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.


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.

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