The most anticipated of the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster releases finally has a release date, though unfortunately for Final Fantasy fans, it won't be out until 2022.
In a social media post, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy 6 Pixel Remaster will be launching early next year. The release was pushed out of 2021 in order to apply additional polish.
An update on the Final Fantasy VI pixel remaster.
— FINAL FANTASY (@FinalFantasy) December 21, 2021
"In order to bring you the best experience possible, we're allowing the necessary time to apply final polish while finishing development on the game," the social media post says.
The delay appears to be drawing lessons from the previous Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters, which were generally well-received but nevertheless required several patches to deal with various bugs. This is on top of ongoing complications from the COVID-19 pandemic.
To make up for the delay, Square Enix is adding additional items for those who pre-purchase Final Fantasy 6. They include the following (bolded tracks are new):
・Locke's Theme (Timelapse Remix)
・The Decisive Battle (Timelapse Remix)
・Terra's Theme (Timelapse Remix)
・Searching for Friends (Timelapse Remix)
・Aria di Mezzo Carattere (Instrumental)
・FF6: 2 types of wallpapers
・FF1-6: 2 types of Pixel Remaster series wallpapers
The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series is a special collection of HD remasters featuring updated art, music, and quality-of-life improvements. The first five entries are currently available on PC, iOS, and Android. Final Fantasy 6 will launch in February 2022.
Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN