Final Fantasy

  • final fantasy
    final fantasy wordmark.svg
    genre(s)role-playing video game
    developer(s)square, square enix
    publisher(s)square, square enix, nintendo
    creator(s)hironobu sakaguchi
    platform(s)arcade, msx, android, blackberry os, ios, mobile phone, windows phone, nes, snes, gc, gba, wii, ds, 3ds, switch, ouya, ps1, ps2, ps3, ps4, psp, ps vita, microsoft windows, xbox 360, xbox one, wonderswan
    first releasefinal fantasy
    december 18, 1987
    latest releasefinal fantasy xiv: shadowbringers
    july 2, 2019
    spin-offs
    • kingdom hearts
    • mana
    • saga

    final fantasy[a] is a japanese science fantasy media franchise created by hironobu sakaguchi, and developed and owned by square enix (formerly square). the franchise centers on a series of fantasy and science fantasy role-playing video games. the first game in the series was released in 1987, with 14 other main-numbered entries being released since then. the franchise has since branched into other video game genres such as tactical role-playing, action role-playing, massively multiplayer online role-playing, racing, third-person shooter, fighting, and rhythm, as well as branching into other media, including cgi films, anime, manga, and novels.

    final fantasy installments are generally stand-alone stories, each with different settings, plots and main characters, but the franchise is linked by several recurring elements, including game mechanics and recurring character names. each plot centers on a particular group of heroes who are battling a great evil, but also explores the characters' internal struggles and relationships. character names are frequently derived from the history, languages, pop culture, and mythologies of cultures worldwide. the mechanics of each game involve similar battle systems and maps.

    the final fantasy video game series has been both critically and commercially successful, selling more than 149 million games worldwide, making it one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time. the series is well known for its innovation, visuals, and music, such as the inclusion of full-motion videos (fmvs), photorealistic character models, and music by nobuo uematsu. it has been a driving force in the video game industry, and the series has affected square enix's business practices and its relationships with other video game developers. it has popularized many features now common in role-playing games, also popularizing the genre as a whole in markets outside japan.

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Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy wordmark.svg
Genre(s)Role-playing video game
Developer(s)Square, Square Enix
Publisher(s)Square, Square Enix, Nintendo
Creator(s)Hironobu Sakaguchi
Platform(s)Arcade, MSX, Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Mobile phone, Windows Phone, NES, SNES, GC, GBA, Wii, DS, 3DS, Switch, Ouya, PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, PS Vita, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, WonderSwan
First releaseFinal Fantasy
December 18, 1987
Latest releaseFinal Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
July 2, 2019
Spin-offs

Final Fantasy[a] is a Japanese science fantasy media franchise created by Hironobu Sakaguchi, and developed and owned by Square Enix (formerly Square). The franchise centers on a series of fantasy and science fantasy role-playing video games. The first game in the series was released in 1987, with 14 other main-numbered entries being released since then. The franchise has since branched into other video game genres such as tactical role-playing, action role-playing, massively multiplayer online role-playing, racing, third-person shooter, fighting, and rhythm, as well as branching into other media, including CGI films, anime, manga, and novels.

Final Fantasy installments are generally stand-alone stories, each with different settings, plots and main characters, but the franchise is linked by several recurring elements, including game mechanics and recurring character names. Each plot centers on a particular group of heroes who are battling a great evil, but also explores the characters' internal struggles and relationships. Character names are frequently derived from the history, languages, pop culture, and mythologies of cultures worldwide. The mechanics of each game involve similar battle systems and maps.

The Final Fantasy video game series has been both critically and commercially successful, selling more than 149 million games worldwide, making it one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time. The series is well known for its innovation, visuals, and music, such as the inclusion of full-motion videos (FMVs), photorealistic character models, and music by Nobuo Uematsu. It has been a driving force in the video game industry, and the series has affected Square Enix's business practices and its relationships with other video game developers. It has popularized many features now common in role-playing games, also popularizing the genre as a whole in markets outside Japan.

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