Final Fantasy 5 Pixel Remaster Gets November Launch Date
The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Series is a remastered collection of the first six Final Fantasy games. Instead of releasing the titles simultaneously, Square Enix opted to launch the first three games all at once before individually dropping the back half of the bunch. Final Fantasy IV arrived in September and now it’s time for the fifth entry to return to the spotlight.
Final Fantasy V Pixel Remaster launches to Steam and mobile devices on November 10. Like the previous games, it features updated pixel art, modernized gameplay and menus, a rearranged soundtrack by original composer Nobuo Uematsu, and goodies such as a bestiary and illustrations gallery. Final Fantasy V originally launched in Japan in 1992 but didn’t reach the U.S. until 1999’s Final Fantasy Anthology for PlayStation 1. The game is most famous for introducing an expanded job system that allowed a greater degree of party customization, which has been adopted and expanded upon in later Final Fantasy entries.
The FFV Pixel Remaster normally runs for $17.99, but you can nab it at a 20% discount ($14.39). Those who pre-order it receive two wallpapers and timelapse remixes of three in-game songs: "The Main Theme," "Battle at Big Bridge," and "A New World." If you’d rather purchase all six games at once, the bundle for that currently sits at a discounted price of $74.82.
Looking at the release cadence of Final Fantasy IV and V, it’s probably safe to assume that the legendary Final Fantasy VI will arrive sometime in perhaps late December or January. Have you been playing the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters? Will you be jumping into FFV for the first time thanks to this remaster? Let us know in the comments!