Final Fantasy Origins
By: Matt C. on February 2, 2003
Its been more than 12 years, but Squaresoft is finally re-releasing the first two Final Fantasy titles in a new compilation called Final Fantasy Origins. Spread across only one CD-ROM, Final Fantasy Origins will include the original NES classics, Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II.
Final Fantasy was released in Japan in 1987 and it eventually made its way to the United States in 1990. Although quite simple compared to today's standards, the original Final Fantasy managed to save Squaresoft from bankruptcy with its compelling storyline and groundbreaking battle system.
Final Fantasy II was completed in 1988 and it did quite well in Japan. Unfortunately, it never officially made it to US shores -- until now. But enough of the history lesson. I am sure you're more interested in reading about the enhanced features that Final Fantasy Origins will offer. According to a press release from Squaresoft, here is a list of changes that will be made to both games in FF Origins:
Expect Final Fantasy Origins to ship to stores this April.