Good old Square-Enix, always ready with some new Final Fantasy news for me to make an article about. Yes, I’m at it again – this week there have been two welcome announcements on the Final Fantasy forefront, one of which hints at even more good news on the horizon.
This is my reward for getting excited about things. While it is due out in Japan on December 26th, Square-Enix announced on Monday that Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will be delayed until March 2014 for us folks in the West. Not only that, but the PS Vita version of the game seems to have been delayed indefinitely for anyone outside of Japan. Those in North America will get their hands on the PS3 version come March 18th, with Europe able to play Blitzball a few days later on the 21st. While this may seem like unfortunate news (and it is), I choose to see it in another light.
It’s my belief that the delay is intentional and not due to localisation issues or other, unavoidable setbacks. I have a sneaking suspicion that we may have a pleasant surprise on our hands.
Hot on the proverbial heels of their previous successful re-vamp of Baldur’s Gate, the fine folks at Overhaul Games have announced this week that Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition will be making its way to PC and Mac on November the 15th, with Android and iOS versions coming at an unspecified, later date.
Yes, it’s time for even more Final Fantasy-related news. No, I don’t know what’s up with the huge amount of content Square-Enix has been sending our way lately. All I do know is that I’m very happy to see my all-time favourite franchise getting more attention than usual.
The good news for Final Fantasy fans just keeps on coming. This week, there have been a few announcements bound to please those among us who can’t get enough of this series, no matter how many games Lightning is in. Luckily, the news had nothing to do with the pink-haired grouch – it focused quite a bit on the new MMO on the scene – Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – and the upcoming Final Fantasy X/X-2: HD Remaster.
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