Final Fantasy I & II site opens

Square Enix teases gamers with a taste of its upcoming Game Boy Advance port double-header.


TOKYO--Square Enix has opened the official site for its upcoming Game Boy Advance port of Final Fantasy I & II. At the current time, none of the menu options are selectable for viewing save a brief official announcement on the title.

Final Fantasy I and II were originally released in 1987 and 1988 on the Famicom (called the NES in the US). This will be the second time that the two titles will be compiled into a single cartridge; Square also did it back on the Famicom in 1994. The new GBA version will come with upgraded graphics and the ability to save anywhere in the game. Other changes that are known is that magic can now be cast by consuming magic points instead of using limited magic stocks.

Both games also come with new additions that weren't present in their original Famicom releases. Final Fantasy I will have a new dungeon called the "Soul of Chaos", where you uncover new items such as the Ultima Weapon, and fight against historical bosses in the Final Fantasy series, like the ghost train from FF VI. Final Fantasy II will have an extra story line named the "Soul of Rebirth", where you get to play as four of the NPC scenario characters (Ming-Wu, Scott, Joseph, Richard) who die in the game's main story.

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