'Final Fantasy' 30th Anniversary Latest News & Update: Square Enix Kicks Off With 'FF XIV' Escape Room Game In 2017; Remakes Coming Soon?

By V Doctor , Updated Dec 16, 2016 11:52 PM EST
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Final Fantasy Brand Manager Shinji Hashimoto recently had an interview with Weekly Famitsu. He shared some details about the 30th anniversary celebrations of "Final Fantasy," which will include an escape game and potential remakes.

DualShockers reported that the first "Final Fantasy" 30th anniversary event will be an escape room game, made together with "Final Fantasy XIV," which will be hosted in Tokyo, Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka. The escape room game will reportedly feature 60 minutes of solving mysteries set in the world of "Final Fantasy." Hashimoto also teased that there will be more projects to be announced for the 30th anniversary of the franchise in 2017.

GameRant revealed that the "Final Fantasy" escape room game is team-based which will bring players to a real world location to solve various puzzles and an overarching mystery to hopefully get out. Hashimoto actually only unveiled the escape room game, but left the rest of the "Final Fantasy" anniversary activities under wraps. Fans expect detailed announcements early in 2017.

The 29th anniversary of "Final Fantasy" featured several remakes and ports, although Square Enix only has one remake and one remaster at present. A remaster version of "Final Fantasy XII" was made for PlayStation 4, and a complete remake of "Final Fantasy VII" is also in the works, with the first teaser trailer shown at PSX 2015.

The "Final Fantasy 7" reboot will allegedly be released in episodes, although each will have the size of a full game. It is still uncertain whether the first episode of "Final Fantasy VII" will launch in 2017, but many are optimistic that the 30th anniversary would be the perfect time to bring back what is arguably the best title in the entire series.

During the 20th anniversary of "Final Fantasy," a PSP port for "Final Fantasy," "Final Fantasy II" and "Final Fantasy Tactics" was added. A remake of "Final Fantasy IV" for Nintendo DS was also launched, together with an international version of "Final Fantasy XII" and the new "Dissidia Final Fantasy." Square Enix is expected to refresh some of the old titles for the game's 30th anniversary.

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