Nintendo's keynote this morning at GDC is bringing exciting new news for Final Fantasy fans. Two new Final Fantasy games were announced for WiiWare, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A Darklord. The first title actually continues the story after the classic Final Fantasy IV, and was originally released as a mobile title in Japan. The story focuses on Ceodore, son of Cecil and Rosa, and the press release also promises a host of familiar faces as supporting characters.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A Darklord is the latest installment in the series and places you in the role of the Darklord's daughter, whose task it is to use traps and other forms of punishment in order to keep heroes away from the tower she lives in. I'm actually more interested in this than I was in My Life As A King, as playing an evil character sometimes appeals to me. Of course, knowing this series, she'll be evil but just cute enough to make it ok.
Besides these two new titles, it was also announced today the the Final Fantasy series will finally be coming to the Virtual Console. The first release will be the original 1987 version of the first Final Fantasy, which ought to be released sometime this year. I'm sure you all own a billion copies of it anyway, but I'm looking very forward to future installments in this series (Final Fantasy VI, please!).
That's about it for now, folks. Check out screens of all the games in our gallery. What do you think?
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18 years after FINAL FANTASY IV first stole the hearts of Japanese gamers, the adventure continues in FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS.
FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord puts players in the highly fashionable shoes of the Darklord's daughter, a malevolent little Miss, charged with dispatching intruding do-gooders by strategically placing traps and monsters around the tower she calls home.
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