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Undated Final Fantasy X HD announced for Vita, PS3

Wednesday, 14th September 2011 06:02 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Square Enix has announced at the Sony TGS press conference it’s releasing a HD version of Final Fantasy X for PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3.

Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto broke the news this morning in Tokyo.

The HD redux is being made to celebrate the release of the game nearly a decade ago on PlayStation 2. FFX released in Japan in July 2001, in North America in January 2002 – when Square’s North American arm was controlled by EA and in May 2002 via SCEE in Europe.

The RPG seen you play as Tidus on the world of Spira, where he, Yuna and Rikku must defeat the creature Sin.

No footage or screens were aired at the presser. We’ve asked Square UK for confirmation on a western release here.

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48 Comments

  1. HighWindXIX

    That is literally the only Final Fantasy they could remake that I would not buy. Thanks for nothing Square. Now remake VII like people actually want… Or give us an HD Collection ala MGS…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. sithsylar

    OMG SOLD

    #2 3 years ago
  3. sithsylar

    This seriously was the final final fantasy before the series went to shit. People who didn’t play this on ps2 should really pick it up. Its great

    #3 3 years ago
  4. FRGT10

    It’s not a remake. It’s a Hi-Def version of the old one.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. StolenGlory

    Right.

    I’m filing this under the ‘HOLY FUCK!’ category.

    This is just awesome news!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. hypoxia12m

    It’s not a remake, it’s an HD port. Stop confusing people VG!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    That is a nice idea.

    and Yes, it’s just a HD port for 10th anniversary.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    Lazy.

    This right here is where the franchise went to shit.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. sithsylar

    @8 yep its the final good game released by square soft….

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Ireland Michael

    @8 Not what I meant at all.

    *This* game is where it all went wrong.

    One word: Tidus.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Zana

    Wonderful game, looking forward to playing it again in HD glory. One of the biggest attractions was the fantastic worldview, going to Spira in HD will be a fantastic journey!

    #11 3 years ago
  12. cRAZYcROgUY

    Thanks Square,my favourite FF game.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. AbolfazlA

    Awesome News

    I cant wait

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Kabby

    Now you can play the FF game that set the bar for the future of the series.

    The name of the bar was “utter shit”. FFX. Haha. Oh Wow.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Fin

    Yay! This was great news to wake up to!

    #15 3 years ago
  16. freedoms_stain

    Interesting choice. I wonder what the prime mover was on that. I hope it wasn’t sales, sales can be a misleading barometer of series popularity, especially without the metrics our current online systems give us as to what games are actually being played.

    FFX was an ok game, not the best, I probably wouldn’t by an HD port tbh.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Blerk

    These are not the Final Fantasies you’re looking for.

    /waves hand, mystically

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Although to be fair, it’s the best of the PS2 bunch for my money. Didn’t get on with XII, didn’t play XI, X-2 was…. X-2. X had some cool characters and a very decent combat system.

    Not sure how it’ll figure out for portable play, though – there were some hellish long gaps between save points at times.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. xianghhk

    [deleted as spam]

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Chino86

    What’s that Squennix? You want my wallet? WELL HERE TAKE IT! TAKE IT NOW! *dies*

    #20 3 years ago
  21. moargamezpleeze

    SE announces yet another FF game when they still haven’t released the other 3! FFS SE,release Type-0,FF XIII-2 and Versus first!

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Lounds

    I want FF9 remake, it’s the only FF game that is true to the series.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Gurdil

    @Ireland Michael I usually agree with you but I’m with sithsylar on this one. FFX was actually good even if a bit too linear. And I don’t get your argument. Well, I suppose you hated Tidus but… Why?

    Anyway, if I ever buy a Vita, I’ll buy this one (no point in buying the PS3 version, I still have my PS2 and the game at home).

    #23 3 years ago
  24. BloodyJoe

    This is the news I waited long for! Now FFX-2 and XII are still missing but I count an Squares dollar-eyes to do this fast for me because I ike them even more then X

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Deacon

    Tidus is an annoying moron.. but it was / is a great game.

