Final Fantasy X/X2 HD Remaster Gets New Trailer, Release Window Announced

Square Enix has given us a release window for the Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remaster, and it all but confirms our fear that it's been pushed to early 2014.

It's the first day of the Tokyo Game Show, and with that comes a ton of new Square Enix trailers. The biggest news we have is coming from a beautiful new trailer for the Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remaster, which has been given a release window.

The trailer starts by showcasing some of the gorgeous new FMVs in Final Fantasy X, with a few quotes from the game's various cutscenes. It goes on to show off several of the characters' remastered overdrives, including many of the Aeons'. Then, it switches to X-2, giving us a look at dressphere changes and a few small FMV clips.

The big news, however, is at the end of the trailer. The final promotional images say that the games will be released "this winter." 

A "winter" release is a bit problematic for a few reasons. The biggest is that it seems to confirm an earlier rumor that the Remaster had been pushed back to 2014. Winter runs from December to March, so that's a pretty wide window, If it were going to be put out in December, they would probably use a Holiday 2013 tag, though since they are a Japanese company they might forgo that particular tag.

This also might push the release date really close to the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, which drops internationally in early February. Sales of both games might hurt a fair amount if they are released to close to each other, since not all gamers can afford both games, especially in such a close window.  The hope is that this doesn't mean that the Final Fantasy X Remaster will be pushed to late March. That would put a decent buffer between the two games, but it would also mean we have to wait even longer to play Final Fantasy X again in HD.

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Published Sep. 19th 2013

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