After dropping a fresh Left Alive trailer for us yesterday, Square Enix is back with more today. Out of nowhere the publisher has announced that The Last Remnant Remastered is coming to PlayStation 4 later this year.
Originally released in 2008 for Xbox 360 and 2009 on PC, The Last Remnant ended up being a console exclusive for Microsoft. A PlayStation 3 version of the game was announced and in the works. But the game’s director, Hiroshi Takai, cited development struggles with the PlayStation 3 hardware and the project was eventually scrapped.
The title ended up becoming a pretty popular Japanese RPG. A genre that hasn’t been exactly prolific on Microsoft hardware. If you didn’t experience the game since its release a decade ago, here’s the plot description according to Square Enix:
“The Last Remnant Remastered tells the story of a world filled with “Remnants” — ancient artifacts that grant mysterious power to their wielders, changing the world’s balance and leading to an era of countless frays between those who ruled, and those who obeyed. Within this war-torn fantasy world, players will follow the journey of a young man who is determined to uncover the truth.”
Square Enix stated that The Last Remnant Remastered will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive this time around. A fact that I’m sure Xbox loyalists are thrilled about. The Last Remnant Remastered has been converted over to Unreal Engine 4. The publisher is promising “beautifully enhanced graphics allowing for a more immersive and captivating adventure than ever before.”
The game will roll out digitally on the PlayStation Network for $19.99 on December 6th. The word “exclusive” was never used when talking about platforms. So we’ll just have to wait and see whether this remastered version of the game eventually finds its way over to Xbox One and PC.