Even More Final Fantasy Games Head to the PS4 in 2015

Even More Final Fantasy Games Head to the PS4 in 2015

Final Fantasy X X2 PS4

Square Enix announced it will release a port on the PS4 of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X are some of the more prolific games in the JRPG series - even moreso now that Square Enix has confirmed it will port the PS3 Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster to the PS4.

Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 originally released on the PS2 in 2001 and 2003, respectively. The HD remasters for PS3 and Vita launched in March 2014. The PS4 version will be available in the West in spring 2015 as a physical and digital product.

Over the weekend, Square Enix also announced the PC port of Final Fantasy VII will see a digital release on the PS4. Like the remasters of X and X-2, Final Fantasy VII will be available spring 2015. However, it will only be available digitally. It is not the rumored HD remaster or a port of the original PlayStation version.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster on the PS4 will cost $49.99, while Final Fantasy VII on the PS4 will cost $15.99. The latter is available on Steam at $11.99.

Rumors about Final Fantasy X/X-2 on the PS4 appeared earlier this week when a retailer listed the game, which it later pulled. Now that the rumors are put to rest, anyone who hasn't picked up the remaster for PS3 will have a chance to do so on PS4.

Source: Square Enix

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Okay, look. Final Fantasy X was a great game. In my opinion, it was the last great Final Fantasy game (so far). I'm even one of those rare people who bought and fully enjoyed X-2. But I'm not buying these two games a third time, no matter how good they are. I still have both original PS2 versions and I bought the PS3 remake.
Releasing this for the PS4 is great news for those who want a chance at this game, but at this point I have to wonder just how many of those people are left? Surely most of the people who wanted this picked up the PS3 version, right?

Ok square, we get it. You like to re release games and squeeze every penny you can out of them. I only hope this is due to the fact you want as much money to go towards the budget of FF15 and not simply because you're money grubbing and will take any and all opportunities to do as minimalist work possible to make money. I know thats wishful thinking, but really, I hope FF15 is amazing, and we won't be seeing it re released on the PS7 in super duber alpha omega hyper HD 3D smellovision for the umthinth time.

Sniper Team 4:
Okay, look. Final Fantasy X was a great game. In my opinion, it was the last great Final Fantasy game (so far). I'm even one of those rare people who bought and fully enjoyed X-2. But I'm not buying these two games a third time, no matter how good they are. I still have both original PS2 versions and I bought the PS3 remake.
Releasing this for the PS4 is great news for those who want a chance at this game, but at this point I have to wonder just how many of those people are left? Surely most of the people who wanted this picked up the PS3 version, right?

Not necessarily. According to Sony, the majority of PS4 owners never actually owned a PS3. I was one of them that traded up from my stalwart 360 to the new PS4 and never got the chance to play any PS3 games. I imagine that's who this is for.

... The Last of Us Remastered was pretty great, btw. But, yeah, c'mon, Square... Give us Final Fantasy XII HD.

*sigh* Any plans for releasing this on PC?... No?... I could give you lots of moolah Squeenix... Just sayin'.

lol

This console generation:
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It wouldn't be Square-Enix if they didn't release a re-release.
If it wasn't for Eidos I would just forget about them altogether.

I guess every publisher found their "thing".
UbiSoft got their samey and faulty games, Activision is content with CoD, EA sticks to abusing BioWare and DICE and Square-Enix likes to dwell on the past.

... no wonder the industry is in deep shit.

Square Enix... stop porting the same goddamn games. No wonder why you guys are in poor financial shape, holy christ. 9 years between new games (clearly I'm embellishing) and an uncountable amount of remakes in between. Why don't you try... I don't know... porting a game that everyone who likes them doesn't already owns it on multiple platforms (probably), or maybe make a new one for the current generation.

Excellent. So except for those that did not own a PS3/Vita, I guess this give you the option to give Sony and Square another $50. Cool fuskin beans. /sarcasm

So why is it $20 more for the PS4 version? I highly doubt too much more went into getting it to run at 1080p (if it even does) or into porting it over to the PS4.

Call me when they at least put FF9 (the last true FF) in widescreen or really do make a full FF6/7 remake. (I might be saying hi to some 30th century archeologists from my imperial sarcophagus by then, but still give me a ring.)

My wife is still playing this game on PS2 slim on a CRT TV. She seems perfectly happy with it. I'm not sure what I'll do when the PS2 quits though. Hopefully they'll still be working ones for less than the cost of a PS3.

Sniper Team 4:
it was the last great Final Fantasy game


You were saying?

I hope they do a HD remaster of FFXII Zodiac Job System, if it was for Vita and PS3, I would honestly double dip...

