Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster May Not Include The Last Mission

By Spencer . May 10, 2013 . 2:12am

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When Square Enix put together Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix they made some tweaks to make Kingdom Hearts control more like Kingdom Hearts II and included all of the bonus content from the Final Mix version.

 

Final Fantasy X-2 was re-released with extra content in Japan too as Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission. This version of the game adds three more dress spheres (festivalist, psychic, and bare) and a whole extra "Last Mission" episode that takes place three months after the events in Final Fantasy X-2. Last Mission has a massive tower to climb and conversations that act as an epilogue for many characters in Spira. Famitsu specifically says whether Last Mission has been included or not in Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster is "undecided." Perhaps, Square Enix will release this as DLC?

 

Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission also has Creature Create mode where you can capture and train monsters. It’s basically the source of inspiration for Final Fantasy XIII-2′s battle system where the third character can be a monster or if various captured characters like Snow.

 

Famitsu says the FFX-2 remaster is based on the North American version

of FFX-2 International + Last Mission

Creature Create was not in the original released and added in

The status of the "Last Mission" which takes place 3 months later is undecided

for the HD remaster version


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  • badmoogle

    :(
    Damn i was really looking forward for the tower part.

  • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

    Remind me of DLC rumor not long ago.

    Anyway, please be excited!

  • http://twitter.com/Nevfx Nevfx

    I was looking forward to the whole “monster” party member thing. Because you could also have the old party in your team as “monster” members, like Lulu, Auron etc, even Tidus was available.

    I imagine it will be DLC to be honest.

    • Poltry Chef

      Read genius, Last Mission is not Final Fantasy X-2 International. Last Mission is a bad side game that little explains what happened after the end of X-2. You will be able to have Tidus, Lulu, and Auron in your party still, because all that stuff is in “Final Fantasy X-2 International”, which has been confirmed to be part of the collection.

      • http://www.facebook.com/trevor.nicolaysen Trevor Nicolaysen

        I was fairly certain that only FFX international was confirmed. They say in this very article that the FFX-2 was being based on the North American version, which was NOT international.

        • Brutal2d

          then how are we getting the additional 3 dresspheres?

          • Poltry Chef

            Two dressspheres you mean, Bare isn’t a dresssphere.

          • http://www.facebook.com/trevor.nicolaysen Trevor Nicolaysen

            I’ve never heard anything about that. Although I should clarify what I may have misled to. They say it’s based on the North American version of Final Fantasy X-2 International+Last mission.

            I’m fairly sure that doesn’t exist, but it seems to indicate that SE is using the international version. My Bad.

          • Brutal2d

            Thank you for the clarification.

        • Poltry Chef

          How odd, as it was confirmed that both versions were based off their International versions when the HD collection was first announced. Then again, I thought this would happen if X-2 got an HD remake, since the monster system made it a completely new game and I guess they don’t want American audiences hearing Yuna, Rikku, and Paine speaking Japanese words in English, you would know what I am talking about if you played the International version.

          Just to say don’t worry about the new dressspheres ,since they kind of suck, trust me, you’ll still be using the infamous Dark Knight, Alchemist, Samurai party. Just upset a little now, since the Coliseum and the creature create are now gone.

          Thank goodness I have no suffering to go through, as I already own the Internationals of both games. :)

          • http://www.facebook.com/trevor.nicolaysen Trevor Nicolaysen

            It’s actually pretty unclear. They said the North American version (then the mobile site on my phone insisted there be a line break,) of International+Last mission, which doesn’t exist. :l

            My statement was unintentionally misleading. I apologize.

  • NightzeroAX

    I don’t see why they can’t include it.

    • Calamity

      So they can sell it to you as DLC. Muramasa is pretty much doing the same thing.

      • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

        Not at all. In Muramasa’s case, they’re giving the entire game from the original Wii version and adding new content and scenarios as DLC.

        But what’s being said for this FF X-2 HD release, they’re taking a portion of the content from the (albeit, enhanced) PS2 version and having it as DLC. But this is a rumor at the moment so take it with a few grains of salt.

