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Wario64 12-07-2012 04:23 AM

Final Fantasy IV heading to iOS soon [Update: DS based, Screenshots]
 
[QUOTE=two4two;45601604]Just saw this trailer: [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9TSg6E3oDo[/url]

And at the end, this:

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/OwMei.png[/IMG][/QUOTE]



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[QUOTE=ZeroAKA;45154191]Release date: December 20, 2012.

[url]http://dlgames.square-enix.com/ff/[/url][/QUOTE]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/zXlFH.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/p7k2v.png[/IMG]


Screenshots: [url]http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201212070033/[/url]
1800 yen
Dec 20th iOS, 2013 Android

[IMG]http://www.abload.de/img/2sak4t.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.abload.de/img/3fjk9h.jpg[/IMG]

[QUOTE=cvxfreak;45155935]According to the Japanese article, the game will have improved audio and more than one difficulty level aimed at beginner players.[/QUOTE]

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Credit to Yottamol

[url]https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/final-fantasy-dimensions/id540992837[/url]
[url]https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/final-fantasy/id354972939[/url]
[url]https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/final-fantasy-ii/id354974729[/url]


Description states:

"Take advantage of a limited-time sale celebrating the coming release of FINAL FANTASY IV!"

clay_ghost 12-07-2012 04:24 AM

[QUOTE=Wario64;45152610]Credit to Yottamol

[url]https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/final-fantasy-dimensions/id540992837[/url]
[url]https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/final-fantasy/id354972939[/url]
[url]https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/final-fantasy-ii/id354974729[/url]


Description states:

"Take advantage of a limited-time sale celebrating the coming release of FINAL FANTASY IV!"[/QUOTE]
ds or psp verison?

jbueno 12-07-2012 04:24 AM

Burned out on FFIV to be honest, hard to get excited for it nowadays. Bring on FFVI, any platform will do.

PixyJunket 12-07-2012 04:26 AM

The bigger news is that Final Fantasy Dimensions is at a slightly more palatable price.

chickdigger802 12-07-2012 04:26 AM

dsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsds


ds version at a decent framerate would be magical.

Noi 12-07-2012 04:27 AM

How does SE celebrate FF5's 20th anniversary? By porting FF4 to a new system.

Esura 12-07-2012 04:28 AM

Everyone needs to experience the joy of FFIV.

GAMERG0D 12-07-2012 04:28 AM

Oh my god yes!

cvxfreak 12-07-2012 04:29 AM

Will buy! Question is though, which version?

transience 12-07-2012 04:30 AM

Ha. The game that keeps on giving.

I wonder which version it is, and what price? Probably the PSP one due to one screen, but I'd prefer the DS one.

Mikey Jr. 12-07-2012 04:30 AM

These fuckers use like, the UGLIEST fonts in their games.

The fuck is wrong with SE? What is that shit? Times New Roman? The hell?

Berordn 12-07-2012 04:31 AM

[QUOTE=chickdigger802;45152684]dsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsds


ds version at a decent framerate would be magical.[/QUOTE]

It's probably going to be the PSP version!

jooey 12-07-2012 04:32 AM

[QUOTE=Mikey Jr.;45152775]These fuckers use like, the UGLIEST fonts in their games.

The fuck is wrong with SE? What is that shit? Times New Roman? The hell?[/QUOTE]

Maybe you should swear more about it

dark_chris 12-07-2012 04:33 AM

4? I'd hope 5 and 6 come after too for iOS. Would be hilarious if 7-10 was done classic style. lol.

Aeana 12-07-2012 04:34 AM

[QUOTE=Noi;45152702]How does SE celebrate FF5's 20th anniversary? By porting FF4 to a new system.[/QUOTE]
Yep, that'll just about do it.
Thanks, SE.

sk3tch 12-07-2012 04:36 AM

[QUOTE=Mikey Jr.;45152775]These fuckers use like, the UGLIEST fonts in their games.

The fuck is wrong with SE? What is that shit? Times New Roman? The hell?[/QUOTE]

They're patching in Comic Sans as part of this celebration.

Kagari 12-07-2012 04:36 AM

Shocking news. I honestly expected this to be revealed sooner.

Xena 12-07-2012 04:37 AM

Sigh... I read VI. ;_;

zroid 12-07-2012 04:38 AM

Finally, a [i]real[/i] game on iOS! [spoiler];)[/spoiler]

chickdigger802 12-07-2012 04:38 AM

[quote=Mikey Jr.;45152775]These fuckers use like, the UGLIEST fonts in their games.

The fuck is wrong with SE? What is that shit? Times New Roman? The hell?[/quote]

Making a font that scales well for retina and not retina requires too much work clearly.

Let's just use the freebies that come with the sdk!

Seda 12-07-2012 04:38 AM

I thought it was already on iOS

Starsunder 12-07-2012 04:40 AM

Which version!!!

