Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster is due out on Switch April 16th, 2019, while Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age launches on April 30th, 2019.
Final Fantasy VII/X | X-2 HD Remaster/XII available to preload in Japan (price, file size, release date)
Just as is the case here in the states, Final Fantasy VIII/X | X-2 HD Remaster/XII are all available to preload on the Switch in Japan. Check out details on each preload below.
Final Fantasy VII
- March 26th, 2019
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
- April 11th, 2019
Final Fantasy XII
- April 25th, 2019
Monday, February 25, 2019 — LONDON – Square Enix Ltd., today announced critically-acclaimed FINAL FANTASY® X / X-2 HD Remaster and FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE™ are now available for digital pre-order. These two classic titles are slated for release on to the
Key features for FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE include high-definition graphics, original and remastered soundtracks, and a new trial mode. Other additional enhancements include:
License Reset Function: By talking to Clan Centurio’s leader Montblanc in Rabanastre, players can reset and change their party member’s jobs, allowing them to customise the jobs of their party as desired.
Additional Gambit Sets: Gambits allow players to customize their party’s AI. Players can now create three unique sets, allowing players to switch between sets for different situations, such as map exploration or boss fights.
Improved ‘New Game+’: Allows users to start the game with party members at level 90 and carry over some items like weapons, magic and gil obtained during previous playthroughs.
Specific to Xbox One X – Supports up to 60fps
Preorders for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age in Japan have gone live. The final cover art can be seen above, and Amazon Japan has revealed their preorder bonus for the game.
Nothing too fancy this time around, as the preorder bonus an exclusive mobile/desktop wallpaper.
Amazon's listing also has a batch of new screens to check out. You can have a look at them all here.
Virtuos says bringing Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age to Switch has been 'quite technically challenging'
Virtuos is handling the ports of Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age to Switch. They've certainly handled their fair share of Switch ports, but taking on Final Fantasy is of a higher caliber. In an interview with Nintendo Life, Virtuous discusses their time bringing the games over to Switch.
I would say it was quite technically challenging because to make Final Fantasy work on Switch, we needed to convert it to 64GB. So, the Switch version needed to be shrunk without impacting the performance. As this requires a fair amount of skill, we have a small team specifically to target these parts of the remaster.
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age seeing retail releases in Europe
Thanks to listings on Amazon, we now know that both Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age are going to see retail releases in Europe. You can see the cover art for each game above. Both games are priced at £44.99. You can check out the listings here.
Virtuos handling Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age ports on Switch
While Virtuos might not be the 'household name' that Panic Button is with Switch fans, they've certainly worked on a number of high-profile Switch ports themselves. Now we know they're the team handling two of the Final Fantasy ports making their way to Switch.
Virtuos is very proud that Square-Enix last month announced some exciting news for the legendary Final Fantasy® franchise. In 2019, in addition to the Xbox One version, the saga series' most iconic entries will debut on Nintendo Switch for the first time. Final Fantasy® X and /X-2 HD Remaster, and Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age are on the list.
Over the years Virtuos has engaged in multiple remaster versions of Final Fantasy® X/X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy® XII The Zodiac Age on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. Virtuos is currently working on co-development of the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One version for both of these titles.
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age dated for Southeast Asia and Japan
We now have the official release dates for both Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age in both Southeast Asia and Japan. Both locations will see Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster launch on April 11, 2019, while Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will release on April 25, 2019. Square-Enix will handle publishing in Japan, while Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia will publish in Southeast Asia.
The Zodiac Job System – Improved character leveling system that now caters to the player’s preference
Trial Mode – Take on monsters and enemies in up to 100 consecutive battles
Latest-generation HD graphical capabilities, including characters and movie scenes fully remastered in high definition
True 7.1 surround sound, including high definition voicing and newly recorded background music utilizing the current generation of sound production
Modern advancements, including auto-save and shortened loading times