(August 31, 2001) Screenshots
I have added better screenshots for FFX than I had before. They are only from a CG sequence, but better than what I had none the less. They are of a Blitzball CG scene from FFX as a matter of fact. I'm tellin' ya, I get more and more excited about this game everytime I see a CG animation, or read something new about it.
Oh BTW, try to get your hands on the latest PSM. It has some interesting tidbits of info for FFX, not to mention some exclusive screenshots of battles, summons, etc. And if your wondering, I got the Blitzball screens from a movie at IGN. So you may want to go check that out as well.
Oh yea... it seems The GIA is having some major technical difficulties with their site. I myself hope they pull through it all. And If you want to help them out, or want to know more about it all, go to their main page. They'll explain it all from there. Anyways, thats news for now.
(August 27, 2001) Square:
After FFX and their first film, where do they go from here?
"...Upcoming games include the online-based Final Fantasy XI, Kingdom Hearts (Square's Disney RPG), and PS2 remakes of Final Fantasy VII, VIII, and IX. Beyond that, Square is working on joint projects with Namco and Enix for it's PlayOnline service, the first of which we should see early next year. Finally, Final Fantasy XII is already in development, with a projected Japanese release date of March 2003.
Hopefully, next year we will see Square get back on track as its new projects heat up." - PSM (PS2 & Playstation Magazine)
Source - PSM (PS2 & Playstation Magazine)
(August 26, 2001) Final
Got 6 FFXI screenshots and 12 FFX wallpapers for ya
(August 25, 2001) Final
Final Fantasy, and Anime fans rejoice!
"Following close on the heels of the Final Fantasy movie, Square announced plans for a Final Fantasy anime series at this year's Avex anime rave festival in Japan. The series will be a collaboration between Studio GONZO producer/monster designer Yoshikazu Miyao, whose credits include various Gundam and Macross projects as well as Blue Submarine No. 6. Although no details have been revealed regarding plot or setting, there is a strong possibility that the series will be directly based off of one of the games, as was Square's last attempt at an animated Final Fantasy production: the aggressively mediocre Legend of the Crystals OVA, which took place in the future of the Final Fantasy V world. There is no word at this time on a possible US television run for the series, but given the strong and growing market for both anime and Final Fantasy in the US, at the very least a DVD release seems certain."
Source: The GIA
(April 10, 2001) TGS
Here's some pics of the booklet for FFX, from TGS.
Here's some pics
of the official Square booklet from TGS.
Square offered a
line of Final Fantasy X jewelry akin to the FF VIII Griever
necklace at TGS. Three items, all silver, were availble: Tidus'
heirloom pendant (15,000 yen, or about $133 US), a ring
emblazoned with the logo of his Blitzball team (9,800 yen, or $84
US), and Yuna's necklace (20,000 yen, or $180 US). Here are the
(click pics for larger views)
Also, in other
Due out in 2002, a duo of approximately 8" plus, fully articulated, and wonderfully painted figures of Tidus and Yuna.
Heres a stunning look at Koto's action figure line based on the highly anticipated TENTH Final Fantasy video game:
(Click pic for a larger view)
I also updated The
GIA's FFX wrap up page in the FFX section and added a Misc.
section in there as well.
(Tuesday, April 3,
I finally put up
some screenshots for FFX, go check 'em out.
Also, a new feature was added to the FFX section called "GIA's FFX Info. Wrap Up". If you want to know how FFX is gonna be, check that feature out. TONS of info.
(Friday, March 30,
Well, I suppose
you all know that FFX was playable today at TGS in Japan. Of
course I WOULD have screens/info for it, but I have'nt had time
to do that.
Anyway, to excuse myself, I have a track from FFX("Yuna's Melody"), and am willing to give it away to the next 15 people who sign my guestbook. Just leave your emails and I'll get back to ya. I also have a scan of the CD with the track "Yuna's Melody" on it
Here's a scan of
(Thanx to www.thegia.com for the scan)
(Click image for larger picture)
New info for FFX has been squeazed out of some of the developement team of FFX, in an interview with them. The people featured were the art director Yusuke Naora, the battle director Tsuchida Toshiro, the scenario writer Kazunari Nojima, the character designer Tetsuya Nomura, and the cheif director Yoshinori Kitase.
to read the
Still can't wait till the end of this month at the TGS! I'll have new pics and possibly movies, for FFX, from the TGS, so stay put.
