Fishing in Final Fantasy XV turned to a full fledged side-game which has now been fully realized for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro owners of the FFXV fanbase.
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.
The latest trailer from Square Enix just dropped detailing some more in-depth details about the storyline behind Final Fantasy Type-0 HD which originally released for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) gaming handheld in 2011 but mysteriously never made it to the PS Vita. The game is, of course, an Action RPG as the Final Fantasy series has taken that route since the widely debated XIII mini-series that was released and has been heavily anticipated, especially by users on the Xbox One console. The game’s story centers around Orience which is under threat from a cataclysmic event requiring one special hero to rise and save the day. Of course, Orience is also split up between factions that do not always see eye to eye to put things mildly.
In this new trailer aptly titled “The Plot Thickens” those elements are explored a bit more deeply via cinematic cutscenes in a sepia color filter for players who never had a chance to experience the original and thus are not familiar with the plot. Afterwards we see the heroes of Type-0 HD jogging through the forest and fist bumping, likely an attempt to once again show off its graphical improvements over the PSP original. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD released a few days ago for PS4 and Xbox One in North America and has now become available in Europe as of today.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – The Plot Thickens Trailer [HD 1080P]:
Genre(s): Action role-playing
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Square Enix
Developer(s): Square Enix
Release Date (NA): March 17th, 2015