This event followed the Dark Knight Cecil's journey of redemption with the many companions that would come to his aid: Summoner Rydia, Sage Tellah, White Mage Rosa, and twin apprentice mages Palom and Porom.
- Cecil and Rosa were last seen together in The Burning Blade. Rydia made her event debut there as well.
- This was the second event to use graphics from two different releases of the base title between Japan and Global releases. This may have been done due to internal consistency, as the Japanese version uses the original releases for story sections (in this case, the SNES version) while the international version uses the most recent release (the 3D versions).