*please be psp*

Seven Force 12-07-2012 04:41 AM

[QUOTE=Seda;45152977]I thought it was already on iOS[/QUOTE]

Yeah, same. Though I might have just assumed that since IV's playable on just about everything these days.

LaneDS 12-07-2012 04:42 AM

Will probably buy it again, because I am a sucker for this game.

zroid 12-07-2012 04:45 AM

A new re-release of VI (on any platform) is indeed desperately needed :\

It's so shitty not having a version to call definitive.

[QUOTE=Negator;45153147]Fucking hell.

Final Fantasy V gets no respect.[/QUOTE]

This too. :)

Negator 12-07-2012 04:46 AM

Fucking hell.

Final Fantasy V gets no respect.

ZeroAKA 12-07-2012 04:47 AM

I've played FFIV many times already, but I'll probably go for this if it fully supports the iPhone 5's widescreen.

(Still waiting for the TWEWY widescreen update...)

BocoDragon 12-07-2012 04:57 AM

And in 6 months to a year it'll probably show up on PSP or Vita...

Dark Schala 12-07-2012 04:58 AM

Oh boy, oh boy. More FF4. I can hardly wait.

[QUOTE=Noi;45152702]How does SE celebrate FF5's 20th anniversary? By porting FF4 to a new system.[/QUOTE]
I think they forgot how to read Roman numerals, yes?

Seda 12-07-2012 04:59 AM

[QUOTE=BocoDragon;45153424]And in 6 months to a year it'll probably show up on PSP or Vita...[/QUOTE]

It's already on PSP.

Unless they port the DS version to PSP somehow.

ZeroAKA 12-07-2012 04:59 AM

[QUOTE=BocoDragon;45153424]And in 6 months to a year it'll probably show up on PSP or Vita...[/QUOTE]
It's your lucky day.

[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4a/FFIV_Complete_Collection.jpg[/IMG]

Beth Cyra 12-07-2012 05:00 AM

Won't be getting this regardless of the version. God I dislike four and how much they whore this freaking game out. Pisses me off when people have the nerve to bitch about VII when this thing exists.

antitrop 12-07-2012 05:00 AM

I bet it's prohibitively expensive.

Noi 12-07-2012 05:02 AM

[QUOTE=Dark Schala;45153458]Oh boy, oh boy. More FF4. I can hardly wait. [/quote]

I have enough FF4 love in me to play it one more time. You of all people must be [I]thrilled[/I] though. [img]http://i.imgur.com/KuGsj.gif[/img]

[quote]I think they forgot how to read Roman numerals, yes?[/QUOTE]

They have to count past 13 before they start getting into roman numerals.

EDarkness 12-07-2012 05:02 AM

I didn't realize 1 and 2 were out for $3.99. I might go ahead and pick those up.

Reluctant-Hero 12-07-2012 05:04 AM

Hmm.... which will it be? DS or PSP? Most likely S-E will chose the inferior version, [spoiler] DS [/spoiler].

Aeana 12-07-2012 05:04 AM

[QUOTE=Dark Schala;45153458]Oh boy, oh boy. More FF4. I can hardly wait.


I think they forgot how to read Roman numerals, yes?[/QUOTE]
Somehow you've managed to play through it again. I couldn't even do that, stalled my whole FF series playthrough for months. (._. )

antitrop 12-07-2012 05:06 AM

I played through the 3D FFIV version on DS a few years ago and had a rather good time.

Final Fantasy IV is still very much an NES style RPG, besides introducing the ATB. The series didn't feel truly 16-bit until FFV. FFIV has great characters and a decent story, but the gameplay and dungeon design is pretty much 8-bit. It just [i]feels[/i] like a game made very early on in the generation, which is exactly what it was.

randomkid 12-07-2012 05:08 AM

Everyone knows that the best possible anniversary celebration this franchise could get already came out earlier this year.

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/B1G07.jpg[/IMG]

Too bad only 1000 of us got to partake.

Re: this topic, I've decided Square can do whatever it wants with this game, as long as I've got my GBA version, port port away, it's all good over here.

Esura 12-07-2012 05:11 AM

[QUOTE=randomkid;45153675]Everyone knows that the best possible anniversary celebration this franchise could get already came out earlier this year.

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/B1G07.jpg[/IMG]

Too bad only 1000 of us got to partake.

Re: this topic, I've decided Square can do whatever it wants with this game, as long as I've got my GBA version, port port away, it's all good over here.[/QUOTE]

Why don't they make many Nomura books as much as they do Amano's?

vagabondarts 12-07-2012 05:12 AM

My guess is its the DS version upscaled like they did for FFIII.

I'm not interested unless there is something really new to offer. I'm kind of burned out on FFIV.

