Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

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Coming to the Nintendo DS on June 24 is Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, the follow-up to the GameBoy Advance release which transports players to the world of Ivalice.

As the third entry in the Ivalice Alliance series, this release brings the tactical franchise to the Nintendo DS for the first time and will introduce newcomers to the turn-based, grid-oriented battle system as they make new discoveries alongside the hero in this Final Fantasy adventure. Long-time fans will notice newly added content and enhancements, including polished game mechanics, intuitive stylus control, and new jobs and classes.

STORY: School is out for the summer, but mischievous Luso Clemens must first face detention to make up for his misbehavior. Alone in the library, he stumbles upon an ancient book with magical powers that summons him to the mystical land of Ivalice. Warped into the middle of a battlefield, Luso joins Cid and his clan to set off on an adventurous journey looking for a way home.

FEATURES:

  • Explore the fantastic world of Ivalice and join forces with famous heroes from FINAL FANTASY® XII – Vaan, Penelo and Al-Cid
  • All-new content and enhancements, including polished game mechanics, new jobs, new classes, and a new clan system that enrich the Ivalice experience for fans and newcomers alike
  • The North American release will allow players to command characters in battle and navigate through menus all with a tap of the stylus
  • Witness vibrant and colorful visuals in dual-screen presentation, made possible by Nintendo DS
  • Increased replay value with up to 400 available quests, allowing players to immerse themselves in a multi-faceted storyline

The official website should be fully operational soon, or if you are feeling froggy you can check out the Japanese site here. For more information on Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift please check back with us often.

Via: Press Release

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3 Comments on Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

weclock

On March 20, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Actually, Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced was the third entry into Ivalice, Final Fantasy 12 being the fourth, revenant wings being the Fifth, so this would be the Sixth.

Final Fantasy Tactics released January 28, 1998
Vagrant Story released May 15, 2000
Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced released September 8, 2003
Final Fantasy XII released October 31, 2006
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings released November 20, 2007

See, Five total Ivalice related games.

And if you are like “WTF BBQ?!?” about Vagrant Story, play yourself some Final Fantasy XII and then play Vagrant Story, and tell me they’re not in Ivalice, here’s some information about Vagrant Story from Wikipedia:

The 2006 console role-playing game Final Fantasy XII contains several references to Vagrant Story. Terms such as Riskbreaker, Leámonde and Kildea (albeit with different spellings in the localizations), are commonly used in both games. Yasumi Matsuno, the creator of Final Fantasy XII, was interviewed by Joypad, a French gaming magazine, in 2004 on Final Fantasy XII and the game world he conceived, Ivalice, when he joined Square in 1995. He describes Ivalice as a complex world with a very long history and the stories of Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Final Fantasy XII are said to unfold quite close on the Ivalice map.

Stephany

On March 20, 2008 at 9:51 pm

Calm down weclock! The press release stated that it was the follow up to the GameBoy Advance release therefore that was what was posted. If you like, I can send a 6-pack your way if it helps. :wink:

weclock

On March 20, 2008 at 11:58 pm

I would greatly appreciate that.