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Final Fantasy X|X2 for PlayStation 4 dated for release on May 12

by Ron Duwell | March 3, 2015March 3, 2015 12:15 pm PDT

Just in case you need another reason to buy Final Fantasy X again, Square Enix has confirmed the release date of its third and possibly final HD port. Fans can expect to see it and its bundled sequel, Final Fantasy X-2, released on American shelves for the PlayStation 4 this May 12.

Of course, this will be the fourth version of Final Fantasy X that has been sold since its initial PlayStation 2 release in 2002. Both of the previous HD versions were released on the PS Vita and PlayStation 3 last year to widespread success. Gematsu reports that all three versions will support cross-save features with one another, but it will not support cross-buy.

The PlayStation 4 version sports a better resolution than the PlayStation 3 version, and the provided gallery shows a much cleaner and brighter game. I’m a snob, though, and still think the slightly fuzzy PlayStation 2 character models still suit it the best. Unless you’ve already tossed out your previous generation consoles (you fool!), I’m not seeing much reason to buy into this one just yet.

I say that now, but the second it drops to a reasonable price, we all know it’s going directly into my digital collection.

The game’s pre-order bonus is a calendar featuring artwork from the one and only Akitoshi Kawazu, Final Fantasy’s original character artist. I’m not one for pre-order bonuses usually, but this is one I’d have a torturous time saying “no” to if I was on the market for a day-1 purchase.

Again, Final Fantasy X|X2 HD Remaster will be released for the PlayStation 4 on May 12. If nothing else, your money might be enough to tell Square Enix to get to work on giving Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System the same treatment.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...