Yesterday, July 19th, marked a big day for Final Fantasy, with two of its numbered entries celebrating their anniversaries. The Super Nintendo’s Final Fantasy IV (AKA Final Fantasy II in the US) celebrated 30 years since its original Japanese launch, while the PlayStation 2’s Final Fantasy X marked 20 years.
Both were celebrated by the company in different ways. For Final Fantasy IV, there’s a new interview with game designer and scenario writer Takashi Tokita. As one of the first Final Fantasy games to focus on story and characters, there’s a lot to discuss, from the love story angle to Yang’s wife’s frying pan.
As for Final Fantasy X, there’s not only a fresh official upload of the game’s iconic opening, but also a new piece of Tidus artwork from the game’s art director, Naora Yusuke.
20年とは早いなー #FF10_20周年#FFX20 pic.twitter.com/9nlaOVQmJR
— 直良有祐 naora yusuke (@NaoraYusuke) July 19, 2021