Get ready for a whole lot of Final Fantasy as it was revealed during the Nintendo Direct that eight different titles would be coming to the Nintendo Switch.
We previously covered that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition is coming in 2019 for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 and Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD finally has a release date on the Nintendo Switch, it’s out now actually.
Other titles announced were World of Final Fantasy Maxima, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Everybuddy!, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X/X-2, and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age.
There aren’t many details on what makes World of Final Fantasy Maxima different from the original game which was released back in 2016. What we do know is, you will be to transform into one of the game’s heroes using the Avatar Change ability and in the trailer was also saw two characters who weren’t originally in the game, those two being Final Fantasy XV’s Noctis Lucis Caelum and Final Fantasy VII’s Zack Fair. (World of Final Fantasy Maxima will also be coming to the Xbox One, with a DLC update coming for the PlayStation 4 and Steam version.)
Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Everybuddy! is an updated version of Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon which was originally released on the Nintendo Wii back in 2008. This new version lets you befriend every monster and adds co-op mode by sharing Joy-Con controllers. (This will also be coming to the PlayStation 4.)
It’s a nice surprise to see Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X/X-2, and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Set for a release in 2019, we expect FF VII and FF IX to be the Steam ports but hey we can’t say Cloud has never been on a Nintendo System anymore not counting Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. (All these titles will also be coming to the Xbox One as well.)
As always though, it looks like Final Fantasy VIII gets no love.