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Final Fantasy X HD 'is a remaster, not a remake,' says Square Enix

Producer clears up confusion about PS3 and Vita HD release

Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto has said the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita re-release of Final Fantasy X is a "high-definition remaster" and not an entirely new remade version of the PS2 JRPG.


The confusion is the result of Square Enix's rather ambigious reference to the project as a 'remake' during Tokyo Game Show last year. However, Hashimoto has taken the opportunity to dispel any confusion at the Taipei Game Show.

"The game is being developed like a high-definition remaster, but the visuals will look much better compared to the original," he explained.

Japanese gaming site, Andriasang, points out that the "Remaster" is likely be in the same vein as the HD updates of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus.

Last Friday saw the release of Final Fantasy XIII-2, it has taken the top spot in this week's UK all-formats chart and removed FIFA 12 from No. 1.