Final Fantasy 9 Now on Switch, Xbox One; FF7 Arriving Next Month

Posted by | February 14, 2019 | News, PC, Switch, Video, Xbox One | No Comments

Final Fantasy 9 is one of the more divisive games in the entire series. Whether you love it or not, Square Enix has released the remastered 2000 RPG on Switch, and Xbox One. Watch the new launch trailer above.

The remaster, which released on PC and mobile in 2016 and PS4 in 2017, added high definition cutscenes and several quality of life improvements, such as auto-saves and the option to adjust the game’s harsh random encounter rate.

Despite the huge success of the more sci-fi leaning, mature-toned, and realistic Final Fantasy 7 and 8, FF9 returned to the series’ roots. It featured a more medieval setting, family-friendly storytelling, and character designs inspired by the original Final Fantasy. Final Fantasy 9 still garnered a Teen rating by the ESRB for Blood and Violence.

Final Fantasy 7 is arguably one of the best, if not the best Final Fantasy game to date. While Square Enix is still working on the highly anticipated remake, the remaster is also coming to Switch and Xbox One, on March 26. The remaster offered the same improvements as most Final Fantasy games, with HD cutscenes, auto-saves, and options to speed up gameplay.

In related Final Fantasy news, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! is coming to Switch and PlayStation 4 on March 20. Every Buddy! is a remake of the 2007 spin-off, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon.

The series stars Final Fantasy’s famous giant birds in randomly generated dungeon crawls. The chocobo can select different Final Fantasy style classes and befriend monsters. It will also support two player co-op.

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! is rated E10+ and out March 20. Final Fantasy 7 will be available March 26, while Final Fantasy 9 is available now.

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