Last Remnant PC emerges in spring

Square Enix's original RPG arrives with new content on Games for Windows next year; PS3 edition remains TBA.

Square Enix's The Last Remnant was initially announced back in May 2007 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Unbeknownst to the public at large, however, the publisher was also prepping a PC edition of the game. With the PS3 game still bearing a "to be announced" release window, Square Enix said today that The Last Remnant will see a Games for Windows release in North America and PAL regions in spring 2009.

The Xbox 360 edition of The Last Remnant, released on November 20, failed to capture critics in the way that Square Enix may have hoped. However, it was the game's underwhelming performance issues, and not the core game, that drew the lion's share of critics' ire.

According to Square Enix, the PC release of The Last Remnant will expand on the Xbox 360 game with "features previously not available." Unfortunately, the publisher did not delve into what these features may be.

Square Enix also did not indicate whether the PC release would benefit from the upcoming downloadable content packs slated for the Xbox 360 game. Beginning this month, the publisher plans to roll out a series of free add-ons for the Xbox 360 edition, as well as three premium tactical formations.

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CamiKitten
CamiKitten

Thank god for a PS3 release, I was beginning to worry D: Now if everything else I want will quit teasing me and hit the States already!

Furanko_Kun
Furanko_Kun

Don't worry about the PS3 cause the PS3 has a lot under the hood to hold up TLR. (Not a Sony fanboy, i actually own a X360) Had to install TLR to make it run as it should. lol

Shunjinko
Shunjinko

JRPG's are meant to be played on consoles, not PC I just cant think of myself playing like Eternal Sonata or something with a keyboard and a mouse Since the 360 version sucked, im looking for the PS3 version

phil-_-meh
phil-_-meh

if they improve on the pc version im expecting them to improve on the ps3 version, however the hard to program cell processor might create more technical issues, then again they have a huge chunk of time and if they utilze the ps3's power like EA with RA3 then we a winner

Kenji_Masamune
Kenji_Masamune

you don't have to use a 360 controller, I'm using my logitech one for the demo

teeskoowared
teeskoowared

I agree with gobbo00....FF has gone downhill since IX. X was pretty good too, but the stories have seemed to be the bottom of the list since then. I would like to see the future of gaming have more of a storyline, now that graphics technology is reaching a pinnacle. I am excited for lost remnant though....maybe it will be the start of what I hope for in JRPGs.

titanviper2000
titanviper2000

Another March release about which to be excited. I can't wait, this game looks great, the only drawback is I'll have to use a PC compatible 360 controller. Unless anyone has any other suggestions.

burn6
burn6

OMFG!? for PC? i once dreamed playing a final fantasy game on pc, this comes closest to that so thank you so much.

cjlebron
cjlebron

With any luck the PS3 version will be the definitive version. I've tinkered with the 360 version and LR seemed to have the right ingredients for a major new franchise. The world is richly imagined, the scenario, is captivating, and most of the characters are interesting. The technical issues, however, are glaring and the lack of transparency in the mechanics of the battle system does not allow the beauty of its innovativeness to shine.

terryble85
terryble85

hmm cant wait to play the game...spring?means Q1 of 2009 rite? being a JRPG Fans for years...and never expect JRPG will come on pc..until they announce that last remnant will be here... hmm no offence for console owners...but nowadays...pc as gaming machine definitely dominates the others!!(given that u hv a good pc)

kuddles79
kuddles79

This decision seems so weird to me. I can't think of any audience smaller then a hardcore PC gamer who plays JRPGs. If it's a good port, however, I'll give it a go. If not, I'll see how the PS3 version looks, if that one looks iffy too, then I'll install it on the 360 hard drive, and by then the game will be cheaper anyways. You'ld think if any JRPG made it to PC, it would be Lost Odyssey. It's on an engine that's PC-friendly, it's the most successful JRPG on the 360 to date, and it's a Microsoft-owned property.

13thGuards
13thGuards

hopefully the ps3 will clear up the technical issues with this game. i'm dying to play this one, and will get it regardless of graphical issues. i can overlook those, and the battle system looks like something i will defintiely obsess over

Antagonist8503
Antagonist8503

I do miss the old squaresoft... Here's to hoping the PS3 version comes out sometime in 2009 before Final Fantasy. I'd get the 360 version, but I somehow think the PS3 version is going to have a little bit more like Eternal Sonata.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

Haven't tried it myself... I'll wait and see if a PS3 version comes out... only problem I heard was the unreal engine playing up badly with textures, which I can imagine would bug the hell outta me... but then, it's the first time they've used the unreal engine, so there was bound to be issues... wouldn't be suprised if they fix the issue, at least a little bit, through some online patch. to Darth Xehanort... how can you say no other platforms work for Jrpg's? FF1 for the NES was truly a masterpeice... also Crisis core is pure awesomness on the PSP... as for the PS3, haven't seen anything that jumps out and says "woo look at this great JRPG" but I'm thinking FFXIII will be pretty good... unlike some I think the series is fine and always having improvements made, so if it's anything like the hype it should be great.

