The Nintendo Switch just became a Final Fantasy machine


What is somewhat unclear at this point is if the versions of Final Fantasy 7 and Final Fantasy 9 that are releasing for the Switch are the original versions or the upgraded editions. During Thursday's Nintendo Direct stream, Nintendo and Square Enix announced that a total of eight Final Fantasy games would be coming to Nintendo Switch.

"Final Fantasy VII", "Final Fantasy IX", and "Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster" are all on their way, along with the recently released "Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age". The game will have a new "avatar change" feature that allows the player to become classic Final Fantasy characters.

It's hard to believe that over 20 years have passed since RPG developer Squaresoft (now Square Enix) parted ways with Nintendo in order to bring their latest Final Fantasy titles to the Sony PlayStation. It will be joined by the spinoff games World of Final Fantasy: Maxima on November 8 and Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Everybuddy! this winter.

In the meantime, it's also unclear why Final Fantasy 8 wasn't included in the lineup.

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This, of course, means Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD (which is available right now!), but some other titles that I've not even heard of.

On a personal note, I've never played most of these games so their arrival on other platforms makes me really happy.

Of course, that's just speculation at this time.