Final Fantasy was originally released on the Famicon in December 1987. That means this year will be the series 25th anniversary. The release of the game in the west was substantially delayed, but Square Enix is already gearing up to celebrate in Japan with a website to showcase the much loved series’ legacy.
As one would expect, the content is in Japanese, but fortunately for those of us who don’t speak Japanese, Andriasang has translated a portion of the site into english, where the CEO Yoichi Wada confirms that the series is still a big priority for Sqaure Enix.
“We’ll take the 25th anniversary as an opportunity to begin our walk towards the next 25 years. In order to make the fans happy, we the developer have just one promise we can make. Outside of talent and ability, we will also make sure development is handled exclusively by creators who feel love of the FF series stronger than anyone else.”
The main FF series has been sadly absent from Nintendo recently, though some spin-offs have landed instead. Hopefully the next big release arrives on the Wii U or the 3DS.