Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Nintendo Direct: Final Fantasy and NES classics coming to Switch, kupo!

Nintendo Direct: Final Fantasy and NES classics coming to Switch, kupo!

Square Enix took a chance on the Nintendo Switch by releasing a classic-style JRPG called Octopath Traveler as an exclusive for the console. Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor in Chief, dropped the news on the Xbox Wire website and has announced that a collection of Final Fantasy titles will be coming to the Xbox One over the coming few months.

These are remasters of the original versions - so not the upcoming remake of Final Fantasy VII - but it will be the first time any of them have been on a Nintendo console. However, it's worth pointing out that the enhanced version of Final Fantasy 8 has yet to make it to the PS4 either, so perhaps Square Enix is planning on bringing it there before it releases it for the Switch.


Final Fantasy XII will be the recent Zodiac Age remaster, and X and X-2 will be the HD remastered versions as well. What this essentially is, is a bunch of multiplatform Final Fantasy goodness, the majority of it being titles that were already on PlayStation platforms making their way to the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. You might as well start calling your Switch "the Final Fantasy machine". Just one buddy at a time, though. World of Final Fantasy originally launched for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in October 2016, and for PC in November 2017. I don't need another copy of Final Fantasy X, but I'm definitely going to be picking it (and the others) up when they launch next year!

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