Final Fantasy Is Coming To Nintendo Switch In A Major Way

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This week's delayed Nintendo Direct has proven to be full of surprises, with a host of Final Fantasy games scheduled to arrive on the Switch this year and next. Unbeknownst to Noctis, however, the journey ahead is fraught with perils...

Nintendo also charged through a short list of other Final Fantasy tidbits we'd previously heard about, but the headliner was news that Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition - a mobile game we already knew was bound for the Switch - has just been made available for immediate download on the Nintendo eShop.

Watch the launch trailer below. The game supports two-player co-op.

In 2019, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Remastered Edition, Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy 9, Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster, and Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age will all be coming to the Nintendo Switch.

World of Final Fantasy Maxima will lead the charge with its release on the Xbox One on November 6th. This is the first time any of these games are being released on a Nintendo system. However, it's worth pointing out that the enhanced version of Final Fantasy 8 has yet to make it to the PS4 either, so perhaps Square Enix is planning on bringing it there before it releases it for the Switch. The HD version of the iOS and Android game launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last week.

In addition to all the throwback gaming goodness, Nintendo also unveiled some throwback hardware: an updated, wireless version of the iconic old-school NES controllers.

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