Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Series Announced for PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Japanese publisher Square Enix has announced the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

This announcement is part of the celebrations being held to mark the 35th anniversary of the Final Fantasy series.

According to a blogpost by Square, the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series will launch on both platforms by Spring 2023. The games can be purchased individually or together as a bundle.

Another notable reveal was the announcement of a limited physical release for the series. The physical release will have the following components:

  • FINAL FANTASY I-VI COLLECTION – physical collection of all games for either PS4 or Nintendo Switch-
  • Anniversary Edition GOODS BOX.
  • A bonus lenticular sleeve for the game package.
  • 2-disc vinyl record set featuring newly arranged game music with exclusive cover artwork by Kazuko Shibuya
  • A specially compiled artbook showcasing beautiful character pixel art.
  • Eight stylized pixel art character figures in window packaging.

You can preorder the physical edition of the game here

For those not in the know, the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series was a rerelease of the original Final Fantasy I through VI on the PC and mobile. The series was complimented for making older FF games accessible but criticized for (according to some fans) “looking worse than the originals”.

Here’s a fun fact: with the release of the Pixel Remaster series on the Switch, you could own Final Fantasy I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, X-2, and XII on the Switch.

Regardless, it is the 35th anniversary of the Final Fantasy series. As things stand, the series is in a pretty healthy place. 

Not only is Final Fantasy XIV one of the most successful and beloved online games in the market, but we also have the highly anticipated sequel to Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth coming soon, along with Final Fantasy XVI. 

Then there was Final Fantasy Origin: Strangers of Paradise, which was a strange but highly enjoyable spinoff of Final Fantasy I, that became a huge meme at the time. Let’s be clear; the game itself isn’t a joke. It is a polished, fun, and good-looking game. A bold experiment that offered some unexpected looks at the whole franchise.

All of this to say that as its 35th anniversary comes to pass, Final Fantasy is doing pretty well. There are many titles in the pipeline, along with many that have already been released. While not every game might achieve record-breaking sales, there is still a loyal fanbase who are anticipating the next thing Square Enix does to its beloved Final Fantasy series.

We at Emmen Gaming wish a happy 35th anniversary to the developers, publishers, fans, and casual enjoyers of the Final Fantasy series.

The only question that remains is… which is your favorite Final Fantasy game?

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