Final Fantasy V revamped for PS3 and PSP

Classic JRPG Final Fantasy V is getting a downloadable release on PlayStation 3 and PSP, toting new CGI cinematics.


Square Enix announced today that a revamped version of classic JRPG Final Fantasy V is in development for PlayStation 3 and PSP, headed for a downloadable release via the PlayStation Network.

"All-new CG cinematic sequences exclusive to the PSN edition" are promised, but Square Enix offered very few details beyond that. One imagines the publisher would have mentioned if Final Fantasy IV was being revamped with new graphics, like the April 19-due Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection compilation.

The PSN edition's price and release date have not been revealed. Final Fantasy V was originally released on SNES back in 1992.

Square Enix had been looking at making a Nintendo DS versions of FFV and FFVI, but "technical issues" have left them placed on hold.

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    April 4, 2011 2:00 PM

    Comment on Final Fantasy V revamped for PS3 and PSP, by Alice O'Connor.

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      April 4, 2011 2:02 PM

      fuck square will you just do VI already christ

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        April 4, 2011 2:14 PM

        No shit. It's my favorite of the series as well.

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        April 4, 2011 2:27 PM

        Yah seriously this was probably my favorite FF game... i dunno why they seem to hate money!

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      April 4, 2011 2:08 PM

      I'm pretty sure they are just trolling their fans now.

      Remake every Final Fantasy game except for Final Fantasy VI and VII!

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        April 4, 2011 2:15 PM

        VII gets plenty of attention with spinoffs and such.

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          April 4, 2011 2:36 PM

          But we want a complete new FFVII.
          With updated graphics, gameplay etc. Maybe as a side story to the main FFVII quest.

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        April 4, 2011 2:16 PM

        we got an enhanced FF VI for GBA! It wasn't like FFIV PSP levels of enhanced, but it was pretty nice.

        It's weird that they won't sink some real money into doing a full on remake of VII. There's obviously a hell of a market for it, but as long as stuff like Final Fantasy XIII sells millions, there's not a huge incentive for them to reassign the manpower required away from new games. People were pretty positive about the previews of Versus XIII, so I'm looking forward to seeing how that one turns out (especially compared to XIII).

        A full on PS3/360 remake of VII would be a nice thing to have for the 15th anniversary of the game's release. Hell, I didn't even care for the game, but I'd probably buy that.

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          April 4, 2011 2:30 PM

          It wasn't nice at all. It had slowdown and the sound was shitty.

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            April 4, 2011 2:41 PM

            honestly, I never noticed how bad the sound was on GBA games (especially with the SNES ports) until I played them via emulation and was really able to notice it. :(

            and really, I'll take the slowdown in the GBA version over the bugs of the SNES version any day of the week. Realm is cool and all, but fuck using her in the SNES game without save states. You know, just in case. :(

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          April 4, 2011 3:06 PM

          Fans keep clamoring for a HD remake of 7, and that's exactly why they're not doing it. I'm sure these 2d games cost very little to re-release, whereas 13 didn't feature towns because "they're too difficult to do in HD." Even if it sells more than 13, would it actually be more profitable as it ostensibly would have higher production costs.

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      April 4, 2011 2:19 PM

      I liked V a lot (very very VERY fond memories of playing through the fantranslation way back when) and will probably pick this up, but it sounds like it's going to be either a glorified PSP Mini or something like Thexder Neo where they double dip like a motherfucker on PSP and PS3 owners.

      You know who released Thexder Neo? SquareEnix.


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        April 4, 2011 2:52 PM

        FFV wasn't that great of a game, but I remember it with nostalgia largely because it was the first full fan translation of a game. It basically gave birth to that scene and allowed for a lot of other games to get translated which we might have never seen in English.

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          April 4, 2011 2:58 PM

          I had fun playing with the job system and I like how they were all like "oh hey, Phantasy Star II blew up the world once. We can fucking top THAT". That was neat. Really liked the 16 bit Final Fantasy trilogy.

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            April 4, 2011 3:11 PM

            The game felt more like an experiment for future games in the franchise with a story bolted on. Regardless, it was still fun to play and the job system definitely was awesome for the time.

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      April 4, 2011 2:30 PM

      Is there a source for this? I only ask because everywhere else I see this story it's just FFV PSX coming to PSN, nothing about new cutscenes or a "revamped version".

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        April 4, 2011 2:42 PM

        that would make a ton more sense than the original article

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        April 5, 2011 2:20 AM

        London (4th April 2011) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces FINAL FANTASY® V is currently in development for PlayStation® 3 and the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system via the PlayStation® Network.

        The hugely popular and critically-acclaimed FINAL FANTASY V returns, with original fans and new adventurers able to indulge in a true gaming classic at home and on the move.

        Players will experience all-new CG cinematic sequences exclusive to the PSN edition, and discover the early days of renowned FINAL FANTASY gameplay features including the Active Time Battle system, mini quests, magic summoning and much more.

        's what they say!

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          April 5, 2011 2:40 AM

          Europe huh. I wonder if maybe they never got the PSX version of the game, and as such it'd arguably be "all-new CG sequences exclusive to the PSN edition".