Square Enix just announced that the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster collection is officially available on PC via Steam and on mobile devices. The collection includes Final Fantasy I, Final Fantasy II e Final Fantasy III and will finally give the opportunity to all players to recover these milestones of the JRPG, in a faithfully reproduced version of the first three chapters that started the series.
Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster is now available
The three Final Fantasy that gave rise to the famous series can boast a notable restoration in this new version, which first of all boasts a fully updated 2D graphics. For the occasion, he also participated in the project Kazuko Shibuya, the artist who gave birth to the characters of these three games and who have now become iconic.
The soundtrack of Nobuo Uematsu, turn-based gameplay, modernized with a clearer user interface, and the ability to automatically advance fights. A bestiary has also been added to the games, to consult all the information on the creatures encountered during the adventures in the game world, a gallery, a music player and, most importantly, the ability to save at any time.
As if that weren’t enough, everyone who purchases Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster before August 11 will receive a 20% discount for each title, two exclusive backgrounds and three game themes for each Final Fantasy re-arranged in a modern way under the supervision of Uematsu. Here are what they are:
- Final Fantasy: Main Theme (Timelapse Remix), Matoya’s Cave (Timelapse Remix) e Battle (Timelapse Remix)
- Final Fantasy II: Battle Theme 1 (Timelapse Remix), The Rebel Army (Timelapse Remix) e Main Theme (Timelapse Remix)
- Final Fantasy III: Battle 1 (Timelapse Remix), Eternal Wind (Timelapse Remix) e The Boundless Ocean (Timelapse Remix)
Between gameplay and controversy
To celebrate the release of this remaster collection Square has released Ben 90 minutes of gameplay, to allow fans of the saga to get a pretty good idea of the modernization work undertaken by the development studio. The trio of founders has never been so fit, although there are some elements that have not failed to arouse the ire of fans.
In particular, many have pointed out how the font has changed from the original products. In fact it is undeniable that the form of the texts has nothing to do with their historical counterpart and it must be admitted that the new style shows its side to some legibility problems, in some cases.
Elegant or not, the font is but a detail in the face of a truly remarkable restoration work that, hopefully, will give new life to the titles that formed the foundation for the Final Fantasy saga as we know it today.