Posted on June 1, 2009,

First Episode of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years up at Wii Shop

ffiv-tay_rydiastaleToday’s Wii-kly update welcomes Final Fantasy IV: The After Years to the WiiWare line-up. This successor to the popular FFIV JRPG brings multiplayer episodic action to fans of the the Square Enix series. In the first installment Rydia’s Tale, Prince Ceodore, son of The Paladin Cecil and the white mage Rosa takes up the torch to save the Kingdom of Baron and thwart the new threat to the Blue Planet.

School is winding down and gamers are gearing up for the summer season. Start a single player campaign or adventure with up to three friends as you unravel Rydia’s Tale, the first of eight episodes of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. Catch all the details after the break.

Continue the epic tale with this multiplayer sequel to FINAL FANTASY IV! The main product, as well as the first of eight additional downloadable episodes, “Rydia’s Tale” are now available. Additional episodes will become available in the coming months.

FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
Platform: Wii
Genre: RPG
ESRB: E (Everyone)
Launch Date: June 1, 2009

Main Product:
FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS
800 Wii Points

Downloadable Episode:
Rydia’s Tale
300 Wii Points

The official website can be found at http://www.ff4theafteryears.com/.

WHEN: Available Now
WHERE: The Wii Shop Channel

About FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS

A true sequel to the classic Super NES title, FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS is an episodic game available exclusively for Nintendo’s WiiWare service. With both single and multiplayer modes, Wii users will now be able to explore the world of FINAL FANTASY IV with up to three of their friends and coordinate commands into a single attack. Unravel a mystery told through the intertwining stories of a familiar cast of characters, and complete the FINAL FANTASY IV experience with this latest installment in the franchise.

STORY
Seventeen years have passed since the events of FINAL FANTASY IV, and the world has returned to a state of peace. The second moon has left the Blue Planet’s orbit and Damcyan, Eblan and the Village of Mist have been rebuilt. After the Kingdom of Baron came under the rule of Cecil and Rosa, the people of the land rejoiced with the birth of Prince Ceodore. However, the second moon has reappeared in the sky, much closer to the planet than it was years ago, and the Castle of Baron is besieged by monsters. It is now up to Ceodore to unravel the mysterious events befalling the Blue Planet…

FEATURES

  • The True Sequel to a Classic: Players can now continue the FINAL FANTASY IV experience, enhanced with a multiplayer mode that allows for up to four Wii users to join forces in battle
  • Enhanced Battle Experience: A new element of the classic ATB system reflects the game’s lunar phases, with each phase altering the physical and magical attack powers for both players and enemies. Players may find that some rare monsters will only appear during certain lunar phases
  • Band System: Combination attacks allow two or more characters to coordinate commands into a single attack
  • Exclusive Artwork: Featuring original artwork by famed illustrator Yoshitaka Amano and character designs by Akira Oguro

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