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Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection coming to PSP

After already putting Final Fantasy I and II out for the PSP, Final Fantasy IV (originally released in the West as FFII) is next on Square Enix's re-release docket.

Complete with updated graphics and audio, the Final Fantasy IV re-release will be sure to please any Final Fantasy historian, and it packs in something extra. The PSP remake will include the "sequel" to FFIV, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. Originally released as a WiiWare game in Japan, The After Years is a new game developed as a direct expansion to the original SNES game from 1991.

That WiiWare game will be ported over the PSP and seamlessly integrated into the original FFIV game to offer the complete story on one UMD disc.

In addition to coming over to the PSP, Final Fantasy IV has already been re-released on the PS1, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Wii, and even the WonderSwan Color. It's a miracle Square Enix even has time on its hands to do anything original these days.

And yes, I'll say it - if Square keeps wanting to remake its classic games, when are we going to see Final Fantasy VII on the PS3? I know, I know, that ship has sailed, but I'll never stop hoping.

Final Fantasy IV is coming to the PSP in Japan in spring. There's no word yet on a Western release date.

[Source: IGN]

Dec 13, 2010

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14 comments

  • MediocreDinosaur - December 14, 2010 8:03 p.m.

    SO STUPID. WHY ARE THEY REMAKING IT A-FRAKKIN'-GAIN?! I ALREADY PAID 70$ FOR THIS. THIS IS THE SIXTH TIME WE'VE REMADE IV. REMAKE FREAKING V/VI FOR GOD'S SAKE. reCAPTCHA: blarsigh acid. Definitely the weirdest one I've done in awhile.
  • NeelEvil - December 14, 2010 1:45 p.m.

    Thank god they're bundling all of The After Years together, the price to buy all of it on Wii-ware was extortionate
  • tifanity - December 14, 2010 11:36 a.m.

    I own every single version of IV, I guess I am getting another one ;D
  • jmcgrotty - December 14, 2010 8:02 a.m.

    "offer the complete story on one UMD disc" And the exodus away from PSPgo continues.
  • Clovin64 - December 14, 2010 6:54 a.m.

    I'm not sure I can go back to the 16-bit FFIV after playing through the wonderful DS version. Y'know what would be better than an FFVII remake? A FFVI remake. For 3DS maybe?
  • kit07 - December 14, 2010 3:57 a.m.

    please do a remake for FFVI either for PSP or DS or 3DS or PSP2. which ever i don't care
  • Not Snake - December 14, 2010 2:07 a.m.

    ...Aw dammit. I thought they'd finally stop releasing new versions after the DS one so I could stop giving them money for the same game. If it didn't have After Years included, I'm not sure I would even consider it. Oh, but it needs old school 2D graphics. Equal to the GBA version at best. Otherwise it loses the nostalgia.
  • onewingedantista - December 14, 2010 1:42 a.m.

    I'll buy it in a heartbeat for $20 and I'll seriously consider $30, otherwise I'll wait.
  • Arehexes - December 14, 2010 1:38 a.m.

    I love FF4 but come on Square you have to remake FF5 either on PSP or DS either way I will buy it up and play it in bliss like I did for the GBA.
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - December 14, 2010 1:31 a.m.

    If it says Final Fantasy IV on the box, I must own/beat it.
  • thedonut - December 14, 2010 1:13 a.m.

    Why can't they remake the REAL Final Fantsy 3 on the PSP?
  • EnigmaSpirit - December 14, 2010 1:01 a.m.

    They can remake/rerelease every FF game 20 times, but not FF7. Square enix needs to get it's prorities straight. Especially since FFIV DS came out fairly recently.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - December 14, 2010 12:55 a.m.

    I've beaten FF4DS 3 times, leveled up my chars to 99, and played parts of After Years. I still want this at launch- I'm glad I kept my PSP. Extra dungeons ftw.
  • sgh341 - December 14, 2010 12:49 a.m.

    Friggin' Right

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