Fans of the Final Fantasy series, particularly the series’ first PlayStation 2 outing and its direct follow-up, can look forward to the upcoming Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster sometime this winter, available both on the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. And now, there’s even more to look forward to, as a recent interview with Square Enix producer Yoshinori Kitase has confirmed that the remastered Final Fantasy X-2 will, much like the recent Kingdom Hearts compilation, bring additional content previously exclusive to the Japan-only special edition, Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission.
These new features will include additions to the game’s trademark Dressphere system, which enables both different outfits and battle abilities for the main playable trio of characters of Yuna, Rikku, and Paine, as well as the Creature Creator system. For anyone who played Final Fantasy XIII-2 and remembers the central gameplay element of training various monsters to fight in place of your leads a la Pokemon, this is pretty much the same idea, only with Final Fantasy X creatures and characters.
A batch of new high-def promotional screenshots for Final Fantasy X has also been released today, and can be viewed below. It includes several in-battle screenshots like the one above, as well as bits from some of the trademark pre-rendered cinematics, including Yuna’s wedding and a romantic scene between her and fellow lead Tidus.
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is scheduled for an unspecified release date on both the PS3 and Vita sometime this winter. We will keep you updated as more news drops regarding the re-release.