2019’s Nintendo Direct was a superb 35-minute highlight reel that showed all the upcoming Switch games fans can anticipate. Although we unfortunately didn’t get the Kingdom Hearts 3 or Sora as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC announcement fans were optimistic about, we at least got exciting news pertaining to Final Fantasy 7’s release on the Nintendo Switch, as well as the Xbox One.
Nintendo’s Direct revealed that the original Final Fantasy 7 will be available for the Nintendo Switch on March 26, and Windows Central reports that Square Enix’s magnum opus shares the same release date on the Xbox One. This is very much the original rather than the remake that is currently stuck in development hell, so don’t expect modern graphics on par with Final Fantasy 15.
If you understandably cannot wait to play Final Fantasy 7, then you’ll be pleased to know that Final Fantasy 9 is available to download in the Switch Eshop starting today for $21. And as if all this wasn’t enough, Square Enix are also bringing Final Fantasy 10, 10-2, and 12: The Zodiac Age to Switch and Xbox One in April.
In other Square Enix news, Final Fantasy 14’s director has said he wants the 16th instalment to take the series back to its roots, and Square Enix has trademarked Parasite Eve in the United Kingdom.