The Final Fantasy series has only recently started to be a solid presence on Steam, with Square Enix releasing some of the older entries of the series as well as the Final Fantasy XIII games on Valve’s digital marketplace since last year.
Next month fans of the series playing on PC will be able to enjoy another entry of the series. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, the sequel to the classic Final Fantasy IV featuring characters of the original game as well as new ones, will be released on Steam on May 12th.
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years PC will be based on the iOS and Android versions of the game, which are full 3D remakes of the original mobile and Wii releases. The game will feature all the content of the smartphone release as well as Steam Achievements and Trading Cards. An announcement trailer has also been released today, you can check it out by going at the end of this post.
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years has originally been released on Japanese mobile phones years ago, before receiving PlayStation Portable and Wii ports and a full 3D remake released on iOS and Android not too long ago. The game is divided into several different chapters focusing on different characters like newcomer Ceodore, the son of Cecil and Rosa, the Summoner Rydia, the martial artist Yang, the ninja Edge, the bard Edward and others. The final chapter of the game brings all the characters together, allowing players to choose which ones they want to bring in the final dungeon to fight and defeat the final boss.
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years doesn’t play all that differently from its predecessor, with players exploring the game’s towns and dungeons and battle a variety of monsters in true Japanese role playing game fashion. The battle system is the same one found in Final Fantasy IV, enhanced with some new features that make it feel a bit different, like Band attacks, special techniques that can be performed by two or more characters. The game also uses a lunar phases system which alter physical and magical attacks for both the party and enemies.
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years will be released on Steam on May 12th.