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Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster

Square Enix has announced that all first print copies of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will include a reversible coversheet. What the design actually looks like will be revealed at a later date.

In other news, Square Enix has also passed along a breakdown of new features in Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. They are as follows:

Over the next couple of months, Square Enix will be rolling out a few Final Fantasy games for Switch. Final Fantasy VII drops on March 26, Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster lands on April 16, and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age closes things out on April 30.

All these of these releases are now up for pre-load on the eShops worldwide. File sizes for each are as follows:

Square Enix has shared two new Final Fantasy trailers. We have the latest videos for Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age below, which are both launching in April.

Square Enix’s handling of Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster’s physical release on Switch is a bit out of the ordinary. While the first game will be included on a cartridge, we’ve been hearing that the second game will be in the box as a digital code.

That still holds true for North America and Europe. In fact, the European packaging has already been updated to show that Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster is download only:

Nintendo Life was recently able to interview Virtuos about porting classic Final Fantasy games for Switch. The company is responsible for Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster as well as Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. During the discussion, Virtuos weighed in on when development started, challenges involved with porting, and more.

We’ve rounded up a few highlights from the interview below. You can find the full discussion here.

Those who are interested in the physical version of Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster may want to keep something in mind. Over on the European Square Enix store, the second game is listed as a separate download. The page states that Final Fantasy X HD Remaster is “available on game card” while Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster “is download only.” It sounds like the package will include a voucher to obtain the second title digitally.

Square Enix actually did something similar for the PS Vita version of Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster. The first game was playable on the cartridge, but X-2 required a separate download.

Note, however, that official plans for the Switch release have not been officially announced, so there’s a small possibility that what’s mentioned on the store is inaccurate. We’ll try to get an official comment from Square Enix about the situation.

Thanks to Nicolaus C for the tip.

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We’ve seen some folks asking about the status of Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age in Europe. Fortunately, just like in North America and Japan, both will be seeing a physical release in the region. Amazon UK actually started taking pre-orders for both this week here.

Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster launches for Switch on April 16. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age follows on April 30.

Not too long ago, Virtuos announced some news that slipped under the radar. The developer has confirmed that it is working on both Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age for Switch. This isn’t too big of a surprise given that Virtuos previously handled these re-releases for Square Enix.

Virtuos is also a good fit for Switch development. The company helped bring over L.A. Noire and Dark Souls: Remastered, and also served as the lead on Starlink: Battle for Atlas for Nintendo’s console.

Thanks to Justin for the tip.

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Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age were both dated for Switch this week. The west are getting the RPGs on April 16 and April 30 respectively while Japan will have them on April 11 and April 25. Coinciding with the latest news, we have a look at the Japanese boxarts for both titles.

First up, here’s the one for Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster:

During a Nintendo Direct in September, Square Enix announced plans to bring a bunch of Final Fantasy games to Switch. Some of these were given release dates today.

Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster will launch on Switch on April 16. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will follow on April 30.

To celebrate today’s news for The Zodiac Age, artist Akihiko Yoshida has created a special image. We have it above.

Source: Square Enix PR