        • evilmajikman

          The Sonic Adventure psn/xbl games did do this though. The DX/Battle versions were sold as add-ons. If this is a problem with timing, I think SE needs to delay this HD collection to add in the extra content because it would be jacked up if the Western releases got screwed out of the 2nd edition content AGAIN.

    • Poltry Chef

      Hmm, possibly they are trying to make Last Mission non-canon by taking it out. Honestly I’m not surprised, Last Mission hardly added anything to the story, it just tried to create a way to milk out another sequel. Speaking the truth here guys, trust me you aren’t missing out on anything….

      • Gustav Nyberg

        I think you’re wrong. Last Mission was the perfect epilogue. Sure, it didn’t add anything all that new to the story, but it concluded some loose ends, and that’s what I really liked about it.

        Plus, the gameplay is lots of fun too!

        • Poltry Chef

          International had stellar gameplay, Last Mission was nothing but bad gameplay, but I can admit it had a couple of good cutscenes that explain some of party’s dilemmas. I just think the ending was, well it was dumb. But hey, to each his own as I always say!

      • http://animereviews.co/ Nadav

        Milking out a sequel? What are you talking about? You obviously weren’t paying much attention while playing the game. FF X-2 is the prequel to FF VII. Next time you play the game pay more attention to the nice little boy genius that hangs out with the girls. His name is Shinra and he is interested in harnessing the power of the planet for the good of the people…

    • Brutal2d

      really? you don’t know why they would use this as an opportunity to make more money for the western audience who never got to experience the last mission?

      • Brutal2d

        apparently I’m downvoted for using logic and realism. sorry fans, but that’s the truth. business are NOT your friends. They do things for profit.

        • $36598391

          That’s exactly what would cause them to lose money people already own X and X-2 on PS2 and they are not insanely overpriced like many other PS2 games

          The HD versions of X and X-2 being the extended versions that NA never got would be the only reason I’d get them

          Last Mission is the biggest part I’m looking forward to
          I don’t care about how bad other people think Last Mission is, it’s still the deciding factor on whether or not I’d buy the HD releases of the two games

          • Brutal2d

            I like how you think companies re-release stuff for YOU. There are newer generations who never got to experience these games before.

            And yes, you can start feeling old now.

          • $36598391

            I don’t think that at all, I just said I’m not going to give Square Enix money if they keep rereleasing the same things over and over

          • Brutal2d

            Then why is this even a discussion?

        • Steven Higgins

          But wouldn’t they make MORE profit by using International+Last Mission and giving older Western fans the content they never experienced thereby bringing in BOTH the younger ones who never played AND the older fans who want more instead of just the younger ones? Besides, didn’t another article say that the Final Fantasy X HD Remaster would include International content? Why do that for one title and not the other?

          • Brutal2d

            Considering they would have to use THEIR money to pay for the dubbing and the translations. It’s basically because they’re being cheap about it. No idea if they can even get the old voice actors again. I don’t see a lot of new fans jumping on it as much as I would the old. But I agree with you, but in terms of profit vs loss. It probably wouldn’t make much of a profit to spend on all of that and only get some attention.

    • Repede91

      They could use the excuse that the Last Mission content was too difficult to make compatible, too expensive an endeavor to make comparible etc. etc.

      Still anything along those lines will make for a pretty lame excuse when this HD re-release has been in development nearly as long as the original FF X-2.

    • Sardorim

      There’s no reason not to… If it isn’t including I wouldn’t be surprised it later appeared as “DLC”. -.-

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000172099718 Dominic Hunter

    Releasing the last mission of a remastered PS2 game as paid DLC? Hope that’s nothing but speculation. Square Enix, please don’t do that to your fans.

    • leeorv

      Sega did this with the “Battle” content of Sonic Adventure 2 and the Gamecube remake content of sonic Adventure 1, I could definitely see Square leaving this as DLC.

      • Brutal2d

        when sega did it for battle though they did it that was about extra content, not the story itself.

  • Vesperion

    AWWWWW MANNNNNNN! I don’t care if it’s DLC but don’t leave of Last Mission :(

    My heart couldn’t take it

  • gamerdude

    Ok I’ll pass. Too bad I was really looking forward to especially that part.

