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8:00 PM on 04.07.2014

Outcast creators turn to Kickstarter for an HD reboot

Appeal's 1999 open-world action-adventure game Outcast has built up a dedicated fan base over the years and when it was announced that core members of the original team had bought the rights back from Atari, a Kickstarter fe...

Jordan Devore


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12:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Steel Empire on 3DS is like Castle in the Sky, the shmup

That Steel Empire remake is still on course, and it's going to drop in North America this summer. As a blend of steampunk and shoot 'em up, Steel Empire is a new take on the original Genesis game, remade from the g...

Chris Carter

4:30 PM on 03.18.2014

500k sales of Abe's Oddysee remake could fund an all-new Oddworld

In a candid discussion about sales expectations for Just Add Water's Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee remake, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, creator Lorne Lanning told Eurogamer that if 250,000 copies of the game are sold, that'll be e...

Jordan Devore

1:00 AM on 03.05.2014

Homebrewers doing Dreamcast remaster of Kojima's Snatcher

A brand new Dreamcast game came out this week. SEGA's swansong has proved a fertile grounds in its abandonment. People keep making things for it. Next up is a remaster of Kojima's Snatcher, the game he did after Metal Gear. T...

Steven Hansen

10:15 AM on 02.28.2014

Cel Damage being remade in high definition

One of the most visually interesting race games of its day is coming back at today's higher resolutions. Cel Damage, a competitive, kart-style racing game with a cartoon aesthetic will be reborn as Cel Damage HD and rele...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:00 PM on 02.17.2014

Final Fantasy VII remake 'would take a lot to happen'

I always feel the odd fan out for never having wanted a Final Fantasy VII remake. The technical hurdles alone were always obvious while other people listlessly dreamed up VII's world recreated in full 3D, which would dramatic...

Steven Hansen

8:15 PM on 12.18.2013

Fan recreates Earthbound with HD visuals

To say that Earthbound, or Mother as it's referred to in Japan, is a much loved and admired game, is an understatement. From fans creating charity drives, to organized campaigns to get the game on Nintendo's virtual console -...

Alessandro Fillari

3:30 PM on 11.14.2013

A look at how Fable Anniversary updates its interface

Progress continues to be made on Fable Anniversary, an HD remake of the original Fable game for Xbox 360 which will bring the entire series to the console. A recent post on Lionhead's developer blog from User Interface Artist...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:15 AM on 11.12.2013

Cinemaware's Wings is getting remastered

Wings, the old Cinemaware game for the Amiga, could be getting a remastered version. Cinemaware, which has been back from the dead since 2000, launched their second Kickstarter attempt, and they are hoping it goes ...

Joshua Derocher

9:30 PM on 11.11.2013

These Final Fantasy X HD screens still amaze

So close, but still far away, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is doing a fine job of showing why the PlayStation 3 will still have a place in your entertainment center. How fine of a job? About 50-plus screenshots worth of fine. So fine, so sexy, so fresh, so clean. Final Fantasy X/ X-2 HD will release on December 26, 2013 in Japan, and in 2014 in all other territories.

Abel Girmay

4:30 PM on 10.25.2013

Sega will listen to fans about remakes and reboots

The idea of remakes and reboots are a touchy subject but Sega is at least willing to listen to input from its fans about potentially bringing back classic titles. Sega Research and Development producer Yosuke Okunari says tha...

Alasdair Duncan





1:15 PM on 10.25.2013

More HD remakes from Nintendo possible, but not right now

In a roundtable discussion with press, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto said that while the company is concentrating its efforts on producing new games, HD remakes in the vein of its Wind Waker revamp aren't out of the question --...

Jordan Devore

3:00 AM on 10.16.2013

Tales of Symphonia getting a new Collector's Edition

I've only played one Tales game, and it was Tales of Symphonia for the GameCube. It seemed to have just what I wanted, engaging combat and likeable characters in an appropriately insane JRPG plot. Though really, I d...

Patrick Hancock

3:15 PM on 10.11.2013

Sakurai criticizes 'unnatural' amount of remakes, sequels

Super Smash Brothers and Kirby creator Masahiro Sakurai used his weekly Famitsu column, as translated by Polygon, to reflect on being a judge for the Game Designers' Award at this past Tokyo Game Show. Sony's Unfinished Swan ...

Steven Hansen

9:00 AM on 10.11.2013

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD has Eternal Calm, Last Mission

The perpetually not-here-yet Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD finally have a Japanese release date of December 26, along with a variety of buying options (bundled on PS3/Vita or separate on just the Vita). Meanwhile, we patiently w...

Steven Hansen



Final Fantasy VI coming to iOS/Android this winter photo
Final Fantasy VI coming to iOS/Android this winter
by Steven Hansen

Final Fantasy VI, arguably the series' zenith, hasn't been milked and re-released to the same extent as other titles in the franchise. Even the harder to obtain Final Fantasy V has come to iOS. Well, no more, says Square Enix, because an updated version of Final Fantasy VI is coming to iOS and Android this winter, Square director and producer Takashi Tokita told Kotaku today.

"It is basically like a remake of the original VI," Tokita said, "But there have been some enhancements. The battle systems have been altered for the other [mobile remakes] for Final Fantasy and VI will be the same. For instance grinding was an issue and people had to spend a lot of time leveling up. Now on the mobile devices the battle systems have been adjusted so you don't have to fight as much and can enjoy the game for what it is."

The visuals will also see a smoothing out like the somewhat uncanny-looking Final Fantasy V iOS. Speaking of doing things with legacy titles, when asked if the Legacy series could include games from VII on, Tokita responded, "We are aware that we have tons of VII fans. We have VII fans in our own company. If this Legacy project works out well, we would like to one day be able to work with VII."

Still want that Final Fantasy VII remake? Interested in Final Fantasy VI on mobile?

Final Fantasy VI Is Coming To iOS and Android, VII Could Follow [Kotaku]

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