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Jarrod Mawson
14 Sep, 2011

Final Fantasy X HD announced

PS3 News | A classic returns.
One of the most critically acclaimed games ever produced by Square is getting a re-release, for both your home systems and your hands. Today, at Sony Japan's Tokyo Game Show 2011 press conference Square Enix announced Final Fantasy X HD for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

To some it is the best of the Final Fantasy games, and for every other fan its certainly a good contender. The adventure starring Tidus and Yuna saw critical acclaim and great worldwide success on the PlayStation 2 when it released globally through 2001 and 2002.

Though details are scarce, Final Fantasy X HD is confirmed for release on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. What remains to be seen is whether this is a full fledged high definition remake, or a souped-up port not unlike Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD and the upcoming Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.

Regardless, this will be a solid title for JRPG fans looking to relive the adventure, and worth a look for the few who missed the original outing.

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36 Comments
2 years ago
admeister wrote
It's called FFXIII-2. icon_razz.gif
I'll wait till it's actually out before I decide that.
2 years ago
admeister wrote
Benza wrote
Or they could make a new game that doesn't suck?
It's called FFXIII-2. icon_razz.gif
If we're basing it off what's been shown so far, no, it really isn't. It's looking to be a rather lack-lustre and mediocre followup to an SE game that had a horribly bad story and was just annoying to play and looks like it will probably just do the same thing.

Beyond portable development, I've stopped expecting SE to be able to release high quality games.
2 years ago
Vervain wrote
Beyond portable development, I've stopped expecting SE to be able to release high quality games.
Well, I haven't. Both FF versus XIII and FFXIII-2 are on the way, and they both look really good to me. As to whether they actually are any good, we shall see. I enjoyed FFXIII a lot, and it really helped me to put some faith back into SE after the very disappointing FFXII.
2 years ago
admeister wrote
Vervain wrote
Beyond portable development, I've stopped expecting SE to be able to release high quality games.
Well, I haven't. Both FF versus XIII and FFXIII-2 are on the way, and they both look really good to me. As to whether they actually are any good, we shall see. I enjoyed FFXIII a lot, and it really helped me to put some faith back into SE after the very disappointing FFXII.
With the way SE are treating that, you'll be lucky if it sees the light of day before Sony release the PS4. Just like with FFXIII, the length of time they're taking to develop it is both insane and utterly stupid. They have just got to be really, really inefficient at this point.
2 years ago
admeister wrote
I enjoyed FFXIII a lot, and it really helped me to put some faith back into SE after the very disappointing FFXII.
Ha! It's the opposite for me - loved FFXII, let down with FFXIII.

And are we all pretending FFXIV doesn't exist? I sure am. icon_wink.gif
2 years ago
Vervain wrote
Beyond portable development, I've stopped expecting SE to be able to release high quality games.
Their CEO was quite vocal at E3 about how 'embarrassing' the company's Japanese efforts were. They're putting money behind their western push, and honestly this is where I'm seeing their best games coming from.

Human Revolution is fucking incredible and the best game they've published in a long time. Then we've got Thief 4, Tomb Raider, and Hitman: Absolution on the horizon. Plus the purchased True Crime: Hong Kong, which seemed weired, but that E3 demo looked surprisingly solid and apparently the game was 'this close' to being finished (hopefully they go back to the female protagonist).

It seems SquareEnix is essentially ticking off the genre boxes for western style games, and doing a damn good job while they're at at.
2 years ago
Yeah, the games coming from the studios previously owned by Eidos are looking brilliant and what's been released in Deus Ex and Batman AA are truely great.

They really need to work on their eastern studios though, because their games have ranged between utter tripe and average at best on the consoles.
2 years ago
I already have ff10 but would like to play it on a newer console, but if i knew that not buying it would result in the utter destruction of the square enix company than i would not for sure!

hey!! to the hackers known as 'anonymous'! i have a new target for your hacking expertise icon_biggrin.gif
2 years ago
Vervain wrote
Yeah, the games coming from the studios previously owned by Eidos are looking brilliant and what's been released in Deus Ex and Batman AA are truely great.

They really need to work on their eastern studios though, because their games have ranged between utter tripe and average at best on the consoles.
If what I know is correct, Dragon Quest is still like the biggest series in Japan. Even Dragon Quest 9 (or was it 8) brought down the economy at the day of release since there was a mass sick leave, the Japanese government even requested the next game in the series to come out in the weekend.
2 years ago
@ jarrod.

SE has established a 2 year protocol on game releases which is which FFXIII-2 is out so soon. Sure it's reusing assets but I was surprised as all hell that tit would be out in dec.

as for their body of work - yes, the mainline FF games are slow but I'd say that they have a fair few titles coming:

on the x360/ps3 consoles (console titles)
on 3ds (kingdom hearts 3d/fairy)
wii u/wii (dq)
on vita (2x games)
+
HD remakes


not bad. I think its too easy to discount SE (eastern studios). The west stuff is more acquistion so while it might be under the SE umbrellla... its not really in my opinion. They did make a great purchase.
2 years ago
Island_Wolf wrote
Vervain wrote
Yeah, the games coming from the studios previously owned by Eidos are looking brilliant and what's been released in Deus Ex and Batman AA are truely great.

They really need to work on their eastern studios though, because their games have ranged between utter tripe and average at best on the consoles.
If what I know is correct, Dragon Quest is still like the biggest series in Japan. Even Dragon Quest 9 (or was it 8) brought down the economy at the day of release since there was a mass sick leave, the Japanese government even requested the next game in the series to come out in the weekend.
Yeah, bit DQ is developed by Level-5 and not SE.
2 years ago
I guess they'll avoid properly revisiting FFVI.
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