Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster PS Vita release date set, PlayStation 3 collector’s edition announced
posted on 12.16.13 at 08:19 AM EDT by (@salromano)

Square Enix has confirmed the PS Vita version of Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster will launch alongside the PlayStation 3 version on March 18 in North America and March 21 in Europe.

On PS Vita, you’ll be able to download a combo pack including Final Fantasy X HD Remaster and Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster on the PlayStation Store for $39.99. If you prefer a physical copy, you can purchase Final Fantasy X HD Remaster at retail, which includes a download code for Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster.

PlayStation 3 special editions will also be released.

Available exclusively at the Square Enix Online Store for $79.99, the North American collector’s edition will include a 40-page art book, visual soundtrack with over six hours of music, and five lithographs of the game’s artwork and characters.

The European limited edition includes a 48-page art book. A price was not announced.

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  • jujubee88
    • tubers

      That gif looks awesome :D

      • jujubee88

        Its awesome in every way, man! :D

        • Budgiecat

          It’s unrealistic. If the Earth stopped rotating, the impact would be much more severe than that. It’d be like getting 800 mph whiplash….

          • Nice Boat

            Na man, it’s very legit. I was there as the guy rolling

  • captainhowdy

    By the power of Cthulhu, I want this!

    X’s music is some of the best in gaming.

  • Raoni Marques

    Vita it is

  • Furu Chi

    WOOOOHOOOOO Been waiting for the vita release date!! :D Such a good day today

  • ayb_91

    Yes !! The official announcement for vita version is here !! Ahhh <3

  • asch999

    Damn.. I want Jpn Version twin pack cover for vita instead of that generic looking cover

  • tubers

    Wow! I expected SE to do a $ 29.99 ea for the VITA versions but it seems they’re providing a cheaper bundle.


  • Kami nii

    March Gaming Madness is On!! So many release date on my Birth Month :))

  • DarthBrian

    Digital River again.

    Why? T_T

    • Pyrofrost

      If I were getting the CE, seeing them involved makes it an instant deal breaker.

  • Pyrofrost

    Yayyy! A NA Vita version exists!

    • mesul6anme

      YES YES YES !!!

    • fireemblembeast

      I’m getting a vita for this :3

      • Pyrofrost

        Awesome, but don’t forget P4G my friend :p

        • fireemblembeast

          Okay~ My friend keeps bugging me to play P4 anyways

  • $83030187

    I look forward to an entire new group of gamers completely missing the point of that laughing scene.

    • Pyrofrost

      That scene is unforgettable

    • Elvick

      Tired of people defending it.

      There’s good acting in a ‘fake laughing moment’ and there’s just bad acting. It was bad acting.

      • $83030187

        Well, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.

      • Pyrofrost

        Not taking any sides or anything, but I feel that it’s less about the laugh being fake and more about how it was just supposed to be something over-the-top ridiculous.

        It wasn’t supposed to be something artfully acted out in the first place.

        • Elvick

          Which sounds like… a bad scene. So…

    • Sevyne

      The point doesn’t matter. Some of us get it, but it’s still fn’ terrible.

  • mesul6anme

    YES !!, I thought they were going to ignore it or something with all those trailers not mentioning it.

  • mesul6anme

    Question, does it support cross-save ??

    • Auragar

      It does.

  • SprintsMcGee

    I would definitely be getting this if it wasn’t being sold through Digital Rivers. I’ll be fine with the LE I guess.

  • rainelee

    I really want that CE…is Digital River really that bad?

    • Pyrofrost

      Yeah, they were responsible for the whole situation with Ni no Kuni Wizard’s Edition.
      Basically, everyone who pre-ordered it before the kickstarter cut-off was supposed to be guaranteed one. They were supposed to produce enough of this Limited Edition to fill the kickstarter pre-orders. Unfortunately, that didn’t quite go as planned.

      Just google: Ni no Kuni Digital River

      That will give you lots of good reading on the whole thing.

      Due to the fact that this is a CE (likely just a ‘first run’ copy) and not a LE; the same problem shouldn’t arise. I would just suggest proceeding cautiously though.

      I personally can’t bring myself to do business through them ever again.

