October 31th - November 14thEdit
Artwork by Tetsuya Nomura depicting, from left to right, Selphie Tilmitt, Rinoa Heartilly and Quistis Trepe, from Final Fantasy VIII. All three females of the six-piece party of the game possess a magic-type Limit Break, as opposed to the males, whose Limit Break is a physical attack. There is little difference regarding anything else, including stats, as all PCs in Final Fantasy VIII were designed to be fully customisable.
October 24th - October 31stEdit
Artwork of Agrias Oaks by Akihiko Yoshida. A powerful Holy Knight, the Lady Agrias' skill with her sword is matched only by her devotion to her charge, Princess Ovelia Atkascha. During the events of the War of the Lions, Ovelia is captured by Delita Heiral, and Agrias joins the protagonist, Ramza, on his journey to save Ovelia and Ivalice. Her final fate is unknown, though she is mentioned as a hero in Vagrant Story, another game set in Ivalice. This piece was released with the PSP remake of the game, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions.
October 17th - October 24thEdit
Lord of Vermilion is a series of card strategy games produced by Square-Enix, incorporating monsters and characters from multiple mythologies and games. The second game in this series, from which the card above originated, primarily draws from Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy XI, Romancing Sa-Ga and the collectible card game Magic: the Gathering. Characters and summons in the Final Fantasy series are represented by cards and used in battle. The image showcased is of the recurring summon Bahamut, featuring his signature attack Mega Flare.
October 10th - October 17thEdit
Zidane accidentally gropes Princess Garnet as they both make their escape from the village of Dali aboard a freighter bound for Alexandria. As much of a chivalrous pervert as the main character from Final Fantasy IX appears to be, the event was indeed unplanned: Zidane profusely apologises to Dagger afterwards.
September 26th - October 10thEdit
Promotional poster featuring all six members of the hard rock and progressive metal band the Black Mages. On the left side, from top to bottom, Tsuyoshi Sekito, Nobuo Uematsu and Kenichiro Fukui; on the right, Michio Okamiya, Keiji Kawamori and Arata Hanyuda. The Black Mages began as a project conceived by Fukui and Sekito, who recorded the band's first release entirely by themselves. Uematsu, impressed by their work, joined the band and recruited the remaining members for their first live performance in 2003, "The Black Mages" Live. The band's distinctive logo is actually a Black Waltz standing atop a pillar. They disbanded in August 2010.
August 29th - September 26thEdit
Artwork of Princess Sarah from the Collections feature in Final Fantasy Origins. Sarah was rescued by the Light Warriors from Garland's clutches, and in return granted them the Lute which grants access to a hidden passage in the Chaos Shrine. Though only a minor character in the original Final Fantasy, the princess' name has been reused a number of times in the Final Fantasy series for other princesses.
August 22nd - August 29thEdit
The early concept render of Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII (left) and the render that finally made it to the release. The changes made to her design are very apparent: Lightning's facial structure had slightly less feminine traits, her hair was a faded crimson color rather than pale pink and her eye color was blue instead of green.
August 15th - August 22ndEdit
Artwork of Exodus from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. A powerful Totema, one of the "world-threads" between the reality of St. Ivalice and the dream of Ivalice, Exodus represents the Viera, an Ivalician race first introduced in Tactics Advance. This image of Exodus also hints at the Zodiac, another trend in the Ivalice Alliance. Each of Exodus' "hands" bears an insignia resembling the Libra symbol; in-game, it is more obvious. Interestingly, the Esper Exodus from Final Fantasy XII directly represents the Libra, the Scales.
August 1st - August 15thEdit
A depiction of the Toad spell in Final Fantasy II. The toad spell, one of the oldest and, arguably, funniest spells in the history of the series, turns the intended target into a toad, either for the duration of the battle or until the affected character is given a Maiden's Kiss or the spell is cast on that character again. While suffering from toad, the character's Strength is reduced to either its base value or to just 1 and the character is unable to cast any spells. In some games, the character's Accuracy value is also greatly reduced, making the character have the minimum chance of actually hitting a target using a physical attack.
July 18th - August 1stEdit
Why be led, when you can be leader?
Why bow to lady luck when you can beat her?
Why sit back and relax if you can pull your fill?
Before you are taken, why not go in for the kill?