E3 06: Final Fantasy V Advance Preshow Report

Final Fantasy V is coming to the Game Boy Advance and we have the first details about new dungeons, job classes, and more in our E3 2006 preshow report.

With the successful translation of Final Fantasy IV to the Game Boy Advance last year, it seemed only a matter of time before the rest of the 16-bit Final Fantasy games made an appearance on the handheld. We have the first details on the upcoming Final Fantasy V Advance, which is especially noteworthy since the game wasn't released in the US until it appeared in the Final Fantasy Anthology collection in 1999 on the PlayStation. For many Final Fantasy fans, this will be the first time that they can experience one of the lesser-known Final Fantasy games in the series.

Final Fantasy V follows the story of five characters who are trying to save the world from an evil sorcerer known as Exdeath. The game plays similarly to other Final Fantasy games, with random encounters and active time battles. You can take up to four characters into battle, and in a slight departure from the norm, you can choose to train each of your characters in a variety of job classes. Similarly to Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy V lets you train a character in two jobs at once, gaining special abilities and skills depending on the job. This level of customization is unique to a Final Fantasy game, but otherwise, fans of the series won't find too many surprises in Final Fantasy V.

Just as in Final Fantasy IV Advance, this game is getting the full treatment, rather than a simple port. According to Square Enix, the game will feature some brand-new job classes, as well as new dungeons. Additionally, you can expect to see minor tweaks to the overall presentation of the game.

We'll bring you more details as they become available. Final Fantasy V Advance is currently scheduled to be released in 2006.

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Discussion

9 comments
CTAWATER
CTAWATER

This game sounds a lot like FFXI. I hope the leveling isn't like it b/c I wont' get it then.

Juglo
Juglo

I agree speed sword

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auron_xp
auron_xp

i've never played another ff game before, is this a good one to start with?

kenerhai
kenerhai

i cant wait to beat this game again, but on another platform. square should just open a whole new department dedicated to rereleasing older games. after 3, 5, and 6 get remade, i can only hope that they keep up the pace and remake 7, 8, and 9!!! i just dont want them to be on the ps3. id rather see them on the wii or 360. if square is as dedicated to making games on all systems like they say they are, then they really need to step it up on the 360. i really dont care if they keep the newer instalments on it, i want the remakes.

crazycrazyjacob
crazycrazyjacob

This better be good, i was kinda disapointed with FFIV Advance...

CoChOn-DiNdE
CoChOn-DiNdE

Hope it wont be as buggy as on the original version.

Flamingcoconut
Flamingcoconut

Does anyone really want a handheld remake on the gba?