Final Fantasy IV

GBA, DS, WII / RPG / Release: Dec 13, 2005 / ESRB: E10+

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Final Fantasy IV: The After Years coming to iOS, Android

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years coming to iOS, Android

Some fans of Final Fantasy IV may not remember this, but the game did yield an official sequel. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years was originally released in 2009 as a downloadable WiiWare title before coming to the PSP as part of Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection. This week, Square Enix announced (via Siliconera) that it would remake The After Years with updated 3D visuals as a mobile title.

Watch: The first teaser »

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Final Fantasy 4 hits iOS devices

Final Fantasy 4 hits iOS devices

Final Fantasy 4 has already landed on what seems like every other platform that exists, so Square Enix finally decided it was high time to port it to the one device you already have on you all the time anyway. The game has released on the iOS App Store for $15.99, and is mostly a port of the DS remake.

Read more: New mapping and Augment system »

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DoubleFine Explains Lack of PC Releases

When Brutal Legend and Costume Quest developer Double Fine announced its new title Stacking earlier this week, many were disappointed to see that this will be the third game in a row from the indie developer to not hit PC. Here's why it won't.

While Double Fine Productions already has "much of the technology in place to produce PC versions of all these games," studio founder Tim Schafer explains in the recently-updated DF FAQ (via Eurogamer), publishers simply "don't see enough financial reward" in bringing Double fun to PC gamers. Read more »

""publishers simply "don't see enough financial reward" in bringing Double fun to PC gamers." ..."
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Interactive Achievement Award Winners Announced; Uncharted 2 Snags Ten

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) announced the winners for the 13th annual Interactive Achievement Awards yesterday. Developer Naughty Dog's cinematic action-adventure, Uncharted 2, was the undisputed star of the show, running away with ten different awards.

The Jay Mohr-hosted event, held at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas during the DICE Summit, highlighted the most impressive achievements in game development in 2009, as decided by industry peers. Read more »

"That list is bollocks. What I want to know is how Fifa 2010 won and its not even out yet? I ..."
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Brutal Legend 'Hammer of Infinite Fate' DLC Announced, Brings Giant Stone Schafer and Razputin

Brutal Legend developer Double Fine has announced a second downloadable content pack for its heavy metal action adventure, rockingly titled 'Hammer of Infinite Fate.'

Arriving on December 17 for 480 Microsoft Points ($6) on Xbox 360 and $5 on PlayStation 3, Hammer of Infinite Fate adds new content for both multiplayer and singleplayer modes, including stony likenesses of Psychonauts star Razputin and Double Fine president Tim Schafer for Mount Rockmore. Read more »

"I don't know what you're all complaining about. Just bring it out on PC already! =["
- Mystery0000    See all 22 comments


Brutal Legend DLC Video Complete with Tim Schafer Commentary

When we covered the announcement of the first planned DLC for Brutal Legend developer Double Fine's president Tim Schafer said that he needed more maps to feed his nightly gaming habit. With the release on tap this week a video came out today of the new map that let him put his skills on display. Okay, not exactly. But he does call the action between Kee Chi and Brad Muir from the team as they battle it out on Death's Fjord.

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"does that asian guy that's playing have the same name as the cat thing from ff7?"
- DeBurgo    See all 4 comments


Brutal Legend DLC Map Pack Coming Next Month

Brutal Legend publisher EA has announced 'Tears of the Hextadon,' a downloadable content pack for the heavy metal action adventure containing two new multiplayer maps.

"I play Brutal Legend online every night," explained developer Double Fine's president Tim Schafer in a press statement. "And I need more maps! Circle of Tears is named after the crying of my vanquished foes on the battlefield, and Death's Fjord is obviously a tribute to my Nordic ancestors, and their love of fan geysers and... Well, actually I just thought the name was cool. See you online!" Read more »

"I was at the gameshop buying Borderlands and asked the fellow nerd behind the counter how Brutal ..."
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Rock Band DLC: Brutal Legend Pack, L7, Joe Satriani

A face-rocking triple-pack from the Brutal Legend soundtrack is headlining next week's batch of Rock Band downloadable content to celebrate the release of Double Fine's heavy metal action adventure, with support acts including Kansas, L7 and Joe Satriani.

