Nintendo’s long-rumored and highly anticipated Fall direct has finally landed. The almost 40-minute long presentation brought with it a slew of new announcements, but one of the more surprising reveals was Square Enix’s Nintendo Switch Final Fantasy line-up.
Nintendo revealed that not just one, but eight Final Fantasy titles would be coming to the Switch. The titles announced are all ports of previous releases or remasters of older games. Nonetheless, it is extremely exciting to see Square Enix show so much love for the platform.
The games announced are as follows:
–Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition
–Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD
–World of Final Fantasy Maxima
–Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!
–Final Fantasy VII
–Final Fantasy IX
–Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
–Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
RPG’s have been doing extremely well on the Switch, with releases such as Octopath Traveler and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 selling well above expectations. Now fans of the genre will have plenty to sink their teeth into with so many entries of the most beloved RPG series of all time finally gracing the console.
Release dates for many of the games are still up in the air with only a 2019 launch window. However, three of the games will see release as early as this year. Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD was made available right as the direct ended, so it can be downloaded today. World of Final Fantasy Maxima is set for a November 6th release date and Chocobos Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! will come out during the Winter season of 2018.
Square Enix also announced that all of the games except Chocobo’s Dungeon and Crystal Chronicles would also be making their way to Xbox One. This marks the first time that many of these games have ever been available on a platform other than PC and PlayStation.
Hopefully, Square Enix won’t stop there and we will see even more of the Final Fantasy titles brought over to the Nintendo Switch. Either way, this is huge news for JRPG fans everywhere. It will be exciting to see how many people may experience the series for the first time with one of these upcoming releases.
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