    SE has just no respect for the FF brand with these recent cheap ports.
    Remember how good GBA and DS versions they used to produce?

    When they don’t care it’s hard for us to care either.

    • Kaitsu

      You make it sound like they still don’t port to handhelds. Believe it or not. the iOS versions are superior to the DS ones and are still coming out.

  • kKagari

    last mission kinda sucked, cool concept, but didn’t have enough cutscenes to be worth the time. I’d play the game again, wouldn’t go thru last mission again though.

    • $36598391

      Last Mission is the only reason I would buy it

  • http://twitter.com/SeanKerswill Sean Kerswill

    Last Mission is just an unpolished roguelike. Barely played it on the PS2. The new dresspheres and creature create etc are part of the main game and are already confirmed.

  • disgaea36

    why would they do that? I thought that was the selling point to the hd collection since the originals aren’t that hard to find. I hope it does I know i’m not the only one that missed out on the bonus content.

  • ギャビン

    JESUS PLEASE SQUARE!!! That would be a major reason to replay the game with new content that we never got!

  • Tom

    Releasing it as a DLC would be disgusting. Why would they do that?!…

    • badmoogle

      Greed i guess? :/

      • Tom

        Yeah, but I read so many articles where they say Square is at the verge of collapse with the series of flaws and business decisions. Making the fans angry is definitely not a good strategy. It takes a lot of time for even big companies to realize the buyers and not just statistics and they have immense power they don’t want to turn against themselves.

    • Brutal2d

      apparently money is the bees knees these days.

    • SirTeffy

      Because it costs money to re-translate Last Mission and record new voice acting? Remember, no other region got International + Last Mission, they’d have to rehire all the old Voice Actors, get them in the studio, and record totally new voices in addition to having to translate the new dresspheres, the enemy capture system, and the Last Mission.

      • Tom

        Is it available in languages other than english?

        • SirTeffy

          Only in Japanese. By which I mean the I+LM content is only available in Japan, in Japanese. The Creature Create was translated and intended for the US/Europe X-2 release, but was cut for some reason.

          • Tom

            Ohh, I didn’t know that. I have X and X-2 but haven’t played them, not really into this episode yet.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    And SE finds a way to mess this up. Congrats.

    For a game that from a past generation being remade for now, DLC shouldn’t be considered, everything should be in the disc, no questions asked.

    • saxophone15

      This article didn’t say anything about SE considering DLC. That sentence is just the opinion/thoughts of the person who wrote this article (as far as I can tell).

      As soon as I saw that sentence, I knew people were going to focus on it.

      • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

        While they didn’t explicitly say anything themselves, it does sound like something SE would do given their past mistakes and their present troubles. But if they end up including the Last Mission as a part of the disc and not DLC, I’ll make sure to serve myself a nice steaming plate of crow. =)

  • Minikan

    Anyone has heard of a bundle PS3/PSVITA ? Like if you buy the ps3 version you’ll get the psvita version for free or a discount ? This would be great but my hopes are not really high for this…

  • malek86

    It would be a bad move, imho. The content is already there, why not just put it in? And if it were DLC, that would be seen as a cash-grab by fans.

    On a side note, was it already confirmed whether FFX would be the International Version?

    • http://www.facebook.com/trevor.nicolaysen Trevor Nicolaysen

      FFX was confirmed as the international version.

      • Gustav Nyberg

        FFX-2 is confirmed to be the North American version. Hurray. We’ll be seeing those exhaustingly slow load-ups. Switching Dresspheres on the NA version took forever due to the fact that it took the Garment Grid half a minute to appear in battle. In the European/International version, it came up lightning fast.

  • Zonic505

    Really hope we get it someway or another since the US didn’t originally get it. I’d rather have the complete package.

  • Randy Marsh

    Oh thank GOD! Trust me on this, Last Mission is bad. If anything I hope they release it as a small movie that can be accessed from the main menu, like what they did for KH358/2 Days.

    But I pray to god they do not cut out the secret ending with Kimi He, then Square shall feel my wrath!