Beth Cyra 12-07-2012 05:16 AM

[QUOTE=Esura;45153736]Why don't they make many Nomura books as much as they do Amano's?[/QUOTE]
Amano has alot more he has done compared to Nomura.

What has Nomura even done outside of SE? Hell even the games that he designed the characters from have art and pictures done by Amano.

Shai-Tan 12-07-2012 05:17 AM

I haven't played FF IV since I got it for SNES and it's still burned in my mind. My whole family played that game. My dad played it and that's the only console game he has ever played. I can't remember why but I never played VI. Maybe because Mystic Quest was so bad (that, I remember). I think I remember also disliking sci-fi or steampunk which is maybe one of the reasons why I only ever watched other people playing the later games until FF XII (which is oddly enough more in line with FF 2 (IV) in the type of fantasy it is.

randomkid 12-07-2012 05:17 AM

[QUOTE=antitrop;45153626] Final Fantasy IV is still very much an NES style RPG, besides introducing the ATB. The series didn't feel truly 16-bit until FFV. FFIV has great characters and a decent story, but the gameplay and dungeon design is pretty much 8-bit. It just [i]feels[/i] like a game made very early on in the generation, which is exactly what it was.[/QUOTE]

What's wrong with 8-bit dungeon design? Anyways, Schala had some neat insights on FF4 dungeons in the anniversary thread, you just have to dig through some weirdo nonsense about Batman or something first haha.

[QUOTE=Esura;45153736]Why don't they make many Nomura books as much as they do Amano's?[/QUOTE]

Dear god in heaven let's not start this line of conversation, Aeana protect us!

Mikey Jr. 12-07-2012 05:18 AM

[QUOTE=sk3tch;45152921]They're patching in Comic Sans as part of this celebration.[/QUOTE]

Haha, that would be great.

[QUOTE=chickdigger802;45152969]Making a font that scales well for retina and not retina requires too much work clearly.

Let's just use the freebies that come with the sdk![/QUOTE]

Dunno anything about that, but you are probably right.

Chrono Trigger is the same thing. Its really weird.

Dark Schala 12-07-2012 05:18 AM

[QUOTE=Noi;45153538]I have enough FF4 love in me to play it one more time. You of all people must be [I]thrilled[/I] though. [img]http://i.imgur.com/KuGsj.gif[/img][/quote]
Oh yeah. So thrilled. Following Cecil as a character is so [I]enthralling.[/I]

[img]http://i.imgur.com/6hCup.png[/img]

But I shouldn't worry because...

[img]http://i.imgur.com/VcJQa.png[/img]

[QUOTE=Aeana;45153582]Somehow you've managed to play through it again. I couldn't even do that, stalled my whole FF series playthrough for months. (._. )[/QUOTE]
Making fun of the story keeps me going. But with that said, this is my longest playthrough of it. After I'm done I don't want to play it again for the next decade.

Alotsi 12-07-2012 05:18 AM

Nah. I'll pass. I beat the GBA version some years back and will eventually play through Final Fantasy 4: The Complete Collection.

[QUOTE=PixyJunket;45152663]The bigger news is that Final Fantasy Dimensions is at a slightly more palatable price.[/QUOTE]

Playing through this right now. Those chapters are, indeed, pricey. ( ._.)

I gotta say, I'm liking the job system in FFD.

Berordn 12-07-2012 05:20 AM

[QUOTE=randomkid;45153837]What's wrong with 8-bit dungeon design? Anyways, Schala had some neat insights on FF4 dungeons in the anniversary thread, you just have to dig through some weirdo nonsense about Batman or something first haha.[/QUOTE]

There's nothing wrong with the design, it's just that the game ends up being completely on rails as a result of the storytelling and having no way to control the character's growth or abilities... you end up playing the same game every time with no variation. The dungeons themselves are probably the best part, which is weird for a game that was intended to usher in the next era of Final Fantasy on consoles when the most interesting aspect is taken straight from the previous three games.

Noi 12-07-2012 05:22 AM

[QUOTE=Ratchet;45153870]Playing through this right now. Those chapters are, indeed, pricey. ( ._.)

I gotta say, I'm liking the job system in FFD.[/QUOTE]

I wouldn't even mind pricey chapters had SE released FFD for Android outside of Japan. :/ I paid for all of The After Years on WiiWare, I'll do it again for a game somewhat resembling FF5.

randomkid 12-07-2012 05:23 AM

[QUOTE=Berordn;45153907]There's nothing wrong with the design, it's just that the game ends up being completely on rails as a result of the storytelling and having no way to control the character's growth or abilities... you end up playing the same game every time with no variation. The dungeons themselves are probably the best part, which is weird for a game that was intended to usher in the next era of Final Fantasy on consoles when the most interesting aspect is taken straight from the previous three games.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, this I totally understand. If character progression and customization is important to you, you're not going to get what you need out of FF4.


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