Get hype, the Final Fantasy 6 Pixel Remaster releases later this month

Terra in Final Fantasy 6's intro
(Image credit: Square Enix)

The pixel remaster of Final Fantasy 6 finally has a release date of February 23. 

Square Enix announced in December that it would be arriving sometime this month, saying that it needed "necessary time to apply final polish while finishing development on the game." It's time I appreciate—Final Fantasy 6 is my favourite of the early games in the series and is widely regarded as one of the best entries overall. It's a game near and dear to many, but it's never received a particularly good rerelease. To be fair, not many of the Final Fantasies have. Looking at you, ugly fonts.

It's the final entry set to receive a pixelated spruce-up. The first five Final Fantasy games got their pixel remasters last year, with the latest release being Final Fantasy 5 on November 10. They look fine enough, even if they do still appear to suffer from the same mistakes that have plagued previous attempts to freshen up the older games. 

To show off its upcoming release, the Final Fantasy Twitter page dropped the iconic opening sequence for the game alongside the rearrangement of Terra's Theme. It's gotten me pretty hype personally, and judging by the responses so is everybody else. Let's just hope the grumblings about a lack of console version don't cause this game to get review-bombed, too.

Mollie Taylor
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Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.