Following on from the big Final Fantasy X HD news this week about the bundled Final Fantasy X-2 game on PS3, we now have some additional information to share with you. The upcoming game from Square-Enix has appeared in a Japanese magazine in the form of some new screenshot scans, giving us another glimpse of the graphical differences between the new HD versions and the original game on PS2.
It is fair to say that Square-Enix has been extremely quiet on giving out details for the game, cemented with the fact that we don’t even have a release date on PS3 or PS Vita yet. The game is apparently scheduled for release on both platforms before the end of the year though and we could have seen some new evidence that the game is indeed a proper HD remake and not just a quick HD remaster.
The scan you see above shows what main character Tidus looks like on the new HD version, side by side against his original model on the classic PS2 game. The difference is actually pretty significant, with a surprising level of improvement in his facial features and hair as we saw in the original game.
We admit that this is not much to go on, but it does provide extra hope that the game is going to be well worth the wait once it is finally out. If they have updated Tidus in this way, then we’re guessing that they have also updated all of the other characters as well and hopefully Yuna will look even better than she did in a recent screenshot which initially wasn’t anything amazing.
Tidus also looks a lot more mature it seems in the updated visual, which is another exciting prospect if they choose to alter the likes of Auron as well. Hopefully the release of this Japanese scan is a good sign that further information on the game is coming soon.
If you are looking forward to Final Fantasy X HD, let us know your thoughts on the new HD Tidus model above.