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New Final Fantasy Tactics Game to Come Out in Europe

March 27, 2008, 1:33 pm PDT
Total comments: 3

The sequel to the popular title will hit stores over the summer.

Turn Your DS into a Tactical Battlefield

London (27th March 2008) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that FINAL FANTASY TACTICS® A2: Grimoire of the Rift™ will be released across PAL territories in Summer 2008 exclusively on the Nintendo DS™ handheld system.

Lead your party to victory across the famous world of Ivalice! FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: Grimoire of the Rift turns your Nintendo DS into a tactical battlefield where you can take control of a clan of fighters, mages and more. Summon mighty Scions and Espers to overcome the challenges that await, fulfill your destiny and return home victorious!

And with victory comes fame. Earn a reputation for your clan as you win battles and a whole new level of party customisation will open for you to enjoy. The stunning visuals, special effects, and orchestral soundtrack in FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: Grimoire of the Rift immerse you in the world, while the soundtrack narrates the famous adventures and triumphs of your clan.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, "To our fans’ delight, fun strategy gameplay and an engaging story come together in FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: Grimoire of the Rift. Nintendo DS users will be able to enjoy a tactical and epic adventure while exploring the world of Ivalice."

About FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: Grimoire of the Rift


Our tale begins as Luso, an energetic young boy, discovers a mysterious book whilst tidying the library as a punishment for his latest episode of light-hearted mischief. He opens the book and is transported to another world called Ivalice. Before he can catch his breath, he finds himself joining a clan led by a friendly, if gruff, man named Cid. With his new clan at his side, he sets out to find a way home…


-Enjoy turn-based, tactical battles on isometric 2D maps set in the hugely popular FINAL FANTASY universe

-Lead a clan of fighters, mages and more as you explore the world of Ivalice, the setting of FINAL FANTASY® XII

-Battle enemies with steel, magick and summoned monsters

-Amazing graphics with special effects that push the limits of the Nintendo DS

-Immersive soundtrack from the composer of FINAL FANTASY XII

-Endless variety and customization with over 50 available jobs – more than any other FINAL FANTASY game

-More than 300 quests provide hours upon hours of gameplay

-Enhanced Law System that rewards players for upholding the law with bonuses during and after battle

-Compete with rival clans to claim territory in the unique Auction mini-game

-Includes touch screen functionality, a feature not included in the original Japanese version


The first one is pretty damn good so I can imagine this game being a solid handheld title.

Nick DiMolaNick DiMola, Staff AlumnusMarch 27, 2008

I never had the pleasure of playing the original, but I just may check this out when it releases.

KDR_11kMarch 29, 2008

I played the first for a few missions but was confused by having to handle so many inventories right away when you have no idea what these things even do.