We got a bit of tease on this yesterday during the Nintendo Direct, but Square Enix elaborated on it more today. 8 classic Final Fantasy games are being ported and rereleased onto PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Oddly, Square Enix didn’t put all 8 of the classic Final Fantasy games on all 3 consoles. Instead, some are on PlayStation 4 and some are one Xbox One. All of them though will be available on the Switch.
Available now is Final Fantasy 15: Pocket Edition for all 3 of the consoles. It’s an abridged version of 2016’s Final Fantasy 15, and it earned great reviews when it released on Android and iOS back in February.
Square Enix also confirmed that World of Final Fantasy Maxima is coming to all 3 consoles, as well as PC, on November 6th. It too earned solid reviews when it first launched on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2016.
Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon is coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch later this winter. And a remastered Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is coming to the Switch and PlayStation 4 as well in 2018.
As showcased during the aforementioned Nintendo Direct, Final Fantasy 7 is coming to the Switch sometime next year. It will be coming to Xbox One as well. And Final Fantasy 9 was announced to be coming to the Xbox One and Switch too.
The publisher’s HD remaster of Final Fantasy 10 and Final Fantasy 10-2 are arriving for Xbox One and Switch in 2019 as well. The duo of games will come together as a package deal. And last but not least is a Nintendo Switch and Xbox One port of Final Fantasy 12 The Zodiac Age.
Obviously Square Enix is all in on the Nintendo Switch throughout the next year. It’s possible a lot of these classic Final Fantasy games can find new audiences on Nintendo’s console/portable hybrid. We’ll see how these ports fare as they roll out over the coming year.