|Final Fantasy Tactics A2|
|Genre:||Tactical role-playing game|
|Character designer:||Ryoma Itō|
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift is a strategy roleplaying game from Square Enix for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. It is a sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.
It has been referred to as the third game in a set of games called the "Ivalice Alliance", the first being Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (for the Nintendo DS) and the second being Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (for the PlayStation Portable), a port of the original Final Fantasy Tactics.
Square Enix is currently developing the game's grid-based battle system, and increasing the number of character jobs. Some enemies also appear in larger scales, taking up multiple squares on the grid. The world map is also developed to be more in-depth with the introduction of "area maps". The area maps will feature multiple battle locations and a town, which will work similar to its predecessor. It also revealed the existence of enemy clans that will also travel the world map.
The game takes place in Ivalice, like Final Fantasy Tactics Advance and Final Fantasy XII. There are seven playable races in the game: Hume, Moogle, Viera, Bangaa, Seeq, Nu Mou and Gria. Chronologically, the game takes place some time after Final Fantasy XII.
Similar to Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Luso was a mischievous boy who lived in the real world until he was punished for a prank he pulled just before summer break. Locked away in the library, Luso finds an old book and writes his name on it. The book then transports him into the world of Ivalice. Rather than wishing to return home, Luso decides to venture the world farther. However, unlike in the previous installment, the main character travels to the real Ivalice, instead of a creation of his imagination born of strong feelings; this fact is reinforced by the reappearances of familiar characters such as Vaan and Penelo.
Additionally, references to Final Fantasy Tactics are present through the existence of the Kamyuja criminal organization, which first appeared in Final Fantasy Tactics in relation to the characters Malak and Rafa Galthana.