Fan Recreates Final Fantasy VI Opening with Octopath Traveler’s Art Style
The craving for a Final Fantasy VI remake is strong indeed.
Utilizing the power of Unreal Engine 4, Twitter user retrorebuild is recreating the iconic opening of Final Fantasy VI using the same art style as the Nintendo Switch JRPG Octopath Traveler. You can check out some images and a gif of the opening in motion down below.
With Square Enix currently developing a remake of Final Fantasy VII, a JRPG that redefined the genre at the dawn of 3D graphics, I can’t help but pray to the lord Ifrit above that we might get to see Final Fantasy VI brought to life again using Octopath’s style. Fans have been debating which Final Fantasy is the best for years, but I think the majority of us can agree that it’s time to show a classic like VI some love again. Of course, I can’t tell Square Enix what games to make but the thought of a remake of this kind does make me excited at the prospect.
If you’re interested in following retrobuild’s creation, they do post updates on the project via their Twitter timeline.
Octopath Traveler launched last summer for the Nintendo Switch. It’s one of the first games of its kind, using a rad 2.5D style that’s very reminiscent of classic SNES JRPGs like Chrono Trigger, Romancing Saga 2, Secret of Mana, and of course, Final Fantasy VI. I reviewed the game and found it to be one of the Switch’s best JRPGs. The game is coming to PC on June 7 giving more players the chance to hop in for the first time.
In the latest Final Fantasy news, Square Enix just re-revealed Final Fantasy VII Remake with a new trailer during PlayStation’s State of Play livestream. More information about that title will be coming next month, likely at E3.
Added some effects, DOF, Sprite Animation, Bloom, Vignette (not feeling the Vignette though).
Its still a little too blue, but here’s an animated gif, to show it in motion.
Still a Work in Progress though.#UE4 #OctopathTraveler #FinalFantasy #gamedev #UnrealEngine pic.twitter.com/xwy6baD6z4
— The Polygon Pilgrim Pete (@retrorebuild) May 10, 2019