Square Enix announced the console release date for the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series. The series will be available on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on April 19. The remasters are also available on PC (Steam) and mobile devices right now.
The pixel remaster series features the first six Final Fantasy games, which originally released between 1987 and 1994, on NES and SNES. The classic pixel graphics have been redrawn and updated to appear better on high-resolution screens, as well as new BGM tracks by original composer Nobuo Uematsu.
Though there have been remakes of some of the games in the past, these remasters specifically take the original games, with a few balance tweaks and adjustments and an improved interface.
Unique to the PS4 and Switch versions is the ability to switch between the new rearranged tracks or the original soundtracks. Players can also choose between the default font or a pixel-based font. Modern features include switching off random encounters and adjusting experience rate.
Dang, those features would’ve been nice 30 years ago!
Each of the six games in the series will be available to purchase individually, or as part of the Final Fantasy I-VI Bundle ($74.99) from the PlayStation store and Nintendo eShop. Final Fantasy 1 and 2 are $11.99 each, while 3-6 are priced at $17.99.
Pre-orders can receive themed wallpapers on Switch, or a Theme and Avatar on PlayStation.
The remasters are rated E10+ – T for Teen.