OT: Makes sense, bring the game to as many systems to maximise sales, I already own it and I highly doubt there will be any differences between the versions (minus maybe some better load times) so I will skip, somewhat excited for the only actual new FF game coming out for PS4 (at least in the West) Final Fantasy Type-0 (FFXV will likely take another decade or so to actually have another teaser or something)

Ishigami:
It wouldn't be Square-Enix if they didn't release a re-release.
If it wasn't for Eidos I would just forget about them altogether.

I guess every publisher found their "thing".
UbiSoft got their samey and faulty games, Activision is content with CoD, EA sticks to abusing BioWare and DICE and Square-Enix likes to dwell on the past.

... no wonder the industry is in deep shit.

With Activision you forgot Skylanders.

ryukage_sama:
My wife is still playing this game on PS2 slim on a CRT TV. She seems perfectly happy with it. I'm not sure what I'll do when the PS2 quits though. Hopefully they'll still be working ones for less than the cost of a PS3.

My PS2 is connected to my HD TV lol, I swear those thing's are invulnerable, it just keeps going and going. Duracell bunny eat your heart out!

OT: I got it on PS3 and haven't played yet, so just like the last 2 remasters I'm going to have to say "errr no thanks". To be honest free time for gaming is becoming scarce for me :-(

Dear God, with the rate they are going, we'll soon have multiple re-releases/remakes of a single game during a single console generation.

*glances at Capcom*

Oh... Right...

That said, I wonder when we'll finally get to play the International Edition of FF XII. Or perhaps a re-release of FF IX with the original matte painted backdrops in full HD glory.

Or maybe just a new FF game that doesn't suck.

Arqus_Zed:
Dear God, with the rate they are going, we'll soon have multiple re-releases/remakes of a single game during a single console generation.

*glances at Capcom*

Oh... Right...

That said, I wonder when we'll finally get to play the International Edition of FF XII. Or perhaps a re-release of FF IX with the original matte painted backdrops in full HD glory.

Or maybe just a new FF game that doesn't suck.

No idea why people are acting so shocked... they never heard of Final Fantasy 1, 2, and 3? They have form in doing such things.

However have Square Enix remade a game on the same console the original came out on? I don't think so, so clearly they need to try harder.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atelier_Rorona:_The_Alchemist_of_Arland

Arqus_Zed:

Or maybe just a new FF game that doesn't suck.

Whoa, whoa, WHOA. Lets not get crazy here. This is square we're talking about. Did you think we were talking about Atlus?

Anyway, I don't mind a re-release (or a re-release of a re-release). It's an opportunity for new fans to Discover old classics, and it's a nice way to get around the lack of backwards compatibility. I don't understand why the games are so expensive, though. In any case, I'll skip the titles myself. I never cared for FF 10. Actually, as I've gotten older, I've come to hate all of them but seven.

from me to the escapist. I do not care about ff rereleases. it's not news. they try reselling their shit every chance they get.

TizzytheTormentor:

Sniper Team 4:
it was the last great Final Fantasy game


You were saying?

12 was terrible, like 8, only less tolerable.

OT:
great, wonderful, how about a new FF? one that doesn't?

or ya know, maybe a new game from one of those great IPs you've been sitting...

Lunar Templar:

TizzytheTormentor:

Sniper Team 4:
it was the last great Final Fantasy game


You were saying?

12 was terrible, like 8, only less tolerable.

Incorrect, as a functional game, FFXII was absolutely brilliant, YMMV on the story and characters, I found them more than satisfactory, as well as the Gambit System and License Board (somewhat boring in the original game, but in the Zodiac Job system, you can give every party member their own individual license board, making it more fun to explore it) Not to mention it was a game that rewarded the everloving crap out of you for going off the beaten path (many powerful weapons and items are available to you early on if you know where to look)

FFVIII was fine too, a lot of people didn't like the draw and junction system (I can see why) but I never had to grind out spells like so many claim you MUST do, I just refined items from cards I got while playing (hell, half the fun I had in 8 was abusing the card refining system)

TizzytheTormentor:

Lunar Templar:

TizzytheTormentor:


You were saying?

12 was terrible, like 8, only less tolerable.

Incorrect, as a functional game, FFXII was absolutely brilliant, YMMV on the story and characters, I found them more than satisfactory, as well as the Gambit System and License Board (somewhat boring in the original game, but in the Zodiac Job system, you can give every party member their own individual license board, making it more fun to explore it) Not to mention it was a game that rewarded the everloving crap out of you for going off the beaten path (many powerful weapons and items are available to you early on if you know where to look)

FFVIII was fine too, a lot of people didn't like the draw and junction system (I can see why) but I never had to grind out spells like so many claim you MUST do, I just refined items from cards I got while playing (hell, half the fun I had in 8 was abusing the card refining system)

Um, no ...