    • $36598391

      Then I would not get X-2 HD, Last Mission is the only reason I would get it
      already own the PS2 versions of X and X-2 so no loss to me
      HD upscale and Trophies are nice but being given the exact game as before…. I’d pass

      • Randy Marsh

        So the International+Last Mission isn’t the version we’re getting, so it is the same thing we’ve played, but isn’t that what all HD collections are for? Enjoying an old game you remember from your past, just to have that fun moment of nostalgia?

        • $36598391

          The Kingdom Hearts being included in 1.5 is the Japan exclusive Final Mix version which has extra content that NA didn’t get

          There’s no reason why NA can’t get the Japanese only version of X or X-2 when they are doing it for the Kingdom Hearts HD release

          • Randy Marsh

            I am fully aware of what Kingdom Hearts did, but here’s the thing, Kingdom Hearts is not Final Fantasy. Different divisions and different decisions buddy. They can’t all do the same thing.

            Plus, KH 1.5 was just a simple removal of the jaggies and upping the music quality. Final Fantasy X/X-2 Collection is a full scale remaster, with new models, new environments, and according to the director it was apparently like making the game again from scratch, so maybe they didn’t have time to do a lot of things for X-2 International, which has a lot of things to remodel and animate, more so than the original X-2 or even X. So it makes sense on why we are just getting the original version of X-2.

          • Anime10121

            Ok I agree with you on just about everything you wrote except what you wrote about the KH remaster. Both if the remasters use updated character models, and some redone textures. In fact about the only difference is the fact that the KH remaster is keeping the extra content (albeit, it has FAR less extra content than what Last Mission consists of) and the length of time it took to produce the remasters (again understandable given Kitase and Toriyama’s team have been busy with 3 XIII games whereas Nomura’s has been busy with one that still hasn’t released yet).

            But yeah different teams decide different things. It’s all based on what they are trying to accomplish. Nomura probably wants people to experience the full KH experience before 3 arrives, whereas the story of FFX completed in X-2 and Last Mission is more in the line of an OVA and can be skipped.

            Now don’t get me wrong, I’m hoping Last Mission IS included in the final package, I just wanted to clear up a few things :)

  • Anime10121

    No No No No No! Bad Square! Bad!

    You need discipline! Now sit there and think about what you’re thinking about doing!

    • saxophone15

      ….but they haven’t done anything yet.

      • Anime10121

        Corrected ;)

      • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

        My point exactly.

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    Wait, why? I doubt they reached the limits of the PS3 with this. Is that Square does not like Last Mission?

  • Nitraion

    Well i have their International +last mission long time ago then..
    So the monster taming is a part of international huh? i dunno that until now O-o
    When FF XIII-2 have monster taming i feel “I already Saw this before” Aka De javu
    When story mode uses english VA and when tower like thing it uses Jap VA
    Man that was awesome content back then… so sad if this will be a DLC

  • Aurizen

    The reason why they cant include is is because, it needs to be dubbed and translated. If they have to have that as a DLC I’ll be fine with it.Just include everything!

    • Nitraion

      Yeah i realize that the tower play thing still uses japanese VA

      • Aurizen

        I hope they dub it for the US and redub parts, I wouldn’t mind!

    • $36598391

      There isn’t even a release date for the X/X-2 HD Releases yet

      Square Enix could easily dub/translate Last Mission in less then a month

      • Aurizen

        True, but will SE actually do it?

        • Ricardo C

          They went out of their way to make Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days into a 3 hour(?) film so I dont see why not. They even re-did some tracks for all 3 games in 1.5 too

          • Aurizen

            yeah, well im not counting on Last mission to be included. Maybe DLC

          • $36598391

            Don’t forget 385/2 Days was on the DS
            Square Enix would have had to remake the game completely to make the jump from two screens to one

      • Ricardo C

        If I remember right, the dialogue can be recorded in a few weeks to a month. THere isn’t much to be recorded but there are differences between dialogue if you decide to start The Last Mission with your clear save or not.
        As for translating text there isn’t much ether besides battle commands so you do got a point there.

  • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

    I’m not surprised. They said the same thing in the Dengeki recently. Really sucks if it’s DLC because I would have to import :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/magius.necros Magius Necros

    I sense it’s likely to be DLC.

