News about Final Fantasy X HD has been a fairly constant stream of side-by-side screenshots for comparisons, but aside from word getting out that the PS3 version of the remastering will include Final Fantasy X-2 for free, there hasn’t been much talk about extra content. Thanks to popular Japanese magazine Famitsu, through Yahoo, we now know that Square Enix is mulling over the idea of including the previously Japan-only “Last Mission” of Final Fantasy X-2 with all versions of the HD release.
According to the post, Famitsu claims that Square Enix is currently “undecided” about whether or not they will include the mission. For those who don’t know, the “Last Mission” was a bonus side-story only included with the Japanese International Edition of FFX-2 that added a bonus mission set after the events of the main campaign’s storyline.
I’m not sure how far into development Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is, but no matter how many developer resources must be spent in order to localize and include this bonus mission, I’d say it has to be done. Considering they’ve set a December release date, there’s still plenty of time to include the extra content. Barring the obvious reason of wanting more content for the sake of more content, many Western gamers have never played the “Last Mission”; and this would likely be more than enough incentive to re-buy the game for any fence-sitters who’ve beaten X-2 a dozen times over and don’t yet have a reason to return to Spira. Not to mention all those completionists out there (and we’re talking about RPG gamers here so there are plenty, myself included) who’ve always felt that constant nagging that they never truly completed X-2 because of the knowledge that out in the world somewhere, there existed one “Last Mission.”
Are you guys hoping the HD remastering of X-2 includes the “Last Mission”? Would it sway you towards making the game a definite purchase? Who would be willing to play through X-2 all over again for the sake of one, final bonus mission? Let us know in the comments section, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook, or give us the ‘ol +1 on Google+.