Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Comes To North America In March

By Spencer . November 18, 2013 . 1:21am

ffx_x2_angled_limited_edition_artSquare Enix announced Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will be available in North America on March 18, 2014 for PlayStation 3. Just like Japan, that’s a month after Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII’s release.


Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will cost $39.99 and pre-orders will be upgraded to a limited edition which has special cover artwork and a concept art book. Both remastered games are the International versions with extra content like Final Fantasy X’s Eternal Calm storyline and The Last Mission for Final Fantasy X-2.


While Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will be released on Vita, this information is just for the PS3 version. Square Enix says details about the Vita version will be announced later on.


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Standard package art (left), limited edition package art (right)


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  • DAT Bird From DAT Cage


    SE NA promised a “Winter release”. I guess promises from SE these days are worth as much as a fart in the ocean.

    So when’s the Vita version coming? Summer 2014? Lol…

    “It gives me great pleasure to announce that Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is officially launching this winter.”

    It gives me great pleasure to announce that I will not be purchasing your game this Spring. Because March for me, clearly, doesn’t feel like Winter. Not if its days before Spring.

    Exploiting technical and arbitrary advantages inherent in this “calender/season” system in order to garner anticipation for a release date that is now clearly revealed to be NOT in the spirit of Winter DOES NOT resonate with the fans – all should know and see through this

    • Wait what

      Games get delayed. It happens.

    • delmar

      technically winter season begins December 21st and ends on March 19th. So SE didn’t really lied, they never specified which of the 3 months of winter they were going to actually release the game.

      • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

        Being technical doesn’t really resonate with fans and consumers who are looking forward to this game

        • Brutal2D

          So what you’re saying is: It’s their fault you assumed Christmas?

          • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

            No but I feel violated by this nontechnical breach
            I feel hurt and taken advantaged of
            I feel that the release date isn’t made in the spirit of Winter but exploited a technical and arbitrary calendar/season system in order to create anticipation that clearly fails to deliver

          • Brutal2D

            You should probably not buy it then.

            Oh wait, you will anyways. Welcome to the consumer world.

          • Ereek

            You probably should get used to this. This is no different than when developers say “summer” and games get released in late August. It’s quite common.

          • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

            No there is a difference
            Winter means snow, means cold, means sitting in the comfort of your home around the fireplace while playing the games you love

            Winter compared to Spring
            Summer compared to Autumn

            There could not have been a more poignant contrast between such seasons for the former as compared to the latter

          • Brutal2D

            No winter means the planet is furthest away in rotation with the sun. That doesn’t mean there has to be snow.

            And most parts of the US still have cold days in march.

            How old are you? This is general knowledge.

          • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

            Face value

          • Brutal2D

            That’s a cute way of telling me you refuse to admit how young you are.

          • DAT Bird From DAT Cage


          • Brutal2D


          • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

            I see

          • Brutal2D

            Good, here I was assuming that you don’t understand ANYTHING. I mean….not even knowing about how seasons work…man, what the hell are they teaching you in school? Clearly not how seasons work.

          • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

            You misread

          • Brutal2D

            Yes, I assumed you were mildly retarded. I apologize. You’re just clearly uneducated.

          • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

            So it has come down to the level of insidious personal insults?

            I see that there is nothing more that needs to be said

          • Brutal2D

            It’s not an insult.

            What else do you call someone who does not know how seasons work? Surely not a scholar.

          • Loli Summoner

            No need to Insult really man,and this is so way off topic its silly XD

          • Brutal2D

            It’s fine. Nothing of value will be lost.

          • Gabi López Ramírez

            You do have something to apologize for and it doesn’t have a thing to do with Roaring FanBoy. Calling someone retarded because they don’t agree with you? Inexcusable and childish.

          • Actually, the planet doesn’t get further away from the sun; the axis just tilts so that winter for the northern hemisphere is Nov-March (or whatever months), which is summer for the southern hemisphere. One axis is always tilted toward the sun, the other away, but it’s the tilt, not the distance.

