Square Enix announces release date for Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Collection

You won't have to wait too much longer to dive into the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Collection.


Square Enix shared some good news today for Final Fantasy fans looking to revisit earlier games in the series as it was revealed that the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Collection is set to release later this month. More specifically, the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Collection will be released on April 19 for consoles including PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

Included within the collection are remastered versions of the first six games in the Final Fantasy series, with fans having the option to buy all six games bundled together, or pick and choose specific ones that they want to purchase individually. To give you a better idea as to the price of everything, the bundle containing all six games is available for preorder on Nintendo Switch for $75 (USD).

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Collection promo image showing the title art for all six games included
© Square Enix

Outside of remastered versions of the first six Final Fantasy titles, the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Collection includes rearranged soundtracks featuring original composer Nobuo Uematsu. It also allows players to switch between the original and rearranged soundtracks during exploration.

Furthermore, the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Collection boasts a boost feature which speeds up the experience accrued to make runs faster and easier, with players able to gain up to four times the amount of experience through these adjusted settings. Other features you can dabble with in the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Collection include modernized UI, auto-battle, the option to change fonts (default and pixel-based fonts), turn off random encounters, and more.

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Collection promo image showing a battle with Golbez
© Square Enix

If you’re set on buying one or all of the six games within the bundle, again, preorders on Nintendo Switch are available now. PS4 editions aren’t available just yet, though Square Enix has assured these will be available at a later date. For those who purchase the collection in part or in full on PS4, you’ll receive special themes and avatars.

As an example, if you purchase all of the games individually between April 20 and May 25, you’ll receive a theme and avatar for every game. To save time, you’ll also get a theme and avatar for each title if you purchase the full Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Collection bundle.

For more on the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Collection, check out its page on the Square Enix website. And for more on the Final Fantasy series, be sure to brush up on some of our previous coverage, including Japan officially labeling January 31 as Final Fantasy VII Day, and the Final Fantasy 7-themed content that was previously added to PowerWash Simulator.

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      April 6, 2023 10:49 AM

      With the option to have 4x experience gain, it would be worth playing through these.

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        April 6, 2023 12:17 PM

        They've already smoothed most of the difficulty away in FF1 to the point where there's very little left, even without the boosted exp.

        With extra exp in the later games where you don't need to grind anyway you'll just end up too overleveled for anything to pose a threat.

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          April 6, 2023 2:37 PM

          They did? That's actually kinda awesome for me, I'm too old to grind for the final fights nowadays, lol.

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            April 6, 2023 3:59 PM

            Yeah, you'll be overleveled just fighting stuff as you go, with no grinding involved. You can also purchase ethers and phoenix downs which didn't exist in the original. They did increase the final boss's health, probably because people were getting there so overleveled that they were one-shotting him. Adding a 4x exp multiplier to what's already there is ridiculous.

            The problem with FF1 in particular is that the attrition based dungeon crawls are basically the only thing FF1 has. Without that, there's nothing left of interest. I'm fine with having a modernized simple mode available, but they needed to have a classic mode like in the first PSX remake of the game, so you could play something that at least resembled the original (but with fancy graphics and sound).

            I've heard FF4PR has the same problem with overleveling, and it wasn't even a game where you had to grind to begin with, unlike FF1.

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      April 6, 2023 2:49 PM

      Tempted to get 6 for mobile.

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        April 6, 2023 2:51 PM

        Did they make it easier? Not that I need that but just curious.

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