In 2017, Square Enix will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its beloved Final Fantasy RPG series. While nothing has been announced by the famed studio, a new report claims to have revealed its extensive and mind-blowing plans.
The most significant aspect of VGLeaks report claims that a 30th Anniversary Collection will be released for PS4 and PS Vita which includes ports of the first nine numbered Final Fantasy, released between 1987 and 2000 on NES, Super Nintendo and PlayStation.
Included among them will be the first English language releases of the original versions of Final Fantasy 2 and 3.
"Games will be based on Japanese versions, therefore we will be able to play parts that were cut out when games were released overseas," reads the report.
"Graphical censorship included in some titles when they were released outside Japan will remain. The collection will have a built-in art gallery and a sound test menu to play songs from games included."
Three versions of the collection will be released: including a regular version and Collector's Edition with a poster, art book, 8-bit Black Mage keychain, and two additional discs with a selection of songs chosen by famed composer Nobuo Uematsu.
VGLeaks claims a Crystal Complete Edition will also be released in a limited quantities for PS4, which includes all the above, the Final Fantasy 10 and 10-2 remakes, Final Fantasy 12 remake The Zodiac Age (also touted for release next year), Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn with its expansions and a 3 month subscription and Final Fantasy 15 with all its planned DLC.
The Final Fantasy 13 trilogy (the original game, 13-2 and Lightning Returns), which is also reportedly set to be remade for PS4, is to be included too. Numerous physical items are allegedly included as well, including the Collector's Edition items, a statue, three Final Fantasy trading card game starter decks, movies Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children and Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy 15, and animated web-series Brotherhood: Final Fantasy 15.
In addition to all this VGLeaks' source also believes the first episode of the full Final Fantasy 7 Remake announced in 2015 will be released sometime in 2017, and that Final Fantasy, its immediate sequel, Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions and Square classic Chrono Trigger will all be released on PC via Steam in 2017.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Final Fantasy 15 are also reportedly heading to PC, but not until 2018.