Final Fantasy Tactics remake to hit PSP [Update]

Shonen Jump is at it again. This time with info and images on a PSP remake of a  game that some believe is better than sex, Final Fantasy Tactics. Not a direct port, the remake will feature at least one new job class, brand new illustrated full motion video, and will be presented in widescreen.

Originally released on the Playstation in 1997, Final Fantasy Tactics was a departure from the series, with its tactical roleplaying style, and a battle system that hadn’t been previously seen in the franchise. The game spawned at least two spin-offs (Final Fantasy Tactics Advance for the GBA and Final Fantasy XII), giving cosplayers worldwide even more reasons to spend hours in their parents’ basement constructing Dragoon costumes.

While many of you might be rolling your eyes at yet another remake or a port making its way to the PSP, many believe the original Final Fantasy Tactics to be perfect. Whether new cut scenes, widescreen support, and potentially long PSP load times will improve on the game remains to be seen.

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[Update: 1up.com is reporting that the full title of the game will be Final Fantasy Tactics: The Lion War.

Additionally, Square Enix has announced another Tactics title called Final Fantasy Tactics A2: The Sealed Grimoire. While the platform for the game hasn’t been announced, one can assume it’s a sequel to Final Fantasy Advance (Get it? A2?) and will likely appear on a Nintendo handheld (hint: Japan sure does like the DS).

Nick Chester