PlayStation Now is Getting a Series of Classic Final Fantasy Games Throughout the Holidays
There are plenty of big games coming out over the next few months, but if you’re feeling a hunger for some classic RPG goodness this fall, PlayStation Now has you covered. Sony has announced they’ll be adding a classic Final Fantasy game to PS Now – Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – every month from September through January. Just in case you’ve been living uner a rock for the last 25 years or so, here are some quick descriptions of the games…
Final Fantasy VII - September 7
The Shinra Company has monopolized mako production, and in doing so established a powerful hegemony–its influence reaching the far corners of the globe. Cloud, a former member of Shinra’s military organization, SOLDIER, joins the anti-Shinra resistance group AVALANCHE, despite caring little for their motives. During one of the group’s attempts to stop the company, they learn of the return of Sephiroth, Cloud’s nemesis, and that with his re-emergence, the planet is in greater danger than anyone had expected.
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered - October 5
It is a time of war. The Republic of Galbadia, under the influence of the sorceress Edea, mobilizes its great armies against the other nations of the world. Squall and other members of SeeD, an elite mercenary force, join hands with Rinoa, a resistance fighter, to fight against Galbadia’s tyrannical rule and to prevent Edea from fulfilling her ultimate goal.
Final Fantasy IX - November 2
Strange events transpire on the Mist Continent, one of the four main lands of Gaia. The kingdom of Alexandria, ruled by Queen Brahne, begins their invasion of other nations under orders of Kuja, the “angel of death” from Terra. An accidental encounter in Alexandria brings Zidane, Vivi, and Garnet together, and they set out on a journey that leads them to discover the secrets of their past, the crystal, and a place to call home.
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster - December 7
First released on PS2, relive two of the greatest RPGs of their generation widely acclaimed for their moving stories, endearing characters, and memorable adventures. Final Fantasy X takes you to Spira―a world terrorized by the supernatural monster Sin. The temple of Yevon teaches that the monster is a physical manifestation of mankind’s sins, and following the temple’s teachings and atoning could purge it. Yuna, a young woman from Besaid, is a summoner who embarks on a pilgrimage to defeat this terror. Tidus, a young man from another world, joins her as her guardian. The mysteries revolving around Sin unfold as they set off on a journey to save the world.
Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age - January 4, 2022
Enter an era of war within the world of Ivalice. The small kingdom of Dalmasca, conquered by the Archadian Empire, is left in ruin and uncertainty. Princess Ashe, the one and only heir to the throne, devotes herself to the resistance to liberate her country. Vaan, a young man who lost his family in the war, dreams of flying freely in the skies. In a fight for freedom and fallen royalty, join these unlikely allies and their companions as they embark on a heroic adventure to free their homeland.
New PlayStation Now subscribers can get 7 days for free, after which, the service is available for $10 a month. You can check out the full list of games currently available here. Subscribers can now stream games in full 1080p.
Any PlayStation Now subscribers planning to jump back into some Final Fantasy favs?
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