Square Enix’s Final PlayStation 2 Game

By Spencer . October 15, 2009 . 11:39am

imageAll good things come to an end, including PlayStation 2 support. Before that curtain completely closes Square Enix will release one more game.


In Japan, Final Fantasy XI: Vana’diel Collection 2 will be released on three platforms: Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 2. The international equivalent, Final Fantasy XI: Ultimate Collection, is only available for the Xbox 360 and PC in North America.


Must be rough for PlayStation 2 distribution these days if Square Enix passed on releasing a Final Fantasy XI compilation disc. The content is already complete and we got last year’s Final Fantasy XI: Vana’diel Collection.


I hope the PlayStation 2 version of Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love will find retail shelf space…

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  • malek86

    It’s kinda sad that the final Squenix game on PS2 is a MMO. It would have been cool if it were some sort of FF13 spinoff or something like that.

  • kazalt

    Wait, they’re not bringing that out over here for the PS2? That sucks. I know you can download the mini expansions on the ps2 already, but this sets a precedent for them cutting off NA ps2 support, and I don’t like it.

  • Even if they did bring it over here, most retailers wouldn’t stock it. I haven’t seen anywhere besides Gamestop have actual good PS2 games in stock for a while. Most stores like Best Buy just have shovelware crap. And yes, I’m also worried about Sakura Wars having enough space on store shelves…

  • endaround

    My local Wal-Mart is starting to put PS2 accessories on clearance. Dual Shocks for $15, double memory card packs for $24. The end really is nigh.

    • kazalt

      The end is always the best time to buy stuff on the cheap. I bought 4 memory cards for the ps1 for 5 bucks brand new years ago. Hell, with this economy, the end couldn’t come fast enough!

  • Dasuzero

    recap time! Square Enix PS2 titles that never left Japan:

    some notable international releases (KH, KH 2, FFX-2, FFXII)

    Dragon Quest V
    DQ+FF Itadaki Street Special
    Dragon Quest Yangus

    Hanjuku Hero vs 3D
    Hanjuku Hero IV
    Front Mission 5
    Front Mission Online

    Fullmetal Alchemist 3
    Fullmetal Alchemist: Dream Carnival

    All Star Pro-Wrestling III
    Heavy Metal Thunder
    Code Age Commanders

    wish we had gotten at least one of the Hanjuku Heroes and Dragon Quest Yangus. There was Front Mission 5 fan patch, but an official release would’ve been really nice.

    • neon6

      Not sure why Square didn’t release them, maybe Square doesn’t think of the American/European gamers?

    • I was surprised we didn’t at least get the FMA games, but I guess the previous ones didn’t sell all that great in spite of how popular the series is.

  • Soma

    Ah, the PS2 truly is a great system and it’s remarkable that it has had such a long life.
    I just got my PS2 back today (long, sad story of where it was) and I couldn’t be happier.
    Shame that we won’t be seeing this FFXI compilation on the PS2 in NA, but I can understand why not from a retail standpoint.

    • kazalt

      Yeah, the smart move is to not sell it over here, since the Ps2 version of FFXI wasn’t too widely well received here.

      And damn right the ps2 was a great system. There were so many great games that I’ve wanted to get. Unfortunately, I’m a lazy bum, and never got anything for it, and my ps2 is now a dvd player/Final Fantasy Tactics slave. Occasionally GTA3 gets played too.

  • lucy1986

    I have to say the PS2 is/was one of the best consoles I’ve ever had to play on, at that time I thought Sony had it in the bag. Then came along nintendo with two platforms that did slightly better than the gamecube :)
    I’m still trudging my way through Metal Saga, Okage, Suikoden III, Stella Deus, Wild Arms 5 on PS2 though and it still gets my support.

    Like Male86 said though, shame it was an MMO. I’ll never buy it, should have been something more accessible and fun.

  • maxchain

    I’ve got a nasty feeling we’ll be at the mercy of Amazon and the like for Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love. But that’s beside the point.

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