Square Enix officially unveiled its Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 over the weekend.
Slated to release digitally in the spring, this collection will consist of Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy 2, Final Fantasy 3, Final Fantasy 4, Final Fantasy 5 and Final Fantasy 6. Each game will feature “vivid 2D pixel graphics and the beautifully re-arranged soundtrack”.
Square Enix states that each of these remasters, which can be purchased as a one-stop bundle containing all six games or individually, will have improved gameplay, a “modernized user interface” and other features such as “a bestiary, an illustration gallery and a music player”. will offer.
However, if you’re looking to get your hands on the Final Fantasy 1-6 Pixel Remaster 35th Anniversary Edition, I’m sorry to say that it won’t come cheap. In fact, you’ll part with £244.99.
This anniversary edition can currently be pre-ordered exclusively via the Square Enix shopavailable with limited stock.
It includes a physical collection of every PS4 or Nintendo Switch game, as well as the Anniversary Edition Goods Box. This bundle includes a vinyl record set with rearranged game music (see title image), an artbook of character pixel art (although all artwork in this collection is “under the supervision of pixel master Kazuko Shibuya”), and eight stylized pixel art characters. This all comes with a lenticular case for the game pack.
You can take a closer look at this output in the image below:
If you’re not worried about all the extra bells and whistles that comes with this anniversary set, there’s also the option to pick up a physical standard edition of the games for a more modest £64.99.
However, like the Anniversary Edition, these physical copies are also exclusive to the Square Enix Store and have limited availability.
“For those who haven’t yet experienced these incredible games on PC and mobile, the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series is… [gives] fans a chance to re-experience some of the most popular RPGs of all time in a way that perfectly captures the spirit of those original games,” said Square Enix.
“But if anything, we’re even more excited for new fans to experience them for the very first time.”
The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series is coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
Experience these classics individually or in a bundle when they are released digitally in spring 2023.
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— FINAL FANTASY (@FinalFantasy) December 18, 2022
Elsewhere in Final Fantasy news, we now have an official release date for FF16 – it’s coming our way on June 22, 2023.
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