Square Enix has revealed the release date for the Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster. Both the PS3 and PS Vita versions will launch on March 18 in North America, and on March 21 in Europe. Additionally, a collector’s edition will be available for the PS3 exclusively through the Square Enix online store. Priced at $79.99, the CE includes a 40-page art book, soundtrack, and five lithographs of artwork and characters from the game.
Square Enix has revealed that the PS3 HD redux of Final Fantasy X/X-2 will hit North America on March 18, with the European release following on March 21.
Square Enix may consider successive HD re-releases for the Final Fantasy series if Final Fantasy X/X-2‘s makeover sells well, according to producer Yoshinori Kitase. While he didn’t indicate any such title was currently in development, he did state that “If [FFX and X-2] do well, I think this will pave the way for more of the previous games to remade in an HD sort of quality. I mean, if we had to single out one of the vast number of Final Fantasy titles which we could make in HD, it would have to be Final Fantasy XII.”
Via Famitsu, Square Enix offered a status report on the HD re-release of Final Fantasy X/X-2. Both the PS3 and the Vita versions are roughly 70% complete, though a release date has not been set beyond “sometime this year”.
Square Enix has confirmed the HD re-releases of Final Fantasy X and X-2 will launch in North America and Europe this year. The two games will be released jointly as Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster on the PS3, with the Vita versions to be sold separately. An announcement trailer will be hosted on the official site on March 25.
After more than a year of basically no information, the Vita HD release of Final Fantasy X is officially back on the table. At the Japan-based Vita Heaven event, Square Enix released a small dollop of game footage, which appeared to be a render of the characters in battle. See for yourself via the YouTubes.
Yaaay, we’re back! And hopefully we’ll stay on time going forward, or at least we won’t lose power right when I’m about to start writing. Anyway, news time!
- Sony acquires streaming game service Gaikai for a cool $380 million. Speculation abounds as to how doomed modern consoles are (not very, for the moment).
- Vivendi plans to sell off its stake in Activision-Blizzard. Possibly a restructuring effort, or maybe they just see Call of Duty being the next Guitar Hero, with all that would imply.
- Zynga reveals “Zynga With Friends,” and exciting new games ending with -Ville that are totally not the same idea over and over. One’s even an “epic slot machine adventure” for extra irony.
- Yoichi Wada asserts Final Fantasy VII isn’t getting remade until they make a game that surpasses it. My take: better get a DeLorean, ’cause we’ll need the nineties again.
- Atlus announces and defends its decision to region-lock Persona 4 Arena. So that’s why the official forums melted down the other day.
- The EU rules that resale of digital games is legal, Pokemon Black and White 2 makes all of the money, Facebook suffers a sizable email fiasco, and more!
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Seeking to clear the air about Final Fantasy X‘s upcoming HD version, Square Enix’s Shinji Hashimoto stated that the game is remastered, but not a full-on remake. The statement was made at the recent Taipei Game Show, with the key difference being a remaster typically does not add extra features, as remakes so often do.
Hey-hey-hey, how’s everybody doing out there? If you’re from Chicago I know the answer: terrible. Was tempted to go out and break something, but it’s hard to start a good riot in the suburbs, you know what I mean? Plus it’s rainy out. I admit, I’m a fair-weather sports fanatic. But enough about me, you’re here for the news. Here’s what’s going down:
- Final Fantasy X goes high-def, providing a way to watch the infamous Laughing Scene the way it was meant to be seen.
- Sony’s PS Vita gets some face time, trying to assure people it’s not the size of the battery that counts. A sizable media SNAFU makes this harder to accept.
- On top of this, word gets out that Sony’s revised TOS thingy has a ‘no-suing’ clause, and a Sony exec comments that the 3DS is not a competing device. Also, they have more than enough lifeboats for everybody on board.
- Meanwhile, Nintendo announces a slew of 3DS titles, though proclamations of doooooooom follow a stock price drop. Never mind that the same thing regularly happens to Apple.
- Slate examines the downfall of 3D movie ticket sales, which may explain some of the difficulties Nintendo faces. Short version: after Avatar, viewers went “Cool, but what else you got?”
- Retail sales are on the decline yet again – gee, I wonder why – advertisements show up in Deus Ex: Human Revolution loading screens, and more!
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During Sony’s TGS presser, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy X is getting a high-definition facelift on the Vita and PS3. Additionally they revealed other new titles for the Vita, in particular a multiplayer action-RPG called Lord of Apocalypse. Details about both titles are currently scarce, with no release information available.