The Job system was grinder then ever before, had way to many asinine restrictions on gear, the boards where little more then busy work, the characters, lol, no, just no. the world it self was probably the least interesting I'd seen in a FF game, the Gambit system was pretty much pointless and the plot was just as bad as the characters.

About the only thing good I can say about it is that it looks better then 10, but not really by much.

I mean there's a lot I dislike about 8 to, but I'm more willing to play 8 again then ever pick up 12 again.

Lunar Templar:
Um, no ...

The Job system was grinder then ever before, had way to many asinine restrictions on gear, the boards where little more then busy work, the characters, lol, no, just no. the world it self was probably the least interesting I'd seen in a FF game, the Gambit system was pretty much pointless and the plot was just as bad as the characters.

About the only thing good I can say about it is that it looks better then 10, but not really by much.

I mean there's a lot I dislike about 8 to, but I'm more willing to play 8 again then ever pick up 12 again.


But I think we are getting a bit off-topic, I will likely not change your mind, so lets agree to disagree.

While I enjoyed FFX (and, yes, FFX-2) in their original releases, I must say that I am really rather surprised just how much life they seem to have. At the time I would never have believed we'd still be talking about them and seeing Square re-release them all this time later. I remember them being received as "Yeah, they're pretty decent but nothing even close to as good as the earlier games" and not "Damn, this game is a classic I'm still going to want to play 10 years from now!"

I like techno fantasy,steampunk fantasy, sci fi fantasy, high fantasy,ect. The real problem is depth in characters, story and mechanics and less detail/designs in their details and designs, since they do not bother with depth in anything but their over designs they are going to implode.....plz... plz go the way of THQ.....

TO the haters of FF12, its not my fav(FF4>6>9>1>12>X), I hear you but I did rather enjoy the setting the action focused combat was a bit half assed not as bad as DA:2 but not as advanced as Lunar(some spells had a radius and it mattered where you members were located kinda like Grandia, I really wanted to be able to move my characters around detached from the group). However the gamibt system did work its the same thing in Balders Gate but it was deeper half way through the game.

FF12 main trouble is a bland MMO equipment system and equipment FF6/9 let you equip more stuff and allowed more customization thus made the game a drag, add to it the board grid which was not devolved in mind for classes it was a mess, also your limit breaks or whatever they called them were hella weak and boring(loved Balthier tho, I so wished he had Edgers tool set from FF6, hell if they let you unlock class style skill sets the game would have been awesome), add onto it weak characters and story's and a MMO feel to it...blah...just blah.......

Rozalia1:

Arqus_Zed:
Dear God, with the rate they are going, we'll soon have multiple re-releases/remakes of a single game during a single console generation.

*glances at Capcom*

Oh... Right...

That said, I wonder when we'll finally get to play the International Edition of FF XII. Or perhaps a re-release of FF IX with the original matte painted backdrops in full HD glory.

Or maybe just a new FF game that doesn't suck.

No idea why people are acting so shocked... they never heard of Final Fantasy 1, 2, and 3? They have form in doing such things.

However have Square Enix remade a game on the same console the original came out on? I don't think so, so clearly they need to try harder.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atelier_Rorona:_The_Alchemist_of_Arland

I actually bought Atelier Rorona Plus just a few weeks ago. I never liked the way it looked (chibi manga stuff) and I trusted neither the developer (Gust) nor the publisher (NIS), but I thought: "there are so few JRPGs as it is and for 20 bucks (euros), what do I have to lose? Surely it can't be as bad as Hyperdimension Neptunia?"

It was the first Atelier game I ever bought.

And also the last.

That said, I figure the three re-releases Capcom did of Street Fighter IV during one single console generation is still a tad more overkill than the single re-release of Atelier Rorona.

Fox12:

Arqus_Zed:

Or maybe just a new FF game that doesn't suck.

Whoa, whoa, WHOA. Lets not get crazy here. This is square we're talking about. Did you think we were talking about Atlus?

Anyway, I don't mind a re-release (or a re-release of a re-release). It's an opportunity for new fans to Discover old classics, and it's a nice way to get around the lack of backwards compatibility. I don't understand why the games are so expensive, though. In any case, I'll skip the titles myself. I never cared for FF 10. Actually, as I've gotten older, I've come to hate all of them but seven.

I don't mind re-releases either, but you could at least have some time pass in between releases. And, let's be honest here, you know damn well why the games are so expensive. *did somebody say moneeeeeey?*

That said, even though you have the right to like and dislike whatever you want, I find it kind of sad you hate all FFs except VII.

