Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection will be released for PSP this spring, Square Enix has announced.

For the first time, the characters and storylines from Final Fantasy IV and its sequel - The After Years - are to be released together as one adventure.

The PSP game features both classic games, plus an all-new scenario linking the two together. You'll also get enhanced visuals, a new arrangement of the soundtrack and a Gallery Mode with illustrations by renowned artist Yoshitaka Amano.

Final Fantasy IV tells the story of Cecil, a dark knight whose quest for redemption leads him into the midst of a battle to decide the fate of the world. Step forward a decade or so and Cecil's son Ceodore, hero of The After Years, faces a similar challenge.

Square continues to show a great deal of faith in the PSP, but this must largely be down to the platform's popularity in Japan rather than any great demand for the software in Europe. However, we're sure there's a small audience in the UK which couldn't be happier with the news.

We expect Square Enix to continue its PSP release pattern, offering FFIV as a special edition of some kind, likely to be the only edition of the game made available.