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Final Fantasy 10 and 10-2 HD include International version content

Final Fantasy 10 and 10-2 HD will include all bonus content from the game's International versions, save 10-2 bonus dungeon Last Mission, producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Motomu Toriyama confirmed during the Japan Expo last week.

Speaking with Playstation EU forums' community moderator "IOtaSan," the pair confirmed the games will include content that was previously only available in specific regions. In March, Square Enix announced Final Fantasy 10 and 10-2 HD would include this bonus content, but a report in last May's issue of Famitsu stated the inclusion was still undecided.

The International version of Final Fantasy 10, which launched in Europe as standard issue in 2001, includes new bosses, the additional Dark Aeons and the extended Expert Sphere Grid. The game also included a 14-minute scene called "Eternal Calm," which bridged the two-year gap in the storyline between the game and it's sequel, Final Fantasy 10-2.

Final Fantasy 10-2's International version included Creature Create, a system similar to Final Fantasy 10's Monster Arena in which players could capture and train fiends for battle. The game also included the Last Mission bonus dungeon. No decision has been made yet regarding Last Mission's inclusion in 10-2 HD.

In May, Kitase told Polygon in a statement that Last Mission's inclusion with the game was dependent on disc capacity.

"The inclusion of the Last Mission is currently under consideration," he said. "We're looking into the possibilities with the ROM capacity and development schedule in mind."

While gameplay and combat mechanics haven't undone any major changes, Kitase and Toriyama did hint at changes to the games' user interface and background music. At this time, there are no plans to release additional downloadable content for the games post-launch, but the pair did suggest Square Enix is looking into the possibility of Vita-specific features for the games' portable versions.

Final Fantasy 10 and 10-2 HD will launch later this year for PlayStation 3 and Vita.

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