6th October 2010
4th October 2010
30th September 2009
Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light has practically nothing to do with Final Fantasy. Certainly not modern Final Fantasy, in any case. This is nothing new for Square-Enix – you don't have to peer far back into the mists of time to find similar examples – and it's also no bad thing. For many, Final Fantasy has become emblematic of a genre still struggling to find its place in the modern world. Putting the name to a game that's not what you'd expect from it might help to redress that image.
Heroes of Light reacts to its ever-more uncomfortably anachronistic genre by unashamedly retreating into the past, simplifying itself as much as it can and coating itself in sweet nostalgia, with old-fashioned music and calmingly beautiful artistic direction.
Developed by Matrix Software – the same developer that handled the DS remakes of Final Fantasies 3 and 4 – it's devoid of full-motion cut-scenes and self-involved storytelling, level-up menus and ability trees. It stars four childlike but likeable main characters – the usual plucky adolescent, his older, more capable friend, a princess and her protector – who come together and break apart as the story dictates, joined now and then by various short-term companions from fairies and kittens to desert ninjas.
Sparkle and shine.
Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light will be released here on 8th October.
Quadratic hero squad coming to DS.
Square Enix has announced plans to bring The 3rd Birthday and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded to the West.
Square Enix has announced Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light for the West.
Square Enix has made another mystery countdown website, which displays the text "VI DAYS" atop a down-ticking clock.
Square Enix is working on a brand new and original Final Fantasy game for DS that will be released in Japan this autumn.