Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster is 70 percent complete

Plus, why the PS Vita version is a dual release.

March 26, 2013 / 07:50 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Famitsu this week has new tidbits on Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster

As previously confirmed, both games will boast their International edition content. For Final Fantasy X, specifically, that means Japanese voices (in Japan, at least).

The pre-rendered movies from the PS2 version will be upgraded to high-definition, and the sound quality has been enhanced. Characters and enemies have seen texture quality upgrades, too. (Gee, thanks for the info, Famitsu!)

According to the magazine, what Shinji Hashimoto showed during the PS Vita live stream last month was a low polygon version of a battle scene.

But  how did Final Fantasy X HD Remaster‘s creation come about? It was when Square met with some of the voice actors again during the making of Final Fantasy Type-0 on PSP. Character designer Tetsuya Nomura negotiated with various people and the result was, “Ok, let’s do it!” But at the time, Square Enix staff members were devoted to the Final Fantasy XIII project, so it wasn’t possible right away.

Many questions have been raised surrounding the PS Vita version—mainly, “Why is it a dual release versus the PlayStation 3′s single release?” The answer to that is capacity. A PS Vita game card does not have enough space to hold both games.

But the PS Vita version is apparently more beautiful than the PlayStation 3 version, thanks to the handheld’s vivid OLED screen. Very beautiful, in fact.

Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster is currently 70 percent complete. It is due out for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita this year in North America, Europe, and Japan.

Thanks, Game Nyarth.

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  • Richard Tooth

    Looking forward to this :-)

  • Gaara D.Dragon

    you know what, lot’s of people are actually shocked when they learn that the story of ff xiii they so easily dismiss -because it was “complicated”- was done by the same people that did the now highly anticipated ff x

    every last ff is the worst ff. same ol story since ff ix in 1999.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      FFX and 13 had the same director,not world,story or character creators.

      • funkzillabot

        No they weren’t. Hironobu Sakaguchi Created FF1 – 10. Anything thing after that, is done by some other guy.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          Sakaguchi did not create 1-10.

          • funkzillabot

            Um…YEAH, he did.

            • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

              The story for FF7 was Nomura,sakaguchis idea was a 1990′s new york detective story.Look it up,it was pretty interesting.

              • funkzillabot

                The story of FF7 was done by Sakaguchi after the death of him mother. Hense the story of Jenova. If you are a Final Fantasy Fan…..how do you NOT know this?

              • funkzillabot

                The story of FF7 was done by Sakaguchi after the death of him mother. Hense the story of Jenova. If you are a Final Fantasy Fan…..how do you NOT know this?

                • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                  “Hironobu Sakaguchi originally planned for the story to take place in New York in the year 1999, and as such, the original script of Final Fantasy VII, which was written by Sakaguchi, was completely different from the finished product. Tetsuya Nomura recalled how Sakaguchi “wanted to do something like a detective story.” The first part of the story involved a “hot blooded” character named “Detective Joe” -_-

              • funkzillabot
    • http://profiles.google.com/dnlblue Daniel blue

      The difference between a complicated story and a convoluted one is that the former makes sense when you take your time to put the pieces together. FFX’s story is not the easiest to digest, especially by the end, but XIII’s plot is something else entirely – it leaves basic information out of the main plot in order to make the story look as cryptic as possible, and still manages to screw up by contradicting its own fiction multiple times up to the very end.

      • http://twitter.com/AnthonyFoster5 Anthony Foster

        paradoxes explain all.

      • funkzillabot

        Really? FFX Is one of the most straight forward stories lines, that can be do. Complete with two plot twist and one very large misdirection. Classic.

      • funkzillabot

        Really? FFX Is one of the most straight forward stories lines, that can be do. Complete with two plot twist and one very large misdirection. Classic.

    • funkzillabot

      No. People dismissed FF13, because the game play was stupid. No “true” RPG fan likes walking down (pretty) corridors for 50 damn hours. If you hate FF10, then what are you worried about? This doesn’t involve you at all.

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    Thank you Nomura you glorious beast.

  • new_tradition

    lol, I love the fact that Nomura started the process. It’s not enough he’s busy with other stuff, but he goes and negotiates some other projects on the side xD

  • https://www.facebook.com/soulsacrificedelta 新阿修羅(ShinAsura)

    It was also said that for the VITA they’re going to be using two cartridges for each game due to the games size

    • Sevyne

      No, not two cartridges for each game. Two cartridges all together. As in, FFX on one and FFX-2 on another.

