Square Enix took a cue from former Pimp My Ride host Xzibit by inquiring if people liked Final Fantasy and responding by cramming Final Fantasy into their Final Fantasy. By that, I mean that the company announced that a slew of classic and new games in the long-running franchise will make their way to current platforms. Best of all, some consoles are getting these games for the first time ever.
Next year, several classic numbered entries will make their way to the previously untapped Switch and Xbox. These games include Final Fantasy VII, IX, X/X-2 HD, and XII: The Zodiac Age. Additionally, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, the mobile de-make of the most recent mainline entry, is now available on all consoles. That’s a strange move given that the entire point of Pocket Edition was to fit the massive console title on less-powerful hardware. At roughly half the price of the normal XV, however, those who haven’t played it now have a more budget-friendly alternative.
Fans of the Crystal Chronicles spin-offs should be happy to hear that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition is on the way. This enhanced version of the 2003 co-op action RPG now features an online multiplayer mode. Odds are that it will look a bit sharper too.
Remember World of Final Fantasy? The 2016 title, starring a pair of siblings who explore a world filled with adorable chibi versions of Final Fantasy icons, gets a new lease on life with World of Final Fantasy Maxima. This re-release introduces new characters and monsters and arrives this holiday.
Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! marks the return of the Final Fantasy Fables games from a decade ago. This roguelike retains the series’ trademark randomized dungeon crawling with environments that shift each time Chocobo performs an action. Players can traverse levels alone or with a friend in two-player co-op.
Here’s the complete breakdown of games alongside their respective platforms and release windows.
Final Fantasy VII – Xbox One, Nintendo Switch (2019)
Final Fantasy IX – Xbox One, Nintendo Switch (2019)
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – Xbox One, Nintendo Switch (2019)
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – Xbox One, Nintendo Switch (2019)
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch (Now Available)
World of Final Fantasy Maxima – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC (November 6)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition – PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch (2019)
Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! – PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch (Winter)
For more info on each game, check out Square Enix’s website. What do you make of this Final Fantasy smorgasbord? Let us know in the comments!