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'Final Fantasy IV: The After Years' Heading to Android

By NVISION - Mon, Sep 23, 2013

Square Enix revealed a lot of their coming releases during E3 and Gamescom this year, so we didn't there would be many surprises left.

Apparently we were wrong—Pocket Gamer (via 4gamer) recently caught wind of an announcement for mobile devices, revealing a new port for the formerly Japan-exclusive Final Fantasy IV: The After Years.

Originally launched back in 2008 for Japanese smartphones, this game is a rare direct sequel to one of the series' "core" titles, Final Fantasy IV, but completely rebuilt in full 3D, much like the DS/Android ports for FFIII and FFIV.

And knowing Square, the Android version will be expensive.

But despite the gap in dates, it seems that the game's done well enough to warrant an international re-release with Square stating that FFIV:AY will drop for Android later this winter.

This isn't the first time it's been localized, either.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years also got a WiiWare port in June/July 2009, but to the disappointment of many fans, the game retained the broken-up, episodic release pattern of the original smartphone version.


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