Square Enix has announced the release of Final Fantasy Anniversary Edition and Final Fantasy II Anniversary Edition for the PSP as part of the 20th Anniversary of Final Fantasy. To clear things up, these two games will not be ports of the originals but will include the gameplay system and scenarios from the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation ports, including the opening FMV sequences as well as a music player mode and monster gallery.
So what exactly makes this not a port? Simple, Square Enix has remade the sprites and backgrounds to fit on the PSP’s widescreen TFT and added new battle effects. The screen layout remains the same and the game will still be in 2D. Some may feel disappointed that Square Enix’s big FF Anniversary resulted in a few minor updates, however, it turns out that this is just the first of many projects. Square Enix executive producer Shinji Hashimoto says to look forward to April for more surprises.