Final Fantasy IV set for DS remake

Square Enix confirms July 22 North American launch for the game originally released on the Super Nintendo as Final Fantasy II.

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Final Fantasy faithful have been waiting on an oft-rumored remake of the landmark seventh installment in the series for years. Although Square Enix hasn't seen fit to even announce such a project, it has kept up a steady stream of Final Fantasy spin-offs and remakes to keep fans busy in the meantime.

Today the publisher confirmed the North American release of the latest such remake, Final Fantasy IV for the Nintendo DS. Set to arrive on retailers' shelves on July 22, the game will feature 3D graphics, CG cutscenes with voice-overs, a remixed score by series composer Nobuo Uematsu, touch-screen support, and a multiplayer head-to-head battle mode.

A Super Nintendo version of Final Fantasy IV was originally released in North America in 1991. However, because only one of the first three games had been localized, it was dubbed Final Fantasy II upon arrival.

Final Fantasy IV is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older and will sell for $39.99.

Discussion

165 comments
BelmontV
BelmontV

I'm really looking forward to playing this (I'm a big FF fan), I played FFIV on the gba version and its one of my favorite original FF titles (my favorite from FF titles 1-6), I hope this game brings forth the wonderful gameplay it has to offer along with new graphics and re-mastered music (or re-mixed) from the original soundtrack, looking forward to it!!

Temari91
Temari91

People want FFVII cuz it's so rare. I 100% agree with Renzoku. I want to see the re-make of FFVI cuz, in my opinion at least, it's the best one.

KuTz18
KuTz18

Ummm dude sony dosent own any FF game Square enix owns Them all. Just because it was excusive to the PS dosent mean FF7 culdnt be put on ds. But to be honest i would much prefer to see it hit the ps3 then the DS.

lionheart234
lionheart234

cant wait...... ff4 ruled in terms of gameplay and story, looks like i will have to import copy though = p

benjo89
benjo89

They are gonna tease us through FFV and VI then wait a few years then bring out VII. Even if its just a port to DS I don't care. I want it so bad, I would give both my ankle bones to have it!

FFadikt
FFadikt

awesome! this was my very first FF. a miracle that it went to 3D with voice acting!

Renzoku
Renzoku

If they continue like this, a remake of FFVI -the best in the franchise- for me is in the horizon!

pain4ever
pain4ever

alright! a remake of IV! i really hope thay remake V & VII i love all FF's but not X-2 or XI thay suck man sack!

Terami
Terami

Well, all I can say is that this makes me feel more confident in knowing that I'll probably eventually see a remake of VII for PS3.

hoysoy
hoysoy

MULTIPLAY HEAD TO HEAD BATTLE!!!!!! OMFFFFFFFGGG!!!!!!

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I remember SquareEnix saying that they would never remake FF7 because it "wouldn't be profitable". That's bull. There are millions of FF7 fans, the sales would be incredible. Oh and I loved the FF3 remake so i'm looking forward to this one (FF4 remake) also. Just please dont do that thing where you need to exchange messages with other users to unlock new missions and stuff again. I don't know anyone else with a DS, let alone the game!

metalisticpain
metalisticpain

VII doesnt need a remake imo, I love IV this is a definete buy

Warshock
Warshock

so... will they can they promise the American Final Fantasy 3 remake on PS3??? HUH???1?! HUH!?!? anyone??

Mush_Mouth
Mush_Mouth

IV was one of my favorites...I agree with the other 99% of posters on here, though - I want them to put out a remake of VII.

Lightfellower
Lightfellower

Have about 3 weeks of game play before next school term starts then.

kos1085
kos1085

Even though this is a remake, this is going to be great.

hamishdickson
hamishdickson

is this the last ff that came out on a nintendo?? i think sony owns ff7 so id expect that out on the psp before too long...

slickvic1990
slickvic1990

hopefully, they remake ff4, 5, 6, and they might FINALLY remake 7

Maveus
Maveus

Great news! I LOVED FFIV. Hopefully FFVI and Chrono Trigger get remade for the DS as well, as with Final Fantasy VII for the PSP/PS3.

