After several years of fan requests, the Final Fantasy series is finally getting the HD remake treatment starting with Final Fantasy X and X-2. However, these will not just be updated, HD-ified versions of two classic FF titles, but they will also include some additional content.
That content is reportedly a 30-minute “drama” that will run after the credits of Final Fantasy X. For a game that’s already chock-full of cut-scenes, that’s a solid amount of additional scenes.
It’s unclear what the extra 30-minutes of cut-scenes will contain, but FF Reunion reports the extra footage was scripted by Kazushige Nojima. Nojima has worked as a scenario writer on nearly every Final Fantasy game dating back to Final Fantasy 7, as well as the Kingdom Hearts franchise.
That alone should make the extra content intriguing, but the report also mentions that the scene will include new characters and voices. Again, as we don’t read Japanese and Square Enix has yet to officially detail the scenes, we have no idea who those characters might be.
In the pantheon of the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy X ranks somewhere in the middle for me. It was the first FF game on the PS2, which meant better graphical fidelity, bigger bosses, and more CGI content.
The game also paved the way for Final Fantasy X-2, a sequel that turned out better than most anticipated. And even though a Final Fantasy sequel is blasphemy, Final Fantasy X-2 justified its existence better than Final Fantasy 13-2, or even 13-3 for that matter. It was a chance to revisit characters (along with some new ones) that gamers had grown fond of, not because Square Enix decided to deliver an incomplete narrative but because there was a new story to tell.
As the 30-minutes of additional content comes at the end of the game, we doubt Square Enix will go into detail regarding what’s included. Gamers can find out for themselves, however, when Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster releases for PS3 and Vita later this year.
What do you think the extra 30 minutes of cut scenes will include? Was there any storyline that you thought needed more resolution?