Final Fantasy IV recounted on PSP April 19

Complete Collection of Square Enix role-playing game includes original Super Nintendo saga with visual overhaul in addition to The After Years episodic Wii epilogue.

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In 2007, Square Enix released revamped versions of Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II for the PSP to commemorate the role-playing game series' 20th anniversary. While the publisher opted not to honor Final Fantasy III in such fashion, Square Enix is back on board for the fourth installment, today announcing Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection for the PSP.

The After Years has never been available as a retail product before.
The After Years has never been available as a retail product before.

Set for release April 19, The Complete Collection will include Final Fantasy IV--with revamped visuals to take advantage of the PSP's widescreen format--as well as its epilogue, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. The episodic series of downloadable titles was originally released in 2009 on the Wii; this will mark the first time it has been available as part of a retail product.

Originally released in 1991, Final Fantasy IV is better known by another name in North America. Because original publisher SquareSoft hadn't released the second or third installments in the series internationally, the company decided to release the game as Final Fantasy II when it hit North America later that year.

For more on the PSP package's source material, check out GameSpot's induction of Final Fantasy II into its Greatest Games of All Time collection, as well as the review of The After Years.

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