"These are three great songs that totally capture the feeling of Brutal Legend. I can't wait to play them in Rock Band," said Double Fine head honcho Tim Schafer in a statement. "I've air-drummed to all of them so many times, I'm sure I'll be able to beat them on hard mode, no problem. Or at least on medium. Like medium plus. That's a setting, right?" Read more »

"This would've been a nice bonus for those that purchase Brutal Legend, but I know EA is in the ..."
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New Brutal Legend Videos See Jack Black Talk Shrinkage, Erections and Roadie Lifestyle

In celebration of Rocktober's commencement, Electronic Arts has passed along a wealth of new pictures and videos related to Double Fine's upcoming Brutal Legend.

Most of it features creator Tim Schafer and voice actor Jack Black. Sometimes they even interact. For example, Schafer and Black chatting while the latter is "in character" and discussing the effect that a "commitment to excellent" and steroids have on girth. Read more »

"Jack Black is not very funny doing improv from the looks of this video."
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Brutal Legend Trailer Offers Multiplayer Tutorial

Everyone's looking forward to the Tim Schafer-written singleplayer portion of Brutal Legend, but we were caught off guard by the surprisingly deep multiplayer component when we played it in August. The following trailer provides a quick overview of that multiplayer, a cross between third-person action and real-time strategy.

Brutal Legend hits the Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 13, less than two weeks away. Read more »

"WHY NO PC? Aaargh! I refuse to surbscribe to xlive gold only to play this on my xbox. That ..."
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PlayStation Store Update: PSP Go Bonanza, Brutal Legend and Need for Speed Shift Demos

Today's release of the PSP Go sparks a monster update to the PlayStation Store as scores of publishers release gobs of games for Sony's download-only handheld.

The PlayStation 3 does not go neglected, mind, receiving demos for Brutal Legend and Need for Speed Shift, as well as 'The Pitt' and 'Operation Anchorage' DLC for Fallout 3. Read more »

"BONANZA on PSP? WOW I didn't think anybody would make a game from such an old TV show!"
- Endymion_    See all 22 comments


Brutal Legend Trailer: Download the Demo or Else

Just another Double Fine day for Tim Schafer is shattered by the arrival of a terrifying AIM ultimatum from Ormagedon, cremator of the sky and destroyer of the ancient world--the Brutal Legend demo must hit 666 million downloads or it's swine flu for the lot of us.

North American Xbox Live Gold subscribers got the demo yesterday--Europeans, XBL Silver members and PS3 owners must wait until October 1, when Double Fine will host a live Dem-o-thon with interviews, giveaways and general salvation of humanity. Read more »

"THIS was a demo! WOWOWOWOWOW. So fun. All of the little touches like the pop-up "tips" that are ..."
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Brutal Legend and Forza 3 Demos Hit Xbox Live

Now free of the shackles that limited its availability to pre-orders, the downloadable demo of Double Fine's Brutal Legend is now available for Xbox Live Gold members.

The promised demo for Turn 10's Forza Motorsport 3 arrived as well, offering a one-track, five-car glimpse of the Xbox 360-exclusive racer due out October 27. Read more »

"Just based on the demo, Brutal Legend should easily win every award for writing this year."
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Brutal Legend Trailer: Rocking All Over The World

The heavy metal fantasy landscape of Double Fine Productions' action adventure Brutal Legend is explored and explained in a new trailer, with art director Lee Petty showing off some bold concept art, face-rocking factions and electrifying weather effects.

Brutal Legend hits Xbox 360 and PlayStation on October 13--Rocktober 13, if you fancy. A demo arrives for Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Thursday then for Silver members and PlayStation 3 on October 1, while pre-orderers already have their grubby mitts on it. Read more »

"goatse at 4 minute mark. this vid sparked a tiny interest in me!"
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Brutal Legend Trailer: The Anatomy of a Roadie

With the actual life of Brutal Legend's roadie hero Eddie Riggs revealed in the intro cut scene, Jack Black returns in a new laser-powered episode of Brutal Thoughts to explain how a roadie's unique anatomy allows his character to perform these incredible feats.

Double Fine Productions' heavy metal fantasy action adventure Brutal Legend hits Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 13, published by EA. Read more »

"Jack Black is so over......I get douche chills just watching him lately"
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