The Original Final Fantasy VI Makes Its Debut In Europe


Europe got to play Final Fantasy VI on the PlayStation, and on the Gameboy Advance in the form of Final Fantasy VI Advance, but they never got the original SNES game. Now, it’s finally making its debut on the Virtual Console this week for 900 Wii Points.


Last year at E3, we had a chance to ask Square Enix producer, Shinji Hashimoto, about a remake of Final Fantasy V and VI for the Nintendo DS.


Hashimoto had initially stated that there were “technical problems” with Final Fantasy V and VI being remade on the DS, and we were keen to find out what he meant.


“As you saw from Nintendo’s press conference yesterday, there is new hardware coming out,” Hashimoto replied to us. “We knew that was coming. We had to make decisions understanding that there were hardware changes in the near future and where want to put our resources.”


He followed up by saying: “Rather than creating [Final Fantasy] V or VI for the current DS, we want to take a look to see how 3DS does, how it evolves, and then make a decision.”

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.