Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD full scan surfaces
posted on 03.20.13 at 08:49 AM EST by (@salromano)
Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster out this year in Japan.

A full scan of Weekly Jump’s latest Final Fantasy X HD preview has come out.

This is the same magazine that confirmed yesterday’s news of the PlayStation 3 version shipping not only with the International edition of X, but with X-2 International, as well. The full Japanese title looks to be Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster.

On PS Vita, as detailed yesterday, both games will ship separately.

The game is scheduled for a 2013 release in Japan. Prices have yet to be announced.

Thanks, @Kazu4281.

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish Demolish

    OMG, i Never ever play X & X-2 .. !
    im So Lucky :D

    • Kurisu Makise

      Sad to say it’s Toriyama’s best ;-; X being superior Story wise, X-2 with a really nice battle system. Though if you like good turn based combat, X is probably going to be the experience, it’s good and I loved all the elements of it.

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        Thank everyone except toriyama for all the good in X,blame him for X-2

        • Kurisu Makise

          I have to give him credit for the storyline at least, besides X-2’s battle system was fun, should I really blame Toriyama for that?

          • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

            He didnt do the combat,he just did all the story of X-2,the story of X was done by 4ish people .

            • Kurisu Makise

              Correction: Toriyama is the Director of X-2, Writers are:
              Kazushige Nojima and Daisuke Watanabe.
              For Final Fantasy X, the credits go:

              Director: Toriyama, Writer: Kazushige Nojima. Source on that’s FFX Scenario Ultimania.

              In addition, here’s just how important Toriyama was to FFX:

              “Motomu Toiyama had the biggest and most important role out of all the staff working on Final Fantasy X and he was regarded by Kitase as the main director of the game.[3]Toriyama was responsible for every single event scene in Final Fantasy X and also the pacing and flow of the entire game. He was also a scenario writer and wrote all the character development for the party members. He also wrote the romance between Tidus and Yuna that unfolded over the course of the game.” Source is still FFX Scenario Ultimania.

              I know it’s popular to hate on Toriyama right now after FFXIII but this was the man whom wrote a lot of the cool scenarios for FFVII as well. So I do believe he can still return to greatness…I just prefer Nomura by a good country green mile xD!

              • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                Ive been hating on him for longer then 13,as for the credit Kitase and Nomura made much of the world and characters,all Toriyama did was direct it under superviosn while being controlled.With X-2 and 13 he had more control and yo can see the results.

                Toriyama can make good things,if he is controlled.

                • Kurisu Makise

                  I admit he had “supervision” but Nomura really didn’t do much. Kitase sure, of course…as Kitase is his mentor/the guy whom basically sponsored him. That doesn’t change what he did and how he did it, as described in my source. The elements he did were well done and I appreciate that quality. But ugh if I defend Toriyama anymore I’ll feel weird so yeah.

                  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                    Nomura actually made the world designed it and created the characters :

                    Like I said Toriyama is a director and when controlled is ok,but given freedom he goes to far…

  • Help! Patchy is choking!

    The Vita games better not have absurd pricing.

  • Potionzmaster

    Wow Tidus’s face has improved quite a bit!
    Can’t wait for some colored, more detailed screens :D

  • PrinceHeir

    they actually trying to make Tidus face more like his original artwork.

    i hope we get his Dissidia outfit as bonus!!!

    also a comparison of “Tidus” :)

    http://i46.tinypic.com/28cdglw.jpg

    http://i47.tinypic.com/20fat75.jpg

    http://i45.tinypic.com/syqd8k.jpg

    • Valefor0

      OMG how fucking ugly Tidus looks on those pics. I dont want them to change anything! Leave tidus the way he was! Not like one of those fucking emo FF13 style gay shit

  • TensaiBaka

    The Images look amazing, they have used alot of sharp textures. I Like It.
    Also i’d really love a trailer! :D

  • sherimae1324

    its good to know this game will finally be released ^_^

  • Azuardo

    Impressive! I had to wonder where they’d take Tidus with this because in CG scenes he always had much more of an Asian look about him. But his art and in-game models were more Western. Looks like they’re going with the Western look. Either way is fine – this is going to be awesome.

    Just seeing that logo with both X and X-2 on there makes things so much sweeter!

    • Azuardo

      lol okay, I’ve seen someone saying they actually think he looks more Asian in the new model. I guess I can see it. But I still feel he looks a bit more akin to his Western art design than his Asian CG model. I guess we’ll just have to wait for more clearer screens!

