Final Fantasy IV

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


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Brutal Legend Screenshots: Old is the New New

While these may appear to be new screenshots of Double Fine's Brutal Legend, they are, in fact, high-resolution captures from the last trailer.Of course, uber fans will appreciate the high-resolution images, and plenty surely missed the trailer--so here they are anyway.

Brutal Legend hits the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this fall.

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"I'm still looking forward to this. But wait, where is my PC version?"
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Brutal Legend Trailer Rocks, Rolls

In case you have no idea what Double Fine's action/adventure game Brutal Legend (PS3, X360) is supposed to be about, this trailer should help.

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"I kept reading about this game not coming out and now that I've seen a trailer for it... all ..."
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Brutal Legend Rocks Out With Electronic Arts

Following months of uncertainty and rumors, Electronic Arts today announced its EA Partners label will publish Double Fine's third person action/adventure game Brutal Legend.The game was one of many dropped from Activision Blizzard's slate following the Vivendi - Activision merger earlier this year, and didn't officially have a home until now.

"This is awesome news!" said Double Fine Productions president Tim Schafer. "The quality and creativity of the games EA Partners has been involved with make it a perfect home for our baby, Brutal Legend. Some people were starting to wonder if the saga of Eddie Riggs would ever see the light of day, but now I think it's clear that this game, like Metal itself, cannot be killed!" Read more »

"Well hopefully Brutal Legends will get more promotion than what Majesco gave Psychonauts. Double ..."
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Sega Bringing DS RPG Sands of Destruction to US; Helmed by Famed RPG Veteran Team

Publisher Sega has confirmed that it will bring the imageepoch-helmed DS role-playing game Sands of Destruction to the North American market next fall.

Already available in Japan as World Destruction: Michibikareshi Ishi, the game follows the World Annihilation Front, a group that thinks the only way to free humanity from the tyranny of the Ferals is to destroy the world. Along the way, players will discover the "key to global destruction" and unravel "the mystery of the creation of the world." Read more »

"I know nothing about this game, but that whiskey-drinking teddy bear with the eyepatch might ..."
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Brutal Legend Not in Danger of Being Canned, Says Developer Double Fine

Following word that newly-formed publisher Activision Blizzard will not be picking up every Vivendi title in the company's merger transition, developer Double Fine's upcoming heavy metal action title Brutal Legend was seen as a possible casualty.

Now a fresh update to the Double Fine Action News blog has assured fans that the game is in good hands. Read more »

"You guys remember what happened with Psychonauts right? It got dropped by Microsoft and ..."
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Ghostbusters, Brutal Legend, More in Danger as Activision Blizzard Streamlines Vivendi Portfolio

Update 2: Developer Double Fine has chimed in on the fate of Brutal Legend, stating that the Jack Black-starring action-adventure title "is fine."

Update: Sierra has assured that Ghosbusters "will not be cancelled", but offered no further details on the title or any of the others believed to be on the chopping block. Read more »

"We need Ken and Roberta back, and this bunch of idiot suits out"
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Final Fantasy 4 DS Screens Show Polygonal Mages

Square Enix today released another batch of screenshots from its upcoming Nintendo DS revamp of Final Fantasy IV.

The full-fledged remake brings the classic RPG into 3D with voiced cutscenes, WiFi functionality, a retooled ability system and a newly remixed soundtrack.

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"Wait - so this was FF2 on the SNES? What was FF3 on the SNES (my second fav next to FFVII)"
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Final Fantasy 4 DS Trailer Shows CG Cleavage, Classic RPG Battlin'

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Publisher Square Enix has released three new clips from its Nintendo DS revamp of the classic SNES RPG Final Fantasy IV, giving North American gamers an earful of protagonist Cecil's voiced dialogue in glorious English.

Also included is Square Enix's trademark CG opening and a bit of localized battle from the title, compiled together for your convenience in a single, tidy video.

And since we've got your attention with the cleavage bit, don't forget Shacknews' rallying call for help finding the cure for breast cancer. Read more »

"This looks like complete ASS compared to the nice hand-drawn sprites of the original.. The ..."
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Final Fantasy IV DS Fans Get New Screens, Euro Date

Square Enix today released another batch screenshots from its upcoming remake of Final Fantasy IV.