          • LightZero

            Grow up. Video games companies don’t owe you a damn thing. Either you accept that or move on.

    • Brutal2D

      You do realize March is part of winter….right? And it falls 2 days before Spring begins….

      You sure you want to keep going with this?

      • DAT Bird From DAT Cage


        • Brutal2D

          By all means continue.

          I enjoy watching ignorance in it’s prime form.

          • DAT Bird From DAT Cage


          • Brutal2D


      • Detrimont

        winter is December, January and February.
        March is the first month of Spring…

        • Brutal2D

          Ironically, winter starts at the END of Dec (21st)

          March 20th is the first day of spring.

          It’s okay to be wrong, it’s another to feed lies to others.

          • Detrimont

            that’s not what i learned. plus i’m in the southern hemisphere…

          • Brutal2D

            Then this release date does not even apply to you

    • Ethan_Twain

      Tearaway is the one and only big Vita release this holiday season.

      I don’t think it’s what the Vita needs. It’s a new IP, I haven’t seen marketing for it yet, it’s in a genre that’s WAY out of fashion these days (colorful mascot platforming? From someone but Nintendo?), and Little Big Planet, the developer’s previous project, is super divisive. Some love it, some hate it. Not the strongest pedigree to have. Oh yeah, and it’s launching at the same time as every other giant game this holiday.

      On the other hand, it looks freaking fantastic. But that’s not enough, it never is.

      • Ereek

        Considering the type of games the Vita’s western audience likely prefers, I’d say Ys could be considered a “big” release.

      • Trinity

        I’m looking forward to Tearaway. I preordered the game back when its original release date was September. As for Ys…my poor wallet.

    • Dark Zerato

      If you watch jp anime you will get used to their season term. Winter is from Jan – Mar, spring April- June, summer Jul-Sep, fall Oct-Dec

    • Herok♞

      They said winter its coming out in winter, just because you associate certain things with it doesn’t mean that had to fit the bill, is the game coming out in winter yes it is, whether its the first or the last day its still winter

  • Wait what

    That special edition cover is beautiful.

  • Dat Real Emotion, Gets me So Hyped!

  • Randgriz

    Winter release, sure

  • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

    Bloody hell that spoilers

  • Tatsuya Fabre


  • Virevolte

    The cover for the limited edition is incredibly pretty.

  • Rob Hestar

    But I Want it now :(

  • new_tradition

    I thought January at worst, but March? xD

    If I didn’t have such a massive backlog, this would’ve pissed me off. Though because of the massive backlog, I can’t reasonably afford to restart my FFXIV sub during this “dry period” for SE games I’m interested in anyways…

    • Brutal2D

      You would of been pissed off that a re-release of a 12 year old game? How does that work exactly?

      • new_tradition

        Well it’s something I’m personally anticipating, so old or not, I want it. Not that hard to work out really.

        Heck, I bought Persona 3 three times, and each time I was hyped for it. Same with Final Fantasy IV. Bought it three times and was excited for the new stuff to experience in each release I bought.

        FFX/X-2 HD isn’t just a “re-release” of an old game though. While I played the core stories in both games years ago, for me, there’s more content in it that I never got to play through with the NA releases. It’s more than just replaying a game in high-rez for me (although admittedly, that doesn’t hurt ;D)

        • Brutal2D

          You’re anticipating for a re-release of a game that is 12 years old with the only difference is visuals?

          “FFX/X-2 HD isn’t just a “re-release” of an old game though. While I played the core stories in both games years ago, for me, there’s more content in it that I never got to play through with the NA releases”

          You didn’t miss a single thing. It’s really not that big of a deal.

          • new_tradition

            Nah, it’s okay, I’ll decide for myself. Thanks for the input though.

