Final Fantasy 7, on a Nintendo system at last.
In 1996, Square decided to jump ship from a cartridge based Nintendo console to the CD based PlayStation for their then-upcoming Final Fantasy 7, changing the trajectory of PlayStation, Nintendo, and the series itself dramatically. Now, more than 20 years later, in what has to be the ultimate symbolic victory, Final Fantasy 7 is returning to Nintendo, on their newest cartridge based console. It was announced today during the Nintendo Direct stream that Final Fantasy 7 is coming to Nintendo Switch.
That’s not the only Final Fantasy game making the jump, either. Final Fantasy 9, 10 HD, 10-2 HD, and 12: The Zodiac Age are all making the jump to the Nintendo Switch as well. This marks their very first appearance ever on a Nintendo system (until now, no Final Fantasy game beyond 6 has been on Nintendo hardware). All of these games will also be coming to Xbox One, Square announced, breaking their two decade long PlayStation exclusivity at last.
That’s not all. 15 Pocket Edition is out now on Switch, following its PS4 and Xbox One launch recently, for an introductory price. Crystal Chronicles Remastered was also shown off some more on the Switch, and World of Final Fantasy was confirmed to be coming over to the Switch as well. Additionally, Chocobo Mystery Dungeon is also coming to Switch as well. Square is going all in with Final Fantasy on Switch, it looks like.
All these games will be available in 2019.
#FINALFANTASY is coming to #NintendoSwitch, kupo! Many titles from the legendary RPG series are coming soon, including FINAL FANTASY VII, FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE and FINAL FANTASY XV POCKET EDITION HD. #NintendoDirect pic.twitter.com/qZPHknqZIw
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) September 13, 2018
— Final Fantasy (@FinalFantasy) September 13, 2018