Square Enix recently announced Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light as their upcoming title set to release Autumn 2010 for the Nintendo DS system. A brand new Final Fantasy game for the Nintendo DS, it boasts picture book visuals and easy to control battle system. It is designed with the concept of a traditional RPG updated with new technology to enhance the Final Fantasy series, combining a classic turn-base battle system with the user-friendly Nintendo DS Touch Screen controls.
As the title of the game states, it is about four young heroes embarking on an adventure. Players can join their friends’ adventure with up to four players able to join co-op play. The unique “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 select from, including the traditional Black Mage, White Mage and Ranger.
Set in the small kingdom of Horne, the main hero, Brandt, wakes up on the morning of his fourteenth birthday. It is the custom of the realm that he must go to the castle to present himself to the king and be acknowledged as an adult.
Yet when he arrives at the castle, he finds a distraught king and learns the youngest princess is missing, abducted by the Witch of the North. The king turns to Brandt and requests he embark on a journey to save the princess.
He goes forth on his journey and is joined by three other brave young souls. Thus, their adventure begins …
- A Brand-New FINAL FANTASY For Nintendo DS: Experience an original story set in an all-new world created by the team behind the Nintendo DS versions of FINAL FANTASY III and FINAL FANTASY IV.
- Beautiful Picture-Book Visuals: Akihiko Yoshida (FINAL FANTASY III DS, FINAL FANTASY XII) provides world-class art direction, lending the game’s cast and environments a charming picture-book style.
- User-Friendly Controls: A simple Touchscreen interface offers easy access to the game’s extensive arsenal of physical, magical and summoning abilities, meaning that players can forget about the controls and focus on the enemy.
- Near Limitless Customisation: Thanks to the game’s Crown System, characters can now switch their class at the drop of a hat or, more accurately, the change of a hat. Simply by changing the crown a character is wearing, players can assign them different abilities, and with over 20 crowns to discover (including Black Mage, White Mage and Ranger crowns), the strategic options are practically limitless.
- Share the Fun with Friends: Using DS Wireless Play, up to four friends can team up to tackle challenging dungeons. Apart from being a lot of fun, multiplayer mode allows players to collect Battle Points which can be exchanged for rare items, and these can then be used in single-player mode.