011 12:41 p.m.

    I'd prefer me some legend of the dragoon, that shit was 9 discs(!) long
  • DrFred79 - August 1, 2011 9:41 a.m.

    I don't own mine anymore, so I'm pretty excited about this one. Loved that game !
  • the_hiro_abides - August 1, 2011 8:51 a.m.

    I'd be more excited if I didn't still own my PS1 copy.

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