Final Fantasy II
, which was released in Japan in 1988 and in the U.S. in 2003, set the benchmark for the role-playing genre. Utilizing complex story development and deeper characterizations than previous games, Final Fantasy II
tells the story of a malevolent emperor that has called on demonic monsters to take over the world. In the chaos that follows, thousands succumb to their evil attacks until four young, orphaned survivors take it upon themselves to stop the merciless
and avenge the deaths of their parents.
This Super Nintendo-platform reissue includes new cinematic movies, opening theme songs, event scenes (including updates of the original event sequences), enhanced graphics, improved sound quality, as well as new game-play modes, making the game accessible to beginners and veterans alike.