A Peek Inside Final Fantasy’s Ultimania Art Book, Now In English

In 2012, Square Enix Japan published a contingent of Final Fantasy 25th Memorial Ultimania books collecting art, developer explanation and credentials information on a initial 14 numbered Final Fantasy games. Now Dark Horse is edition a books in English, with a initial 336 page volume nearing in July. We got samples. Wanna see?

Square Enix and Studio BentStuff have been putting out Ultimania array messenger books in Japan for scarcely dual decades. A whopping 72 books have been published in Japan given 1999, many of them covering the Final Fantasy series and a offshoots. While many Ultimania books cover a singular game, a Final Fantasy 25th Memorial Ultimania series is a special 3 volume set that goes from Final Fantasy I to XIV.

While in Japan all 3 volumes came out during once, Dark Horse is doing a English versions one during a time. Volume One, covering Final Fantasy I by Final Fantasy VI, is due out on Jul 24 for $40. It’s 336 pages of things like this …

One day they’ll make a Final Fantasy diversion that looks like vital Amano art.
Image: Dark Horse (exclusive to Kotaku)
Again, one day they will make a Final Fantasy that looks like vital Amano art.
Image: Dark Horse (exclusive to Kotaku)

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One day they will make a universe map that looks like vital Amano art. It will be really weird.
Image: Dark Horse (exclusive to Kotaku)

Volume dual (covering Final Fantasy VII, VIII and a best one) and 3 (covering X through XIV) will follow after. I’d contend shortly after, though Dark Horse likes to pull these things out.

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