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The logos for each Final Fantasy game possess a similar style. Starting with Final Fantasy IV, all game logos feature the same basic layout. The older games also received logos in the same style when they were re-released. The name of the font used to write the title is Runic MT Condensed.
- Final Fantasy
The logo for the original Final Fantasy shows the title in a simple light blue font with semi-transparent characters; notably, it was the only time the title was given entirely in katakana, rather than primarily English letters with a kana subtitle. The English logo is done in a custom font, slightly bolded, in red. The logo of the re-releases of Final Fantasy features an Amano drawing of the Warrior of Light in light blue. In Dissidia, the Warrior's appearance and pose during his EX Burst mimic this logo's artwork.
- Final Fantasy II
The original logo for Final Fantasy II is done in a highly colorful italic style: the writing is done in pale-purple fading into bright blue, the edges the letters are rimmed with gold, while the numerals are in a medium-to-light blue color. The whole is styled vaguely in the shape of a dragon, emphasized more by the red reptilian eye incorporated into the first letter. The logo of the re-releases of Final Fantasy II features an Amano drawing of The Emperor in pink.
- Final Fantasy III
The logo for Final Fantasy III features the title in an italic orange font, and three crystal columns in the background. The letters are styled almost exactly like the previous game, only this time they are all-gold. The logo of the Nintendo DS re-release of Final Fantasy III features an Amano drawing of an unnamed warrior of light holding two swords in greens and blues. In Dissidia, the Onion Knight strikes this pose during the Ninjutsu version of his EX Burst.
- Final Fantasy IV
The logo of Final Fantasy IV features an Amano drawing of Kain Highwind in purple, posing in a shape of number 4 in Arabic numeral. The color of the text matches the color of the drawing. Notably, this logo marks several things: it adopts what would become the "standard" design of the title logo, with the title in English and a katakana subscript and incorporating a piece of Amano artwork between or near (in this case, between) the "Final" and "Fantasy"; it adopts the "standard" font for the series going forward, abandoning the stylized italics of the previous logos; and the font also seems significantly influenced by the font of the American edition of Final Fantasy I, with a similar A, N, I and L (though with less elaborate Fs and a much narrower T). This overall design would become the standard for nearly every single release to follow.
The logo of the North American release was done in a gilded style in a typeface similar to the English logo for Final Fantasy, but with somewhat less elaborate Fs (though they retain the distinctive tapered tail), narrower Ns and As, and most prominently a "T" which takes the form of a sword. The numeral was also changed from "IV" to "II" to avoid continuity issues. The logo for the Wonderswan Color release of Final Fantasy IV incorporated a gradient. This was the basis for Final Fantasy IV Advance's logo. The Japan-exclusive mobile phone port features a different shade of purple.
The sword model that replaces the "T" in the North American localization of Final Fantasy IV (written as Final Fantasy II) is identical to that in the logo of Final Fantasy Adventure, Final Fantasy Legend II, and Final Fantasy Legend III, right down to the lens flare.
- Final Fantasy V
The logo of Final Fantasy V features an Amano drawing of a Wind Drake in purple and light blue. The text is a dark blue instead of the traditional solid black, and the "V" strays from the traditional font style.
- Final Fantasy VI
The logo of Final Fantasy VI shows an Amano drawing of protagonist Terra Bradford atop a Magitek Armor, depicting an event when she was in the thrall of the Gestahlian Empire. The image of the armor and its rider is in black and red, while the text all in black. The logo of the North American release, done in the exact style of Final Fantasy "II"'s English logo, changed "VI" to "III" to avoid continuity issues.
Interestingly, while the box of the SNES release retains the "sword T" that had been used in "II", Adventure and the Legend releases, the logo in the game itself is instead a "normal" T with a thin, slightly stretched top which touches the N and A, in a manner reminiscent of the T in the first North American Final Fantasy logo.
- Final Fantasy VII
The logo of Final Fantasy VII features a drawing of Meteor in varying shades of turquoise. The smaller stone may be a piece of Materia. In Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children the town of Edge has a Meteor monument that resembles the logo. The logo of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is also a stylized version of the original Final Fantasy VII logo. VII also marks the point at which the same logo and numbering was used worldwide.
