The Entertainment Software Rating Board has rated the Pixel Remaster versions of Final Fantasy I, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V, and Final Fantasy VI for PlayStation 4 and Switch. This means that fans can get console ports soon.
Final Fantasy 1-6 Pixel Remasters brings the classic NES and SNES games to modern platforms. They offer improved sprites, quality-of-life changes, a rearranged soundtrack, and more. The remasters were released on PC early last year, but no console version followed. While we already got some Final Fantasy XVI news at The Game Awards earlier this week, revealing these ports is welcome.
Square Enix originally announced this remastered collection of iconic Final Fantasy titles at E3 2021, but it was only for PC via Steam and mobile. The first three games launched in July 2021, and the other three titles subsequently saw a staggered release such that the last game, Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster, finally launched in February 2022.
A new rating leak has surfaced that shows the Pixel Remaster games are heading to PS4 and Nintendo Switch.. This time the rating has appeared for FFI via FFVI for PS4 and Switch via the ESRB website. None of the reviews specifically mention Pixel Remaster in their title. However, each rating matches the PC versions available on Steam.
While mistakes do happen, they usually don’t apply to six games at once. If the ESRB rating pans out, all of the remastered FF games will be heading to Switch and PS4 with new visuals and a breathtaking new soundtrack arrangement for each game. The first game is rated E by the ESRB, the next four games are rated E10+, and Final Fantasy VI is rated T for punching, stabbing, and partial nudity. We currently have no word on a release date.