The classic cast returns in a new light.

If you're a fan of the Super Nintendo classic, Final Fantasy IV, then prepare to bask in a deep bowl of nostalgia soup. Square Enix's Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is soon to arrive on WiiWare services around the globe, and for a sip of this rich classic gaming stew you can visit the newly launched website dedicated to the upcoming release.

Contained within is a sampling of story elements, characters, and new gameplay features to be introduced in The After Years. Expect the plot to continue shortly after the events of the original title, with returning characters such as Cecil and Kain making appearances. It's not all a rehash though: new game mechanics such as the moon phase will test your RPG skills in new ways.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2009. In the meantime, be sure to keep an eye out for the original, Final Fantasy IV, on Virtual Console, yet another promise from Square which ought to arrive sometime soon.

Whichever comes first, it's a good time to be a Final Fantasy fan.