- Final Fantasy VIII
- Final Fantasy IX
- Final Fantasy X
The logo of Final Fantasy X features a drawing of Yuna performing her memorable sending at the Kilika port in a variety of vibrant shades. It is the first to officially bear Amano's signature, visible in the bottom-right corner of the image. Like Final Fantasy V, the "X" strays from the traditional font style. There also exists a scrapped logo from the Square Millennium Event trailer.
Yuna's face is seen on the left, facing the beholder, with her right hand raised upwards, and the profile of a large airship in the background. This image is taken from the 25th Anniversary Ultimania. The logo for the HD remaster is almost identical to the original logo, apart from a bar done in the style of sunlit water beneath the main title, with silver writing superimposed over it.
- Final Fantasy XI
The logo of Final Fantasy XI features a drawing of a huge army, likely an Allied regiment in the great Crystal War of the past. In its center, the light blue logo features five warriors, each representing a playable race in the game.
- Final Fantasy XII
The logo of Final Fantasy XII features a drawing of Judge Gabranth in blue and purple, with a peach colored brushstroke of paint on the right. In Dissidia, Gabranth strikes this pose to end his EX Burst. Amano's signature is visible just next to Gabranth's foot in the bottom-left part of the image.
- Final Fantasy XIII
The logo of Final Fantasy XIII features a drawing of the fallen Cocoon, with a crystallized Fang, Vanille, and Ragnarok holding it in the sky. The crystal pillar supporting Cocoon is replaced with the outline of Serah's pendant. For the first time, in lieu of traditional white, the text is outlined in turquoise to match Amano's artwork.
- Final Fantasy XIV
The logo of Final Fantasy XIV fittingly features a group of fourteen warriors, both male and female, joined together with various weapons drawn. The number of warriors on the logo is an allusion to the number fourteen. They are shaded in a variety of colors including blue, purple, orange, and red.
For the relaunch, Final Fantasy XIV was remade from the ground up and given a new name and a logo. Now called Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn the logo is blue featuring the various warriors of the world, and the subtitle "A Realm Reborn" is in red with the letter O in flames, representing the meteor that sent the world to a new era for the game's relaunch.
During Beta versions of A Realm Reborn, the words "β Version" were appended under the right side the logo in pink. This was removed upon start of the Early Access period.
- Final Fantasy XV
The logo of Final Fantasy XV features a one-winged woman in flowing robes sleeping with her head resting on her arms (referring to the game's theme song Somnus). Behind her head is a crystal sphere. Twisted round it and showing behind the woman is a serpentine creature (probably Leviathan).
Again, the text is outlined in a color that matches the artwork, which is in various shades of steel-blue through to black. The original Versus XIII logo is identical apart from the text and the coloring, which is done in a far lighter coloring style of light to dark blue.
Spin-offs and sequelsEdit
- Final Fantasy Adventure
The logo for the Japanese release of Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden shows the Seiken word intertwined with a cross-like hilt, with a color scheme and designed similar to Firion's sword from Final Fantasy II. The rest of the title is beneath the design and the whole is shown on an off-white background. The logo of its English release, Final Fantasy Adventure, shows the title with a sword for a "T", done with the same font as Final Fantasy "II"'s English release (down to an identical sword).
- Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-
The logo of Final Fantasy IV -Interlude- is a simple picture of the typical Final Fantasy IV with -Interlude- written right below it.
- Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
- Final Fantasy X-2
The logo of Final Fantasy X-2 features a drawing of Yuna, Rikku, and Paine with the reverse color gradient of its predecessor's namesake. By coincidence, the scarf of Rikku's in-game character models have a similar gradient. Amano's signature is visible just to the right of Paine's extended leg. The logo of the Japan-exclusive International + Last Mission version of Final Fantasy X-2 features the same logo with the "International + Last Mission" text imposed on top of it.
- Final Fantasy Tactics
The logo of Final Fantasy Tactics is a group of soldiers, including a Black Mage, a Ninja, and a Knight. The font is altered, reminiscent of the early North American localizations, again with a sword replacing the first T and with the distinctive taper on the tail of the Fs; the font would become an official Tactics mainstay.
- Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
The logo of Final Fantasy Mystic Quest features a new typeset with gilded letters in a style similar to other American Final Fantasy releases of the time.
- Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
The logo of Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light features a new typeset in golden letters.
Final Fantasy 20th AnniversaryEdit
- Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary
- Dissidia Final Fantasy
- Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
The logo of Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy again features an Amano drawing of Chaos and Cosmos, each on the opposite side of their predecessor's logo artwork. Amano's signature is visible in the same place as before, this time just next to the end of Cosmos's gown.
- Dissidia Duodecim Prologus Final Fantasy
- Final Fantasy, 20th Anniversary Edition
- Final Fantasy II, 20th Anniversary Edition
- Final Fantasy IV, 20th Anniversary Edition
Final Fantasy 25th AnniversaryEdit
- Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary
The Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary logo features an Amano drawing of a moogle sitting on a small throne atop a chalice. The letters of the Logo have a gold gradient while "25th" is in a red gradient.
- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
The logo of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy parallels the Dissidia Final Fantasy logo with Cosmos and Chaos, albeit in a super-deformed style.
- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
The logo of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call features Terra Branford, Zidane Tribal, Onion Knight, Bartz Klauser, Y'shtola and Vaan in the back row, while Shantotto, Tidus, Firion, Cloud Strife, Warrior of Light, Lightning, Squall Leonhart, Cecil Harvey and a Moogle appear in the front row, Chaos and Cosmos are depicted in gold behind the characters in the same positioning as Dissidia 012's logo.
- Final Fantasy Dimensions
The logo of Final Fantasy Dimensions features the characters Vata as a Warrior of Light and The Mask as a Warrior of Darkness. The artwork is done in a rainbow pattern. The game is called Final Fantasy Legends: Hikari to Yami no Senshi in Japan thus has a logo with different text.
Compilation of Final Fantasy VIIEdit
- Compilation of Final Fantasy VII
The logo of Compilation of Final Fantasy VII is the original Final Fantasy VII logo, on a black background, and the words "Compilation of Final Fantasy VII" on Meteor.
- Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary
- Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
- Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete
Basically the same as the Advent Children logo, but has added a dark blue box with the word "COMPLETE" below the original title.
- Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-
The logo of Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- depicts two of the main playable characters standing back to back. Who they are depends on which mobile game network the game was downloaded from.
- Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-
The logo of Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- is just the title, with a sky of clouds as the background. The game's logo is said to represent the game's central characters; the blue sky symbolizes Zack Fair, the main protagonist; the white feather is a symbol of Angeal Hewley, Zack's mentor; and the water represents Aerith Gainsborough, Zack's love interest. The way the logo appears in the North American and PAL versions' game cover, is without the blue background.
- Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-
- Dirge of Cerberus Lost Episode -Final Fantasy VII-
Identical to the main game's logo, except for the words "Lost Episode" placed between the two lines of the title in gold lettering.
- Last Order -Final Fantasy VII-
The logo of Last Order -Final Fantasy VII- is the title of the OVA, with the words "Last Order" colored in a similar style to the numeral in the logo of Final Fantasy IX. The Gradient underline previously seen in logos such as Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II is also used once more.
- Final Fantasy VII: Snowboarding
The logo of Final Fantasy VII: Snowboarding is the Final Fantasy VII typeset over a stylized Snowboarding subtitle in shades of blue and white.
Final Fantasy XI expansion packsEdit
On the game's login screen, the logo of each expansion is displayed, illuminated if owned by the player or watermarked if not.
Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final FantasyEdit
- Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final Fantasy
The logo of Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final Fantasy features a goddess wearing grand clothing, with wings and a crystal sphere at the bottom of her feet (next to which Amano's signature is visible). The main title is done in black with white borders, while the second half is white inside a black bar.
- Final Fantasy XIII-2
The logo of Final Fantasy XIII-2 features an Amano drawing of Lightning in a suit of armor and her fated rival, Caius Ballad. The text is outlined in a color that matches the artwork. Amano's signature is visible under Lightning. According to an interview with Isamu Kamikokuryo about the game's art direction, the colors pink and purple came up a lot, and consequently, they are the colors in the logo.
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
The logo of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII differs from the Final Fantasy norm and from the other logos in the Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final Fantasy series by not featuring a Yoshitaka Amano artwork and not using the usual typeface. It features an emblem that resembles a crystal and the text has a crystalline texture to it.