Behind on this project? Let me catch you up to speed: it's Final Fantasy IV, in 3D, with voiced cutscenes, a remixed soundtrack, internet functionality, and a new ability system.

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"Good, now announce the Dragon Quest IV remake for the U.S. so that it can sell well and you can ..."
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Final Fantasy IV DS Shots Include Creepy Octopus

With Final Fantasy IV (DS) slated to arrive in North America on July 22, developer Square Enix saw it fit to provide us with some new screenshots from the full-fledged remake.

Of the three shots, one features the overall cast and another is a still from a CG cinematic, with the last one showing off some really creepy-looking smiling octopus thing.

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"I wonder if it'll have full voice acting. The cutscenes would be pretty hollow without it..."
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Final Fantasy IV DS Hits North America July 22

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Square Enix today officially announced the North American release of Final Fantasy IV (NDS), a 3D reimagining of its classic SNES RPG, aimed for a July 22 release.

Originally released in Japan late last year, the full-fledged remake features 3D graphics, a new ability system, and an overhauled scenario much larger than the original game. The title also boasts voice acting during in-game cutscenes as well as internet functionality via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Read more »

"Yeesh, finally. ;) I guess they were still finalizing plans but this one seemed to take some ..."
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Final Fantasy 4 DS Remake Hits NA This July

RPGFan has reported that Square Enix's fully-fledged DS remake of its classic RPG Final Fantasy IV will hit shelves this coming July.

Originally released in Japan late last year, Final Fantasy IV DS has not yet been officially announced for a North American release by developer Square Enix, but was recently featured in the May issue of gaming magazine Nintendo Power accompanied by English screenshots. Read more »

"DAMN IT!! I'm already re-playing this on my DS with the GBA version. Why can't they redo 6 ..."
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Final Fantasy IV DS Remake Likely Coming to NA; Director Talks Possible Chrono Trigger Remake

According to DS Fanboy, the May issue of Nintendo Power features a ten-page Final Fantasy IV (NDS) preview boasting English-language screenshots, suggesting a North American localization.

Though the game has yet to be officially confirmed by developer Square Enix for an overseas release, the inclusion of English screenshots indicate that localization efforts are underway for the full-fledged 3D remake of the Super Nintendo RPG. Read more »

"Square Enix? Are you listening? Get me FFVI remake on PS3, and I'll give you my first ..."
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Brutal Legend Interview

IGN has a four page interview with Tim Schafer, asking Double Fine's head honcho about his company's third person heavy metal game Brutal Legend.

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Brutal Legend Officially Announced; Updated: Early Screenshots, Concept Artwork

Update: The first screenshots and concept artwork for Brutal Legend have been released. Double Fine's official site also released a suitably metal photograph (inset) of designer Tim Schafer (pictured right) and Motorhead bassist Lemmy, whose voice is featured in the game. "The moral of the story is that Brutal Legend is going to be the best f***ing game you have ever played," creator Tim Schafer wrote on the site's news page. "Please be patient, though. It's going to take us a little while to gather up every single piece of awesome there is in the world and put it in this game." Original Story: Though the gaming populace has already heard the word and seen the trailer, publisher Sierra and developer Double Fine have officially unveiled Brutal Legend (PS3, X360). According to the press release, the latest from Full Throttle (PC) and Psychonauts (PC, PS2, Xbox) creator Tim Schafer follows "the most righteous and epic fable of massive music, apocalyptic war, and Brutal action... ever." Eddie Riggs, who is based on and voiced by comedy rocker Jack Black, headlines the game's cast, using his mighty axe to slice demons in two and commandeering rocking hot rods from time to time. "Holy crap!" said Schafer, "I have been dreaming about this day for fifteen years. And now it is finally here. We've gathered small clues over the years about the Age of Metal, in songs, t-shirts, and album covers. But now we have uncovered the metal mother lode, the full legend of what actually happened in that loud and heavy era, and we are the lucky ones who get to tell the tale." Brutal Legend is slated for a 2008 release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. No PC version has been announced at this time, a curious exclusion given Schafer's predilection towards the platform that has hosted all of his past games.

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"It'd really, really, really suck if this game didn't come to the PC."
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