      • Zero

        At the very least, Square-Enix was smart enough to put order limits on special editions like this. That was one of the main problems that helped create the Wizard Edition fiasco for Namco-Bandai.

        For example, the one guy ordered a ton of Wizard Edition’s from the NB store, then, he sold them for a crap ton on his ebay store. I’m sure he planned to do that from the start, but he never could have imagined how lucky he would get. Due to the shortage, people were buying them from his store for like $500 or so… which is madness.

        • Pyrofrost

          Yeah, it also didn’t help that DR reopended orders right before the release because they supposedly had a surplus.

          If they did have this so-called surplus, they should have just waited till after release or arranged some contests or some shit.

          They also didn’t fill the orders in order by date filled, and they left most people limbo for 2~3 weeks. Hell, I had no idea what the fate of my order was. I didn’t receive an email or anything, and it just showed up at my door about 2 weeks later. I was one of the guys that waited till the last min (i think that was around a labor day). I had other friends who ordered theirs promptly when the kickstarter campaign started, their orders were canceled.

          That will go down in history as one of the worst, game releases ever.

          • Zero

            For sure. And the gaming media should have made a far bigger deal out of it imo. In fact, I think Gematsu failed to make a big enough deal out of it.

            Why? To hopefully ensure this bullshit never fuggin happens ever again.

            The entire process was a nightmare. I never received an email to contact by phone until it was way too late. I never got my Wizard Edition. I still want one…

            I didn’t even buy the game. It destroyed any drive I had to play it. It’s really a shame, I was very excited to play it back in the day. I still have very little desire to play it.

            The entire thing just pisses me off. I’m still very annoyed when I think about it.

            Now, I know some people would tell me — “Just move on, already. The game is great, go buy it and enjoy.”

            I have moved on. The problem is, by moving on that means I also leave the game behind.

            My mood and desire to play a game is a huge factor for me. I won’t force myself to play something, if, by chance, I’m really in the mood to play something else, or watch anime, etc. Sure, I might have to give a fresh new game a few small play-through’s to click with me, but that’s mostly learning the mechanics of the game, and getting used to it.

            I try and give everything a chance, but that doesn’t matter if my desire to start playing it is 0%.

            • DarkLegacy

              Off-topic: Open Forum #74 keeps loading too long and I’m not sure if there is anyway to fix it

              • Zero

                Yeah, Disqus not loading in it. Nothing we can do except complain to them about it.

            • Pyrofrost

              Yeah, I completely understand. The best thing we can do now is continue to make people aware of DR and their incompetence.

              Sure some people just say move on; but what I will say to them is, I’m not going to “grow accustomed to” or “get used to” being fucked. At the end of the day, my dollar may not be much, but it will be a dollar DR will never see.

              • Zero

                Yeah, I understand. I didn’t know SE was using Digital River until I purchased my Before Meteor OST from the SE store. Thankfully, it’s been smooth for me using them via the SE store.

                I’m very iffy, and I’ll be watching my orders closely. I’ve done fine on 3 orders so I’ll use it for now. I pray nothing like the wizard edition ever happens again. I’ve sworn to pretty much never use the NB store again. I don’t care if they use digital river, they still should have done something.

            • PrinceHeir

              wait you still haven’t played Ni No Kuni :(

              damn Digital River, i can understand the feel if that were to happen to me.

              though tbh i also haven’t been playing that much along with Dragon’s Crown. busy with school(but it’s break now!) and playing more handhelds nowadays.

              maybe it’s time to start again next year

      • rainelee

        I looked it up and holy crap. They ARE awful. Terrible nearly non-existent customer service, items never ships or mysteriously “disappears”, and often times – charges you twice for an item.
        Well, there goes my hope for a CE…unless Square decides to release it via other online retailers.

        • Pyrofrost

          Yeah, after my first 7 days of limbo with the Ni no Kuni Wizard’s Edition, they basically told me, “We don’t know where you’re order is, but since you haven’t received a refund you will probably still get your order.” Talk about assurance, ya know?

          The thing is, I got no email letting me know the status, letting me know it shipped, or to confirm payment. I got no email whatsoever, only a deduction from my account. So I was just kinda stuck.

