The ESRB has rated the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, a remastered bundle of the first six Final Fantasy games, for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, suggesting its arrival on those platforms soon. It was previously released for PC and mobile but never saw a release on consoles. That might change in the coming months, though we’ve heard nothing yet from Square Enix regarding this.
As spotted by Reddit user cefaluu, six separate ratings for each Final Fantasy game was listed by the ESRB, clearly mentioning Nintendo Switch and PS4 as additional platforms (apart from Windows PC). This is excellent news as it could suggest that it will arrive on consoles soon.
Fans were initially not very happy about Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster being available only on PC and mobile on release. Given the popularity of those titles, especially the critically acclaimed Final Fantasy VI which (at the time) had yet to receive a proper remaster, it didn’t make much sense for Square Enix to limit the release of this bundle.
While Square Enix hasn’t officially confirmed that Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster is indeed coming to those platforms, we should hear from the company soon regarding these ratings.
Final Fantasy VII brought the JRPG franchise to mainstream popularity in the west, which might’ve introduced fans to the games that came before. Many have yet to play the older titles due to them not receiving wider releases or remasters on consoles, though fans might be getting their wishes answered soon.
The official description for Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster via Steam reads:
“Enjoy universally updated 2D pixel graphics and the beautifully rearranged soundtrack. Gameplay is improved with modernised UI, and extras such as a beastiary, illustration gallery and music player allow further immersion into the world of the game.”
- Universally updated 2D pixel graphics, including the iconic FINAL FANTASY character designs created by Kazuko Shibuya, the original artist and current collaborator.
- Beautifully rearranged soundtrack in a faithful FINAL FANTASY style, overseen by original composer Nobuo Uematsu.
- Improved gameplay, including modernized UI, auto-battle options, and more!
- Dive into the world of the game with supplemental extras like the bestiary, illustration gallery, and music player.