LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, announced today that FINAL FANTASY® IV: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION is now available for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system at North American retailers. The 20th Anniversary Edition includes a graphically enhanced version of the timeless classic FINAL FANTASY IV, the complete episodic series THE AFTER YEARS®, and an entirely new INTERLUDE™, which connects the stories between the previous two entries in the franchise.
Retail copies of FINAL FANTASY IV: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION will also include two exclusive in-pack items: a set of five collectible trading cards featuring characters from FINAL FANTASY IV beautifully illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano, and an exclusive download code that can be redeemed for a special "Knight of the Twin Moon" costume for use with Cecil Dark Knight and Cecil Paladin in DISSIDIA® 012[duodecim]™ FINAL FANTASY.
Critically acclaimed as one of the greatest games of all time with more than 4 million copies sold worldwide, FINAL FANTASY IV set the standard for role-playing games to come with its diverse cast of complex characters, a deep and engrossing plot, the introduction of the Active Time Battle system and numerous additional innovations. Twenty years later, FINAL FANTASY IV, its acclaimed sequel THE AFTER YEARS and the entirely new INTERLUDE have come together inone package as the ultimate role-playing game experience with FINAL FANTASY IV: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION. Whether re-experiencing a favorite or just discovering the game for the first time, new and old players alike will join in as a cast of unforgettable characters are drawn into one of the most beloved FINAL FANTASY stories, with stunning new graphics, a newly arranged award-winning soundtrack and bonus game features that provide the definitive FINAL FANTASY IV experience.
"Clearly, Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection is the ultimate purchase for Final Fantasy IV fans. Even if you're already experienced with the core Final Fantasy IV experience, there's still so much to see and do here that it'll be hard not to jump back in."
-IGN.com, April 2011 (9/10, EDITORS' CHOICE)
"Whether you're a longtime fan like me or a newcomer who can't tell Kain from Cecil, you can't go wrong with Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection"
-Game Informer, May 2011(8.5/10, Silver Award)
Complete package of one of the greatest RPGs of all time: First packaged release of THE AFTER YEARS
An epic tale spanning nations, worlds and generations: Brand-new stories to further expand the revolutionary story line of FINAL FANTASY IV
All-new cast of friends, family and foes: Fall in love with Cecil, Rosa, Kain, Rydia and Edge again while getting to know Ceodore and a whole new cast of characters
Vibrant visuals and unforgettable melodies: Includes all-new 2-D graphics designed for the PSP® system's 16:9 format. Also includes a new arrangement of one of the most acclaimed video game soundtracks of all time.
About FINAL FANTASY IV:
Since its original release in 1991 on the SNES, FINAL FANTASY IV has been popular across several platforms, and this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. With its high-quality graphics and scenarios, and the introduction of the Active Time Battle system, FINAL FANTASY IV redefined role-playing video games and shaped FINAL FANTASY titles to come.
About THE AFTER YEARS:
THE AFTER YEARS is a true sequel set more than a decade after the events of FINAL FANTASY IV. The story revolves around Cecil and Rosa's son, Ceodore, as he ventures out to unravel the mysterious events surrounding the Blue Planet. In addition to the new characters, characters from the original title such as Cecil, Rosa and Kain will be reunited. Players can enjoy the FINAL FANTASY IV experience with enhanced battles and the brand-new Band system feature.
FINAL FANTASY IV: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION is now available for the PSP® system at North American retailers for an MSRP of $29.99. FINAL FANTASY IV: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. For more information about FINAL FANTASY IV: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, please visit the official website at http://www.ff4complete.com or http://www.facebook.com/ff4complete.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 57 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.