Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters launch for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on April 19
Square Enix has announced that the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Series will launch for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on April 19. All six games can be purchased individually, or as a bundle for $74.99.
The Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters originally released in staggered cadence through 2021 and 2022 for PC and mobile devices. Additionally, the new console versions include new options not present in the PC/mobile release, including a soundtrack toggle, a new pixel-based font, a random encounter toggle, and an experience boost.
A launch date trailer, details, and a few screenshots can be found below, via Square Enix.
What is the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Series?
The first six Final Fantasy games have been updated with beautiful new 2D pixel graphics designed to look great on HD displays, rearranged soundtracks overseen by original composer Nobuo Uematsu and improved gameplay features, including modernised user interface, auto-battle options and more.
Originally released on PC and mobile in 2022, the games are now coming to PS4 and Nintendo Switch. They’ll be available to buy digitally, either separately or as a collection comprising Final Fantasy I - VI.
What can you expect from the console version?
The PS4 and Switch versions of these games have some awesome features that make them even more enjoyable to play than before.
These include the option to:
Change soundtracks: The Pixel Remaster series features utterly superb new orchestral arrangements of Final Fantasy I - VI’s soundtracks. However, we know some of you may want to recreate the original experience of playing these games, so you’ll be able to switch between the original and rearranged soundtracks.
Change fonts: The console release of Final Fantasy I - VI gives you the option to switch between two different fonts: the default font and a new pixel-based font that recreates the feel of the original games.
Turn off random encounters: Sometimes you just want to explore in peace, so a feature in the Pixel Remaster games lets you turn off random encounters completely. This means you can roam the world without being harassed by monsters. That also means you won’t get stronger, so be careful how you use it…
Adjust experience: Speaking of getting stronger, want to speed things up a little? Boost features let you adjust the experience gained by up to four times. Perfect if you want an easier run through the games.
All these features are, of course, optional, but they mean that players of all types - from those who played the originals to those who have never played a classic Final Fantasy game before - can have a great time with these six awesome adventures.