Arqus_Zed:

Rozalia1:

Arqus_Zed:

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Or maybe just a new FF game that doesn't suck.

Whoa, whoa, WHOA. Lets not get crazy here. This is square we're talking about. Did you think we were talking about Atlus?

Anyway, I don't mind a re-release (or a re-release of a re-release). It's an opportunity for new fans to Discover old classics, and it's a nice way to get around the lack of backwards compatibility. I don't understand why the games are so expensive, though. In any case, I'll skip the titles myself. I never cared for FF 10. Actually, as I've gotten older, I've come to hate all of them but seven.

I don't mind re-releases either, but you could at least have some time pass in between releases. And, let's be honest here, you know damn well why the games are so expensive. *did somebody say moneeeeeey?*

That said, even though you have the right to like and dislike whatever you want, I find it kind of sad you hate all FFs except VII.

You know, I used to be a huge fan when I was a teenager. For some reason they just haven't aged so well for me. I think I just find the first six a little shallow, while the ones after seven were a little silly for my taste. Somehow 7 just hit the sweet spot for me, as far as morally complex characters go. To be fair, I liked 12 okay, and KH and Chrono Trigger are still charming.

I'm not hating on the series and its fans, though. I'm legitimately happy that younger gamers can catch up on a series they never got to experiance. Some of my favorite games came out before I was born, or when I was a wee lad with no taste in games. Now others can experiance those titles as well. Heck, I just gave my sister Ocarina of Time and FF7. She's about to see aerith die, and I'm looking forward to her reaction.

Hmm... that's fine and all, but I've already purchased the FF X/X-2 collection for the PS3. Aside from a higher resolution I don't think the PS4 release will get me to buy the collection again. Same goes for a possible Kingdom Hearts port.

Squareenix, I've given you my money for several of your games multiple times. But now I'm a bit cautious. Apparently you can get almost everything for the PS4 again that was just released a few months ago on the PS3. As many of you already stated, the slogan Generation Remake makes me more and more cautious before considering new purchases for the Last Gen.

Fox12:

Arqus_Zed:
I don't mind re-releases either, but you could at least have some time pass in between releases. And, let's be honest here, you know damn well why the games are so expensive. *did somebody say moneeeeeey?*

That said, even though you have the right to like and dislike whatever you want, I find it kind of sad you hate all FFs except VII.

You know, I used to be a huge fan when I was a teenager. For some reason they just haven't aged so well for me. I think I just find the first six a little shallow, while the ones after seven were a little silly for my taste. Somehow 7 just hit the sweet spot for me, as far as morally complex characters go. To be fair, I liked 12 okay, and KH and Chrono Trigger are still charming.

I'm not hating on the series and its fans, though. I'm legitimately happy that younger gamers can catch up on a series they never got to experiance. Some of my favorite games came out before I was born, or when I was a wee lad with no taste in games. Now others can experiance those titles as well. Heck, I just gave my sister Ocarina of Time and FF7. She's about to see aerith die, and I'm looking forward to her reaction.

Now that's interesting.

See, my chronological experience with the first three FF games I ever played were reversed: first IX, then VIII and finally VII (and then some of the old ones were re-released on PSOne, then FF X came out on PS2... I don't really remember in what order I played them).

Now, FF IX still holds a special place in my heart and is, to me, personally, the best of the series. And I won't deny nostalgia having anything to do with that. I just loved the world, the backdrops, the music, the characters, the story... The way they took the most cliché setup ever, but thrusted it into such a vibrant world, creating a story that goes much deeper than you would anticipate and finally shattering all the clichés it had first established - with just the right balance of humour and seriousness.

As for VII... I find it kind of strange that you would say the ones coming after VII are 'a little silly' and not include VII itself. Hojo's attempted beastiality experiment with Red XIII and Aeris? Vincent Valentine sleeping in a coffin? The cross-dressing sequence? The whole thing were the headless body of a female alien that crashed on earth ages ago transforms itself to look like a guy - the same guy that was infused with the alien's cells at an embryonic stage - who goes around killing people/monsters and leaving behind bits and pieces that become monsters in and of itself? Yeah, kind of silly. Not bad, no, not by any means, but definitely silly.

That said, I also still enjoy Chrono Trigger. I thought FF XII was... decent. I liked the world and the lore, but I thought the story (and its pacing) were a bit weak and, well, I didn't care about any of the characters (also, the queueing system of the combat mechanic was broken as hell). I never got into Kingdom Hearts though, I bought the first two, I've played them, I've tried to like them, but they just felt like bad fan fiction to me.

