Square Enix have revealed that Final Fantasy IV: The After Years will be coming to Steam in May.
Players can also pre-order the title from 6pm today, ahead of it’s release on May 12th. Those who pre-order the title will also receive a 10% discount on the original price. The game comes featuring a full 3-D make-over, a new opening movie by Visual Works, and a number of Steam Achievements to enjoy, the game can now be played as never before. Take part in the epic sequel that unfolds nearly two decades after the events of Final Fantasy IV. Classic characters make their return alongside several new heroes, such as Ceodore, son of Cecil and Rosa. The official plot description states:
Seventeen years have passed since the war’s end, and the son born to King Cecil and Queen Rosa of Baron has grown into a young man. Prince Ceodore has enlisted in the airship fleet known as the Red Wings, eager to meet the expectations demanded of his blood and station. Yet once more another moon has appeared in the sky, and with it vast hordes of monsters intent on destruction. The brief peace enjoyed by the Blue Planet now stands threatened under the shadow of impending catastrophe.
The key features include:
Ten Playable Tales
Begin your journey with “Ceodore’s Tale.” Complete it to unlock the tales of six additional characters, which can be played in any order, and then return to the core story with “Kain’s Tale,” “The Lunarian’s Tale,” and “The Crystals.” A total of ten tales in all, and all contained in FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS.
Active Time Battle
Take control of exhilarating combat made possible by the non-stop action in Square Enix’s iconic battle system.
Feel the moon’s presence in combat, as its waxing and waning influences the potency of attacks and abilities of all combatants. Lunar phases cycle naturally with the passage of in-game time, or when resting at an inn, tent, or cottage.
Combine the strength of your party members to awesome effect with Band abilities that can be unlocked through in-game events or by levelling your characters’ Affinity.
Includes STEAM trading cards and achievements
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