          Before this, I was really excited about that game. More than I had been excited about a game for quite a long time. However, after everything, my excitement was pretty much sapped, and I ended up leaving it backlogged for months.

          In saying all this though, the situation with this game is a bit different. I’m not trying to talk you out of getting a CE of a game that you may want. I just wanted to inform you since you asked about Digital River. I wanted to make you that you knew their history and if you decided to make that purchase, to do so carefully.

          • rainelee

            Thank you for the informative posts. As much as I would love to add it to my collection, I will save myself the possible headache and pass up on it. I just hope in the near future, SE wises up and gives other retailers a chance when it comes to things like this.

            • Pyrofrost

              You’re quite welcome, I just can’t believe they are limiting both the CE of this game and FF XIII-3 to their online store. It makes no sense to me. It’s not like they are a small, low budget company like NIS. They can afford to release these, at least as ‘first run only,’ to retail and they will still sell shitloads.

              Maybe it’s something to do with the contract they signed with Digital River or something, who knows.

  • $83030187

    Also, I really wish this wasn’t coming out a week after Dark Souls II.


  • Alkhan

    This article doesn’t specify but, the 6 hour OST is on a Blu-Ray disc…

  • Auragar

    So only XHD is getting a Vita physical release. That sucks, but it is better than nothing… I guess. I hate download only crap though yah jerks.

  • Potionzmaster

    So this is different from that other day 1 edition they announced a couple of months back?

  • Nightcore34

    Why?, why not just retail, I don’t want digital I’d prefer the retail version why do companies force digital at us, especially seeing as vita cards cost shit loads.

    • $83030187

      Because the Vita is selling horribly and many people buy all of their games digitally on it. Also, Sony mandates that every Vita game must also be available on PSN.

      Vita game cards are expensive, so SE figured it probably wasn’t worth it for both games. Also, if both games did have game cards, they wouldn’t be able to price it the same as the PS3 version, which would hurt sales.

      • Nightcore34

        I’d still prefer the retail version, cause for some reason I feel better if I can see the cover. I see where you’re coming from though however a rebranding is in need for the vita, market it as a rpg giant and localise more games and you should be stable. For now it’s just marketed as another controller for the ps4 which I think really hurts the sales.

  • PrinceHeir

    so stupid that Square Enix US is now trying to copy Namco US in terms of selling these LE on their own store.

    and funny thing is both companies also uses Digital River so whopee doo.

    my JPN copy is already on pre order right now, i might cancel the US edition if Square Enix US pisses me off once again.

    • Pyrofrost

      Yeah, I remember what you went through with your Wizard’s Edition troubles, my friend :(

  • badmoogle

    Sorry SE but i only have money for one collector’s edition per month and that’s reserved for Dark Souls II.
    I’ll just get the regular (PS3) edition.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Figured the CE would be handled like KH HD, but it seems it comes with more stuff. All I wanted was the art book anyway, so I’ll stick with the standard.

    • Anime10121

      Exactly! And the way the new OST’s sounding so far, I couldn’t care less about the “visual soundtrack.

  • Elvick

    I guess it’s a fair compromise, but I’d still have bought both games on Vita for $40 a piece at retail. I’m in a minority though. Just happy we’re getting a retail release for Vita at all.

    Also, Sony, for fuck’s sakes. Get bigger game cards for developers to use. 4GB isn’t enough.

    PS: sucks the PS3 LE has artbook packaging and is on their lame store.

  • Serovath

    damn se store exclusive… :/

  • Kurisu Makise

    For my second physical vita game, I was really hoping to have both X and X-2, ah well. Plenty of retail releases to collect I guess.

    • Pyrofrost

      Yeah, seeing X-2 as digital was a real downer, (though I don’t mind having games digital), I really wanted the complete set.

  • Stephen Smith

    Hold on, does that mean it isn’t possible to get a physical copy of the FFX-2 HD Remaster?

    If so, my enthusiasm for this just disappeared.

  • MrFinalgamer

    so just in case anyone was wondering, FFX|X-2 will be 22.8gb (PS3)
    FFX will be 3.3 and FFX-2 will be 3.4 (Vita)

  • artemisthemp

    $40 seem like a lot for 5 lithograph and 1 soundtrack