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PS Now to Add Classic Final Fantasy Games Each Month

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Starting from next week, Playstation Now will be adding a classic Final Fantasy game to it's subscription service each month until January.

A selection of Final Fantasy games will be making their way to Playstation Now over the course of the next few months. This subscription service allows players to stream a variety of games via their Playstation 4, Playstation 5, and PC. The collection kicks off with the orginal Final Fantasy VII on Sept. 7. If you played the Final Fantasy VII: Remake and fancy seeing where it all started, this is the perfect opportunity.

Final Fantasy is one of Square Enix's longest running franchises, as such many fans often wonder if it's too late to try them out, and where they should even begin. The addition of the collection to PS Now is a great chance for players to have a go at some of the best-loved entires.

Following on from Final Fantasy VII will be Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, entering the service on Oct. 5. Fight as Squall Leonhart alongside other members of SeeD during a time of war for The Republic of Galbadia.

Next up is Final Fantasy IX, a game which received a HD remaster back in 2016 and breathed some new life into the magical RPG. Kingdom Hearts 2 fans will recognise this game as the orgin of Vivi, who accompanies Zidane and the party as their plucky black mage. Final Fantasy 9 will be coming to the service on Nov. 2.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is due to be added on Dec. 7. This entry marked the first time the series featured voice acting and kicked off with talent such as Tara Strong, Cree Summer, John DiMaggio, and Tom Kenny. Players control Tidus as he finds himself transported to the world of Spira, under threat from the gargantuan beast Sin.

The final addition will be Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, coming to PS Now on Jan. 4. 2022. This is the 2017 HD remaster of Final Fantasy XII and sparked a shift away from the traditional turn-based battle system. Enemies can be seen wandering around the world's zones, and can be fought in real time using the "Active Dimension Battle" system. Players lead Vaan, a boy orphaned by the raging war, who joins up with unlikely allies to restore peace to the world of Ivalice.