Earlier this week, a video published to the official Final Fantasy Twitter account seemed to suggest that in Final Fantasy 6 Pixel Remaster, the iconic train suplexing scene would be missing a very important, specific level of suplex-ness.
As you can see, the train does not flip upside down:
— FINAL FANTASY (@FinalFantasy) February 13, 2022
For context, the scene is supposed to look like this, with the train upside down as Sabin descends back to earth with it.
Suplexing the train has historically been one of the most famous and delightful scenes in Final Fantasy 6. And understandably so. Your party is literally fighting a giant sentient ghost train while sprinting away from it down train tracks, and when resident monk martial artist Sabin uses the move Meteor Strike, he doesn’t just hurt the train, he lifts it off the ground, flips it in midair, and, well, suplexes the entire thing.
We’re still hard at work polishing Final Fantasy VI pixel remaster in time for launch next week, and we saw some of your comments that the Phantom Train didn’t flip during Meteor Strike. The video was taken from a pre-release version, and will be adjusted in time for launch!
— FINAL FANTASY (@FinalFantasy) February 17, 2022
So understandably, a lot of fans were upset and pointed out the issue in the comments of the video. There was enough protest that the account followed up today with a statement reassuring folks that the lack of a flipped train was merely because the video shown was from a pre-release version of the game. The train will, in fact, flip at launch.
It’s admittedly a bit weird for a social account marketing an incredibly famous game to publish a video of a very well-known scene if said scene isn’t even done yet, but at least Square Enix is committed to the full effects of a train being suplexed for release.
Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Series Screenshots
Final Fantasy 6 Pixel Remaster just got a new release date of February 23 on Steam and mobile after being delayed out of 2021 for additional polish. Previous Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters have launched with a number of bugs that required post-launch patches to address.
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.