Final Fantasy VI confirmed for Japan PSN

Square Enix dates sixth installment in venerated RPG series for overseas release on April 20; Western debut TBA.

Square Enix went on a tear rereleasing installments in its Final Fantasy catalog through the PlayStation Network at the end of 2009 and into 2010. In addition to the original game and its sequel, the publisher added Final Fantasy VII, VIII, and IX to the PlayStation 3's classic game service.

This week, one more installment in the series has been added to that list, as Square Enix announced through its Japanese-language Twitter feed that it will deliver Final Fantasy VI to Sony's Game Archives (known as PSOne Classics in the US) on April 20. The publisher has not announced a North American rerelease for the title, but previous rerelease announcements have first come in Japan and then later in North America.

Kefka terrorized Final Fantasy VI.

Originally released for the Super NES in North America as Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy VI follows the story of the love-lost and memory-bereaved supersoldier Terra, who embarks with her ragtag group of companions to save the world from the maniacal clutches of Kefka and Emperor Gestahl.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Final Fantasy VI.

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shabulia
shabulia

Final Fantasy VI is the best in the series. Bar none. Can't wait for it to come to us.

G1Ga-B1T3
G1Ga-B1T3

@Frunzo I got my head on straight. Notice how I mentioned the non profit projects that were homage. I don't think that Square as a business has it's head on straight by ignoring market signals. Believe me I know they run a business, but how are you going to appeal to your fan base by just re-releasing the same damn game over and over with no improvements and yet we have the tech to make it happen?

kuda001
kuda001

This was a great story and this nihilistic, sociopath played a big part in that.

zidan4000
zidan4000

@lazycomplife way to go spoiling the game for me , thank you very much , now i know how the game will end, i have been looking forward to this game as i didn't play it before , but now you have totally killed the story for me , how hard is it to put the word *SPOILER ALERT* before writing such thing?

franzito
franzito

Long time no play this... great story, characters, music, EVERYTHING!

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

Kefka is the only FF villain that accomplished his goal. Kefka>all.

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

Can't wait, loved all the Final Fantasy games

meathead86
meathead86

this was a good game but with FF4 coming out on psp i want to get that instead because it has new graphics and new game play hopfuly thay will do this with FF6 as well

SuperMessy
SuperMessy

Meh, just another rerelease, I already have it for ps1. At least add trophy support, or update the graphics a little.

NoSoup4Me
NoSoup4Me

I think they should finish the online FF game they have been talking about for 5 years now , instead of re-hashing old games .

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

"THAT MOTHERFATHER JUST SUPLEXED A TRAIN!"

pszone
pszone

one early classics on psn uk know more to follow gd idea for ps1 classics not much left for sqaureenix early days on ps1 left need more ff and some other we havent got uk

Zerabp
Zerabp

Square if you want to make a whole lot of money, stop temporarily in releasing new Final Fantasies and Remake IV VI and VII, that is all.

BasilVZero
BasilVZero

@lilrobda1 I wouldnt say its the same game. Final Fantasy IV DS and Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection both had different features that made them both unique. Of course when I said I would get them both, I mean years apart, kinda like FFIV DS came out in 2007 and FFIV CC coming out four years later in 2011. (It'll be crazy for them to release both in the same year or in the time frame of 2 years or less o.o).

Pete5506
Pete5506

I still have FFVl on the SNES, and nothing compares to playing on that

SolanOcard
SolanOcard

I played the original FF when I was too young to get its intricacies. But when I was 11 or 12, I played FF2(IV) for the first time on a rented SNES and I fell in love with it. It was such a great game like nothing I had ever experienced before. I rented FF3(VI) right before Christmas the year it came out despite the fact I knew I was getting it for Christmas. It was not as good as IV, but was still an amazing game. Terra screaming as she flies away from her second encounter with Tritoch... sent shivers down my spine, made my arm hair stand on end! FFVII was truly a marvel. I am not sure it surpassed IV for me. I'd say its firmly in between IV and VI. It was so different, and yet the same, and the graphics were cutting edge at the time. FFVIII is really good, but for some reason I can never get around to finishing it... I get caught up in the card game, trying to get every card until I am bored, and lose interest. In fact, I restarted it 9 months ago and stopped playing 5 months ago. I am on disc 3! FFIX was good, but beating it once was enough. FFX! GREAT game. There is just something about that first game for each new generation of console. They are the best ones. I lied before, in order of greatness for me, it goes IV, VIII, X, VI, Tactics. The rest are good, but don't make my amazing list (and I own both XII and XIII but haven't played either yet

Huskypaw
Huskypaw

Are they serious? I mean how often do they want to warm up old coffee? How often are they going to release and rerelease and rerelease and rererelease the same old game? Don't get me wrong - it was and is an excellent game, but I get the impression here that they want to mock costumers. This company is dead, which it clearly demonstrates with all its rereleases and bad games it gets out on the market such as this and FFO or FFXIII.

janrabbit
janrabbit

i quite liked FFVI so thanks :)

TomBergman909
TomBergman909

Final Fantasy VII will always remain the top FF ever made.

