FF4 Complete getting Special Edition in Europe

Square Enix announced its European launch plans for Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection today. The game will hit Europe and PAL territories...

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Square Enix announced its European launch plans for Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection today. The game will hit Europe and PAL territories on April 22, just a few days after its North American release on April 19. But there's a twist. Europeans have a crack at the Special Edition of the game if they pre-order or buy it at launch. It includes art cards, a Cecil screen cleaning cloth, special packaging, and downloadable content for Dissidia 012[duodecim] Final Fantasy. The DLC itself will be revealed later. My bet? A title-shortening patch. Of course, the game includes the original Final Fantasy IV, along with its sequel The After Years, both polished with new sprites, to boot. A European price wasn't mentioned, but the game will cost $29.99 in the States -- so probably somewhere around there. The Special Edition announcement was bundled with the European release announcement, and all of the art we've seen includes the PEGI ratings, so there's no guarantee that it will be available for North American customers. We've contacted Square Enix to clarify.

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    February 28, 2011 1:30 PM

    Comment on FF4 Complete getting Special Edition in Europe, by Steve Watts.

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      February 28, 2011 1:46 PM

      Summary: Release date, and Special Edition details. "Europeans have a crack at the Special Edition of the game if they pre-order or buy it at launch. It includes art cards, a Cecil screen cleaning cloth, special packaging, and downloadable content for Dissidia 012[duodecim] Final Fantasy. The DLC itself will be revealed later."

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      February 28, 2011 2:04 PM

      Wait, what? FFIV had a sequel? How on earth did I miss that?

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        February 28, 2011 2:05 PM

        It was on cell phones in Japan and then WiiWare in the US. They sold it piece-meal, $3 per chapter if I recall, so altogether it cost almost $40. This is a more economical solution if you want to play it. I tried out the first chapter and it was pretty good, but didn't inspire me to sink another 30+ bucks into it.

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          February 28, 2011 2:17 PM

          ^this, it's not nearly as good as FFIV either.

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          February 28, 2011 2:24 PM

          It's pretty mediocre, some of the filler chapters are horrible.

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            March 1, 2011 3:06 PM

            You will enjoy it a lot more if you were a fan of the original. The final dungeon was pretty challenging at times. The story is just ridiculous, but tolerable. I loved it myself.

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      February 28, 2011 2:06 PM

      As is the case with most SE releases the NA market gets the shaft. XII International, the Final Mixes, and now this. Seriously, I just want someone from SE to give a straight answer on why Japan and Europe get the cool stuff 90% of the time.

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      February 28, 2011 8:38 PM

      My second favorite FF behind FF6. I am going to buy this so hard.

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      February 28, 2011 8:40 PM

      Really disappointed it's only on the PSP. I liked the DS remake but I wanted HD 2D and that's what this is.

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        February 28, 2011 8:54 PM

        There's a ton of good games on the PSP, especially if you like Square's stuff or JRPGs in general.

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      February 28, 2011 9:13 PM

      I read this as "Firefox 4" :(

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      March 1, 2011 4:59 PM

      can we get an iPhone release? :(

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