Square Enix recently announced that Final Fantasy X, the first Final Fantasy to feature voice acting and fully polygonal environments, would be getting an HD remake on current generation platforms. However, it looks as if that won’t be the only game remade in HD. According to an upcoming issue of Shonen Jump Magazine (as reported by Gematsu), the PS3 version of Final Fantasy X will actually be a bundle that also includes Final Fantasy X-2.
If you don’t remember Final Fantasy X-2, we don’t blame you. X-2 took place immediately following the events of Final Fantasy X and follows Yuna, Riku, and newcomer Paine, as they travel around the world going on Charlie’s Angels types of adventures. It was a massive departure from the tone of Final Fantasy X and rubbed a lot of gamers the wrong way. Nevertheless, it is a part of the Final Fantasy X storyline and if you are getting it for free with your purchase of Final Fantasy X anyway, you might as well not scoff at it.
Both Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 will have all their international version content. For those of you who don’t know, both of these games had followup international versions released with new enemies, new abilities, new side-quests and more, but these versions never made it over to the States. So this will be the first time many American gamers will get to experience this new content.
While Final Fantasy X will also be remade for the PS Vita for gamers who want to play the game on the go, it won’t, unfortunately, come bundled with Final Fantasy X-2. Instead, both of the Vita remakes will have to be purchased separately. It’s an odd decision, especially since we all know which one will sell better.
The Final Fantasy X HD Remake is scheduled for a 2013 release, though an official date has not yet been given.