Square Enix was present at E3 2021, a virtual stage in which we did not see Final Fantasy XVI, but we did see several news about its star saga. Besides of spin-off Strangers of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, the Japanese company surprised with the announcement of Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, a series of 2D remasters of the first six video games in the series. Although no launch date was mentioned, a 30-minute presentation that has already been leaked on the network has revealed that they will begin to be marketed from next July.
The aforementioned conference has brought together various key figures of the saga Final Fantasy. Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator (now in Mistwalker), has met with composer Nobuo Uematsu, as well as Yoshinori Kitase, who is still on Square Enix. Presenters Kenichi Maeyamada and Chiaki Matsuzawa have acted as masters of ceremonies. Those in charge of the series have remembered old anecdotes and have shared some of the experiences lived during the development.
They will be sold separately and in a pack
Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster will be sold separately, but also in a joint bundle that will collect Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, III, IV, V and VI, all of them remastered for iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as PC (via Steam). Nothing has been said about the possibility of them reaching other platforms later, so there is no version confirmation for consoles at the moment.
Unlike other modern versions, this new remastering aims to stay more faithful to the sprites originales, so Square Enix has outlined the characters based on the designs of Kazuko Shibuya, a creative figure who has worked on Final Fantasy since the first video game in the series.
The well-known role-playing series also looks to the future with Final Fantasy XVI, announced as a temporary PS5 exclusive. After its announcement in 2020, its creators Apenan have given new details, although they promised new information this year.
Source | Gematsu