  • MrRobbyM

    DLC for an HD remaster? This is a bit ridiculous, even for SE.

    • Brutal2d

      But not unheard of. Capcom has done it in their street fighter 3 series. Sega did it for Sonic Adventure 1&2. From a business standpoint it makes sense why they would do it.

  • http://twitter.com/0megAgem0 omgy

    Goddammit Square. You were THIS CLOSE to finally doing something right. THIS CLOSE.

    • RmanX1000

      To be fair, the original “FFX HD” only included the first game. At least we get a full sequel remake with it now.

  • Kalis Konig

    Not surprised. They know they can make a nice sum of cash by making it DLC. Small bits of DLC will be the future of FF if 13-2 is anything to go by.

  • kool_cid414

    People are making big assumption that it won’t be included and will be dlc instead. I think it will be smart to wait for an official word on whether we get it or not and then speculate if it will be dlc. I never even knew there was an international version or last mission so anything new in my opinion is cool.

    • Nanaki

      Exactly. I like the way you think. :)

  • Nanaki

    I’m still excited for this HD remaster.
    The worst part about this “news” was reading the reactions based on an assumption given by the article writer of what might happen.
    Needless to say, I’m not surprised at what this has to say and I’m very glad that they’re still being localized.

  • FFmax

    If they don’t include this it would be a really stupid and lazy move on their part.

    • Brutal2d

      lazy? it takes MORE effort to remove something than to just convert it.

      stupid? they would be making a profit by the people who both buy the game used or new because they would be giving the money directly to the source and not a second hand store.

      • SirTeffy

        First off, they wouldn’t be removing anything, just using the original X-2 rather than the International version, second of all, it costs more money to translate all the extra content that wasn’t released in any region besides Japan, in addition to the cost of hiring all the voice actors back to record the new dialogue. They wouldn’t be “making a profit” on it, but making back the money they spent on the localization.

        • Brutal2d

          “Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission. This version
          of the game adds three more dress spheres (festivalist, psychic, and
          bare) and a whole extra “Last Mission” episode that takes place three
          months after the events in Final Fantasy X-2″

          they’re putting in the international version, just not the tower part since it was the only part that wasn’t translated to english.

          • SirTeffy

            I think you’re misunderstanding – the ONLY International version is International + Last Mission. The *article* is saying it is based on the NORTH AMERICAN version (why the translation says “North American International” I have no idea) which does not have any of the above content, but has the mechanics of Creature Create in the data, but dummied out.

            The article is saying it’s the North American version with Creature Create, while the dresspheres and Last Mission are not confirmed.

          • Brutal2d

            “Famitsu specifically says whether Last Mission has been included or not in Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster is “undecided.”

            doesn’t say we’re not getting the rest of the content which is….

            “This version of the game adds three more dress spheres (festivalist, psychic, and bare)”

          • SirTeffy

            The Famitsu article translation is at the bottom of the article, and clearly says it is based on the North American version, with Creature Create (which is IN THE NA VERSION, BUT DUMMIED.)

          • Brutal2d

            My copy did not have this. Did yours?

            I’m merly copying and pasting what the article is saying.

            The only thing they seem to want to leave out is the tower part.

            Why is this so hard for you to just accept it?

          • SirTeffy

            Using a codebreaker you could add the capsules for capturing to your inventory, but not use them. It was in the NA release but dummied out for some reason.

            That’s why I’m specifying it was dummied out.

          • Brutal2d

            That’s a odd choice of words.

            Couldn’t just say “locked” like everyone else?

            This doesn’t change about the other 3 dresspheres we did not get, at all.

          • SirTeffy

            And the Famitsu article does not mention those, at all. It simply says the remaster is based on the North American version with Creature Create, and the Last Mission is “undecided”.

            It’s also worth noting that “Bare” is not usable in the main game, only in Last Mission when you run out of dresspheres.

          • Brutal2d

            so what you’re saying is, we’re not getting this. and the article is misleading?

            You should inform them.

          • Nanaki

            The article is very misleading to a few people, that’s obvious. Quit harping on others.

          • Brutal2d

            I was obviously fooled myself.

            stop harping on me.

