February 7th - February 20thEdit
Artwork of Shirma from Chocobo to Mahou no Ehon: Majo to Shoujo to Go-nin no Yuusha, the sequel to Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales. Shirma is a recurring character in the Chocobo spin-off games, always present as a friendly White Mage. She resumes her role of guiding the player through the picture books of the game. Though Majo to Shoujo to Go-nin no Yuusha was released in 2008, no word of an English translation has yet been heard.
January 24th - February 7thEdit
The artwork by Akihiko Yoshida of the different races, classes and genders available in Final Fantasy XIV, Square Enix's latest release of the main series: diagonally, from the left, a male Lalafell Conjurer, an unidentified female Lalafell, an unidentified Miqo'te, and a female Hyur Gladiator; at the top, an male Elezen Archer, a female Elezen Lancer, a Roegadyn Marauder and, sitting beside them, a male Hyur Gladiator.
January 17th - January 24thEdit
The artwork depicting Queen Brahne of Alexandria after having conquered and nearly destroyed the Kingdom of Burmecia, slaughtering most of its inhabitants, the rat-like Burmecians. This scene marks in Final Fantasy IX the first appearance of Kuja, whose Silver Dragon can be seen at the top, to the right.
January 10th - January 17thEdit
Concept artwork of a Cruiser Class Ifrit, an airship of the Archadian Imperial Fleets in Final Fantasy XII. The Ifrit is part of the 8th Imperial Fleet, led by Judge Magister Ghis, and is eventually sunk in an incident involving the Dawn Shard.
Following the theme of airship nomenclature in Final Fantasy XII, the Ifrit is named after the recurring summon, and alludes to its summon counterpart by its red energy core and heavy armor compared to airships such as the Remora and Shiva. The Archadian Fleets are so central to the plot of Final Fantasy XII that artwork of the Ifrit, along with several Wyvern, feature on the cover of the International Zodiac Job System edition.
January 3rd - January 10thEdit
The Blizzard spell from Final Fantasy Mystic Quest is available to Benjamin and Phoebe and was the first instance in an English release in which the spell was called so. Why the spell consists of Benjamin summoning killer snowmen that attack the helpless enemy is left as an excercise for the student.
December 26th - January 3rdEdit
Yoshitaka Amano's artwork of Laguna Loire from Final Fantasy VIII. The moons allude to Laguna's time in Winhill and the deepening of his relationship with Raine. The cat is a reference to the traditional Asian belief that the cat is a "master" for the lion (the lion being a reference to Squall Leonhart). The double image, however, is perplexingly ambiguous.
December 19th - December 26thEdit
Artwork of Final Fantasy XIII's Sazh Katzroy in crystal stasis. After l'Cie complete the Focus given to them by fal'Cie, they are awarded with eternal life and turned to crystal statues, until the fal'Cie revives them with a new Focus at some future date. This artwork depicts Sazh as he appears when crystallized in the game's climax, though he is glimpsed only briefly.
December 5th - December 19thEdit
The five Judge Magisters of Archadia from Final Fantasy XII: Zargabaath, Bergan, Gabranth, Ghis and Drace. This elite group of knights are both the chief arbiters of Archadian law and the commanders of Archadia's military, giving them extraordinary power over Ivalice. Additionally, they serve as guards for House Solidor and other high-ranking officials, leading them into conflict multiple times with the protagonists of Final Fantasy XII. They are easily recognised by the elaborate plate armour and helmets they wear.
November 21st - December 5thEdit
One of the rare, recently uploaded images of Terra Branford in alternate outfits. Instead of wearing her defining red garments, Terra is depicted wearing elaborate and primarily blue clothes. Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy features this as an alternate outfit for her.
November 14th - November 21stEdit
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Artwork of the land of Vana'diel, by Yoshitaka Amano. Along with Ivalice, the setting of Final Fantasy XI is perhaps the most detailed and varied in the Final Fantasy series. Central to this panorama is the goddess Altana, whose tears are said to have birthed the Enlightened races of Vana'diel. Detailed meticulously around her are the monsters, summons, adventurers and magic of her world.