Rumour: Square Enix have HUGE plans for the 30th Final Fantasy Anniversary in 2017


Some of you are still enjoying everything Final Fantasy XV and World of Final Fantasy has on offer this year and already there is another enormous rumour coming through of what to expect in 2017. If you thought 2016 was a big year for Final Fantasy, and if these rumours are to be believed, then 2017 has a big surprise in store for you.

VGLeaks have unearthed the below information, but please be aware that this is indeed a rumour, so don’t get too excited. It starts off with some Final Fantasy VII Remake details:

[quote]Square will launch Final Fantasy VII Remake (first episode) and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age as main games to celebrate the Final Fantasy’s birthday.

Final Fantasy XIII trilogy is coming to PS4 during the next year. The bundle will include Final Fantasy XIII, XIII-2 and Lightning Returns on separate discs to be enjoined in 1080p and 60fps.[/quote]

But that’s not all, as they plan to bring you the entire collection via the ‘Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Collection’:

[quote]This compilation will include Final Fantasy I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX and it will be released on PS4 and PS Vita in a single disc/card. It will include two versions of Final Fantasy I to VI: original versions from NES/SNES and modern ports (mostly mobile ports). FF VII to IX will be based only in newest ports. Final Fantasy II and III from NES will receive an official English translation (first time). Games will be based on Japanese versions, therefore we will be able to play parts that were cut out when games were released overseas. Graphical censorship included in some titles when they were released outside Japan will remain. The collection will have a built-in art gallery and a sound test menu to play songs from games included.

Just for the record: this compilation will include just main Final Fantasy titles (I to IX).[/quote]

And if that’s not enough you’ll have three versions to choose from:

[quote]1. Regular version: games and poster.

2. Collector’s Edition: Games, poster, art book, 8-bit Black Mage keychain, Chocobo plush and two discs with a selection of songs chosen by Nobuo Uematsu.

3. Crystal Complete Edition. It will be only available in limited quantities in the Square Enix’s website for PS4. Crystal Complete Edition will include:

– Games: Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Collection titles (FF I to IX), Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy, Final Fantasy XV (and all DLC), Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (including all expansions + a 3 month subscription). Special items for Final Fantasy XI Mobile and Final Fantasy XIV will be included as well.

– Physical items: all the content included in the Collector’s Edition, two extra discs for the soundtrack, a crystal necklace, a Moogle plush, a Black Mage statue, all three Final Fantasy Trading Card Game starter decks, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV and Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV. Everything will be packed in a luxury chest decorated with the Final Fantasy logo.[/quote]

Unfortunately this news only applies to North America for the time being, but we expect it to head to Europe too… otherwise there will be an uprising (starting right here!).

Oh but wait! There’s even more if you’re a PC gamer.

Final Fantasy I, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions and Chrono Trigger could be released on Steam before the end of 2017 and Final Fantasy VII Remake and Final Fantasy XV are in fact heading to PC, but it’s only expected in mid 2018.

2017 is going to be a huge year for Final Fantasy fans if this can be believed, and you’ll have to fight (and rob a bank) to bag yourself that Crystal Complete Edition.

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