Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters Finally Have a Console Release Date

Square Enix has officially announced the release date for the console versions of Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster. While the collection has been out on Steam and mobile devices for over a year, Square Enix announced a few months ago that the collection, which features the first six games in the Final Fantasy series, will be ported to PS4 and Switch this spring.


Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster was first released in waves starting in the summer of 2021, starting with the first three games in the Final Fantasy series. A few months later, Final Fantasy 4 and Final Fantasy 5 were released for the collection, while Final Fantasy 6 was not released until February 2022 in order to give gamers the best experience possible. Though console ports of Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster were not announced until over a year after their initial release, Square Enix remained hesitant to offer a definitive release date at first. However, with spring now underway, the long-awaited console ports will be in the hands of gamers soon.

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Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster for PS4 and Switch will be released on Wednesday, April 19. In addition to the games receiving ports, Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster will feature a new pixel-style font for players to use. The UI and font were points of criticism against Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, though modders found workarounds for the Steam version’s fonts. Players will also have new options to boost the experience points they gain in battle and turn off random encounters. A bundle containing all six games will retail for $74.99, with individual games priced between $11.99 and $17.99 apiece. Preorders for Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster are now available on the Nintendo eShop, while the PlayStation Store will take orders at a later date.

In addition, players will be able to freely change the music between the remastered soundtracks and the original soundtracks for each game, as originally composed by Final Fantasy series legend Nobuo Uematsu in the NES and SNES eras. Uematsu was also credited as a supervisor for the remastered soundtracks. While the remastered soundtrack contained vocals for Final Fantasy 6‘s famous opera scene, it remains to be seen if they will be reverted to their original synthesized vocals when the SNES soundtrack is active.

Finally, fans will be pleased to know that the opening credits for Final Fantasy 6 will return, after being omitted from the remasters. However, it is not known at the time of writing if any of the changes for the console ports will also be included in the Steam and mobile versions via a future update. All in all, fans of the Final Fantasy series will have more ways to play the first six games in the series very soon.

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster is available now for Android, iOS, and PC, with an April 19 launch for PS4 and Switch.

Source: Gamerant

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