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Square Enix will release the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series for PlayStation 4 and Switch in spring 2023, the company announced.

Final Fantasy I, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V, and Final Fantasy VI will be available both individually or together as a bundle. Standard and “Final Fantasy 35th Anniversary Edition” physical editions will also be available day and date with the digital launch, exclusively via Square Enix Store. Quantities for both will be limited.

Get the details below.

Final Fantasy I-VI Pixel Remaster Collection – Standard Edition – $74.99 (Square Enix Store-exclusive)

  • Final Fantasy I-VI Pixel Remaster Collection – Physical collection of all games for either PlayStation 4 or Switch

“Quantities will be extremely limited, so be sure to preorder before it sells out.”

Final Fantasy I-VI Pixel Remaster CollectionFinal Fantasy 35th Anniversary Edition – $259.99 (Square Enix Store-exclusive)

  • Final Fantasy I-VI Pixel Remaster Collection – Physical collection of all games for either PlayStation 4 or Switch
  • Anniversary Edition goods box
  • A bonus lenticular sleeve for the game package
  • Two-disc vinyl record set featuring newly arranged game music with exclusive cover artwork by Kazuko Shibuya
  • A specially compiled artbook showcasing beautiful character pixel art
  • Eight stylized pixel art character figures in window packaging

“Quantities are limited, so order now to avoid missing out.”

The Pixel Remaster versions of the first six Final Fantasy games are currently only available for PC, iOS, and Android. Final Fantasy I, Final Fantasy II, and Final Fantasy III launched on July 28, 2021, followed by Final Fantasy IV on September 8, 2021, Final Fantasy V on November 10, 2021, and Final Fantasy VI on February 23, 2022.

Here is an overview of each game, via Square Enix:

Final Fantasy

This is the ironically named game that started it all. You take control of the Warriors of Light, off on a journey to defeat four fiends and restore peace to the world.

So many of the elements of the series that we’ve come to know and love make their debut right here in this very first entry: a massive world full of mystery, some iconic monster designs and that incredible music.

Final Fantasy II

The second game in the series introduces a new world, new characters and something that would become a trademark of the series: innovation.

The story focuses on the conflict between the hostile Empire of Palamecia and the rebel resistance. A small group of heroes is all that stands between the world and ruin.

Final Fantasy II demonstrates the developers’ willingness to push their boundaries and try new things. For example, rather than sticking to the predictable, the game features a proficiency system in which characters skill with weapons and abilities increase the more they used them.

Fun fact: this is the Final Fantasy game that introduced the world to chocobos! Now that’s a legacy.

Final Fantasy III

When darkness falls and the land is robbed of light, four young heroes are chosen by the crystals to head off an exciting journey across a vast and hostile land.

This critically-acclaimed entry in the series innovated with a flexible job system, which lets characters change their roles in combat at any time. Many of the most famous elements of Final Fantasy started here too—for example, it was the first to introduce summons, including series mainstays Bahamut and Shiva!

Final Fantasy IV

Final Fantasy IV delivers one of the richest and most powerful stories in the series. It’s filled with characters and scenarios that fans continue to love to this day.

It focuses on the dark knight Cecil, who finds himself stripped of his position and rank when he questions his king’s increasingly troubling orders. When he’s sent on a simple delivery mission with his friend Kain, the shocking events that follow send him and a group of allies on an incredible journey of betrayal, love and redemption.

This is the first game to feature the Active Time Battle (ATB) system, which combines turn-based and real-time elements to create fast-paced and strategic combat.

Final Fantasy V

The world of Final Fantasy V is on the verge of destruction because the elemental crystals that bring life and prosperity to the lands have lost their power.

The only hope lies in four heroes: Bartz, Princess Lenna of Castle Tycoon, pirate Faris and the mysterious Galuf. Driven together by fate, they set off on a quest that to save the planet itself.

As well as refining the ATB system, Final Fantasy V expands your strategic options massively through a greatly expanded job system, which let you customize your characters with 22 different jobs.

Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VI is a game that’s beloved by fans and critics alike.

That’s partly thanks to its incredible setting and story. It’s set in a land where magic has disappeared, and humanity has instead turned to iron, gunpowder, steam and other technology.

Actually, it would be more accurate to say that magic is mostly gone – a young woman enslaved by the evil Empire still has the power. When she encounters a powerful ancient being called an Esper, she sets off a chain of events that will have epic and terrible consequences.

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