Final Fantasy IX Character Designer Teases Unannounced Game After Prior Rumors of A Remake
Final Fantasy IX character designer has teased working on an unannounced game in development amidst prior rumors of a remake.
According to Final Fantasy IX character designer Toshiyuki Itahana, who appeared in Paolo from TOKYO’s “Day in the Life” YouTube video, he is working on a character illustration for an unannounced game that is in the middle of development, and, therefore, he can’t reveal or talk about what he’s been working on.
Itahana’s statement is rather interesting, since there were prior rumors about a Final Fantasy IX remake. The source of said rumors was the elaborate Nvidia GeForce leak from last year, which has proven to be pretty accurate thus far. Putting two and two together, it’s possible that the unannounced project Itahana is referring to is Final Fantasy IX remake. On the flip side, he may instead be working on a brand new project.
Square Enix has yet to announce anything official, though given that the publisher has shown interest in developing remakes of its past titles, such as Final Fantasy VII and Chrono Cross, it’s likely that it has greenlit a Final Fantasy IX remake. Only time will tell if that is indeed the case.
Final Fantasy IX is a 2000 role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the PlayStation video game console. It is the ninth game in the main Final Fantasy series. The main conflict in the story takes place in the medieval fantasy world of Gaia. Zidane Tribal, a thief, is followed by players as he abducts princess Garnet Til Alexandros XVII as part of a plot by the nearby country of Lindblum. He embarks on a mission to eliminate Garnet’s mother, Queen Brahne of Alexandria, who instigated the war, along with a burgeoning cast of characters. The game was developed in parallel to Final Fantasy VIII. It departed from the futuristic settings of Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII, and Final Fantasy VIII by returning to the medieval style of the earlier games.