Square-Enix releasing new Zidane and Garnet figurines in Japan

Fantasy becomes reality

Square-Enix has revealed a new pair of official figurines for Final Fantasy IX's Zidane and Garnet. This is a two-figure set that is jam-packed with all sorts of accessories like weapons, body parts, and more.

The two-figure set will include a boatload of accessories – including Zidane and Garnet’s respective weapons. Garnet even gets alternate heads with shorter hair, to reflect her pivotal transformation partway during Final Fantasy IX. Both figurines are set to launch in Japan sometime in Sept. 2019.

Square-Enix shares 'Inside Final Fantasy IX' video feature

Inside FINAL FANTASY IX takes a look at some of the secrets and anecdotes from the development of the game, featuring interviews with, Shinji Hashimoto (Producer), Toshiyuki Itahana (Artist), Kazuhiko Aoki (Event Designer) & Nobuaki Komoto (Event Planner).

The first in an ongoing series of developer featurettes, “Inside FINAL FANTASY” takes viewers on a deep dive into the legacy of the series bringing together interviews with a variety of original creators, artists and developers.

Final Fantasy IX Remastered Vs. Original - comparison footage

Nintendo fans know just one version of Final Fantasy IX, as the Switch release is the only one to ever hit a Nintendo system. That means we got the remastered version, but are you curious to see how it stacks up to the original? Check out the video above to see a comparison.

Final Fantasy IX on Switch includes the same music bug that plagued the PC/mobile/PS4 versions

Final Fantasy IX has a bug on Switch that isn't huge, but it can certainly become annoying to audiophiles. While playing through the game, you might start to notice that music tracks will restart following each and every battle. This isn't supposed to happens, as tracks are meant to pick up where they left off after a battle. The really bad news is that this bug has very little chance of happening.

The same music bug was present in the PS4 version of the game, as well as the PC and mobile versions. If Square-Enix didn't fix the bug on those platforms, then it's likely the bug will remain on Switch as well.

Final Fantasy IX - another round of gameplay

Experience the adventure once again with characters and pre-rendered movies featured in high definition, as well as a new booster system with a selection of various modes such as "high speed" or "no encounters"!

Final Fantasy IX available on Switch today, Final Fantasy VII and Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! coming soon (official PR)

Thursday, February 14, 2019 — LONDON – Fans and new players alike can celebrate the arrival of classic FINAL FANTASY® titles on modern platforms starting with today’s arrival of FINAL FANTASY IX on the Nintendo Switch™ system, the Xbox One family of devices, and Windows 10. The release is followed closely by Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!™ launching 20th March and FINAL FANTASY VII releasing on 26th March.

Originally released in 2000, FINAL FANTASY IX is a thrilling fantasy tale of love, war, magic and self-discovery. Newcomers and veterans alike can experience legendary moments with Zidane, Vivi, princess Garnet and others with modern enhancements on the Xbox One, Windows 10 and Nintendo Switch, including high-definition movies and character models, auto-save functionality and more.

The fun continues next month with Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! on the Nintendo Switch system and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on 20th March. The reworking of the 2007 game Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon is back and better than ever, with unique new dungeons, a new buddy system to recruit monsters and other characters as allies, and a local co-op system to play with your friends as you manoeuvre through randomly generated dungeons.

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! is now available for pre-order digitally. Fans who pre-order from the Nintendo e-Store will receive buddy chocobo “Alpha” and the Switch exclusive buddy chocobo “Machinist” DLC to assist players on their adventure at launch. Those who order on the PlayStation®Store will receive buddy chocobo “Alpha,” the PlayStation®4 exclusive buddy chocobo “Beastmaster” DLC, a PlayStation®4 theme, and Playstation™Network avatar bundle.

Additionally, on 26th March players can return to the original FINAL FANTASY VII on Nintendo Switch™ and the Xbox One family of devices. FINAL FANTASY VII follows the epic adventure of Cloud and his allies as they get caught up in a massive struggle to stop the threat of Sephiroth and save the planet. The title brings its groundbreaking story and gameplay with high-definition graphics and the addition of modern features such as auto-save, enemy encounter options and more.

Final Fantasy IX - gameplay footage

Zidane and the Tantalus Theater Troupe have kidnapped Princess Garnet, the heir of Alexandria. To their surprise, however, the princess herself yearned to escape the castle.

Square-Enix Bring Arts line to release Final Fantasy IX figures

Square-Enix is bringing Final Fantasy IX to the Switch in the future, which means for the first time ever, we can talk about Final Fantasy IX! It's perfect timing too, because Square-Enix is releasing a line of Bring Arts Final Fantasy IX figurines. The lineup will include Eiko, Quina, Amarant, and Kuja. Zidane, Vivi , Garnet, Steiner, Freya, and Beatrix have already received figurines.


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