The six original Final Fantasy titles that inspired a whole generation of RPG fans are coming back to life.
During its E3 2021 showcase Sunday (June 13), Square Enix announced that the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series will be released individually on Steam and mobile platforms.
Fans and newcomers are invited to dive into six masterpieces that bridge the ages with unique tales of epic adventure.
This includes the first three 8-bit games Final Fantasy (1987), Final Fantasy II (1988) and Final Fantasy III (1990) and its 16-bit successors, Final Fantasy IV (1991), Final Fantasy V (1992), and Final Fantasy VI (1994).
According to Square Enix, each titled mainline game in the classic series offers a completely new experience, and an ideal entry point to the series.
“For over 30 years, the Final Fantasy series has delighted generations of gamers and millions of players worldwide through beloved Role Playing adventures that are built upon the benchmarks of spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds, rich stories, memorable characters, and technical and gameplay innovation leading the industry, and earning the highest accolades from around the world,” Square Enix said in a press release.
While these games have had ports and remakes in the past, this Pixel Remaster will preserve the original pixel-perfect graphics. This will reportedly be the first time that fans can get hold of Final Fantasy VI in its original pixel form on PC.
Titles of the series have sold over 161 million units worldwide.
Check out the brief announcement trailer below.
No release date has been confirmed yet for the series of games on PC and mobile platforms, but hopefully these will eventually be released on next-gen consoles as well.
(Images via Square Enix)