Update: First gameplay trailer for Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 HD released.
Update: Square Enix has released a gameplay trailer for Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD. The end of the trailer says the game will be available in 2013.
Earlier this week, Japanese manga magazine Shonen Jump announced the news for Japan, but now Square Enix has confirmed that the bundle will be available worldwide
While the two games will be bundled together on one disc for the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation Vita versions of Final Fantasy X and X-2 will be sold separately.
Square Enix also released a new batch of screenshots for the game, comparing the new HD remaster with the original PlayStation 2 role-playing game.
No release date or price is currently mentioned, but Square Enix will release an official announcement trailer for the game on March 25.
The HD remake of 2001's Final Fantasy X was announced at the Tokyo Game Show in 2011.
They should remake classics that would actually benefit from current-gen graphics, voice acting, the works, such as Final Fantasy 6. But I understand that it wouldn't be as profitable as a new game, and even I wouldn't spend as much as for a game I haven't played before.
well, I havent played final fantasy x in my ps2 back then, so this will be a great opportunity for my vita hell yeah this will be great playing ffx in vita
The trailer wasn't that amazing tbh. I was jumping at the prospect of a HD release as I was completely besotted with it on the PS2 and well I'm not too certain now. It'll be in widescreen which is great but I'm not too sure I'll pick this up.
I think the problem regarding the HD version is that Tidus looks like he has less of an expression. The lighting, his face and skin look emotionless and with less of an impression in the HD version.
Well, I don't have a vita otherwise I would buy it. FFX was the last final fantasy I really enjoyed, so I'd love to play it in HD.
why does everybody say final fantasy 7 bla bla bla,.? if they remake final fantasy 7, they'll just ruin it
A puzzling decision to release X when there seems to be a much larger demand for VII. Hopefully it turns out well for Square. There are quite a few comments here that seem positive with anticipation for X in HD. Good on them, it is always awesome when you get good news about games you love.
@stevenrkorea Yes, but an FF7 would practically have to be remastered from scratch. It'd be very expensive to bring it up to date considering just how long that game was. It'd probably have the price tag of several new games put together. I'd love to see it happen, but I am guessing it would be quite a gamble for Square Enix.
@stevenrkorea I really don't know how many times this must be repeated: FF X HD is just a port to an HD console, a FF VII remake would be a? remake indeed. The whole game would need to be developed again from scratch. This is the time schedule:
- HD Port -> few months
- HD remake -> years
Especially FF VII HD would probably be the largest game SE has ever made.
@stevenrkoreaIt is leaps and bounds easier to remaster a PS2 game for the PS3 than a PS1 game. They would need to recreate every asset of a PS1 game, where you can get away with some texture upgrades and some fancier 3D rendering techniques on a PS2 game. Easy money.
@stevenrkorea IMO, FFVII is a last resort for Square. As for RPG turn-base genre, X must be the last of its kind, reason why Square love it so.
This is for sure going to be one of the Coolest HD Remakes out there! This looks beutiful! The fact its bundled with both games make it so much better, Im gonna go out on a limb and say that if you notice most HD Games with 2 games are usually $40, i think its safe too say that it will be in that range.
The original game looks beautiful in its original resolution on the PS2.
That's not to say that the up-scaled version is ugly or anything, far from it, I simply find the original to be fine. And I do have a Vita without anything grand to play, so this is a must buy for me.
if this two games come out on SD cards I'll probably buy them for my vita but if they don't I'll probably just avoid them altogether I'm not a digital guy I prefer a physcial medium.
No reason to get these if you already have the originals.You're just giving money to a company that screwed a beloved series and now comes to you with puppy eyes begging for help.
Meh. Tidus is the worst FF protagonist of all time. It was a test in patience to put up with his whining through out the whole game. Now if they'd release a HD remastered version of DQ7, that would be awesome. IMO, that was the last great classic RPG before they f***ed up the battle system.
Yay so X will get the emulator treatment finally lol. The question is, why aren't the PS1 games smoothed like an emulator? Cuz you know you can charge $20 more SE?
Port... not emulation.
