Nintendo has announced that Square's classic RPG Final Fantasy IV will hit the GBA in the US, just in time for Christmas. Ho ho ho.
Despite being the fourth entry in the series, Final Fantasy IV was renamed Final Fantasy II when it landed in North America for its SNES debut in 1991. Since then, it's also acquired a remake, featuring fancy-shmancy FMV on the original PlayStation and a graphical touch-up for its port over to Bandai's WonderSwan Color handheld in Japan.
Apparently, the GBA version will include additional, previously unseen elements and we'd imagine it'll also see a bit of a face-lift, thanks to the original's now aging graphical style. In fact, it wouldn't surprise us if Square follows the precedent set for its first GBA Final Fantasy release, Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls, and uses the WonderSwan update as the basis for the new Nintendo version.
Final Fantasy IV is due for release in the US on December 12, while no European details have currently been confirmed. Expect more information.