While Square Enix was hoping to have all of the installments of the Pixel Remaster set out for the year, it looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer for the final entry. The company has announced that Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster will now officially launch next year, with a new tentative time frame of February 2022. It was originally set to release before the end of the year, but with only a couple of weeks remaining in 2021, it looked more unlikely to happen.
An update on the Final Fantasy VI pixel remaster.
— FINAL FANTASY (@FinalFantasy) December 21, 2021
As you can see in the tweet above, the company states that they need a little more time to polish the final product before making it available to the public. To make up for the delay, Square Enix revealed that they will be adding some more items to those who pre-ordered the title or purchased the bundle with all of the Pixel Remasters. This includes new music theme remixes of classic Final Fantasy VI songs, as well as some special wallpapers. The company did not state how much the title will cost when it launches, but it will more than likely be $17.99, the same that Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy V Pixel Remaster were upon their respective release.
As we already mentioned, Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster is part of a larger set that includes the previous five entries in the franchise that were also given the remaster treatment. Square Enix released the first three all at once in late July, while Final Fantasy IV and V launched in September and November respectively. Although it was a bit of a long shot, many were hoping to see Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster released before the end of December, as it is often considered not only the best entry in the entire franchise but one of the greatest video games of all time. While we don’t have a definitive date at this time, we know that it will now come sometime in February, hopefully without any further delay.