    I love the whole SIN element. Would definitely buy and play through again. Though I’d much rather be playing a HD VII, VIII or IX.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Gurdil

    @25 I must admit I don’t get why they chose to do a HD FFX rather than a HD FFVII that everyone has been begging for for some time…

    @24 XII? Really? What did you like about that game? (It’s a genuine question, not a mockery or whatever troll shit) I hated the story (well to the point where I stopped, I obviously don’t know what happened next) and the combat mechanics seemed like shit to me. Still not trolling, but I’d better understand someone who liked FFXIII (even if I didn’t) than FFXII. XIII is so NOT a FF game that it could actually make sense.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Blerk

    They didn’t do FFVII because it’d be much more work. Bringing a PSOne title up to scratch for play in HD would mean redoing practically all of the graphics rather than just upscaling it like you can with the PS2 games.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. OrbitMonkey

    Very tempted, if only to have Waka as my goalie ;)

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Strife91

    Why do people assume that it’s a remake? >.<

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Judicas

    Loved all the final fantasy games until ffx, this game made me feel like someone was scratching a chalkboard with nails. Painful !

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Dralen

    I’m sure alot of people will CLEARLY disagree with me, but “X” is my favourite Final Fantasy game by far. I still play it today, so I am absolutely ecstatic about this news, cannot wait!

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Fin

    @31

    Right there with you bro! :)

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Zana

    @31 Don’t let a bunch of outnumbered haters let you believe this game was bad. It definitely was a fantastic experience! Well, it’s true some parts of the US voice acting were not so great, but well…

    #33 3 years ago
  34. StolenGlory

    @31

    Me too.

    Screw the haters.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Blerk

    It’s my (counts on fingers) third favourite, I think. It’s not as bad as it’s often painted. Although it does have the execrable Blitzball, as someone just reminded me.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Clupula

    It’s actually my second favorite of the series (behind FFIX), so I’m happy for this.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Lounds

    @36 finally someone who thinks IX is the best FF game.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Blerk

    IX is the most under-rated of the bunch. It’s my second favourite behind VII.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. StolenGlory

    @38

    I’d agree with that. If only because the plucky Zidane made a welcome change from wrist-slitting, idiot protagonists of the previous two games :)

    #39 3 years ago
  40. viralshag

    FFVIII was the best FF game! Ever! Deal with it!

    #40 3 years ago
  41. silkvg247

    Wait.. what?

    Hmm. I guess it’s cheaper for them to make a “HD” version of a PS2 game than actually invest time and money into one of the good games in the series.

    FF9 was the most under-rated and the last “good” FF game, period. I would buy remakes of 7, 9, maybe even 8. Maybe.

    But 10? As others have said, that’s when they just forgot what made FF great and pumped out a generic fancy RPG. And again. And again. So called innovative combat systems that just don’t work, because they were too scared to stick to their roots. Clichè and tired characters copied and pasted with different hair.

    Also my cat just randomly jumped on my desk, grabbed a rolled up ball of tape and ran off with it. That was more amusing than the 20 hours I put into FF10 before giving up on it.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Gurdil

    @41 Sure you’re not mistaking? X still had a turn-based combat mechanic. You can’t count XI since it’s an online game so I’d say XII is when they screwed up the combats. Besides, X’s story was great, the characters were developped and you had some puzzles (even if those were really simple). So yeah, it’s definitely a FF.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Lounds

    FF:X has the worse leveling system ever!

    #43 3 years ago
  44. Lounds

    I enjoyed the gameplay though.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. silkvg247

    @42 yeah the combat was fine in that one, just hated, as in HATED the main character, so pretty much couldn’t get into it. Also hated the football type game that you needed to be good at to get the best items.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. Gurdil

    @43 Well I thought it was a fun way to level up. A bit weird at first but I liked it.

    @45 Well I understand what you’re saying about the Blitzball. On my first playthrough I spent a lot of time playing it cause I liked it but on the other playthroughs I found it to be quite a pain. However, you can do really well without it (well except the games that are part of the story obviously).
    Tidus seems to annoy a lot of people. How come? Was that the revelation towards the end that frustrated you or is it his behaviour or something? Anyway, I liked Rikku so much that I didn’t care about some characters being annoying to me (Wakka was soooo annoying! And I had trouble liking Kimahri at first too but it turns out he’s interesting)

    #46 3 years ago
  47. Lounds

    Zidane ftw

    #47 3 years ago
  48. silkvg247

    @46; Perhaps it’s because I was in my late 20′s at the time, am female, and just couldn’t relate with an immature boy as my main character. He wasn’t much of a role model, seemed quite weak and your typical boyish lad. Not my thing at all.

    Then again I didn’t think much of lightning in FF13. I liked the concept of her, a hard ass chick who can hold her own, but something really let it down on execution. Maybe the voice actress, or maybe she was just too hard and I didn’t know enough about her; or maybe they just tried *too hard*.

    One of my favorite all time video game characters is Jessica in Lunar the Silver Star, but then again Working Designs put Square to shame on all their character design anyway.

    #48 3 years ago

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