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Shonen Jump Magazine Reveals Four Warriors of Light: Final Fantasy Gaiden

by Lukasz Balicki - July 2, 2009, 6:03 am PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Shonen Jump

The Japanese magazine sheds some light about the new mysterious Square Enix title.

The latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump revealed a new title from Square Enix entitled Four Warriors of Light: Final Fantasy Gaiden.

The game is a role-playing game where players control a 14-year-old boy on a quest to save a princess. The story starts on the boy's birthday when he is summoned by the King to save his daughter from a witch.

The game is a standard menu-driven turn-based RPG, with a party of four characters that you encounter during your journey. The game lacks a magic gauge; instead, there is a charge command.

In the character status screen, characters have AP points, which are represented by yellow dots. Since most actions in the menu have a yellow dot next to it, it looks like that you need to spend AP whenever you perform an action, or you can spend a turn charging AP if you lack the required AP in order to perform a specific action.

Also, your character's physical appearance will be altered whenever you gain new equipment.

The teaser site for the game, which was slowly revealing details, shows two of the characters riding a dragon. The character designs are created by Akihiko Yoshida, who worked on Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII.

Four Warriors of Light: Final Fantasy Gaiden will be released in Japan this fall.

Talkback

KDR_11kJuly 02, 2009

A classical FF RPG, eh? Are they trying to go for the Dragon Quest audience with that?

Patchkid15Patrick Barnett, Associate EditorJuly 02, 2009

Hmmmm... sounds interesting

Looking forward to additional detail in the future

broodwarsJuly 02, 2009

Umm...whatever?  I've tried, but I just can't get into Final Fantasies 1-3, so a game based on the first Final Fantasy with PlayStation 1-caliber 3D and a generic story doesn't excite me.

The original Final Fantasy is the only RPG I've ever beaten and I loved it, so this is interesting.

DAaaMan64July 02, 2009

Quote from: Patchkid15

Hmmmm... sounds interesting

Looking forward to additional detail in the future

Wow! Last time I heard from you, you were applying from a job here.

Patchkid15Patrick Barnett, Associate EditorJuly 02, 2009

Quote from: DAaaMan64

Quote from: Patchkid15

Hmmmm... sounds interesting

Looking forward to additional detail in the future

Wow! Last time I heard from you, you were applying from a job here.

Yes... that was a few years ago.
I would still love to write for NWR, but my writing needs a lot of improvement

grantimusJuly 06, 2009

I wouldn't say I'm the kind of guy who buys everything Final Fantasy branded, but I am a fan of the 2d stuff, and am playing VI Advance right now.  I would've bought a PS3, so I could go back and play all the Sony FF games, but they mucked their way out of a sale by eliminating backwards compatibility, (something I hear they may be fixing.)

Anyway, I'll probably get this, but I'm looking forward to more information.

StratosJuly 06, 2009

What system is this for?

It's a DS game, Stratos. The visuals are interesting -- somewhere between the Crystal Chronicles (DS) games and Matrix's Final Fantasy 3/4 remakes, but with yet another art style. The title makes it sound like a four-player game, which would interest me far less than a strong, original single player RPG.

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