Nintendo have been sharing a few announcements during this month’s Nintendo Direct, this includes Square Enix and their most popular franchise Final Fantasy. It looks like they will be bringing some of the classic Final Fantasy games to the platform.
Final Fantasy VII, IX, X and More Soon Coming to Switch and Xbox One
Direct announced that Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is now available on the Switch with World of Final Fantasy: Maxima joining the hybrid later this year in November. A further announcement of Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon will release later this year and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered will releasing in 2019. That’s quite a slew of Final Fantasy titles but it seems Nintendo were not done with the releases. Next year in 2019 Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X and X-2; and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be coming to the Switch as well.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 13, 2018
But it’s not only the Switch that will be receiving these titles, Xbox One will also be gaining these games with the exception of Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon and Crystal Chronicles Remastered. This is the first time that this many titles has been made available to another platform other than Playstation.
Here are the lists of games available and their corresponding platform availability:
- Final Fantasy XV (Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PS4)
- World of Final Fantasy Maxima (Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and PC)
- Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon (Nintendo Switch and PS4)
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered (Nintendo Switch and PS4)
- Final Fantasy VII (Nintendo Switch and Xbox One)
- Final Fantasy X-X2 (Nintendo Switch and Xbox One)
- Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age (Nintendo Switch and Xbox One)
As someone who played Final Fantasy XI originally on PS1, I feel the Nintendo Switch seems like a perfect fit for this game. With more recent titles such as Octopath Traveler a turn-based RPG inspired by retro games, porting previous Square Enix titles to the platform seems like a logical step.
While the exact dates have not been announced as of yet, the previously mentioned titles will be coming to Xbox One, PS4 and Switch in 2019. We’ll keep you posted with upcoming release dates.
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