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Ehh, FFX is one of my favorite games so I’m not really liking the new look to Tidus. Looks better in the PS2 version.

    • Richard Tooth

      It does look a little darker then the PS2 one. Could just be the scans :-) fingers crossed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Obb/100001994017630 Bob Obb

      I don’t think I like the new look either. Need a clearer pic but it doesn’t necessarily look more detailed

    • Rynn21

      Agreed. It looks more like they took off half his face to me. Hopefully
      the scans are just skewed, because he looks too unfamiliar there. No one
      wants to find out they’re experiencing anything other than nostalgia. I do like that they’re bundling the games together though. I just don’t want them messing with a good thing.

  • Elvick

    I’m more curious what random NPCs in cutscenes will look like than the main characters. xD

  • Richard Tooth

    I remember reading that the game won’t be remastered, just made to look HD. Did I imagine reading that? :-)

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      I think what you remember reading is that the game won’t be remade, but instead remastered.

      • Richard Tooth

        Ahh! I see :-). Thanks for clearing that up for me. Still, all the time they took, I was expecting it to be remade, but never mind.. At least its being re-released :)

  • fyi1191

    Tidus’s new look. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA – HAA!
    Zanarkand looks the same.

  • MrRobbyM

    It looks like they just cleaned Tidus up and gave him a slightly less cartoony look by looks of his hair. Not bad.

  • DarthBrian

    On other forums I’ve seen people complaining about Tidus’ new look. But it looks to me like they’re just trying to match up the in-game model with the CG model.

    (***SPOILERS***)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFQPX0PGHts
    (***SPOILERS***)

    • Freesun4

      Expect Rikku to go through the same. I remember that when I first played this game with my sister we went “What?!” when we saw Rikku in a CGI scene.

  • Solomon_Kano

    That logo. Yes.

  • Fango

    Suprised they actually cleaned up the actual 3d models… i thought it was just gonna be the same old hd port rendered in higher res

    • surakian

      The fact this is all internally done is already a big difference from most HD remasters. They used updated models in Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX so it is definitely nice to know this is looking to be a trend for remasters by SE.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Now lets see if they cleaned up the low poly, low res herky jerky animated NPC’s that move like they are on fast forward

  • surakian

    I am really happy to see Tidus’ new model. His face is much more masculine with less baby fat on them, and the more asian features make him look closer to his CG model. That is great because the transition between in-game to CG was jarring at times.

    • KnifeAndFork

      still…..gonna miss Caucasian Meg Ryan Tidus. His face made me laugh in some scenes

      • fallen

        Meg Ryan Tidus will always live on in our hearts.

        I love that I’m not the only one who noticed their similarity.

        • fallen

          Lol what’s with the negs? Did we have some visitors from Siliconera?

  • Juuu

    X-2 was actually my very first Final Fantasy game [the dress sphere system reminded me of magical girl henshin scenes, lol] but sadly, I never finished it nor X. I’m looking forwards to picking them up in HD and getting through ‘em both this time, and reliving a whole bunch of memories! c:

  • new_tradition

    Oh my, Tidus. Look at you ♥

    Damn it, just when I think I know the version I’m gonna buy, I see some new stuff to impress me. Urgh….Screw it, I’ll probably buy both the PS3 and Vita version of FFX eventually >_>

  • Barrit

    Awesome! I thought it was only going to have X, but I missed out on X, X-2, and XII. Now all I will need is XII!

  • http://twitter.com/GematsuZero Zero

    Funny story – I never actually played FFX-2. I was working at gamestop around the time the game released. I purchased the game with the limited edition guide one night. My sister had borrowed my FFX and was just finishing it up.

    It just so worked out that she was over when I was off work and had time to play. I just allowed her to play the game, while I watched. I pretty much watched my sister finish the entire game, lol. She asked to borrow it and I didn’t mind, I was just getting into FF11 back then anyways. I think she still has the game someplace, but I still have the guide in my closet. xD

    I suppose this might finally be my chance to play X-2. I’ll gladly play FFX again, but playing X-2 will kinda be like a new experience for me. I remember bits and pieces of it, but I didn’t actually play it for more than a few hours.

  • Valefor0

    Tidus look weird on that picture. I dont want them to change anything! Leave tidus the way he was! Not like one of those fucking emo FF13 style gay shit