Final Fantasy X HD includes X-2 HD on PlayStation 3
posted on 03.19.13 at 06:42 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Buy them separately on PlayStation Vita.

Original Story: The PlayStation 3 version of Final Fantasy X HD will include both Final Fantasy X and X-2 on a single disc, according to a 2ch rumor* picked up by FF-Reunion.

On PS Vita, each title will apparently be sold separately.

Each game will also include its respective International edition content, according to the rumor. A release is planned for 2013.

* The information supposedly comes from next week’s issue of Jump. According to FF-Reunion, the poster has a proven track record with these types of leaks.

Update 10:10 a.m.: A scan has surfaced confirming the above information.

Update next day 8:49 a.m.: A full scan is out. View it here.

  • shafiq95

    cool…though i remrmbered i told mysself that x2 doesnt exist

    • Sevyne

      Why? X-2 was horrible in it’s dialogue and overall atmosphere, but it had one of the most satisfying systems in a FF game to date. It’s one of those guilty pleasure type games that is easy to hate, but can’t help but love too.

      • Elvick

        I love it, with no guilt.

        • Sevyne

          Even better! As for me, I cringe at almost every bit of dialogue, but the game is simply too fun to not like. Hell, I even recently started playing it again myself.

  • Sevyne

    If they try to sell X on Vita for the same price as the PS3 one despite cutting an entire game out I’ll be pretty pissed off. It was bad enough when Konami couldn’t even at least include Peacewalker PSP digital for the HD collection of Metal Gear. Square better not pull that nonsense as well.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Well, to be fair, MGS HD and PW HD came separately in Japan to begin with. So there just wasn’t a Vita port for PW HD since the PSP version would be playable on Vita eventually.

      • Sevyne

        Well yeah, I mean the Vita one should have had a voucher for PSP PW included. I know even the PS3 version had PW separately in Japan, but nowhere else did that. Even now the Vita ones are more expensive than the PS3 one with one less game included.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Yea, a voucher would’ve been nice. We didn’t even get the MGS1 voucher that Japan got.

      • http://www.facebook.com/sano.tony.1 Sano Tony

        to be honest with you i am not impressed with the HD graphics of FFX but i hope the cut scenes would be of crystal engine i.e. true HD

        • Solomon_Kano

          I doubt SE would put in that level of work. It’d be an unnecessary expense for what’s really just an anniversary port.

    • Dragon24680

      Vita games are generally cheaper than ps3.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Typically, but the example of MGS HD shows that’s not always the case. Though, really, that’s only because the PS3 version’s price dropped in the time it took the Vita version to release.

        • http://xcite79.1up.com Keegs79

          MGS HD PS3 version also came with 3 games instead of the Vita’s two. That is a more understandable reason why the PS3 version costed more.

          • Skeletor

            Even on Eternia “cost” can be used in both past and present tense!

            By the power of Grayskull I have to do everything around here.

          • rockman29

            They both costed $40. I bought both of them new.

      • Sevyne

        That depends. A lot of HD collections on PS3 ran for $40 instead of $60.

        Anyway; Let’s say on PS3 that this collection will run for $60; I wouldn’t mind the split on Vita so much if I can get them as some sort of bundle for that price. If I have to pay more than the PS3 version (which will definitely be the better looking one) then I kind of have a problem with that.

        • Dragon24680

          Obviously. They may sell them separately, I have no problems with that, but total pricing of X and X-2 should (almost) match ps3 version. You also have to consider that 4gb may not be enough for both games, so they are offering them separately so that they could provide day one digital for exactly the same thing.

          • Sevyne

            The 4gb thing shouldn’t be an issue, because even if the both combined exceed that amount they can still offer them separate digitally. Pretty much every HD collection gives you the option to buy them separately digital.

    • rockman29

      The PS3 version should be $40 max.

      The PS Vita version needs to cost less, but I’m not too optimistic yet.

      Had they put FF X, X-2, and XII on one disc, I’d happily pay $60 though.

      Unfortunately SE doesn’t understand how much people love their PS1 and PS2 games.

    • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

      Fucking 4GB game carts. I hope Sony will allow devs to go beyond that stupendously low (I mean, c’mon, PS3/4 have 50Gigs at their disposal). It can’t be avoided. I wouldn’t bet on a localization anyways judging by SE recent FF track record and Japanese gamers are used to exorbitant game prices.

      • Sevyne

        I could be wrong, but I thought I heard a while back that they do have an 8gb option for Vita cards now too. I’ll try to find the link again, but I know I saw it somewhere.

        I can’t find it. Maybe I’m just imagining things.

        • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

          I remember Sony stating they could increase the cart size if required (i.e. if requested by devs).

          • Sevyne

            Yeah, I do remember that. I knew it was something. It’s been driving me nuts haha.

