Why is it important: Square Enix is releasing new versions of the earlier mainstream Final Fantasy on PC and mobile. These new versions promise significant updates for the PC versions of Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI in particular, and we now know that the former will be available in two weeks.
Square Enix announced this “pixel remasters“This summer, releasing the first three Final Fantasy games in July and Final Fantasy IV in September with graphics and gameplay improvements. These include adjusted 2D character sprites, reworked music directed by original composer Nobuo Uematsu, and new UI improvements.
The company announced the November 10 release date for Final Fantasy V this week, and it could be the first widespread version of the game for PC. Square Enix first launched Final Fantasy V and VI on PC in 2015, but those game transformations were criticized for indiscriminate handling of original graphics and art.
In July Square Enix excluded from the list those ports from Steam and plans to replace them with new releases. The Final Fantasy VI remaster has yet to announce a release date. So far, other pixel remasters have been better received when it comes to graphics.
Final Fantasy V was originally released in Japan for the Super Famicom in 1992. The first English version was ported in 1999 for the original PlayStation, which included Final Fantasy VI (which was originally released in North America under the title “Final Fantasy III”). The remaster already has a pre-order page for Steam…