March 25, 2009 // 3:13 pm
- At GDC '09 today Square Enix confirmed that Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is heading to Nintendo's WiiWare as well as Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King.
Press Release: SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES NEW DOWNLOADABLE TITLES FOR Wii
Line-up includes Two WiiWare titles and Final Fantasy series for Wii Virtual Console
GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA (25th March, 2009) - Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) announced today at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), the forthcoming releases of new downloadable titles including Final Fantasy IV: THE AFTER YEARSâ„˘ and Final Fantasy CRYSTAL CHRONICLES®: My Life as a Darklordâ„˘ for WiiWareâ„˘, as well as the FINAL FANTASY® series for the Virtual Consoleâ„˘ for Wiiâ„˘.
The release of these new downloadable titles represent Square Enix's recognition of the growing demand for online distribution of content/services, and the commitment they have made to provide content/services that match the needs of their customers.
Square Enix will be offering two new releases for WiiWare: Final Fantasy IV: THE AFTER YEARS and Final Fantasy CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord.
FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS, is an RPG that continues the story that began in the 1991 Super Famicomâ„˘ title Final Fantasy IV. In Japan, this title was released as a downloadable cellular phone application in February 2008. It has since been lauded for its deep storytelling, and a year after its release, has been downloaded over 3 million times.
FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord is the newest instalment in the Final Fantasy CRYSTAL CHRONICLES series, which has shipped over 2 million copies worldwide and is set to grow further in 2009. This title will be a sequel to Final Fantasy CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Kingâ„˘, which launched simultaneously with the WiiWare service in May of 2008.
In addition, the Virtual Console allows Wii users to download and play classic titles released on previous game consoles, and now for the first time ever, the Final Fantasy series will be made available via home console download. The first instalment of the series will be FINAL FANTASY, originally released for the Famicomâ„˘ in Japan in 1987, which will be available for download in May 2009 in Japan. The release date for PAL region will be in 2009.