  • Azuardo

    Hmm, I’m not getting vibes of cross-play here, which would be a big shame. If I buy the PS3 version I’d want to be able to move it to the Vita to carry on playing away from the TV but I haven’t heard any talk of this at all. Making the games separate (if true) on Vita is also a really odd decision. I always planned to get the PS3 version of FFXHD anyway but still, this seems odd.

    • Elvick

      I’ve heard that file size of saves is limited with cross save. I don’t know how big, on average, FFX save files are though.

      That’s the reason Stranger’s Wrath HD doesn’t have the feature on Vita/PS3, because they couldn’t make the saves any smaller than they already are.

      • Azuardo

        Didn’t know that. Thanks for sharing. That remains a big shame for games like this then.

  • zakou

    If this inculeds the last mission then i can die happily, i love FFX-2 because it has amazing battle system but if i missed on the last mission because it was japanese only.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Well, it says it has all the International content, so I don’t think they’d cut it.

      • zakou

        Lols i didn’t read that,thnx. I usually don’t read much into rumors.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I never got X-2, so this would justify the wait to me. I always thought it was kinda odd that they announced just the original X.

    Both being sold separately on Vita is… ehhh. I take that to mean there won’t be a physical Vita version. If true, then I’ll just do X on Vita. Rebuying both is out of the question but, if the price is right, I’ll get X on Vita as well.

    • Anime10121

      If you’ve never played X-2, then prepare for the BEST ATB system Final Fantasy has ever seen! That games battle system was godly, and the music wasnt half bad either considering it was the first “mainline” Final Fantasy without Uematsu! The plot was silly at times, but I thought it came together really good by the end. But if you like nothing else, man, DAT BATTLE SYSTEM!

      • Solomon_Kano

        I’ll sit through a silly plot if the gameplay is interesting. Wouldn’t be the first FF I’ve done it for…

        How much like X’s is it? Because X has my favorite battle system in the series.

        • Anime10121

          Well quite honestly, its nothing like X’s, as X used a turn based battle system where you can take all day planning your actions/attacks and not be penalized, however X-2′s battle system is more similar to IV-IX’s (although a LOT faster), where you have the ATB guage charging and enemies constantly attacking.

          With this game you can have party members attacking at the same time, and it also has job changes called “dress-spheres” that you can change into (which changes the characters outfits and abilities in battle! Its still the speediest multi character ATB game they’ve ever created, and my personal favorite battle system in the series!

          • Solomon_Kano

            Hm. Sounds interesting. Well, I look forward to giving it a go come X HD’s US release.

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

    Great! I never beaten both of them before only got 30 hrs into FFX and few hrs in FFX-2. God, I have a lot of unfinished game in PS2 that are halfway through the game. I have Tales of Legendia that are already 100 hrs but still haven’t beaten it yet, FFXII around 60 hrs. It sucks living in country that frequently having blackout and if you didn’t save the game after playing for few hrs, you lose the motivation to replay it.

    Thankfully it’s not an issue now, the blackout rarely occurs and I have an UPS. Really hope this is true and the reason it took so long.

  • Elvick

    I’d still buy it all if this turns out to be true, and assuming SE localized them all physically in NA. Would love to have FFX-2′s battle system on the go. Still rather have KH Collection on Vita though.

  • sherimae1324

    my head is aching, too much vita news as of today….
    i cant contain it but its fine, i like it ^_^

  • http://olet2k.blogspot.com ole

    It is a great news. I was just thinking about 10 minutes ago will be their release PS2 Final Fantasy games in HD collection in one BluRay on PS3.

  • Skeletor

    The hate for X-2 has always been nothing short of ridiculous.
    People who lack individuality and need to feel a part of something by latching onto a bandwagon.

    I managed a gamestop when X-2 came out and I remember this tubby guy who smelled like onions come in with a grumpy face, slams the game on my counter and says: “I need to return this crap. No one told me it was all about girls”.

    My response was: “Oh! You don’t like girls”.

    I did his return so he could go back to stinking up his moms basement.

    I also sicked Hordak on him.

    • xMCXx

      xD
      To be honest, I kinda enjoyed FFX-2.
      It was fun.
      And every old FF is godlike compared to FF13 and so on…

      • Verrayne

        Don’t know why people are down voting you. Guess enjoying a game and vocalising it is wrong :-/

        • MosquitoLemon

          They are probably just focusing on his jab at FF13

        • xMCXx

          They can’t handle the truth! ;D

          • Verrayne

            hah, If they ever played I-X and XII they would also think it sucks. I’ve been putting off finishing XIII for 2 years now, at the last boss but I just don’t have the enthusiasm to finish it.

      • Gina Henriquez

        I enjoyed it also. There was a few things I didn’t like but there was things that I did. I loved Shuyin. I think the game could have been better had they really put more into it.

