Final Fantasy's Pixel Remaster slated for release on July 28

Jerry on 2021-06-30
Square Enix will publish the first installment in the developer's Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series on July 28 for Windows and smartphones. Final Fantasy I is currently available for preorder through Steam.

The first six mainline entries in the Final Fantasy role-playing game franchise will be published separately as installments in the remastered series. The "Pixel Remaster" editions are presented in a sprite-based format reminiscent of the Game Boy Advance ports, while also adopting a widescreen display.

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. The newly arranged battle theme is previewed on Twitter.

Composer Nobuo Uematsu's digital soundtrack for the 8-bit NES and Japanese Famicom console release of Final Fantasy is available for streaming on Spotify and Amazon Music Unlimited. The Final Fantasy I.II.III Soundtrack Revival Disc Music Blu-ray ships domestically from CDJapan.

From the product page:
For over 30 years, the Final Fantasy series has delighted generations of gamers and millions of players worldwide through beloved Role Playing adventures that are built upon the benchmarks of spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds rich stories, memorable characters and technical and gameplay innovation leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from around the world. Each mainline game in the series is a completely new experience, and an ideal entry point to the series.
Square Enix - Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Series

CDJapan - FINAL FANTASY I.II.III Original Soundtrack Revival Disc Blu-ray