Sq. Enix introduced throughout its E3 2021 livestream that it was remastering the primary six Last Fantasy video games for a collection christened Last Fantasy Pixel Remasters. Though the old-school video games have been re-released earlier than, this batch would characteristic up to date sprites and a reworked soundtrack, amongst different fashionable tweaks. Followers have waited with curiosity to see how Sq. handles these classics (once more), and so they can discover out when the primary three video games arrive later this month.
Last Fantasy I,II, and III Pixel Remasters launch July 29 for Steam and cellular units. Last Fantasy I and II run for $11.99 whereas the remaining 4 video games value $17.99 every. Last Fantasy IV, V, and VI will launch later this 12 months, however you possibly can pre-order a bundle on Steam with all of the video games for a briefly discounted value of $74.82. That’s 22% off of the usual value of $95.94.
You are possible saying to your self “effectively that appears dear”. I can solely assume that has to do with the work put into these remasters. Every title boasts redrawn pixel artwork by unique artist Kazuko Shibuya and a rearranged soundtrack overseen by legendary Last Fantasy composer, Nobuo Uematsu. Fashionable controller assist together with contact controls for cellular, plus modern UIs and an auto-battle system, are among the many options designed to make these classics simpler to wrap your arms round.
It’s nonetheless a bummer that this assortment hasn’t been introduced for consoles (specifically Swap), however given how a lot of a trouble it may be to play most of those video games right this moment, we’ll take what we will get for now. It is perhaps a superb time to brush up on Last Fantasy I specifically provided that its absurd triple-A spin-off, Strangers of Paradise: Last Fantasy Origins, is slated to launch subsequent 12 months. If you happen to haven’t performed the demo, you possibly can learn GI editor Dan Tack’s colourful impressions right here.
Will you be selecting up any of those pixel remasters? Hold forth within the feedback under!