    • yellowmage

      Hah! Oh, the catharsis.

    • MosquitoLemon

      LOL, I remember being in Gamestop one time and seeing an epic pile of used X-2s….

    • almostautumn

      I don’t know anyone who hated it who actually played it. It was just loyalists; the same case for FF12.

    • Kobracon

      Yeah I never got that either :/ I loved X-2. So what its full of girls? I LOVE girls! Plus you have an ability to watch them get nekkid for a brief second and change clothes? HELL YEAH! *turn off creepy mode*

      *ahem* but srsly it was a classic return of the job system of old FFs and I loved it for that! Nothing is more awesome than having my 3 girls in the Dark Knight job kicking ass!

  • Ritsujun

    I’m gonna get all versions.

  • Bloodios

    All the more reason for Eternal Calm to better be included as a real-time cutscene this time around. Square seriously better not side-step its inclusion. We need that to bridge the story between the two.

    • Bobby Jennings

      whats this? o:

      • Bloodios

        A bridge between the first game and the second. Originally a bonus that came with the “International” version (exclusive to Japan), it was later included together with the Unlimited Saga Collector’s Edition (exclusive to Europe) with English voices and subtitles replacing the original Japanese dubs.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    I know it has a lot of hate on it but think of it as a bonus on a single purchase… It’s not like you’re forced to play it…

    Giving more to the consumers is A-okay with me… More power to SE….

  • CrystalPulse

    Well there goes my productivity…

  • http://www.facebook.com/aly.hesham.7 Aly Hesham

    All I can say is FFX-2 is perhaps the only FF that conveys open world in the true sense of the world.Mutiple playthroughs can lead to different encounters at different points and you are free to go wherever you want from the get go.Also the world was really well developed and constructed.There is a stark contrast in the populace of spira who are now happy and out going compared to FFX(which makes alot of sense since sin has been defeated) and I like the political aspect of it.

    Gameplay (battles and including various other mini games)was varied and fantastic.Its a huge , great game.

    However , I DO NOT approve of yuna’s appearance change and some of the ridiculous pop elements almost to the point of regarding them as non cannon and merely what if scenarios :P

    • Firekitty

      What do you disapprove of, exactly? She changed her hairstyle and started dressing more appropriately to the primarily tropical climate of Spira. People go on and on about how she supposedly dressed like a tramp, but she’s quite modestly dressed compared to the average young woman in the summer.

      • Kobracon

        Thats true. I recall one dark skinned summoner who basically wore strings :/

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

    This is one of the dumber rumors and from a completely unreliable souce, I don’t know why you’re even bothering to repost it…

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Read the last paragraph of the story.

    • Sevyne

      Bet you are feeling pretty dumb right now.

  • DesmaX

    Makes sense. Sony doesnt let developers release hd remaster with only one game on disc in the west

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha
  • http://www.facebook.com/thanos.hero Thanos Hero

    This game had everything to go right, only the plot completely ruined it :(
    Better than Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 imo.

  • TensaiBaka

    Rumor Confirmed.
    Me: Sweet Jesus, thank you! :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/thanos.hero Thanos Hero

    Yay!!!

  • DarthBrian

    OMG BEST NEWS EVAR!!!!!!! O_O

  • EspadaKiller

    AWESOME NEWS!

  • http://xcite79.1up.com Keegs79

    They are just hurting potential Vita sales for the handheld itself and the games themselves by selling the Vita versions seperately. As far as im concerned, the Vita versions should come with the PS3 edition.

  • Hikaru Lighthalzen

    i hope SE make FFXIIHD too…
    graphics / gameplay and world looks amazing there..

    • Sevyne

      It would be nice to finally get the International edition of the game. The whole job system set up really changed the hell out of the game for the better, plus all of the great added content. I’d love to actually have a localized version of that.

      • http://twitter.com/GematsuZero Zero

        Yes, Please. I would love to finally get a chance to play the complete version of 12.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Oh boy. I get X-2 as well? You’re so kind, Square-Enix.

    *rolls eyes*

  • rockman29

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!

    FOR ONCE SE DOES SOMETHING I LIKE!

    DAMN STRAIGHT!

    I wish XII was on it but at least it’s more than 1 game!

  • Patton

    As soon as I read this I started playing Eternity~Memory of Lightwaves~ ^_^

  • zakou

    Confirmed!! YES!! :D YESSSSS!

  • Paul Rodriguez

    Sweet.

  • LordKaiser

    XII should be included to complete it. I have 1 question.. Are these the International versions?

    • Solomon_Kano

      Yep. Says so in the article.

      • LordKaiser

        Ok ty then I’ll buy this if localized. I hope XII is not forgotten..

        • Solomon_Kano

          We can count on this being localized, I think. We haven’t missed a numbered port yet.

