Okay, Final Fantasy fans, time to celebrate like it's 1987.
Believe it or not (time sure flies), the legendary franchise is celebrating its 25th year of existence and to commemorate this landmark occasion, Square-Enix has revealed the Final Fantasy Ultimate Box Collection.
Unveiled as part of the 25th Anniversary gallery opening ceremony, this unbelievable package will include the PS1 versions of Final Fantasy I , Final Fantasy II , Final Fantasy III , Final Fantasy IV , Final Fantasy V , and Final Fantasy VI , the original PS1 iterations of Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy VIII , and Final Fantasy IX , and the PS2 versions of Final Fantasy X , Final Fantasy XI , and Final Fantasy XII . And oh yes, Final Fantasy XIII .
The package will also boast a special anniversary disc of some kind, Crystal Artworks (an anniversary art book), a two-disc music selection CD, a FFXIV Mogu Mogu Earring item code, and a mini replica of the FF 25th Anniversary visual logo drawn by Yoshitaka Amano. The reason they featured the PS1 versions of the old games is because those titles remained mostly the same when they released on the PS1 in the Final Fantasy Origins , Final Fantasy Chronicles , and Final Fantasy Anthology collections. They were just better, with a few new things.
I'm just not sure why Final Fantasy X-2 isn't included…maybe they consider it a spin-off, like Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles for the GameCube. Anyway, the Ultimate Box Collection will be available on December 18 in Japan, which just so happens to be the original launch date for the very first Final Fantasy on the Famicom. Will it come to any other territories…?