You can tell by the name that these remasters include the first six mainline “Final Fantasy” titles – from “Final Fantasy” through “Final Fantasy VI” – before the series jumped to 3D rendering. They’ll still be pixelated, but Square Enix has given these games a fresh coat of paint to help them stand out in today’s modern era.
Originally released in 2021, the “Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster” collection makes the games look more vibrant than you may remember. While the overall quality of the sprites remains largely the same, they’ve been injected with more color and upscaled to look better on modern devices. You’ll also notice a big improvement in resolution throughout the games’ various menus. Beyond graphics, the audio also gets an uplift, with the iconic soundtracks being rearranged by the original composer of all six games, Nobuo Uematsu.
The changes go deeper than visuals, too, with new auto-battle gameplay options, a bestiary, an in-game music player, and an illustration gallery, all key inclusions for those who want to fully immerse themselves in the series’ rich lore and ambiance. No word yet on when exactly we’ll see these launch on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, but we’d say 2023 is a safe bet.