The sequel to an all-time classic role playing title FF4 has released today for the first time on Windows PC via Steam as publisher Square Enix delivers on fan requests to the platform. Already rising in the sales charts for the day, FFIV: The After Years and FF4 can be purchased as a bundle for $22.99 or FFIV: The After Years can be bought by itself for $15.99 giving a deeper look into the advanced lore of the classic Final Fantasy series. The game now comes with 3D modelled characters, Steam Achievements, Steam Trading Cards, Xbox ONE Controller Support, Steam Cloud, and Square Enix Membership service all built-in.
Fans of the iconic JRPG series that makes my world complete to this day any time I think of Cecil, Rosa, and Kain will be happy to hear that the WiiWare sequel to Final Fantasy IV is coming to Windows PC next month on May 12, 2015. In case you don’t already know, this title takes place 17 years after the events of FFIV (known as FFII for Super Nintendo in the United States back in the day and arguably runner-up for best Final Fantasy game ever made).
With soundtrack composed by Junya Nakano who co-composed the soundtrack to FFX, updated modern graphics, the arrival of a second moon (remember how cool the moon was to travel to in FFIV? I do), and maintaining the classic Active Time Battle / Turn-Based battle system that made the original FF games so great, The After Years is a gem that some FF fans have had trouble getting access to until now due to the platforms it was published on.
In The After Years Lunar phases effect the gameplay including how well an attack will work, how fast time will pass when resting at an inn, and more. The Steam version features Steam Trading Cards as well as Achievements and unfolds a tale of the Red Wings and their fight against monsters spawned by this new, strange moon which has suddenly appeared in the sky. The game’s story is split up into 10 chapters and features 6 unlockable characters. Players can drive through these scenes at any pace and in any order they see fit which will include “Kain’s Tale”, based on the very memorable character from the original game.
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is Now Available for Pre-Order on Steam and is compatible with Windows PC machines with a considerably low required spec to run properly. There’s even controller support. Those who choose to pre-order the game will be able to receive a 10% discount.