Nawras
Nawras

That's very nice. They're remaking them one by one so eventually they will reach FFVII before the upteenth remake of FF I & II

DominicTretto
DominicTretto

about time!!!... the game should have come out months ago.

Ashcroft00
Ashcroft00

Outstanding news! I have finished both the GBA version as well as the Japanese version of FF IV DS--but that will not stop me from playing through this version as well. FF IV is, by far, one of Square's greatest accomplishments and this version should introduce a new generation to one of the greatest RPGs ever made. Let's hope that Square keeps the remakes coming!!!!!!

Erebus
Erebus

I have a whole bucket of SNES nostalga for FFIV (USA FFII).

Erebus
Erebus

I have a whole bucket of SNES nostalga for FFIV (USA FFII). When this game was new, I had a friend who described FFIV as having "a bigger plot twist than The Crying Game." I still laugh myself silly when I remember that. This is the very first CRPG the USA got that had a cinematic story and memorable characters (Phantasy Star II was close but not quite). It was also the first CRPG in the USA that did not require any grinding whatsoever to finish. In other words, this game really revolutionized it all for us stateside. ACHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

TrueProphecy22
TrueProphecy22

Sweet! I mean, I already own it for PSX, but it will be great to have it on a portable console.

MSG-Deathscythe
MSG-Deathscythe

are you listening squeenix: thanks for ff3 ... thanks for ff4 (when it releases) ... remake the rest of the ff series on DS ... release the rest of the front mission series ... WE WANT CHRONO TRIGGER and CHRONO CROSS on DS or an updated version on the PS3 ... WE WANT VAGRANT STORY!!! ... and just for a little non-RPG game ... WE WANT EINHANDER!

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Glad i passed on the GBA version, the FFIII remake was great. And if they do decided to remake any of the PS FF games, well....... maybe I'll buy a PSP by then

vashkey
vashkey

Wake me up when remake one of the Playstation classics.

GatsuBlackSword
GatsuBlackSword

YES! This made my day, Love FF2 AKA: FFIV; Can't Wait! DS Is Doing Great Things!

acidrain1976
acidrain1976

Mmm, FFIV on the DS. Oh yeah. The remake of FFIII is superb. This is gonna be good. :)

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

cant wait been a while since i play a FF game...

Shadowsnake
Shadowsnake

I knew this would be coming over to NA. I wonder if DQ 4-6 will be coming stateside......

abfackeln
abfackeln

This game has been out for 4 months in Japan. I am glad that they it is going to be released in the US. FF4 was the game that started my RPG craze.

abfackeln
abfackeln

This game has been out for 4 months in Japan. I am glad that it is going to be released in the US. FF4 was the game that started my RPG craze.

dibgilberg
dibgilberg

indeed. chrono trigger deserves a remake or portable port. THIS I COMMAND!

rpgisforme
rpgisforme

Cool, I've never had the chance to play this one. Awesome that I'll finally get to. I love that Square Enix is rereleasing all the old ones again for new systems. FF will live forever and are so well done that they still hold up after all this time. Too bad it wasn't put out on PSP. Guess I'll have to blow the dust of my DS, I knew there was a reason I bought it ,,, I guess this is it. Now if they would just get around to a rerelease of FF7...

paul_hubans
paul_hubans

YES!! Now please don't let it be butchered like the FF3 remake was! FF4 is one of my top 3 favorite FF games of them all, along with FF6 and FF7!

NorthernRT
NorthernRT

I heard about this ages ago. But didn't know anything of it until now. Final Fantasy is in a different league altogether in gaming. Not necessarily a better one though. Can't wait for this ... but when is the UK release date? 3D graphics (like FFIII), CG cutscenes (like FFIII) ... but voice-overs, Nobuo Uematsu, and multiplayer! This game will be insane! Along the Guitar Hero: On Tour, and now FFIV, the future (this summer) looks bright.

griffinx15
griffinx15

thats cool finally a north American release date

Dryker
Dryker

One of my fondest gaming experiences of all time...

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

That'd be cool, How about a VI remake, Super Mario RPG remake or even a Chrono Trigger remake for the DS? That'd be awesome!

teknicz
teknicz

The Japanese version of this game is incredibly good. So good that I stopped playing the Japanese version; I'm going to wait for the English version to come out to really enjoy it.