Remastered versions of classic Japanese RPGs Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II will be sold separately when they hit UK shores in early 2008.

The decision from publisher Square Enix has drawn criticism from some gamers who believe that the two games should come on the same UMD. Both games are already out in the US and Japan.

However, Square Enix said that Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II on the PSP will be the "definitive versions" of the games. The new editions will feature "redrawn graphics and character art, exclusive all-new dungeons, full 16:9 widescreen visuals and an updated camera view that gives players a new perspective on these two timeless classics that defined the RPG genre".

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd, said: "Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II are the foundations of the Square Enix success story. They are the first two steps in the long and distinguished history of the Final Fantasy franchise. With these beautiful new versions, fans can now experience the origins of Final Fantasy wherever they go."