Hikari no 4 Senshi: Final Fantasy Gaiden (The Four Warriors of Light: Final Fantasy Gaiden) is a console role-playing game developed by Matrix Software and published by Square Enix for the Nintendo DS. It is a spin-off of the Final Fantasy series and will be released by Square Enix in Japan in Fall 2009. The game stars a boy named Brand who, on his 14th birthday, is summoned by the king to rescue a princess who has been kidnapped by the Witch of the North.
Brand, an ordinary fourteen year old who lived in the Kingdom of Horun with his mother Cuore. He has a strong sense of justice, yet still rough in manners.
Jusqua, a silver-haired boy with an air of mystery surrounding him. Regards himself as a cool person, and treats Brand as his rival.
Unita , a novice soldier in the Kingdom of Horun. She is a stoic and serious girl, but is nervous of her role.
Aire , the second daughter of King Horun, and the younger sister of the kidnapped Princess Carino. The cheerful mood-maker of the group due to her ignorance of the outside world
Producer Tomoya Asano has described the game as "a classic fantasy RPG using today's technology." Enemies are encountered randomly, and the turn-based battle system is reminiscent of the Final Fantasy games released for the Famicom, but utilizes a "Charge" command in lieu of traditional magic points. Up to four characters may join the party, with the appearance of the characters changing depending on the weapons and armor equipped. Also, like in the job system of past Final Fantasy games, players are able to freely select the characters' classes utilizing the "Crown System".
The game is the second to be released with the Final Fantasy Gaiden subtitle in Japan, after Final Fantasy Adventure, which was released as Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden in Japan, though it is said to have no relations to this game.
Hikari no 4 Senshi was initially to be revealed through a teaser website with a countdown timer that was to end on July 6, 2009; however, a Shounen Jump article for the game was prematurely leaked on the internet a few days before the timer was to end.
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