The pixel remaster aims to bring back the original magic, with updated quality-of-life improvements, whilst staying faithful to the iconic retro designs of the series.
The updates fans can expect include:
- The Iconic Final Fantasy Character designs and Illustrations created by the original artist Kazuko Shibuya have been Updated alongside the gorgeous backgrounds art.
- The soundtrack has been Beautifully rearranged by Series composer Nobuo Uematsu.
- More fluid gameplay, including both controller and touch controls, modernized UI, auto-battle options, and more.
- Immerse yourself into the world of the game with supplemental extras like the Bestiary, Concept Art gallery, Music player, and the ability to save at any time.
Final Fantasy is known for its music, and the series composer Nobuo Uematsu has confirmed that the original 3-tone sounds have evolved into full-scale tracks, giving players the best of both new and old.
Series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi did not think FF would be as popular as it is today, recounting the trial and errors they had to go through at the time, making this remaster 35 years down the line unprecedented.
Whilst Final Fantasy I-VI will be getting the pixel remaster treatment, not all chapters will release on day one. The release will be split between I-III and IV-VI, with the former releasing on Steam, July 28th and the latter a bit down the line.
It is nice to hear that a series as long, varied, and Influential as Final Fantasy will be easier to access, letting you experience the early days of the beloved franchise.