Square Enix has confirmed the release date for the next game in its series of six Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster titles. Final Fantasy IV will release on Steam and mobile devices on Sept. 8, 2021.
Final Fantasy IV originally debuted on the Super Nintendo in 1991, though then-titled Final Fantasy II for the West due to various Final Fantasy games having been skipped over for localization at the time.
The story follows Cecil Harvey, a dark knight of the kingdom of Baron and Red Wings airship captain, whose allegiance to the kingdom becomes strained due to his orders to attack nearby towns and villages. Bringing the fight to Baron and eventually needing to acquire crystals on his quest, Cecil is joined by an expansive cast of characters, such as his best friend Kain the dragoon, Rosa the white mage, and Rydia the summoner.
Square Enix provided a feature list of new additions in the Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster:
Universally updated 2D pixel graphics redrawn for modern hardware, featuring iconic FINAL FANTASY character pixel designs created by the original artist and current collaborator, Kazuko Shibuya
Beautifully rearranged soundtracks, overseen by the original composer, Nobuo Uematsu
Improved gameplay, including updated controller controls, modernized UI, auto-battle options and more
Quality-of-life improvements including supplemental extras like the bestiary, illustration gallery, music player and the ability to save at any time.Square Enix
Prospective purchasers of the Steam version can look forward to special pre-order incentives, such as three arranged themes from the game, two wallpapers, and a 20% discount ahead of the game’s release. The three arranged themes include The Red Wings (Timelapse Remix), Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY IV (Timelapse Remix), and Battle 2 (Timelapse Remix).
If you’re interested in buying the whole bundle of Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster games (Final Fantasy I through VI), check out details of the bundle on the Steam store page.
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