Square Enix has lifted the curtain on a collectors edition for the HD re-release of JRPG pairing, Final Fantasy X/X-2, which are poised for simultaneous release in March, 2014. In tandem with the announcement, the company also confirmed that the Vita iteration will be available on the same date as the PS3 edition — March 18th and March 21st in North America and Europe respectively — and, despite marketing campaigns stating otherwise, the two games will be bundled together for $39.99.
In a post on PlayStation Blog, Square Enix’s product manager Sakura Minamida announced that the pairing will be available through the company’s online store.
“The combo pack will also be available as a download on PlayStation Store. If you prefer a physical copy, you can buy Final Fantasy X at retail, which will include a voucher to download Final Fantasy X-2 from the PlayStation Store.”
In terms of the collectors edition, which you can check out above, the bundle looks set to be the definitive version of Tidus and Yuna’s tale, and includes a detailed 40-page artbook, a visual soundtrack, as well as five iconic lithographs that paint the story from Besaid Island to the Malacania Woods and everywhere in between.
For a game that introduced several notable features to the long-running franchise — including voice acting, improved AI and, of course, Blitzball — a HD re-release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 is overly fitting. And in order to get a taste of the game ahead of its launch, Square Enix also published a plethora of in-game screenshots that showcase the character models and aoens in high definition. Anima sure looks badass in 2013, eh?
It’s been a long time coming, but it seems as though the magical realm of Spira is finally ready to be explored once again — in high-definition, no less. Tell us, are you excited to hop onto Cid’s airship and delve into Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD? Give us your thoughts below.