After games like the Silent Hill HD Collection, I’ve become leary of HD ports or remakes of games. You just don’t know what you’re going to get, it seems like you can get the original games for a lot cheaper. Yet, I’m still crazy excited about the Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster. It’s like, each time I see it, hear about it or play it, it starts looking and sounding even better.
Case in point is a new update on the English versions of the PS3 and Vita games that just appeared on the European PlayStation Blog. This new update not only shows some of the gorgeous screenshots from the Japanese version of the game, but also provides a sample opf the new audio drama.
The audio drama is a whole new feature, added into the collection. It’s a half-hour play, written by Kazushige Nojima, Scenario Writer for Final Fantasy X and X-2, and takes place two years after the events of the second game. In case you want to get a sneak listen to the Final Fantasy X | Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster audio drama, here’s the YouTube clip. Don’t worry about actually watching it. Just keep it open in another window for about two minutes.
Tidus still sounds the same, and I suppose I’m mildly interested in the two new characters mentioned during the play, Kirgham and Chiwami, and how they know Tidus. (And I’m hoping I didn’t butcher that spelling, because I have no idea how to spell Kirgham and Chiwami.
Square Enix still hasn’t said how this extra audio presentation will work with the Vita versions of the game, since Final Fantasy X HD Remaster and Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster will be sold separately for that system. Since the extra audio drama takes place after the sequel, it’d probably best be included with that game.
Source [PlayStation Blog Europe]