          Since this was for X’s anniversary I wonder if they’ll hold out until… 2016(?) to do a XII HD? I really want to play that game again.

  • Raiyu

    I’ve never played FFX or X-2…so I’m really looking forward to it.

    Hopefully they remaster XII for PS3/Vita as well at a later point.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Much as I’m ready to play X again, the possibility of XII HD was what really made that announcement for me. And considering SE’s using the enhanced versions for their HD versions (International here, FM for KH), that would be a real treat. Always wanted to give the Zodiac job system a go.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rosalyn.byrne.9 Rosalyn Byrne

    This is a good confirmation *happy Panda*. Will getz that Vita version if it comes West.

  • new_tradition

    lol, damn it. I was going to buy the Vita version. Oh well, I guess I can keep showing my PS3 some more lovin’ ♥

    (Unless the 2 separate Vita purchases is roughly the same amount as the single PS3 purchase. Hrmm…)

    That aside, @#$% YES!!! I didn’t love FFX-2, but it was definitely fun to play. I’m so happy that SE was working on that game too.

    I guess that leaves FFXII International Zodiac Job System to be done maybe?

  • http://www.facebook.com/micheal.scott.315 Micheal Scott

    well ill jump back into FFX again just to kill time

  • MosquitoLemon

    Hooray, information! I own copies of both, but I’ll probably break down and get it some day…

  • Cry_Zero

    To be honest, i dont give a fuck about X2 at all. They can keep that piece of trash. FF X is the real deal

  • artemisthemp

    Hope Square Enix is using Cross Save, so I can play FFX on PS3 and then go to work and play it on work on my Vita

  • zakou

    I only dont get one thing, the “last mission” part in X-2 was never translated in english, did they recall the VAs for FFX-2? Either way I really hope they don’t leave out Last mission, i mean… just listen to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-S-tJBPfSU amazing.

    • new_tradition

      We’re all excited, but to be fair, this is news about the Japanese release. NA and EU releases are still up in the air (though I have hope to see them come out over seas).

  • http://runicfencer.deviantart.com/ Mistral

    I never understood the hate for FFX-2. I enjoyed the system so much i’d played it multiple times. I welcome this.

    • Firekitty

      Me too! The gameplay was some of the best in the series, and the story was a welcome relief from the angst and drama of the first one.

      Yuna deserved to have some fun after everything she’d been through.

    • Elvick

      I think most of the complaint is the story. I had no issues with it personally.

      I could have done without the really hard to get fractions to get 100% though. Still don’t have 100%… *le sigh*

      Battle system is by far my favorite in the series.

  • http://twitter.com/GematsuZero Zero

    This is great news — but perhaps the delay has been because of X-2? I don’t have a problem with that, but they could have told us, made it more clear as to what the hold up was.

    It’s called communicating with fans, this is 2013 (Square-Enix) … you should try it sometime.

  • Warboss Aohd

    …..alright, now i got a reason ta get it.

    HD graphics, international version o’ da game……an’ FF X-2, which i don’t actually own.

    ……well played Square Enix. well played humiez. If it sells well, HD FF6 an’ FF9…..maybe wit Ultros as a party member in da former.

  • Emdimian

    meh, crappy spin off from the game that brought you HAHAHAHAHAAAA will be included, who gives a shit

    • Unverified

      There are people who actually do, but since you’re obviously fucking don’t, one has to question what the fuck is it that you’re even here for. If you don’t give a shit, why fucking bother to comment in the first place? If you don’t like it and can’t fucking contribute shit to the discussion then please kindly fuck off.

  • Kobracon

    Geez FFX and X-2 on the go. What a wonderful world we live in ^_^ My young mind would have EXPLODED if you told me this was possible all those years ago as I was playing FFX.

    FFX is easily one of my fav FFs and my fav lore. Can’t wait for more news!

  • kairock

    WOOHOO!

  • Kurisu Makise

    I have to ask, was FFX and FFX-2 really that big that it couldn’t be bundled on one cart? Oh well, so long as they don’t charge the same price for the solo Vita versions as they do to the full package PS3 game, I’m good. FFX and X-2 on the go, with trophies? I’ll finally finish both ;-;!

    • Michael Garling

      Are you talking about the Vita versions? Probably not that big, though come to think of it both of them together could indeed be a little bigger than a single Vita cart.

      Either that, or it’s for the money.

      • Kurisu Makise

        Well I was hoping for numbers based on the original PS2 disc but yeah I imagine with all the cutscenes, both would be over the 4GB cart limit Q.Q

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000184894686 Philipp Desquitado

    Any news on the release date?

  • PrinceHeir

    i wonder if the japanese version will include dual audio.

    also if they’re gonna localize this, they need to fix the last line from FFX.

    completely ruins the original script tbh.