          • Brutal2D

            Lmao, you really want to pay 40 bucks for literally 20 extra minutes of stuff?

            And by stuff I mean a few minutes of cutscenes/a few fights that are not even as any different than a common enemy?

          • Tienron

            it’s his money, but thank you for the input anyway though.

          • Brutal2D

            Thank you for your input about my input directed to someone else.

            Anything else you’d like to be noticed about?

          • Tienron

            nah, it;s ok thanks :) you’re free to move along.

          • Lynx

            To be blunt, you’re acting like a dick.

            Yes, people are excited for new content that has never been released in English. I mean, hard to believe, isn’t it?
            Yes, people are willing to pay for new content.
            Yes, people are willing to pay for a near graphic remake.

            People do it all the time with video games. Rereleases are part of video games. Period.
            It also allows more people to experience it. Isn’t that a good thing?

          • Brutal2D

            Anything else redundant you’d like to point out? Because it seems nothing is getting past you!

            “that guy is replying pretty snarky! I must tell him how wrong he is! By duty of the internet!”

            Stop, you’re embarrassing yourself. Unless you want the attention from me, then by all means continue.

          • Lynx

            Thank you for proving my point.

            You really are acting like a dick.
            Is it because people don’t agree with you?

          • Brutal2D

            What gave it away? The fact I admitted it?

            Do your friends call you eagle eyes?

            Also, you clearly want the attention from me. So let’s continue shall we?

            I’m usually not so generous to give attention to someone such as yourself. But I’m feeling in a giving mood.

            Edit: I can edit my comments later too with tacked on stuff as well.

            It’s the internet, no one agrees with anyone. Only when their feelings and ego gets hurt.

          • JustThisOne

            Let’s not be abrasive about this. Why are you even sticking around here and commenting on all of these? I don’t understand why you’re picking fights where there are none.

            There are snarky comments, sure, and that’s fine. But you really cross the border and become rude at times. We can talk all nice-like and still get a discussion going.

          • Brutal2D

            “Let’s not be abrasive about this. Why are you even sticking around here and commenting on all of these? I don’t understand why you’re picking fights where there are none.”

            Because I want to, duh. Also, I did not start anything. It’s not my fault people want to reply to me. That is their own doing. Just like this is yours.

            “There are snarky comments, sure, and that’s fine. But you really cross the border and become rude at times. We can talk all nice-like and still get a discussion going”

            Or you could, ignore me? Gasp! What a concept!

          • Gabi López Ramírez

            With that mentality and you hawking over the comment sections of Siliconera, it’s no wonder people perceive you as a nuisance.
            Give others the ability to reply without “hurting their ego.” This is respect, also found on the cluttered, dusty side of the internet.

      • To be clear, you’re denouncing new_tradition’s hypothetical anger. How does that work?

        Do you want to discuss why Square’s releasing a “next-gen remake” for a last-gen system or are you just trolling? Because it looks like it was largely a mistake for you to scroll down to the comments of this article and say “why you want play remake Nehhhhh” over and over as if everyone still has a 13-year-old PS2 sitting around.

  • NightzeroAX

    Winter my ass. Not really surprised. Well at least now I can preorder this at a later date.

    • Brutal2D

      March 18th IS during winter.

      Seriously, would it kill you kids to learn about calenders?

      • NightzeroAX

        When I think march I think of early spring but whatever.

        • Brutal2D

          Spring starts on the 20th, so you were not off. Just by 20 days. “The more you know”

          • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

            A mere technical victory

          • Brutal2D

            Only winners of war may write the history books for tomorrow.

  • Dark Zerato

    I see SE is doing a great work in their cover art lately.

  • School Idol Addict

    Will the game be included in the artbook like with KH 1.5 ?

