Final Fantasy 7 and other classics: Coming to Switch and Xbox One

Nintendo has been making sure to sate peoples’ thirst for retro games recently, with Switch Online opening up a library of old classics. Now Square Enix is continuing the trend with an announcement that many Final Fantasy games will be heading to the Nintendo Switch.

Final Fantasy 7 and other classics: Coming to Switch and Xbox One

Starting with Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, released on Switch earlier this month, Square Enix will release eight Final Fantasy games on the portable console.

It’s not only Switch owners that’ll be able to trawl through their memories of retro JRPGs. Square Enix has said that Final Fantasy VII, IX, X/X-2 and XII will also be heading to Xbox One in 2019.

Final Fantasy 7 and other classics: Release date

These will be released gradually, with World of Final Fantasy to be released on 6 November and Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon available some time in winter. The big-hitters will all be available in 2019, however, including Final Fantasy 7, 10 and 12.

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Each game will be available from the eShop upon release. Currently, Final Fantasy VX: Pocket Edition is available for £25, however it remains to be seen if each game will be released for this price.

Many of the games Square Enix have announced on Switch are popular classics, with Final Fantasy 7 in particular a fan favourite. The game is currently being remastered by Square Enix, however the release of the remaster is likely to be too far in the future to be affected by the original’s release on the Nintendo eShop.

With the Final Fantasy games adding to the Switch’s ever-growing roster of retro classics, the console is positioning itself as a perfect way for players to embrace the nostalgia that has driven Nintendo for years.

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