(Thanx to www.square-x.com
for the interview transcript!)
It was reported
that at the end of this month at the Tokyo Game Show(lasting
March 30-April 1), that Square will be showing more footage of
FFX. It hasnt been said what type of footage this will be, but it
will be footage none the less. FFX had not been previously
confirmed to show up, by the way.
(Monday, March 12,
I am launching a
site for my game, since I felt it was appropriate to. Anyway,
here it is:
Final Fantasy: A Shadow of the
There's not much
there now, but there soon will be.
February 28, 2001)
This isn't really
FF news, but I'd like to announce something. I've been making an
RPG lately with a program called RPGMaker 2000, maybe you've
heard of it. It's called "Final Fantasy: A Shadow of the
Anyway, it's about
Shadow's past and what exactly happened to him that would have
changed his attitude that much in FFVI. It stars of course Shadow
and his friend Baram, and who couldn't forget Shadow's little
friend Interceptor, eh?
A fellow partner, from the Software Company: DHS, P0sitr0nic is helping me with the maps and what not. I will put up screenshots, if any of you care at all, soon, so watch for those.
If any Comments, suggestions, etc. contact me by email, sign the Guestbook or discuss it in the Forums :)
I've got 9 new
screenshots for FF II for the Wonderswan Color. Also, 4 Yoshitaka
Amano character designs, too.
Some other pretty cool news about FF II on the Wonderswan Color: It was mentioned that extra scenes and additional text have been added to make the story a more enjoyable and full experience. Yea, your mad right? Why change a masterpiece? Square knows it would really upset fans(expecially diehard's) to change the story completely. Well, they have a way to prevent that from happening. Upon starting the game, you can choose wether to play the NEW version or the OLD version. Isn't that just peachy!?
Also, unchanged, is of course the gameplay in FF II, that never made it into the other Final Fantasies. If unfamiliar to these features, one is called the "Skill Degree" system: Somwhat of a replica to Secret of Mana's weapon system, allowing your weapon to gain levels, depending on how often they are used. In addiditon, another is a feature called the "Word Memory" system, allowing the player to obtain keywords from talking to other characters. The key words can later on be used to get more information from other NPC's.
3 NEW screenshots
for FF II have been added, and the release date has been fixed,
in the FF II section.
February 21, 2001)
Well, we knew it
was comning. Square released the official logo for Final Fantasy
II on Wonderswan Color:
image to see full size)
interested, the logo has Queen Hilda, the leader of the battle
against the Paramekian Empire in it)
Also, to note there's been rumors flying around for the past couple of days about Nintendo and Square becoming buddy's once again, or at least working on a project together.
One rumor I've heard is that they're making an RPG featuring all your favorite Nintendo and Sega caracters. Another one is that Square wants to make a completely different Final Fantasy on a different platform(I'm of course implying the Nintendo Game Boy Advance). Somewhat of some proof is that Square will cease development for Wonderswan Color once Wildcard and Final Fantasy II are released. All these are rumors though, so we'll all have to wait and see what happens *sigh*...
And finally of course, I will keep you posted if any other things pop out about Final Fantasy.
Final Fantasy II
on Wonderswan Color has been dalayed. It's original release for
March has made a slight jump to it's new release scheduled for
May. No reason was given other than the the questionable fact
that the Gameboy advance is going to be released in March, the
same time of the original release date for Final Fatnasy II on
February 10, 2001)
modifying the FFVII, VIII, and IX sections, so the character
profiles are back up. I will add more movie pics soon, so look
This may be old
news, but I'll report it none the less. It seems the battle
director for FFX is that of which who directed the Front Mission
series(Toshiro Tsuchida). So we may have to say goodbye to old
active time battles and say hello to strategic battles such as
character positioning, or maybe even more features. But in the
end they DO plan to accomplish a very well balanced battle
system, so I don't think we have to worry too much.
Well guys, thought
I was gone? HAH! Ya can't get rid of me! I'm back and had to redo
my whole site due to problems with Tripod, so I will still have
updates and news. FFVII, IX, and VIII's character sections still
need to be modified, so wait for those. I the meantime, check out
some new FFX and XI pics and slightly other modified things.