    • Detrimont

      limited edition does include an artbook

      • School Idol Addict

        No i mean if the game will be in the artbook like with KH 1.5 limited edition.
        I didn’t like that the game cd was in the artbook in KH 1.5

        • Detrimont

          no idea then

        • Anime10121

          Me neither, and I also hope their separate…I feared for the life of my disc when trying to peal Kingdom Hearts from that “artcase” D:

  • Unlimax

    Oh i miss the golden age of gaming ~
    BTW Awesome game cover for the limited edition , they should have marketing the game with this cover .

    • JustThisOne

      The LE is pretty nice.

      I kinda wish they adjusted the X side for the standard edition though. xD The horizon’s tilted, so now the water looks suddenly sideways.

    • Longsun_Zhao

      Golden Age? You mean the pre-NES days?

  • I don’t mind the wait at all. Just happy to get a released date actually lol. I might even have to buy both the Standard and Limited Editions because the cover art is beautiful =^_^=

    • Thrasher429

      I really like both versions too. In a perfect world the LE cover would be a slip case with the SE underneath….that or a reversible cover.

  • Demeanor

    Why do you have to force me to buy the LE, Y??? XD

  • Go2hell66

    No date for the vita version

    SE im tired of your shenanigans

    • Ric Vazquez

      I know, so much hype but at the same time so much rage! And they release date is not in winter like they said -_-

    • JuhRo

      It seriously is the most tiring thing… :/ Excitement brewed for this game for me late already… I found out about it in March– and now that I’ve found out it’s getting the backburner, lazy treatment.. and pushed back to oblivion… It’s kind of ridiculous..

  • Loli Summoner

    Yuna and Tidus are the best couple in FF <3 When they first kissed, ah them emotions XD

  • Shippoyasha

    It hurts to wait but I’d rather wait than the games to get lost in the Holiday shuffle and get cannibalized by other game releases. I’m a tad bit more worried about the Vita versions being pushed even further back as I’m more interested in that version personally.

    • Me too. Wonder if they still plan to punch us in the crotch by selling them separately for $40 each.

  • Randy Marsh

    March 18, 2014?…. Meh I don’t care, my wallet is going to need a break after the RPG infected February to come before it. Later than expected, but at least we now have a release date.

    • jujubee88

      This is true.

      Hopefully, by the time VITA TV comes to the US, I will be able to afford to pick up the hardware with X and X-2 for VITA. ^_^

      Also, I’m not sure what square needs to make a vita localization effort “later on” when they can literally just patch in script between the PS3 and VITA versions.

      • Quacker

        Wouldnt it be cheaper and better looking to get the games and a ps2?

  • Monterossa

    SE delayed it for Lightning Returns….

    • Brutal2D

      Imagine that, they delay a 12 year old game for their newer project…

      Clearly only a madman would do such a thing!

      Gather to pitch forks and torches! How dare they try to make money with a newer product over their reworked port!

    • PhoenixDownX99

      I think so too. Maybe it’s because of the Yuna outfit for Lightning which I assume will be included as a DLC code in the X/X-2 Remaster.

  • Cyberjin

    I knew it wasn’t coming out this winter and year lol

    • Brutal2D


      March 18th is still winter….

      • Cyberjin

        not in Europe, winter ends in february

      • JustThisOne

        I wouldn’t argue too much on the technicalities of that. To many people, March is on the verge of spring. It just seems a bit trivial.

        I’d just say it got a little delayed and pushed to this date. It’s something that happens often. To be honest, when they said winter release, I expected it for the holidays as well. It’s just a general association.

        • Brutal2D

          Of course it is. What is shocking to me how everyone is flipping their desks over in foaming rage of a re-release enhanced port of a 12 year old game WHILE they still kept their world on it still being in winter.

          Most games this year are pushed to 2014, and the year before that everything in 2012 was pushed to 2013.

          Welcome to video games folks!

          • JustThisOne

            Ehh, I’m not really sure about foaming rage. Perhaps something more like cynicism? I think that’s inevitable now, considering SE’s reputation – so comments like these will show up even when it’s unwarranted.

