Square Enix has inadvertently announced (by way of a now-removed presentation video) that the Pixel Remaster re-releases of Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V, and Final Fantasy VI will start releasing this July.
If you haven't heard the news, the first six Final Fantasy games are being fully remastered by pixel artist Kazuko Shibuya, who has worked on the series since the first game. That's 34 years and still going, which is pretty impressive.
So this whole thing is like how movies are remastered and repackaged, but with a video game. Of course, there have been some remasters before, but a lot of them are wildly different looking and playing from their originals. These remasters are touched-up graphics trying to respect the original pixel art, and add a bit of modern convience.
The actual presentation was a 30-minute discussion that featured " Final Fantasy series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi (Mistwalker), composer Nobuo Uematsu (Dog Ear Records), and Yoshinori Kitase (Square Enix), with hosts Kenichi Maeyamada and Chiaki Matsuzawa." They talked about developing the Final Fantasy series and of what the expectations going into the games were.
If you'd like to see the new trailer (that originally came at the end of the now-deleted presentation) that confirms when the games are coming, check it out right here:
For more information on all things Final Fantasy, be sure to stay tuned to TechRaptor, especially considering we'll all be playing the Pixel Remasters this time next month. There's a lot of Final Fantasy fans here at TechRaptor, so we'll definitely have something to say about them.
What do you think of this news? What's your favorite Final Fantasy 1-6 title? Let us know in the comments!