- Posted: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:26:01 +0000
Final Fantasy is celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year!
Official Website (Japan):
Official Website (North America):
Official Twitter Page:
Twitter - @FF25th_JP
*Note: All Tweets are in Japanese.
Square Enix is apparently doing tons of things to celebrate! Their Japanese Store Catalog has merchandise with the logo pictured above slapped on it. There's a travel mug (I never knew they had these!) and collectable playing cards.
The Official 25th Anniversary Box Set has been announced! (Aug. 31 2012)
The box set contains every game in the main series to play!
Final Fantasy Ultimate Box Announced
This is worth an estimated $450 to get!
Release Date in Japan (You guessed it): December 18th, 2012.
For the Music:
For those of you in the UK and in Chicago, you're in for a treat! Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy will be performing a special concert for 25 Years of Final Fantasy in London this November! Here's the link to their website with more information:
Square Enix had thrown two events (One in Japan in Shibuya and one in the United States in Seattle) announcing major stuff for the Final Fantasy and celebrate twenty-five years of the series.
You can watch a live UStream for those unable to attend!
Pax Prime Preview - Final Fantasy Events
If you are watching the UStream, people at home can score codes and passwords for any Square Enix games on the PSN, iOS, and many more!
If physically going, people will be given a free poster featuring Amano's artwork of the first fourteen Final Fantasy games and take pictures in a battle field shot.
Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Poster Giveaway
Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Photo Booth
If you really want the poster but can't get it... I found the officially picture on Final Fantasy Wikia to make as nice wallpaper at least.
Kitase also has a Twitter account made for the Lightning Returns -Final Fantasy XIII- game.
Twitter - @LRFF13
He'll be keeping us all posted on what's going on, along with the official website as well:
Final Fantasy XIII -Lightning Saga- "A Storm Gathers..."
*Note: For all XIII discussions, stop by the Final Fantasy XIII Sticky.
And not only does XIII have big news, Final Fantasy VII is celebrating fifteen years of spikey hair, giant swords, and flying meteors this year and has an event on Sept. 2. Keep your eyes peeled on that too!
Final Fanasy V is also celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year. Wish Bartz and the gang a happy 20th Anniversary too.
Tetsuya Nomura released a hard sketch of our upcoming lead from Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Noctis for the Anniversary Event. Written next to the sketch is the following:
"Congratulations on the 25th Anniversary. Please wait for his turn to appear."
*Note: Versus XIII is still in development. Please keep being patient. ♥
Let's knock back from cocktails and celebrate! Talk, talk, talk, and mingle!! emotion_kirakira
To talk Final Fantasy VII goodness, come by the Final Fantasy VII Sticky!
To talk Final Fantasy XIII goodness, come by the Final Fantasy XIII Sticky! (Cupcaksu would give you cupcakes if you do!)
Some Recent News:
Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade is out for the smartphones, Android or iOS. AND IT'S FREE~~
If you pre-registered, you'll be getting the Cloud summon along with any character you used a referral code on in your email.
Everything in NA Square Enix's online store is HALF OFF and FREE SHIPPING.
From now until Jan. 2nd, all merchandise is half off AND you'll get free shipping.
Everything in the Japanese Square Enix PSN Network is half off today as well on the Chocobo and Final Fantasy series. No word as to North America or Europe.
TheatRhythm Final Fantasy is out for the iOS systems.
Yep, play the 3Ds on your iPad or iPhone. Be careful though, you'll only get "One Winged Angel" and "Zanarkand" and 13 characters. You'll have to spend $147.03 for the rest of the DLC.
And Japanese fans have declared Zack Fair as the most favorite male Final Fantasy character, beating Cloud by a hair from the Final Fantasy forums.
The list can be seen here, featuring 40 male characters:
The list for the ladies is coming up soon.