  • Noctionus

    So that means Versus is at 30 percent. Flack yeah!… :S

    • LordKaiser

      It’s possible that Versus is nearly finished and no one knows.

    • funkzillabot

      There is NO Versus 13. Let it go.

  • PrinceHeir

    woah i didn’t know the Final Fantasy Type-0 had most of the cast from FFX O___O

    also despite being confirmed for international edition, what about The Last Mission and Eternal Calm?

    i haven’t heard about them talking about The Last Mission content?

    i just hope Eternal Calm is a prologue before the opening of FFX-2 integrated seamlessly :)

  • Freesun4

    “Square met with some of the voice actors again during the making of Final Fantasy Type-0 on PSP.”

    Wait so they rerecord the dialogue?! Get the English cast do the same!

    • http://twitter.com/tofuhomie bob bartelli

      Maybe, or maybe they were just sorting the legal side of re-using their performances. I think it will probably be the latter, I don’t expect the English version to have re-recorded voices anyway, they’ll probably just remaster the back-ups of the original audio before everything was mixed and compressed for the PS2 version.

      • http://twitter.com/gogotwit Gojira Twit

        They’d have to do new voices for some of the extra International content which was never localized. I suppose they could leave it all in Japanese, but this is Square-Enix we’re talking about.

    • DemonShadowX

      I’m probably mistaken, seeing as I haven’t delved deep into it, but wasn’t FFX-2 International all voiced in English? That could explain the reason they rerecorded the dialogue.

  • Freesun4

    “Character designer Tetsuya Nomura negotiated with various people and the result was, ‘Ok, let’s do it!’”

    HERE WE GO! LETS PARTY!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZO2vcIb2Yc

  • http://twitter.com/GematsuZero Zero

    They should meet up again and make Type-0 HD. Then bring it to the west. Please?

    Moving on… I’m really looking forward to playing FFX again. =)

    • Freesun4

      For HD Type 0 could even be expanded considering it almost reached PSP’s limits.

      • http://twitter.com/GematsuZero Zero

        True. I’d just really like to see the game get localized.

    • https://www.facebook.com/soulsacrificedelta 新阿修羅(ShinAsura)

      Well hopefully the new CEO has a global view, he should based off their results. It said that sales in North America and in Europe where FF is huge were low

    • Kurisu Makise

      Couldn’t have said it better. I’ve also gotta ask though, despite the capacity issue, why couldn’t they release two game cards for FFX and FFX-2 HD for Vita? Surely Sony would have let that slide. Dual releasing this seems strange in that regard. I have a feeling X-2′s sales aren’t going to be as high on Vita…

    • LordKaiser

      FFXII HD bundled with Type-0 HD.

    • Guest

      FFXII bundled With Type-0 all in HD.

  • http://www.guidingtech.com/ Alvaro Bernedo

    “But the PS Vita version is apparently more beautiful than the PlayStation 3 version, thanks to the handheld’s vivid OLED screen. Very beautiful, in fact.”

    Nice, can’t wait!

    • http://twitter.com/AnthonyFoster5 Anthony Foster

      Well yea, based on that logic Vita has more “beautiful” games then any other system ever, including PS4.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    So this is Nomura’s idea?
    He’s genius to take the initiative. Hopefuly we can get Type-0 HD and FFXII HD.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dnlblue Daniel blue

    These two remasters deserve to be reddubed. The original FFX had some great voices, but they desynced constantly and there was quite a bit of overacting in places, which tighter direction could easily fix.

    • http://twitter.com/AnthonyFoster5 Anthony Foster

      Or just give the game proper lip-syncing tech. It didn’t really exist when the game first came out, but these days any company can get access to software like Face Robot.

  • Adam Clark

    I can’t wait!! :D

  • JoeDaniel

    man, seriously, this is the most excited I’ve been for a game in a long time!

  • LordKaiser

    Game Stop gave me $28 for FFX,KH1&2 so I’m ok now and ready.

  • LordKaiser

    For some reason I keep opening this page.

  • Richard Bao Tran

    70% done? alright!

  • funkzillabot

    Why are they doing FFX-2, did anyone actually ask for X-2? The ONLY thing I care about is FFX. X-2 can suck it.