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Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection availble for complete collectors this April

Square Enix announced today that its comprehensive Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection pack for the PSP will be ready to sell on April 19th. The release features an upgraded version of the seminal fourth game in the Final Fantasy series, complete with new bonus levels, optimized PSP graphics, a re-mastered soundtrack and - for the first time ever in box form - a copy of its mobile sequel The After Years.

“In honor of the 20th Anniversary since the initial launch, we are releasing FINAL FANTASY IV: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION this April, 2011. We hope fans will enjoy and celebrate not only the original and complete game experience but the addition of new and never-before-seen levels,” said Ami Blaire, vice president of marketing at Square Enix in today's release.

Final Fantasy IV debuted on the Super Famicom in Japan in 1991, and was published in North America as Final Fantasy II for the SNES shortly thereafter. In its 20 year run, the epic tale of the dark knight Cecil has been ported to numerous consoles and handhelds, including its most recent updated appearance on the Nintendo DS in 2009. The sequel, The After Years, was developed as an episodic game for Japanese mobile phones. It was later squished down from 13 downloadable chapters to 9 for its release on Nintendo's WiiWare in 2009.

Together, Final Fantasy IV and its sequel comprise the core of Square Enix's latest collection, with the extra levels, bonus artwork and other franchise goodies rounding out the $29.99 package.

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17 comments

  • EnigmaSpirit - February 2, 2011 8:49 p.m.

    It doesn't need it. I honestly don't see why the game is so legendary. I bought the game for the DS, and just started playing it yesterday. I got about 2 hours in, and so far am bored out of my mind. It seems to be comprised of mindless grinding, tedious caves, and a few snipets of story here and there to tell you the next place you have to do mindless grinding and go through a tedious cave.
  • Japanaman - February 2, 2011 4:05 p.m.

    What? Which version? A PSP update of the original, the PS one game, the GBA game, or the DS game?
  • thedonut - February 2, 2011 3:23 p.m.

    I might get this just for the "After Years" addition. Other than the price, I don't get the hate behind it. I only got the first part of it and I thought it was pretty good so far.
  • EvilChicken - February 2, 2011 2:21 p.m.

    Might pick this up. Giant Final Fantasy fan, but I have this game on 2 other systems so that why its a might
  • freakyfro99 - February 2, 2011 2:19 p.m.

    If they could just go ahead and remake VI for the DS in their whole 3D business that would be great. I'm pretty sure they've re-released this game too enough times at this point...
  • Clovin64 - February 2, 2011 2:18 p.m.

    Hmmm...I alreasy beat the PS1 port of the original and the DS remake last year, so I don't feel any need to buy this one. I hope we get an announcent for an FFV DS remake sometime soon...
  • Robx - February 2, 2011 1:45 p.m.

    @YES I was scrolling down in hopes someone noticed that. Thank you, I was getting worried.
  • YES - February 2, 2011 5:48 a.m.

    I see, so it will be "availble" this April. Good job on spell checking the title, Matt.
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - February 2, 2011 5:06 a.m.

    The DS remake was released in 2008.
  • NightCrawler_358 - February 2, 2011 4:50 a.m.

    Why doesn't Square Enix just hurry up and release Final Fantasy Anthology on the US Playstation store!?
  • CancerMan - February 2, 2011 4:45 a.m.

    Cool
  • KaiokenKid - February 2, 2011 2:51 a.m.

    Ive never palyed this before. Is thise the recommended one to get if I never played it?
  • Not Snake - February 2, 2011 2:02 a.m.

    I would buy it, day one, provided two things. 1) I have money. 2) my umd drive starts working again. Those are both unlikely. So no After Years for me after all. Damn.
  • Corsair89 - February 2, 2011 1:47 a.m.

    No thanks. I already own FFIV and don't plan on buying it again.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - February 2, 2011 1:15 a.m.

    AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH THATS MY BIRTHDAY This and Portal 2? I'm honored!
  • StrawHatLuffy - February 1, 2011 11:43 p.m.

    When are they ever going to re release VI? I never got to play it the first time around and been looking foward way too long
  • taylornolfi - February 1, 2011 11:29 p.m.

    first? this game has be released and re-released like 10 times...

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