  • Prinny Dood

    It really dosent matter to me im just glad its coming to the vita : ) know only if kingdom hearts hd was coming to the vita

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    One of the dress spheres is called “bare”? What~?

  • TheExile285

    We all know its gonna be DLC….

  • Dietrich

    Personally, I really hope Square Enix leaves it in, but I guess it really doesn’t matter to me if it’s DLC or not, I’m still buying

  • eilegz

    if its dlc i wait for the goty edition…… but then XIII-2 didnt have goty edition :( i guess i wait for the price go down and buy it later

    • brian

      FF games have never had GOTY editions though.

  • Tien Ron

    guys calm down, SQ haven’t said anything like that yet….so lets not get worked up about it i’m sure they will include it but yet as a business i wouldn’t see why they wouldn’t make it a separate DLC like 13′s Colosseum properly get extra characters to

  • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

    Rumor that SE is undecided on adding Last Mission…

    Most replies take it as objective fact. Is it so hard to wait for confirmation before you jump?

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      It doesn’t help that the article itself mentions it could be DLC. I don’t think anybody was happy with how Square handled the ending of FF13-2 with DLC.

      • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

        True, you have a point, but still, nothing has been set in stone. I’m just an optimist, I guess.

  • Total_Overdose

    I guess that rumor of the “International Additions” being DLC is most likely true then…

  • SirTeffy

    To everyone complaining about Square Enix potentially releasing it as DLC / leaving out the International content:

    International + Last Mission was only released in Japan. Unlike X International, there IS NO ENGLISH VERSION. They would have to localize all the content and re-hire all the old voice actors to record new lines. This, in turn, increases the cost of the project for very little benefit. It is, in fact, better business for them to release it as DLC to recover some of the costs than just include it as a bonus. It is even *better* business for them to remove it entirely. You may not like it, but it’s the truth.

    • Sylveria

      So little benefit.. except that the FFX “saga” is the highest selling single player entries in the series history if you combine the two – outstripping 13 +13-2 and even 7 and it’s various offspring.

      Good business is making a product with the highest appeal with the lowest cost to produce. People seem to forget making the cheapest product possible is rarely “better business”.

      They’re trying to get people to re-purchase a product they may already own or have once owned. Without additions, there is little to no incentive to do that.

      • SirTeffy

        You’re ignoring the fact that the number of people who will boycott the game for not having ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING POSSIBLE does not outweigh the number of people who will buy it regardless – in fact, it’s a subset of a subset of people who will actually care. Considering that it will take AT LEAST $10,000 to voice the Last Mission (assuming ONLY Yuna, Rikku, and Paine are voiced in it), the collection would need to sell a significant number of extra copies to negate the cost of voice acting. This is not even going into the cost of the reprogramming to support English languages, the additional QA time to test, the cost of any additional voice actors (at roughly $3-4,000 each) or the cost of the localization itself – all things that add up and add to the number of copies that HAVE to be sold to begin turning a profit. That may not seem like a lot – and it isn’t – but when you start factoring in all the additional costs, the number of copies that would need to be sold to profit outweighs the number of copies NOT sold by not including it.

        • https://twitter.com/A_Beast_of_Prey Equinox K

          A very good example would be the breakdown of costs for the Skullgirls campaign, even though funding just one extra character seemed relatively cheap, it was still going to be expensive in the long run considering everything that happened to Reverge Labs before becoming Lab Zero.

  • brian

    I’m surprised they may leave Last Mission out of the jpn release.

  • http://www.angelmassb.co.nr/ Angel Mass

    Man, this really changes my decision from “must buy” to “probably not”.

  • Bobby Jennings

    They better put this in, or I’m not buying. .-.

  • Catsy

    I’d be so happy if they could import it with subtitles.

  • $36598391

    Found this
    The HD versions of X and X-2 will be the International versions

    http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-coming-europe

    • SirTeffy

      The problem is that this article lists a different definition of “International” than what we thought – it’s not the “International + Last Mission” released in Japan, just the “International” North American/European version – that didn’t include any new features at all. The “Creature Create” feature was in the NA Int’l version, but unaccessable, and has been implemented in the remaster. The dresspheres/Last Mission content may or may not be released.

