Square Enix has just surprised everyone by announcing that Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
will be coming to iOS and Android this winter.
The After Years
is the official sequel to FFIV, and
was originally released on smartphones back in 2008 - but it was exclusive to Japan.
It follows on from the events of Final Fantasy IV
, and is set 17 years later when the second moon reappears in the Blue Planet's orbit. Most of the FFIV
cast reappear, and many NPCs from the SNES classic are now playable characters.
Being the sequel to a classic Final Fantasy
game, you should already know what to expect from the gameplay.
It's an RPG with random encounters and turn-based combat. You'll wander a fantastical land and meet plenty of peculiar folks and creatures.
No price has been set for Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
on iOS and Android. Expect that to arrive closer to the game's winter release.
This isn't the first English version of The After Years
, mind. In 2011 a remastered version of FFIV, Interlude,
and The After Years
was bundled up in the Silver Award-winning FFIV: The Complete Collection