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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster
Final Fantasy X/X2-HD Remaster has officially made the jump from PS3 to PS4. As with the previous-gen version, the Remaster set includes Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X: Eternal Calm cinematic, Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission playable mission, and a 30-minute audio drama narrated by the characters that details the events after X-2. The latest version sports a new remastered soundtrack that can be swapped with the original on the fly, visual upgrades for more monsters and non-playable characters, and the ability to transfer saves across the PS3 and PS Vita versions. A new dynamic theme, To Zanarkand, is also available on PS Store for $3.49, which features the song playing over a campfire scene.
Square Enix has announced that they will be bringing out last year’s Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for PS4 on May 12. In addition to the two previously Japanese-only extras added to the original collection, the Final Fantasy X: Eternal Calm cinematic and Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission playable mission, the game will also feature cross-save support with the PS3 and PS Vita versions, support for remote play, and the ability to switch between the original soundtrack and the remastered version. A physical pre-order bonus was also revealed, a calendar featuring artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.
Square Enix announced a Collector’s Edition release for their upcoming set Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. The PS3 will receive the CE along with the standard edition when it is released on March 18, but it will only be available through the Square Enix Online Store. The $79.99 package will include a 40-page hardcover artbook, five lithographs, and a soundtrack on Blu-ray with over six hours of music. Some new screens were released alongside shots of the CE.
Square Enix has announced that the PS3 version of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will be available on March 18. Coinciding with the announcement is news that the official box art and limited edition set have been redesigned, and both have been posted below. In addition to Final Fantasy X: Eternal Calm and Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission being added to the package, which were previously only available in the International versions, a Concept Art Book will also be added to those who pre-order in time for the free bump from the standard version to the limited edition.
A new trailer for Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster was revealed at this year’s Gamescom, and Square Enix has made it available for all non-attendees. The footage features a comparison of the old graphics to the new, as well as a sample of some of the newly arranged battle tracks.
Square Enix has announced a Limited Edition version of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for everyone who pre-orders a copy. The premium set comes with special packaging and a 24-page art book that is filled with commentary from the original development teams as well as a message from producer Yoshinori Kitase. It was also revealed that a 30-minute audio drama from scenario writer Kazueshige Nojima will be included as part of the end-game credits, and that there will be cross-platform support between the PS3 and PS Vita. A dozen new screens and a new comparison video were also released.
Square Enix has released a new batch of screenshots for Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster. The shots feature the three main characters—Yuna, Rikku, and Paine—venturing around Spira, two years after the events of Final Fantasy X. The shots highlight the graphical updates the team has focused on, which includes additional facial expressions, improved environmental textures, redrawn backgrounds, and enhanced rendered cutscenes.
As mentioned last week, Square Enix has released the first footage of the upcoming Final Fantasy X re-release, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. The announcement trailer features Tidus, Yuna, and the crew adventuring around Spira.
Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 will be making their return later this year as HD remastered editions for PS3 and PS Vita. The set will be available as a single-disc release (Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster) for PS3 and individually (Final Fantasy X HD Remaster, Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster) for PS Vita, the latter most likely being due to size issues in regards to PSN. Check back on Monday for a trailer revealing more of what’s in store for Meg Ryan and company.