      Also, that link is from March, while this is *this week’s* Famitsu. This information trumps that press release, especially as the details hadn’t been nailed down yet for the X-2 Remaster.

      • $36598391

        On that page read the paragraph above the picture of Yuna standing in the middle of her guardians with them standing around her

        The paragraph below the screenshot of Yuna crying is important to read as well

        • SirTeffy

          Doesn’t change the fact that a 2-month-old standard press release (the same release the US got) states “Details coming soon”, and that this week’s Famitsu clarifies what they mean by International – just the USA/EUR version with an undummied Creature Create.

          Once again, when the STANDARD PRESS RELEASE was issued, they hadn’t nailed down the details of X-2′s remaster – that INCLUDES what content it would include. They are now clarifying what features will/won’t be in. Your article has no additional information, and is significantly older, to boot.

          • $36598391

            The fact that theSquare Enix’s blog said both HD remasters will be the most complete versions of the two games can be used against them

          • SirTeffy

            Considering they are including Creature Create, that automatically makes it “more complete” than the standard version.

          • $36598391

            Above the screenshot of Yuna and her guardians is
            “Both games are based on the most complete feature heavy iteration of each game to release”

  • http://animereviews.co/ Nadav

    This article needs a serious quality check Siliconera! Leaving the poor quality of the article aside, I don’t care if all the extras in FF X-2 will be added as DLC as long as they will be available.

  • Warboss Aohd

    ADD IT YA CHEAP SODZ!

  • Romangelo Perez

    LOL
    Toriyama!

  • XxStoicmonkeyxX

    “It’s too complicated to put on disc due to time constraints.” 3 Months later “New dlc announced!”

  • notforsale

    Wow……

  • Steven Higgins

    They’d just better keep the Festival and Psychic Dresspheres

  • Triplicity

    “‘Bare’ Dressphere”

    what

  • Lhomity

    (“Famitsu says the FFX-2 remaster is based on the North American version of FFX-2 International + Last Mission”)

    No, they did not. Fire whoever is translating Japanese articles for you (or learn to not rely on google or babelfish). There was no North American version of International + Last Mission.

    Calling the old voice actors in after 10 years to do Last Mission might be too much at this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was left out, or thrown in with Japanese voices only (which is unlikely). Still, “undecided” doesn’t mean much of anything. Last Mission as paid DLC is highly unlikely.

  • Brutal2d

    They would not make much profit from dragon quest stateside. People barely know of its existence compared to a Final Fantasy game.

    Why would a business do that and lose money on purpose?

  • AkuLord3

    Hasn’t stop them before… *whistles*

  • Guest

    Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest has a decent sized fanbasefan base in North America
    IX sold very well

  • Brutal2d

    it’s apparently stopping them now, isn’t it?

  • Brutal2d

    “decent” does not mean good. Look at FF13, that keeps coming and I have yet to meet a single person who said “you know, I liked FF13 so much I’m happy they made two sequels”

    and the only reason why it keeps coming is because it’s Final Fantasy. A well known game series.

    and just because ONE out of the others sold good does not mean they would profit for bringing them all stateside.

  • Rentekabond

    I’ll be the first, then. I liked FF13 so much that I’m glad they made 2 sequels. FF13-2 was my most anticipated game of 2011 and Lightning returns is one of my most anticipated games of the year.

    I liked 13′s gameplay and graphics and I didn’t hate the story, contrary to most people’s opinions. 13 was, as far as I’m concerned, a good game all around and I’m glad it went somewhere.

  • $36598391

    The only Dragon Quest game that has not yet reached North America is X
    Dragon Warrior, II, III and IV were released on NES
    (The Dragon Quest name was taken at that time by another game)
    Dragon Quest IV on PS1 (which was going to be released here on the PS1 but didn’t due to unknown reasons)
    Dragon Warrior VII on PS1
    Dragon Quest VIII on PS2
    Dragon Quest IV, V, VI and IX on NDS
    Dragon Quest X on Wii and Wii U (Unknown if either will get an English release)
    Dragon Quest VII on 3DS (remake, not in NA yet)

  • Tony F.