TomBergman909
TomBergman909

SE needs to release its Ace Final Fantasy VII Remake. It would sell like crazy. Final Fantasy 13 was trash. Versus 13 is holding up Kingdom Hearts III.

OJ_the_LION
OJ_the_LION

I've played FF6 enough on SNES (and later SNES emulators back when i did that 10 years ago). It was good, but didn't spark the same "gotta play it again" feeling I got with almost every other FF game, especially 7 and on. Personally, I think people are looking at it through a nostalgia filter just as much, if not more, than FF7.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

Please come to U.S. fast! I can't wait to play a Final Fantasy that I missed.

GrisWold
GrisWold

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FF6 > FF7 IMO

dkpunk
dkpunk

@catsith play FF6 then come back and have a real discussion.

jimbo102671
jimbo102671

Nice. I hope SE quickly announces and releases FF6 for the US so I can get my classic Final Fantasy fix. [FF5 as well.] (FF4 Complete Collection will hopefully tide me over until then.) On a side note (and to Square Enix), please add the PSP versions of FF 1 and 2 to the PSN. the UMD versions seem to be getting harder to find, even used.

Zackarias-313
Zackarias-313

I hope it's the original release, because the "Anthology" version started mispelling towns in the opening scene. "Narche..." Really? lol It's Narsh. The slow load screens were a burden too, although the FMV's were great. I'm sure I'll buy it either way, though. Now if we can just get Chrono Trigger and the rest of the FF's, that'd be great.

mrklorox
mrklorox

Big fat pass. Where are the FF6 remakes? Of all the bad FF games they remade, why is this good one doomed to regular old re-releases?

THE_DRUGGIE
THE_DRUGGIE

It would be nice if Sony put Legend of Dragoon on the PSN before I die of old age

Wrecked69
Wrecked69

Downloading the PS1 FF games off the PSN has been a blessing to me since I never played them when I was younger. Same goes for this title, so it goes without saying that I'm very excited for this to be released in the US.

delcidanddarth
delcidanddarth

Sounds great! Got the FFVII for ps3, first time to play it (yeah, I'm a little slow on the purchasing trigger). I'm kind of a hardcore grinder, and I leveled Aeris to 99 (her limit break is ridiculously awesome). I can't wait to own Shinra and Sephiroth with her.

heartindarkness
heartindarkness

is there anyone else who wants a remake of KH and KH2 into HD with trophy support to be released on ps3 :D

Dezuria
Dezuria

@catsith what? I think good 16-bit sprites age better than old polygonal graphics. Also, FF6 is probably the best in the series, still. your loss if you skip it.

lilrobda1
lilrobda1

@BasilVZero I see no point in buying 2 of the same game, but it's how you spend I guess.

archvile_78
archvile_78

Personally they should've went with a port of the SNES version seeing the PSOne version had annoying load time, tedious when grinding to say the least. As for those who want it, just make a JPN account and get it. Thats if you don't mind the language :P

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

ohhhh, I was keeping my hopes that the next FF released in PSN would be FFX :(

BasilVZero
BasilVZero

@lilrobda1 Yes, just like I did with Final Fantasy IV for the NDS and the PSP.

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

@Stressthesky slightly Improved graphics, CG cutscenes and art gallery.

Sayed101
Sayed101

Where`s Chrono Cross Square..... We are still waiting.

plaintomato
plaintomato

Great another old game. I'd actually buy it if they brought it up to current game specs, a complete rebuild...but more old crap? Don't care.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

I have to buy this when it comes out in the states. That and IX. I should get to playing those :P

aryanbrar
aryanbrar

awesome now all we need is VI + I + HD

catsith
catsith

without the gorgeous graphics of ff7,8 or 9, I really just dont find how i can get into this game, having art as my hobby i just find ff 1 to 6 lacked that with 2d bland images, perhaps story is good but I just can't see how i'll be sucked into it or emotionally engage with the game. I've only played ff5 and the story was okay, but didn't really make me feel a emotional connection with the characters