Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters Confirmed For PS4 And Switch

Published: December 19, 2022 9:18 AM /


Terra standing on the world map next to a town and the Blackjack airship in the Final Fantasy 6 pixel remaster

If you're a fan of NES and SNES-era JRPGs, rejoice, because the Final Fantasy pixel remaster collection has been confirmed for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The games are coming to these two consoles in spring, and you'll be able to buy all six individually or pick them up as part of a bundle.

Ratings for the pixel remasters on PS4 and Switch were originally spotted by fans last week, suggesting that the games would come to console soon. Now, Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy 1 through are officially gracing consoles, although sadly, you're being left out in the cold if you're an Xbox owner.

As well as being able to buy the games digitally, an eye-wateringly expensive Anniversary Edition will also be made available. It comes with fun extras like a vinyl record, a special box, and pixel figurines, as well as an artbook and a physical version of the game for your console of choice. Unfortunately, it will cost you $259.99, so you might want to start saving those pennies if you're interested in it. A standard physical edition will also launch for $74.99 in "extremely limited" quantities, apparently.

A monk hitting a goblin with nunchaku in the Final Fantasy pixel remaster
Something's got to be done about that font.

The Square Enix store page for the Anniversary Edition lists a tentative release date as May 31st, but this could just be a placeholder. In any case, the Final Fantasy pixel remasters are due out on PS4 and Switch sometime in spring. Here's hoping that they do something about the abysmal font the Steam and mobile versions shipped with. If they don't, the fix for the PC version probably won't work on the console versions.

If you're unfamiliar with the Final Fantasy pixel remasters, they're essentially reworks of the pre-Final Fantasy 7 mainline games. They've been brought up to more modern standards thanks to an overhaul to their pixel graphics, which is arguably more noticeable in the NES games than the SNES ones. Other changes include reworked soundtracks, some gameplay tweaks, and that utterly dreadful font.

Elsewhere in the world of Final Fantasy, it's been confirmed that moogles, an adorable Final Fantasy series staple, will be present in the upcoming Final Fantasy 16 as well. We don't know what role they'll play in Clive's journey yet, but a tweet on the official Final Fantasy 16 Twitter account shows a moogle floating and shaking its tiny cute fists, so we know they'll be around. Stay tuned for more news about all things Final Fantasy.

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