I have the original game and like the premis better in that version. Mine is one of the early boxes too that had the Sadam image on the front and an image of what looks like the World Trade center on fire. Kind of creepy given the world events and the game being publish 20 years earlier.
I love that FF is grabbing some great out of print titles and bringing them back but with some of the games don't necessarily think that changes within the games is good. FA was a pretty solid mechanic set and to me really didn't need any tweaking (don't know that there is any but just throwing it out there).
Anyway, glad to see it resurface and hope its as good as the original. As it stands in my collection I have the originals and remakes or Fury of Dracula, Cosmic Encounter, Wiz-war and Dungeonquest. Can't wait for more info on this version of FA!