            But most of the posts I see on here are more about the cover art or excitement anyway, so not thaaat many people are peeved.

          • Brutal2D

            I like how you’re being technical about me being technical about the technicality of the situation at hand.

            Totally doesn’t look hypocritical at all.

          • JustThisOne

            I’m glad you like it, I suppose. :> I don’t mind being hypocritical in this case. I’m not really making criticisms, I just thought I’d make a statement on what I think about the cynical parts of the fanbase.

          • Brutal2D

            You should always never separate the terms “cynical” from “fanbase”. For they are as unpredictable as the sea itself. Violent, irrational, heartless one moment. Enduring, kind, assertive and supportive the next.

          • Scott McCoy

            Always never?

          • MrSirFeatherFang

            I’ve read all of your posts here. You’ve been stirring up nothing but trouble for no reason. Banned

  • potatoes

    There’s an extended version of that trailer floating around Youtube and my god, they actually did it. They fixed Tidus’s face! Damn I’m so excited for this again.

    I see some people arguing about the release date but I take it as a good sign. Hopefully it means they’ll properly localize it and incorporate real lip syncing for the western release.

  • YAY!! :D

  • I can wait until March. I prefer the standard edition art. XD

  • Masa

    Want that limited edition, MUST HAVE THAT EDITION!

  • Ric Vazquez

    I’m ultra hyped but at the same time rage! The release date is not on winter like they said but also no news on the vita version -_-

  • KingGunblader

    I was afraid of this. Dunno if I’ll have time for X/X-2 HD with Lightning Returns, Bravely Default, and Symphonia Chronicles in the weeks beforehand. Knowing me, I’ll make it work though.

  • TrueDefault

    I’m loving that cover, Tidus looks like a beautiful… girl.

    • TheExile285


  • Vesperion

    That cover almost makes me not even care that it’s coming out in march

  • roydgriffin

    If the Vita Version doesn’t make it out of Japan again, I’m gonna rage. And I’m a very calm, friendly person.

    • TheExile285

      Western release is already confirmed for Vita.

      • roydgriffin

        Phew, thanks!^^

      • leingod

        Still, it’s completely neglected from this announcement, so I wouldn’t hold my breath until we get a release date.

  • MrRobbyM

    The limited edition cover art is their best cover art for a Final Fantasy game in a long time, imo.

  • Savage Sui ♥

    Dat limited edition cover *w* Do want, do want baaaad~

  • Dang its a bit far away but I will endure this I must.

  • ヴィンチェンゾ Vincenzo

    Pretty disappointed by the complete lack of news about the release infos of PS Vita version: Japan is already getting a retail special edition, while Europe has still to wait whether it will come out in a physical format or not, and the promise of further details “in the near future” is not enough. It’s so unfair, as I don’t think we deserve this treatement.

  • PhoenixDownX99

    A week after Atelier Escha & Logy gets released!? Well, my wallet is ready. I’ll have a hard time deciding on which to play though. =P

  • JonathanisPrimus

    They’ve handled the Vita versions so poorly. Square Enix acted as
    though these two PS2 ports were some sort of great display of support,
    and are effectively a test to see if the userbase will buy anything as
    long as it has a big name on it. But they’ve ensured they’re going to be
    projects of limited viability on a global scale. In Japan it launches
    on the same day as the version on a much more successful platform. At
    best we’d have the same situation play out in the west, instead it looks
    like it’ll be much worse as they’ll be PSN-only releases coming out at a
    later date. I figured these weren’t getting a retail release on Vita
    because of how non-committal the western branches have been and the $40
    PS3 price point pretty much making it impossible. No one has a done a
    $20 retail Vita release, and I figured SE weren’t insane enough to try
    charging $30 for each game. Development for this HD remaster apparently
    led on Vita, so they should have released that version at retail first
    before following up with the PS3 version a few months after. The only
    way to make this situation worse is if they didn’t release the Vita
    versions, or we find out they’re missing content and do not run well.

