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Square Enix announces Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light for DS

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Square Enix has announced it's releasing Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light for Nintendo DS in the west this fall.

The title, known as The Four Warriors of Light: Final Fantasy Gaiden in Japan when it released there last October, sees main hero Brandt try to save the princess of Home, who's been abducted by the Witch of the North . Along the way, he meets three other party members to help complete his quest.

The game will also have a storybook feel to it from the makers of Final Fantasy III and IV on DS, with Akihiko Yoshida of FF III DS and Final Fantasy XIII fame directing the title.

It'll also feature DS Wireless Play, with up to four players teaming up to take on "challenging dungeons", with any items collected in multiplayer also available to exchange for rare items, or for use in single-player.

Shots and artwork are over at RPGSite. PR's below.


Square Enix announces new FINAL FANTASY title for the Nintendo DS

London (27th May 2010) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces FINAL FANTASY®: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT™, for the Nintendo DS system will be released in Autumn 2010.

FINAL FANTASY: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT is a brand new FINAL FANTASY game for the Nintendo DS boasting beautiful picture book visuals and an easy to control battle system that will appeal to both old and new fans of the series. Designed with the concept of a traditional RPG brought up-to-date with the best of today’s technology, the game goes back to the basics and origins of the FINAL FANTASY series, with a classic story of four young heroes embarking on an unforgettable adventure; a tale of dragons, kings, princesses and witches.

Innovation and tradition are seamlessly blended with a classic turn-based Battle system with players able to set their own battle commands designed to perfectly match the user-friendly Nintendo DS Touch Screen controls. Players can join their friends’ adventure with up to four players able to share the fun and conquer dungeons together. While the unique new job change “Crown System” allows players to freely switch the character’s class simply by changing the hat each character wears. There are over 20 jobs to choose from including the traditional Black Mage, White Mage, Ranger and many more.

Larry Sparks, Vice President Brands PAL Region of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “The FINAL FANTASY series has a rich history of offering unforgettable adventures and exciting new experiences. FINAL FANTASY: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT continues this famous tradition, with an adventure that boasts incredible ease of play and a gorgeous art style that should prove to be extremely popular with fans.”

For more information about FINAL FANTASY: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT please visit the official website at www.ff4heroes.com

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