Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy III have been available on numerous platforms since they first hit the gaming market many console generations ago. While it isn’t hard to track down playable copies of any of these games, Square Enix is aiming to give them “life once more on Steam and Mobile” through the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series. These three games have been released on the PC (via Steam), iOS (via Apple’s App Store) and Android (via the Google Play Store).
Why purchase the Pixel Remaster editions? Square Enix has listed the following as features of these versions:
- Universally updated 2D pixel graphics redrawn for modern hardware, featuring iconic FINAL FANTASY character pixel designs created by the original artist and current collaborator, Kazuko Shibuya
- Beautifully rearranged soundtracks, overseen by the original composer, Nobuo Uematsu
- Improved gameplay, including modernized UI, auto-battle options, and more
- Quality-of-life improvements including supplemental extras like the bestiary, illustration gallery, music player and the ability to save at any time
First time playing any of these titles? Scroll below for a quick synopsis of each game:
Earth, fire, water, wind… The light that once shone within the four Crystals was lost. Darkness covered the land, until the only hope for humanity rested in legends past. Become the Warriors of Light and embark on your own journey to restore power to the Crystals and save the world.
Switch between classes to improve your characters. Traverse the vast world with your airship and other vessels. Return to the game that started it all.
This epic tale begins with four young souls orphaned during the struggle between the Palamecian Empire and the rebel army. On their journey, the youths join forces with the white wizard Minwu, Prince Gordon of Kashuan, Leila the pirate, and many others. Behold the beautiful and sometimes tragic twists of fate that await you on your adventure.
FINAL FANTASY II introduced a unique skill level system that strengthens different attributes of the characters depending on their fighting style rather than levelling up. Use the key terms you learn in conversation to unlock new information and progress in the story.
With the power of light nearly eclipsed by the power of darkness, only the crystals’ four chosen adventurers can save the world.
Experience the iconic job changing system first introduced in FINAL FANTASY III – switch jobs at will and use various abilities as you progress in the game. Choose from a variety of classes including Warrior, Monk, White Mage, Black Mage, Dragoon, Evoker or even call monsters to do your bidding with as a Summoner.
This is not the end of the series, with plans to offer the other three mainline 2D Final Fantasy games – Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI in the near future.