Producer Yoshinori Kitase has explained that the title logo was revamped because the team wanted to convey the "newness" of the installment compared to previous Final Fantasy games. The intention was to use an emblem with sharp edges and a symmetrical design.
- Final Fantasy Type-0/Agito
The logo of Final Fantasy Type-0 features an Amano sketch the goddess Diva (the creator of Orience and a being apparently existing as two bodies) in the air, with both touching a crystal sphere. The kanji for (零式, reishiki?, lit. "Type-0") was drawn by Yusuke Naora. The text is done in black with white borders. The original logo, when the game was named Agito XIII, has text in outlined in a color that matches the artwork, which is done in paler shades than the Type-0 artwork.
The logo of Final Fantasy Agito is virtually unchanged from its previous incarnations, being the same Amano-drawn image with an altered, bright pink-to-red color-pallet, and surrounded by a crimson blur. While the main title is done in the Runic MT Condensed format common to the series, the word "Agito", which dominates the title, is done in an oriental style, similar to some types of Japanese calligraphy.
Finest Fantasy for AdvanceEdit
The logo of Finest Fantasy for Advance is a simple black and white box.
The logo of the Ivalice Alliance features a sword surrounded by the thirteen Zodiac signs.
- Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System
- Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
- Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
The logo of Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions features a drawing of two opposing sides fighting each other. It includes a Time Mage, a Dragoon, a White Mage, an Onion Knight, a Ninja, a Black Mage, a Summoner, an Archer and a chocobo.
- Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
- Crystal Defenders
The logo of Crystal Defenders features a blue and peach crystal with the title in a red gradient.
- Crystal Defenders: Vanguard Storm
The logo of Crystal Defenders: Vanguard Storm is similar to its predecessor, though the subtitle is in a diamond font.
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates
The logo of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates spells out the game title is a stylistic red font, with a gem on a chain hanging from the leading leg of the R in the word Ring.
Other logos include a picture of the twins Yuri (left) and Chelinka (right), as well as as the arch of a stained glass window. However, neither of these are consistent in the different versions of the box art of the game.
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
The logo of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King is a silhouette of King Leo and the Kingdom of Padarak.
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord
The logo of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord is a stylized font with many angled letters and serifs, written in a gradient from pale pink to deep purple. The image behind the title also uses various pinks and purples.
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
The logo of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers re-uses the light blue font used in the original Crystal Chronicles title of Final Fantasy, and spells out the game's sub-title in a heavily stylized yellow font which spills over into the final four letters of Fantasy.
- Final Fantasy I∙II
The logo of Final Fantasy I∙II is simple with no background image and the text is in blue rather than black.
- Final Fantasy Origins
The logo of Final Fantasy Origins includes the title in the familiar typeset, plus the colors of the logos from the original Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II in the underline.
- Final Fantasy I & II Dawn of Souls
The Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls includes the logos of the original Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II on either side of the main Dawn of Souls logo, with a crystal behind it.
- Final Fantasy Collection
The Final Fantasy Collection logo is simple with the Final Fantasy text with the word Collection under it.
- Final Fantasy Chronicles
The Final Fantasy Chronicles logo is basic with only the text "Chronicles" added to the main logo.
- Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection
The Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection logo is the basic Final Fantasy logo with the Complete Collections text added to it, without a background image.
- Final Fantasy Anthology
The Final Fantasy Anthology logo is written in bronze color instead of black and has an embossed rather than flat look, but otherwise is similar to other Final Fantasy series logos.
- Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster
The Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster logo is composed of logos for Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 respectively. It has written "HD Remaster" in a solid steel color on a transparent light blue bar.
- Yoshitaka Amano signed his Final Fantasy X, X-2, XII, XII International Zodiac Job System, XIII-2, Dissidia, Dissidia 012, and Fabula Nova Crystallis logos. These are the only logos in the series that visibly bear his signature.
- ↑ Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII 10th Ultimania. Square Enix. 2007. ISBN 978-4-7575-2126-1.
- ↑ http://www.gamespot.com/news/final-fantasy-xiii-2-roundtable-art-and-music-6345473
- ↑ http://kotaku.com/5950830/square-enix-divulges-on-bringing-lightning-returns-to-life
- ↑ Type-0 update