Square Enix Launches Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Website
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Time to work on your Japanese
The original NES Final Fantasy was released on the Famicom in Japan in December 1987, which means that this year will be a landmark 25 year anniversary for the series. Release in the west was substantially delayed, but Square Enix is starting the celebrations in Japan with an anniversary website to show off the legacy of the RPG behemoth.
The content is in Japanese, as you'd expect, but Andriasang has translated a 'Creator's Voice' section, where Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada assures fans that the series is still a big priority for the developer.
We'll take the 25th anniversary as an opportunity to begin our walk towards the next 25 years. In order to make the fans happy, we the developer have just one promise we can make. Outside of talent and ability, we will also make sure development is handled exclusively by creators who feel love of the FF series stronger than anyone else.
The Final Fantasy main series has been absent from Nintendo in recent years with a step into HD graphics, though some spin-offs have arrived instead. We'll see in time whether the big releases will arrive on Wii U or 3DS, but until then you can always check out some of the artwork and, if you can read it, content on the anniversary site.