Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster launches on September 8th

The remaster, featuring updated gameplay, graphics, and sound, will launch on Steam and mobile devices next month.

The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series continues next month with the first Super Nintendo title, Final Fantasy IV. The remaster for the immensely popular fourth entry in the franchise launches on September 8th. Just like the first three games, it will be available on PC via Steam as well as mobile devices.

This remaster features a brand-new pixel graphic art style based on the original designs but crafted with modern systems in mind. Square has also improved the gameplay with modern UI and quality-of-life updates in addition to adding updated controller support. Nobuo Uematsu even returned to rearrange the soundtrack, giving us a truly modern reimagining of this classic title.

About the Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster

Final Fantasy IV tells the story of dark knight Cecil who goes on a journey of self-discovery as he rebels against the tyrannical kingdom of Baron. It was the first game to introduce the Active Time Battle system, now synonymous with the Final Fantasy series. Many also cite it as one of the first RPG games to feature an in-depth narrative, something modern RPGs are famous (or infamous, depending on who you ask) for.

Originally known as Final Fantasy II in North America, FFIV was the first game in the series released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Originally launching in 1991, FFIV is a beloved RPG and remains one of the most popular Final Fantasy titles of all time.

The Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters were announced in late June. Square Enix is re-releasing the first six FF games with updated graphics and gameplay adjustments. See the trailer for the remasters below:

Despite criticism for the modern font and lack of console releases at launch, the Pixel Remasters for the first three Final Fantasy games are certainly faithful adaptations of the source material. We expect a console launch of all six titles is inevitable, but whether or not Square will listen to player demand to change the font (which does look bad, to be fair) is up in the air. It’s possible Square’s waiting until all six remasters are released before applying the fix, but that’s pure speculation on our part.

Final Fantasy IV is developed and published by Square Enix. It will be available on September 8th on Steam, App Store, and Google Play Store.

Via RPGSite.

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