Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD for Switch launches today

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD for Switch launches today

Both Square Enix and Nintendo underestimated Octopath Traveler, and it went on to sell over 1 million units worldwide.

Vaan, meet Mario: of all the highlights and reveals from Nintendo's much-anticipated, earthquake-delayed Nintendo Direct event Thursday, none had more of a mic-drop feel than the surprising news that nearly all the mainline Final Fantasy games from the PlayStation's golden era will soon be making their home on the Nintendo Switch.

That was far from the only Final Fantasy related annoucement though, even accepting that news of Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD had already leaked out.

That's a lot of Final Fantasy, but I know what you're thinking: Where's VIII? This version will allow you to "befriend all the monsters", as well as play co-op with a buddy.

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Most of those games are slated for 2019, but they seem set to trickle out at a steady pace: Final Fantasy XV launches this week, followed by World of Final Fantasy Maxima on November 6th and Chocobo Mystery Dungeon this winter. First, ports of Final Fantasy VII and IX will arive, followed by the remastered X and X-2 combo pack, and XII: The Zodiac Age later on.

In the meantime, it's also unclear why Final Fantasy 8 wasn't included in the lineup. However, it's worth pointing out that the enhanced version of Final Fantasy 8 has yet to make it to the PS4 either, so perhaps Square Enix is planning on bringing it there before it releases it for the Switch.

The second game is World of Final Fantasy Maxima.

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