To be followed by comparable releases in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Europe over the next few days, Square Enix have today confirmed that Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is now available for purchase in North America on the PlayStation 4. This release follows the game’s 2013/2014 distribution on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita platforms.
Both Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 remain almost unedited from their original Remastered editions, bringing both PlayStation 2 classics to an even wider market. The PS4 version does however come with slightly improved high-definition graphics (With more NPC’s and Monsters receiving the HD treatment) and the ability to switch between original and remastered soundtracks (FFX Only). The ability to switch between soundtracks is one of the major selling points for me personally, given there was no opportunity to enjoy the classic Final Fantasy X soundtrack in the PS3 and PS Vita remastered editions.
As something a little bit extra, Square Enix have also released a new dynamic “To Zanarkand” theme onto the PlayStation Store. This theme depicts one of the definitive moments in Final Fantasy X, where Yuna and her Guardians take a brief rest at the ruins of Zanarkand. This theme is not free however, coming in at $3.49.