Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster: Three Classic Games Coming to Select Platforms in July

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster
Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Steam

Square Enix is launching the first three games of the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster on July 28, with the remaining titles scheduled for release later this year.

Back in E3, Square Enix announced the release of remastered versions of the first six games in the Final Fantasy series. This was called the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster designed for mobile devices and PC.

Now, you might think that it is pointless to get the remastered bundle because most of the games in it are already present on mobile platforms. Although that is true, the Pixel Remaster has content that may not be found in the re-released versions.

According to the remastered bundle’s Steam page, here are the key features that you can expect:

  • Universally updated 2D pixel graphics, including the iconic Final Fantasy character designs created by Kazuko Shibuya, the original artist and current collaborator.
  • Beautifully rearranged soundtrack faithful to the Final Fantasy style, overseen by original composer Nobuo Uematsu.
  • Improved gameplay, including modernized UI, auto-battle options, and more!
  • Dive into the world of the game with supplemental extras like the bestiary, illustration gallery, and music player.

You can pre-purchase the remastered games right now. And because the Steam Sale is still ongoing, the entire bundle is offered at a discounted price.

Ugly Fonts

While the fans were excited about the remastered bundle since E3, some are not okay with the new font.

Square Enix recently released some screenshots of what you can expect in the remaster. Among many things shown, the font is something really striking. Of course, the art style is impressive, it's just that the default font doesn’t suit the overall aesthetic.

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Screenshot
Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Screenshot Photo: Steam

Some fans have voiced their disparaging opinions of the remaster’s font over Twitter. User @WatcherJoshua tweeted that the game’s visuals are good, though the choice of font could have been improved.

User @YoSoyeMJay tweeted some photos of the remastered edition’s font alongside their own edit. The user’s version definitely looked much better.

It is unclear if the developers are willing to change the font at the last minute before the remastered bundle’s launch. However, if they want to make the fans happy, then they should do it.

If you are still interested, the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster’s full bundle is priced at $95.94.

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