    • TheExile285

      The Walking Dead on Vita is $25 at Retail but you make some good points. This is ridiculous since Japan is getting both versions the same day.

  • Anime10121

    FINALLY! And I had a feeling it would be March. It was too late to release in January (no time for advertisement), LRFFXIII releases in February, so its only natural this’d come in March!

    Glad to see Last Mission’s confirmation of a localization though!

    And also, DAT BOX ART :D

  • TheExile285

    Oh look, a FFX/X-2 HD release date!

    *Sees it only for the PS3 version*

    • Trinity

      That seems to be a lot of people’s reaction today.

      • Ronldbx6

        lol I will be picking this up for PS3, I don’t have a Vita right now.

      • TheExile285

        Can you blame us? SEUSA has basically been ignoring the Vita versions after they announced the PS3 & Vita versions were getting localized.

        • Trinity

          Considering I am among you, nope not at all. You should see the comments on the PS blog.

          • TheExile285

            Ah, I see what you mean. Well at least they responded to the comments instead ignoring them.

          • Trinity

            Yeah, I just noticed that. But hey, I’m a patient person. I can wait a little while longer.

  • Gabi López Ramírez

    Definitely picking up the Limited Edition, it’s beautiful!

  • limited edition package art looks so beautiful

  • humm North America on March 18 and Eu?

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    I’m going to be so miserable if this game doesn’t make it to the West for the PSV~.

    • TheExile285

      They already confirmed that the Vita versions are getting a Western release.

      • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

        And last year they also said that FF-Type 0 was still being localized. Sorry, no dates, no trust on my end~.

        • 하세요

          I don’t recall SE ever stating that they were releasing Type-0 overseas, only “extremely high speculations.” I could be wrong, though.

  • Stuart Nisbet

    tidus looks beautiful on the new limited edition render.

  • greavah

    And when do we get it in EU? :)

  • Cannot. Wait. Glad I don’t need to pre-order this and D3 so soon, but I guess I may as well. I can’t wait for that LE~.

  • artemisthemp

    Guess that means, I won’t use the Summmoner garb in Lightning Returns

  • PersonaSpace

    While I find this news disappointing, I’m happy that we at least have a release date. I planned on swapping my save data between PS3 and Vita though, so I’m curious about the Vita’s release date.

  • leingod

    I need some info on the Vita version :( since that’s the one I’m aiming for. I bet the game will look OK on the PS3, but it should look gorgeous on the Vita… because you know, smaller screen, OLED…

  • HerosLight

    Finally a date, now all I need to know is Xillia 2’s release date and start planning how i’ll handle my money.

    Also, Limited Edition box art is a thousand times pretty than Standard. I’ll make sure to get myself LE.

  • Afternoon Intergalactic

    This made be so giddy I had to close my room door to avoid being judged. This will look great next to my ps2 versions of both games.

  • Trinity

    I’m just going to wait for the Vita versions. I’m a patient woman.

  • Ronldbx6

    Only $40 wasn’t expecting that since it came with two games. Definitely picking this up next year and I will definitely pre-order to get that free upgraded limited edition package. Awesome deal!

  • the only thing that could make the collector’s edition better would be a poster of that GORGEOUS cover art.

    and maybe some alt costumes in FFX, but that is just personal taste talking. :P

  • NANAandLIZZYfanatic

    That Limited Edition cover is BEAUTIFUL!

  • Another released date etched onto my calendar. Won’t mind pre-ordering for the LE box art ^_^

  • Let’s go Vita version! I already pre-order the PS3 one but I can’t wait for the VITA! My Vita needs some love!

  • Dagobert

    I’m having a feeling the artbook will consist of 4 pages. Anyways, the cover art of the limited edition is nice. I just wish they would make an actuall full remake of FFX and not just upscale it.

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