Final Fantasy II Pixel Remaster due out July 28 on Steam

Jerry on 2021-06-30
Publisher Square Enix has scheduled the release of the Final Fantasy II Pixel Remaster for July 28, available for Windows and smartphones.

The "Pixel Remaster" editions are presented in a sprite-based format reminiscent of the Game Boy Advance ports, while also adopting a widescreen display. The newly arranged music track "The Rebel Army" from Final Fantasy II can be previewed on Twitter.

Planned features include a fast-forward option, bestiary and music player, as well as onscreen mini-maps of dungeons and towns. Character sprite art for the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series is overseen by pixel artist Kazuko Shibuya.

Composer Nobuo Uematsu's digital soundtrack for the 8-bit NES and Japanese Famicom console release of Final Fantasy II is available for streaming on Spotify and Amazon Music Unlimited. From the product page:
Our epic tale begins with four young souls orphaned during the struggle between the Palamecian Empire and the rebel army. On their journey, the youths join forces with the white wizard Minwu, Prince Gordon of Kashuan, Leila the pirate, and many others. Behold the beautiful and sometimes tragic twists of fate that await you on your adventure. FFII introduced a unique skill level system that strengthens different attributes of the characters depending on their fighting style instead of leveling up. Use the key terms you learn in conversation to unlock new information and progress in the story.
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