Im all for releasing a good old game on a new platform, especially if it has no backwards compatibility, but it feels like we are getting more remakes nowadays than actual new games. It's not even like they're doing anything special with the ports, all they do is upgrade the resolution and aspect ratio of the base game, stick "HD" on the box, and then they throw it on the shelves and wait for all of the nostalgia bucks to roll in. It's getting pretty silly, especially when you are getting "remastered" games from 1 or 2 years ago (Looking at you Halo 4 and The Last of Us).

Maybe some developers can remake some morals and stop with this whole microtransaction thing.

Captcha: Same Same

Arqus_Zed:
That said, I figure the three re-releases Capcom did of Street Fighter IV during one single console generation is still a tad more overkill than the single re-release of Atelier Rorona.

They were updated releases of a fighting game, kid stuff. A remake of a game on the same console is much more ballsy.

Rozalia1:

Arqus_Zed:
That said, I figure the three re-releases Capcom did of Street Fighter IV during one single console generation is still a tad more overkill than the single re-release of Atelier Rorona.

They were updated releases of a fighting game, kid stuff. A remake of a game on the same console is much more ballsy.

Gonna be honest here, I didn't know exactly what the difference was between Rorona and Rorona Plus prior to making my post.

*one Google search later*

Huh...

Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist Of Arland new additions include:

*Enhanced 3D character models
*New field map modelling creates more rich and vibrant scenery
*New chapters featuring Totori and Meruru who return from the previous Arland trilogies "Atelier Meruru Plus" and "Atelier Totori Plus", brimming with new content and illustrations
*Additional Content, including playable characters, maps, bosses, costumes and more
*Improved Synthesis system and new Assignment system
*Expanded Item Crafting
*Newly restructured battle system with advanced combat features and skill execution between characters
*New Time Capsule system allows players to bury items in Atelier Rorona and retrieve them in Atelier Meruru Plus, and Atelier Totori Plus
*Over 30 different Endings: Interactions with character and decisions made to complete missions with affect the ending offering extremely high replay value
*Data saving and sharing between PlayStation®3 and PS®Vita versions

Atelier Rorona Plus pre-order Information.

PlayStation 3 (Physical): at GameStop you will receive two swimwears, Black and Orange. http://www.gamestop.com/ps3/games/atelier-rorona-plus-the-alchemist-of-arland/114996

PlayStation 3 (Digital): PlayStation will offer Pink swimwear for four weeks after the launch to be delivered with your digital copy.

PlayStation Vita (Digital Only): PlayStaton will offer Black, Orange and Pink swimwears for four weeks after the launch to be delivered to with your digital copy.

All costumes are cross platform so you can use them in both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

You know, if this qualifies as an actual remake instead of a re-release... Then this kind of reminds me of the 'international' releases Square-Enix sometimes does with its FF games. You know, FF X International Edition with the Dark Aeons and the new sphere grid. FF X-2 International Edition + Final Mission with the extra grids, dress spheres, monster capturing/training/arena system, that added dungeon crawling bit, new bosses and little gameplay tweaks. FF XII with the Zodiac Spear fix, the Zodiac Job system which changed the classic Licence Board mechanic, etc.

I mean, except for the fact that not all these International Editions came to the West, Square-Enix has effectively already made remakes of its games during a single console generation.

Arqus_Zed:
You know, if this qualifies as an actual remake instead of a re-release... Then this kind of reminds me of the 'international' releases Square-Enix sometimes does with its FF games. You know, FF X International Edition with the Dark Aeons and the new sphere grid. FF X-2 International Edition + Final Mission with the extra grids, dress spheres, monster capturing/training/arena system, that added dungeon crawling bit, new bosses and little gameplay tweaks. FF XII with the Zodiac Spear fix, the Zodiac Job system which changed the classic Licence Board mechanic, etc.

I mean, except for the fact that not all these International Editions came to the West, Square-Enix has effectively already made remakes of its games during a single console generation.

That goes beyond HDing the graphics, or like in the case of Totori and Meruru simply making the game portable. Rorona plus was a full on remake.

Those releases by Square was more of a "DLC" thing at a time when consoles couldn't do DLC. Though while I've heard some good things about FFXII with the fixes its not classed as a remake as far as I'm aware.

If you want my monies, Squeenix, then release the GBA version of Final fantasy V on the Playstation Store. Or the Nintendo DS eShop.

Also, release Final Fantasy Adventure/Mystic Quest* on the Nintendo DS eShop. Not the remake "Sword of Mana", but the original GB version.

(*Depending on where you live, it was released under different names in NA/EU)

 

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