Square Enix just announced that Final Fantasy IV, in its version of the Pixel Remaster compilation, will be released for PC (steam) and mobile on September 8. Previously, in July, Final Fantasy I, II and III of the same set were released.
Based on the original 1991 release of Final Fantasy IV, the remaster will have:
- Fully updated 2D graphics, including pixel designs of Final Fantasy characters created by Kazuko Shibuya, the original artist and current collaborator.
- Soundtrack with new arrangements, faithful to Final Fantasy style, under the direction of original composer, Nobuo Uematsu.
- Improved gameplay, including a simplified interface, automatic battle options, and more.
- Complementary extras like pets, illustration gallery and music player.
More details below, via Square Enix:
The Baron King sent his elite air force, the Red Wings, to attack the neighboring kingdoms. Cecil, the black knight and captain of the red wings, is distressed by the task and decides to confront the baron’s tyranny along with his faithful friend and lover. Cecil will travel across the Earth, underground, to the Land of Eidolons, and even to the Moon in search of crystals. Join Dragon Knight Kain, White mage Rosa, Summoner Rydia and many other skilled allies.
FFIV is the first in the series to introduce the dynamic Active Time Battle system, in which time does not stop during combat and gives players an exciting sense of urgency. Due to the game’s huge success, this revolutionary system was implemented in many of the later titles in the series.
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