@Darklink9009 @Lost-to-Apathy @csward It doesn't matter. They are remasters, running the native Cell CPU code. Which means there will be the (mandatory) addition of trophies and they will run like any other PS3 game. The emulated ones disable the in-game XMB for example. The FMVs might be remastered at 720p (1080p?) as well. Also look at Tidus sceenshots, the face has been reworked, probably adding more polygons.
First of all to those saying FF7 wouldn't be profitable to remake think again. It's one of the most played FF game to date and has a huge fan base.They would easily make the money back and much more. They stated though at this point it's not because of costs that they won't remake it, it's because they want a new FF game that is as good or better than FF7 was (which the way they're managing SE lately i doubt it'll ever happen.. sigh). And on to the second part of my comment.... I REALLY hope that add the dark aeons in the North American release of the HD remake for FFX. I always wanted to play that portion of the game. I did everything in the game but never got to experience that because they cut it out of the N.A. version.. Here's hoping!
My biggest decision would be to get it on PS3 or PS Vita. I think I will get the game on Vita to give me something new to play on handheld. I just wish that they could put both cartidages in one box.
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People need to stop with FF7 request already it was said already that it was not gonna happen.
It is not justifiable, it would require a lot of work and years and money to make a proper translation of the ps1 game to this/next generation and you know what the cost of the production would probably outdo the profit.
Fans of the original would complain that the original was better even if it wasn't and this due to the fact that the original brings nostalgia and you remember that the game was awesome at the time and those felling carried away with you to this day.
But if you look at the game objectively and put your nostalgia aside for a moment you'll see that the game even if it were remade with today graphics and engine, it would not be that good on todays standards.
People who never played the game back in the day would probably also be disappointed with the game because their expectations at this point are so high due to the overhype of the fans that no matter what the team would do, it would fail to meet anyone expectations fan or not.
Final Fantasy X on the other hand it is also one of the most popular in FF verse along with VII and much much easier and cheaper to translate to this generation making its translation acceptable for the company.
Anyway it is good to get some news on this HD remaster that it was though to be a remake in the original anouncement, hoping that they haven't forgot about XIII Versus because that one looked good.
@Dreizel We never know. I am not a FF VII fan, but if the SE claim that the new Luminous game engine will reduce development costs of 30% it many happen on the next generation. It would have made sense anyway to wait for the PS4, since it will be the first console with full 3D graphics capabilities at high resolution.
The truth is that there is a potential lot of money to make out of the FF VII remake. And looking at other games it wouldn't be that hard to make an high definition reproduction of the planet. All resources needed (computing power and disc size) are there.
@slainta Your statements are fair enough.
I'm still not convinced by this luminous game engine though and its reduction cost, but if they somehow in the future find a way to further decrease production cost it might be feasible to do it but it is still not profitable to do it on their current engine.
The thing is people act in the coments like SE chose to do FFX instead of FFVII like they are equally feasible to do when in reality X is much much easier and profitable than FVII.
Gaming industry it's a business after all and although it is painfull to gamers to see its current state, this business has become greddy and they saw a very good opportunity in one of the most popular FF that is relativilly easy to do a remaster.
People with an average computer with a good processor these days can already play HD versions of their PS2 disc games on the pc wih emulators so the information to HD is already on disc. In this particular case it seems like they redid some textures but still it can't have been that hard to make this remaster (and to be honest i don't notice that much of a diference between this HD and the one seen on a computer) therefore resulting in easy profit for them.
@slainta yeah, i just read about the Yoichi Wada's dismissal =)
It seems to be due to financial problems in the company, which aren't that surprising considering how it has been poorly managed.
Not sure if things will get better, but one can only hope.
@Dreizel Oh, BTW. It seems Yoichi Wada has just been kicked out of SE? :D
@Dreizel Don't get me wrong. I totally agree that to yell "why an FF X remake and not the FF VII one?! F* SE! F* YOU! F* SONY!" is the dumbest comment ever. I am just saying that I still see a small window of chances that FF VII can get a remake in the future. I am not sure that it really would be such a giant work for any good developer. Just for SE knowing its times doing things. More than a year (maybe two?) for a FF X/X-2 remaster is honestly quite too much. But it is also true that they usually aim to perfection.
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