Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD coming in 2013

Square Enix may be making a sequel to a subsequel of a sequel, but there's still not enough Final Fantasy in this world. To help address this crippling deficit, it's working on "remastered" versions of PlayStation 2 FF games Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, for release on PlayStation 3 and Vita later this year.

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Square Enix may be making a sequel to a subsequel of a sequel, but there's still not enough Final Fantasy in this world. To help address this crippling deficit, it'll release its "remastered" versions of PlayStation 2 FF games Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 on PlayStation 3 and Vita later this year.

Squeenix announced the FF X remaster way back in 2011, and word of the FF X-2 revamp came from a Japanese magazine earlier in the week, but was only officially confirmed today for a western release. Also news is that they'll be released some time in 2013.

On PlayStation 3, they'll both come together on one disc in the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, but the two games will be separate releases on Vita.

"These games are classic fan-favorites, and we hope that new and old Final Fantasy fans can experience the world of Spira and the story of Tidus and Yuna in a brand-new light with these remastered editions," FF X and X-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase said in the announcement.

Check out these remaster screenshots and these PS2 shots for comparison.

From The Chatty
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    March 22, 2013 9:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD coming in 2013.

    Square Enix may be making a sequel to a subsequel of a sequel, but there's still not enough Final Fantasy in this world. To help address this crippling deficit, it's working on "remastered" versions of PlayStation 2 FF games Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, for release on PlayStation 3 and Vita later this year.

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      March 22, 2013 9:25 AM

      I like how they remastered X and X-2 but not VII or VIII.....jerks. Screw Tidus!

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        March 22, 2013 9:32 AM

        The remaster stuff is all PS2/PSP games, I don't think anyone has done PSX games ever when there was one in the series (see MGS HD collection).

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          March 22, 2013 9:40 AM

          PS2 art assets can be spruced up and run on current hardware. PS1 assets would have to be re-created from scratch, and that's expensive.

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      March 22, 2013 9:42 AM

      Slim chance, but hopefully they offer dual audio options. I played a FFX undub version and it's one of those games that is actually a lot better as the English dub and cast selection was pretty poor FFX.

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        March 22, 2013 9:47 AM

        Also I'd really like to know if these are based on the International version which added a bunch of new content to both games that North America never saw. X-2 in particular had entire new areas and soundtrack additions.

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      March 22, 2013 9:50 AM

      To say I am excited would be a major understatement. And very nice to see the side by side shots. Oh how things have changed in the last 10 years. Day 1 pick up for me for sure.

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      March 22, 2013 5:00 PM

      seriously tho, why the heck havent they remade the 7-9, shouldnt be that hard to recreate with a ps2 technology or just make it from the newer engines in ps3 as the story is already set and the selling of any of those is a quaranteed sell... maybe they are sparing those for worse days ahead if they get some financial problems after a sequal based on a sequals sequal and so on

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        March 22, 2013 5:37 PM

        Because 7 is overrated, 8 was not beloved, and nobody played 9.

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      March 22, 2013 11:00 PM

      It would be neat if there was someway to incorporate old saves. Too bad it's most likely treated like a completely different game. =[

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