The HD Remastered versions of Final Fantasy X and X-2 finally have a North American release date, Square Enix’s Senior Product Manager, Sakura Minamida, announced via Sony’s Playstation Blog.
The PS3 version, which will come on one disc, will be arriving in North America on March 18, 2014, about one month after the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. There’s no word yet on when the Vita port will be available, which seems like a distinct omission, but some news is better than no news.
Square even announced a couple extra goodies to go along with the set-in-stone release date. A new trailer showcases the improved graphics while teasing various story elements (although, at the time of posting, the video had occasional loading issues. The url is below):
Additionally, Square revealed the packaging for the limited edition, which one automatically gets for pre-ordering (until supplies run out). The image of Tidus and Yuna is, frankly, amazing, and the artbook looks like it’ll justify the occasional perusal.
The limited edition is still available, for anyone who’s interested, but Square Enix notes that remaining supplies are incredibly low. I can’t wax poetic about FFX and FFX-2’s greatness, having never played either title, but seeing the trailer and art book is rekindling my interest.
Update (December 16, 2013): Square has clarified that the Vita ports of X and X-2 will be released at the same time as their PS3 counterparts. Thus, March 18 for North America, and March 21 for Europe. Of note is the fact that while FFX will be on the Vita disc, Vita owners will have to download X-2 using the free voucher included in each retail copy. Furthermore, Square has confirmed that cross-save will be available, meaning that players who own both the PS3 and Vita versions can share save files between the two versions.