July 4th - July 18thEdit
June 29th - July 4thEdit
A photograph of the illustrator and artist Yoshitaka Amano (天野 喜孝, Amano Yoshitaka). Amano has played a key role in the development of the Final Fantasy series since its inception. He was the lead character designer in the series from the original Final Fantasy until Final Fantasy VI, and continues to be involved to a lesser degree in newer games. His artwork in the Final Fantasy series is characterised by vibrant, contrasting colours; highly-detailed patterns; and flowing, wispy lines. Amano takes strong influences from a range of sources including traditional ukiyo-e paintings, Surrealism and Western comics.
June 21st - June 28thEdit
June 14th - June 21stEdit
A map of Ivalice, from Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions. Ivalice is one of the largest and most detailed settings in the Final Fantasy, a position which is considerably helped by its recurrence within the series. While its geography and status may vary wildly between games, each Ivalice is accepted to be the same. Collectively, the newer games featuring Ivalice are known as the Ivalice Alliance. Although it is not technically a part of that compilation, Final Fantasy Tactics was the first to showcase the world. Here, Ivalice is a unified kingdom, albeit one long wracked by war and strife.
June 6th - June 13thEdit
A scene illustrating the use of the T-Rexaur's Bite Hard ability, a much stronger version of the common Bite attack. The T-Rexaur is the most powerful enemy within Balamb Garden's training centre and one of the strongest enemies in the game. It is normally found additionally in the forest near the Fire Cavern and on the Island Closest to Hell.
May 30th - June 6thEdit
Artwork of two Dragoon characters from the early development stage of Final Fantasy IX. The ninth installment of the series was intended to return to the Job System-oriented style of an older era, and was even considered to be labeled as a mere spin-off rather than a main series title in its fledgling years. The "old school" style envisioned is emphasized in this artwork, which features dragoons donning armor resembling two classical summons, Bahamut and Leviathan. Both creatures ended up playing relatively important roles in Final Fantasy IX's storyline, and the Dragoon line was carried on by the playable character Freya Crescent.
May 23rd - 30thEdit
An image from the unreleased game Fortress, showing the invasion of the eponymous Fortress. Although development commenced in 2008, little is known about the game. It was to take place in Final Fantasy XII's Ivalice, with art being released of Ashe and a mysterious character in Judge armour. Initially developed by Swedish company GRIN, Square Enix soon withdrew the project. It is currently being developed by an unknown company, with no release details disclosed.
May 16th - 23rdEdit
Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano of Josef, from Final Fantasy II. When Firion, Maria and Guy arrived at Salamand seeking the Goddess's Bell, Josef distrusted them at first but joined them once the party had freed the men of Salamand and his daughter Nelly from slavery at the Semitt Falls. After obtaining the Bell at the Snow Cave and defeating Borghen, the party headed for the exit, but the hapless traitor activated a trap that caused a giant boulder to roll down the entrance slope, hoping to crush the heroes. Using his colossal strength, Josef held up the boulder just in time for the party to get out of the way. He was unable to hold up the giant boulder for long and was finally crushed to death.
May 2nd - May 16thEdit
Bahamut faces Alexander early in disc three of Final Fantasy IX. Bahamut was summoned by Kuja in order to destroy Alexandria, but, using their combined powers, Princess Garnet of Alexandria and her fellow summoner, Eiko Carol summoned Alexander, Alexandria's guardian, to protect them from the king of dragons' attack. In the ensuing battle, Alexander defeated Bahamut.
April 25th - May 2ndEdit
Different breeds of Chocobos in Final Fantasy XI. Like in many Final Fantasy games, these signature creatures can be used as mounts by players, being much faster than travel by foot. Chocobos can be rented for a fee from stables after acquiring a Chocobo Licence from a side-quest. Beginning with the Treasures of Aht Urhgan expansion, Chocobos can be raised by players themselves, and bred for different qualities. They can also take part in minigames such as Chocobo Racing and Chocobo Hot and Cold.