    Dude, you know, I liked FFXIII, I’m playing XIII-2 now and having fun with the monsters and exploration, and I don’t mind LR, in fact… :P

    I understand people not liking the 13º chapter, but c’mon, there’s lost of undeserved hate because of nostalgia.

    ON TOPIC: DQ fanbase is growing in the West, but there’s a loooong way to go

  • Brutal2d

    welp, i stand corrected.

    can’t argue with someone who admits they liked…..that game.

  • Brutal2d

    you show me these outstanding sales and then i’ll agree about them not bringing the DQ anniversary collection here as stupid.

  • Brutal2d

    Off topic: I didn’t like FF13 not due to nostalgia, I didn’t like it because the plot was god awful,I hate lightning, and nothing made sense even if you tried writing “oh, it’s just magic” it still doesn’t even make a lick of sense.

    On topic: I don’t know a single person besides myself that even knows what Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest is a thing.

    All I know is from people around me and gaming social sites is that they just say “oh, why do they look like Dragonball characters?” That’s usually about it.

    Has it grown since my childhood of 15 years ago? yes, it is doing better now since it has stayed true to fantasy form and traditional rpg stuff. But like you even admit, still has a looong way to go until it becomes a household name like Final Fantasy in the western world.

  • $36598391

    I see no reason why I should waste my time showing you anything
    You probaly wouldn’t buy the Anniversary Collection even if it did get released over here

  • Brutal2d

    “I see no reason why I should waste my time showing you anything”

    fancy way of saying “I can’t find anything”

  • s07195

    I don’t think this kind of stuff is allowed here. Although, I think you can get away with discreet mentions of it. :) Perhaps you should adopt that style of post.

  • ~Op: FULL THROTTLE~

    Really i can’t understand why blogs or websites try to hide our comments, Jesus christ we are just fans who wants a complete product, and make efforts to reach the company and people to make them conscious about situation. It’s so sad and disappointing see that kind of censorship…

  • Tony F.

    Don’t worry man, you may not like FFXIII for wathever reason suits you, I’m cool with that. The thing that makes me crazy is people that don’t like stuff AND thinks other people shouldn’t enjoy that piece of work – an argument I hear every time a new instalment is presented. And the sad part is – in the MOST part there’s no reason for it besides “oh, it’s different, now it sucks” (or people just can’t make their idea clear).

  • Brutal2d

    I always try to find reasons why people do not like or not like certain things, but that’s only if they provide reasons that could make me understand their viewpoint. It’s all about taste really.

    I loved FFX, it’s one of my favorites. Not everyone will agree with me. Sure, Tidus was obnoxious. BUT in defense of FF13 there WERE good things in that game, I am not saying that game was so horrible I regret the moment I picked it up. But putting it on scale to a game like FFX, just didn’t do it for me. And that’s how sequels regardless of being story or it’s own origin will always be judged by.

    If a game fails to impress me in terms of “evolving” from core design to story, even graphic wise. I have good things to say about FF13, but as a part of the FF series? Not very good.

  • Brutal2d

    I could easily write an essay on why I dislike FF13, but for the sake of this thread and mods. I shall not.

  • Tony F.

    Oh, I’m certain you could! As I said before, I’m cool with that. I just can’t deal with people saying “I don’t like it, and you shouldn’t either”, and it doesn’t seems to be your argument, right? ;P

  • Tony F.

    “It’s all about taste really.”

    Nailed it. I’d love if people could understand this, but noooo, instead they hop in the hate bandwagon LOL

  • Brutal2d

    No, I was however questioning why you would like something that I do not enjoy. We are always judging people regardless we all know they like it because “opinions”

  • Tony F.

    I dunno, why shouldn’t I?! ¯(°_o)/¯

    Maybe different upbringing, the time when we meet the franchise, what were our expectations and what they’re now, our references back and then… even taste/”opinion”. There’s space for every kind of niche, we shouldn’t be crazy because someone may like a game we loathe.

    (BTW, English is not my first language, so I’m aware I may be dragging this argument longer than needed because I’m not beeing clear about my point of view. Sorry for any hideous mistake, too, lol!)

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