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CG render of the New York, Barrier City #42, from the Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within motion picture. Barrier Cities across the world serve as humanity's only protection against the Phantoms issuing from the Leonid Meteor crater. In an attempt to persuade the Council to authorise the use of the Zeus Cannon against the invaders by giving a first-hand demonstration of the Phantom threat, General Hein temporarily shuts down the bio-etheric shield surrounding the city. He was unable to stop the Phantoms from crawling into the city via its pipelines after turning it on again, causing the deaths of thousands of its inhabitants.
Artwork of the final storyline battle of Final Fantasy IX, between the protagonists lead by Zidane Tribal, and the final boss, Necron. After an encounter with Trance Kuja in the Crystal World, Zidane and his friends awaken at the Hill of Despair, confronted by Necron, who seeks to erase all life. This depiction by Yoshitaka Amano is quite different than the actual in-game appearance of Necron; though the levitating aspect of the battle is the same, Necron's blue visage is decidedly more sinister in the artwork.
Artwork by Tetsuya Nomura of the main characters involved in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-, prominently showing Zack Fair and also depicting (from top to bottom and left to right) Genesis Rhapsodos, Angeal Hewley, Sephiroth, Lazard Deusericus, Cloud Strife, Tseng and Aerith Gainsborough. Crisis Core was the first prequel to Final Fantasy VII to be released in North America and the latest entry added to the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, excluding Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete.
Collage of various monsters in Final Fantasy II, sketched by Yoshitaka Amano. Final Fantasy II introduced some of the most iconic enemies in the entire series, many of which reappeared in successive games. Ever-present Bombs are scattered throughout the drawing, a Hecteyes appears towards the bottom, and an unmistakable Malboro nests in the upper-right corner.
The promotional poster of Vagrant Story, by Akihiko Yoshida, depicting the protagonist Ashley Riot and his ally Callo Merlose. Vagrant Story, the second game produced by Square to be set in the world of Ivalice, was the second title in which Yoshida worked as character designer and the first in which he was given full control of the art direction.
Artwork of the Forgotten Capital, timeless citadel of the Cetra race in Final Fantasy VII. Its still waters and holy altar play host to one of the most memorable moments in Final Fantasy VII and perhaps the entire series. This artwork was drawn for the release of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, where it is revisited by the Remnants of Sephiroth. In the foreground of this image stands a lone figure, looking up at the light shining on the abandoned structure.
The artwork by Yoshitaka Amano depicting, from left to right, Kain Highwind, Rosa Farrell and Cecil Harvey. The love triangle between these three characters is central to the plot of Final Fantasy IV. The image was never released until the advent of the GBA version of the game and was featured as the packaging artwork of its North American release.