According to Siliconera, the latest issue of Japan’s Jump Magazine has revealed that the Square-Enix’s upcoming HD “remastering” of Final Fantasy X will also include the game’s direct sequel, Final Fantasy X-2.
FFX and its sequel will be bundled together on one Blu-Ray on the PS3. Vita players will have to buy each title separately on their own cartridges. The HD versions of both games are based on the previously Japan-exclusive “International Version” re-releases, which feature additional content over the original releases.
Final Fantasy X HD was originally announced almost two years ago, but we didn’t get our first look at the remastered title until last month’s Playstation Meeting. Square-Enix says we can expect to see the game on store shelves (in Japan at least,) before the end of the year.
I know every fanboy out there would’ve preferred an FF7 remake over a port of FFX, but I’m still pretty excited for the chance to play through FFX again: I loved the game’s strategic battle system, the extent that it let you customize its characters, and I somehow even managed to not hate Tidus as much as the rest of the internet apparently does. I’m not as excited to play through Final Fantasy X-2 again (those singing and dancing numbers are even more embarrassing today than they were in 2003,) but it’s inclusion with FFX makes for a nice bonus. At the very least, FFX-2 features a fun Job system and offers some closure to FFX’s tear-jerking conclusion.