Zloth2
Zloth2

An awful lot of critical ire was pointed at the combat system, too.

gobbo00
gobbo00

Darth Xehanort so blue dragon, lost oddisy, eternal sonarta & tales of versipa are awful by your account then? I think it is more to do with Square-enix steady loosing key people over the years. That and the UT3 engine that was used in the last remnant, is a older version to the one on offer now. On another note if issues (perfomance or otherwise) persist with Square-enix products my hopes Final Fantasy games are dwindling by the minute. In my mind Final Fantasy games have taken a nose dive since FF9. Production values aside the games seem to have less & less content in them. And with the removal of a exploreable world map since FF9 being key to FF's downward turn.

Tidus655
Tidus655

it shud be obvious that the PS3 version will be the best out of all

Dysantic
Dysantic

Darth_Xehanort, your are completely right

Darth_Xehanort
Darth_Xehanort

I'm just waiting for the PS3 version, the real way it's meant to be played. I'm sorry, but other platforms have failed when trying to do well with JRPG's, thus far.

Kenji_Masamune
Kenji_Masamune

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makemeweak
makemeweak

Hopefully they can improve performance with the PC edition.

tony2077ca
tony2077ca

i love the 360 version so lets hope they don't screw up this version

Lepuke
Lepuke

If this version turns out good I will buy it. The biggest issue for me is the 360 version has a crappy framerate at times. I've got some pretty competent PC hardware so if the port of the game is good this should not be an issue.

ryaz_weaponx
ryaz_weaponx

Man i hope this lives up to the expectations and not suck like XBOX360 version.

rwbojorquez
rwbojorquez

Most comments I have read talk about fixing the technical issues or the 360 was a test or the pc will be better. They should have pushed the 360 to the pc release or all with the ps3 release. One thing they should must do before the rest of the realeses is learn the unreal engine well and then ship out a good game both on pc and ps3.

lightwarrior179
lightwarrior179

SE hasn't had a good track record with ports from console to PC with FFVII and FFVIII but hopefully they have got some experience with FFXI. I just hope the PC version is free of the bugs in 360 version.

jazilla
jazilla

i hate to say it, but usually PC games are more buggy than their console counterparts. It makes me shudder to think of what kind of rig you would have to have to run a Square game looking like a Square game should. This will really give us all a good gauge at how good their programmers are.

Hekynn
Hekynn

Hell ya SE keep it up! if this game sells well I bet we will see both FF13 and Verses on the PC :)

iamamanami
iamamanami

SQ wants to know how effective their RPGs are, in fact, Infinite Undiscovery & Last Remnant didn't work quite good at all. This test cannot be done by PS2/PS3 (not yet for PS3) because, no matter what RPGs released by SQ, they just work.

anthonylucas
anthonylucas

I am assuming the 360 was the test console for a different take on the RPG world. Hopefully they improve greatly for these subsequent releases.

KrayzieJay
KrayzieJay

Well the PS3 version is most likely going to end up being released during the third quater next year, which sucks

EnaVRi
EnaVRi

So when can we expect the PS3 version?

Mr_Unko
Mr_Unko

i gotta say, square is one of the most UPTIGHT companies i have ever seen, but their products scream WORTH IT~! *drools to the pc version*

zgreenwell
zgreenwell

Games for Windows or Games for Windows Live?

ChaosStar
ChaosStar

Hopefully it won't be buggy and terrible this time around.

09231991
09231991

@ killkill3, The Last Remnant was never an 360 exclusive. It was always slated as 360 and PS3 game and this year at E3 they added the PC as well. This game for now is a timed 360 exclusive. Get your facts straight my friend.

BLuFAlc0n
BLuFAlc0n

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hm360
hm360

I hope these delays for the PS3 version are just fixing technical bugs. Although it's probably just how long the timed exclusive contract with MS will last.

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

@killkill3 Yes, I agree with u. I believe Halo 3 and Gears 2 and Fable 2 will soon port to PC.

killkill3
killkill3

Most xbox 360 exclusive games come on PC so better to have a powerful PC than a 360 is it not?

Halloll
Halloll

WTF ported to pc! that's probably because it was initially built for the 360 but why the heck are most 360 games get ported to the pc?

thug_angel123
thug_angel123

A JRPG on PC ? Now thats rare...I'd just play it for the sake of it.

Everiez
Everiez

If it's gonna be delayed for PS3, SE better fix all that performance issue

Nightrain50
Nightrain50

Not too into jrpg's but glad pc is getting the game.

auysal
auysal

Amazon had this game for $30 during the black friday week but after reading the reviews I decided to wait for PC or PS3 version. I hope one of them fixes the technical issues.

valengar
valengar

I hope they will port Star Ocean somewhere too...

StarDragoon713
StarDragoon713

This makes me smile; even if it still has a crappy framerate, it should still be worth it. Good times to be a PC owner.

Greenmonkey824
Greenmonkey824

If Squenix can't even get the framerate working on a single, standard hardware configuration, I don't think I'm interested in the nightmare they might unleash on the PC. Maybe they'll prove with the PC version that they're worthy of touching Unreal 3 code, but if they botch it again I think it would be best if they go back to the drawing board.

paullywog
paullywog

will be the best version. good thing i waited. glad to see (j)rpg's coming to pc.

ZeraphLordS
ZeraphLordS

I'm happy now, the more platforms on which the game comes out on the better :D.