The release of Final Fantasy VI, in April 1994, clearly gave to Square Enix a new dimension to its license. Aware of the potential of its classics, the Japanese publisher unveiled this summer a compilation called Pixel Remaster, a grouping of episodes one to six.
This collection will reach its peak tomorrow with the release of the remastered version of the sixth episode, which should contain some nice surprises like the one recently revealed by the Japanese magazine Famitsu.
Tomorrow is a big day for Final Fantasy fans as the Pixel Remaster version of Final Fantasy VI will be available on Steam, iOS and Android. In addition to updated graphics and a series of improvements to the gameplay experience, the remaster is entitled to a re-orchestrated soundtrack, as we heard with the opening theme when the release date was announced.
But that’s not all! This Super Nintendo classic has decided to surprise players by tackling a mythical scene in the game, namely that of the opera. In this passage, players take on various tasks, including a fight against Orthros, to make the show happen and can enjoy Nobuo Uetmasu’s compositions.
That’s for the SNES version! The Pixel Remaster version, on the other hand, proposes to revisit this magical scene by giving it real vocals: players can already be reassured, the English dubbing is indeed part of the game (alongside Japanese, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Korean)!
However, it is not only the musical aspect of this section of the game that has been reworked since we can see that the aesthetics of this scene has been modified in order to have a 3D rendering and a graphic style that reminds us of the 2D-HD style of Octopath Traveler. A joy, but also heartbreak for the players who would have liked a complete remastering in this style.