As we cruise down the highway with our bros in Final Fantasy XV, it’s worth reflecting on the notable bromances and friendships throughout the series. Final Fantasy has a strong lineage of bros and I’ve collected some of the best of the bunch so you can learn what it means to be a real bro.
Not all of them, mind you! But this couple sure did. Because, really, if you are going to dress up as Final Fantasy VIII characters, you must cut the wedding cake with a Gunblade.
Sixteen years after the release of Final Fantasy VIII, Square Enix has finally released an official stand-alone version of its legendary card game, Triple Triad.
Toraneko is a Japanese artist and illustrator. When she was a kid, she wasn’t just into video games, but also into drawing manga based on them. Now, as an adult, she can show how far her skills have come.
Shmuplations might sound like a website designed solely for hardcore shoot ‘em up fans, but it’s actually an incredible repository of old, translated interviews with Japanese game designers.
Rinoa and Squall make a really cute couple, especially when modeled in HongZhihao’s Bravely Default-esque style. Also, that tiny gunblade is just adorable. Check out the Sketchfab model below for more angles.
Just look at it. This fan art is based on Final Fantasy VIII's Balamb Garden, and it not only looks fantastic, but also screams HD remake for FFVIII.
Want to experience Final Fantasy VIII without struggling against enemies or waiting on super-long cutscenes and dialog sessions? An update for the PC version of Square Enix's 15-year-old RPG makes it so, so easy.
With a little redesign, Final Fantasy characters would make pretty cool Pokémon trainers. You just have to find the matching Pokémon for them. Artist Andrew Ryan did just that. Gotta love Barrett with his Pokéball launcher arm.
Here's the newest world record for beating Final Fantasy VIII as quickly as possible, set last night by speedrunner CaracarnVi. Eight hours, 34 minutes. Pretty damn impressive.
Hey Squall, did you hear? Your game's on Steam now.
Final Fantasy VIII is on Steam starting today, Square Enix just announced. It's going for $11.99, and it comes with an optional cheating tool called Magic Booster and the mini-game Chocobo World.
Square Enix just announced that 1999 role-playing game Final Fantasy VIII is coming to PC in Japan.
Inspired mostly by Medieval architecture and the Middle Ages, fortified stone castles in video games are always among the most exciting locations. These bastions are the keepers of many secrets, hidden cellars and lost knowledge all awaiting the player to find them.
By the end of the 90s, the 16-bit era ended and 3D took over. With the PlayStation and 3D graphics cards out there allowing for new possibilities, narrative and gameplay, the 90s produced some of the most attractive characters in video game history.
Adeeb Md Mynul Islam is an animator at Ubisoft. But when the sun goes down, and the virtual art ceases, a different kind of video game art comes out to play.
With Valentine's Day putting us all in a romantic mood it was our duty to gather some of the defining aaaawww moments video games offer.
Remember back when the Final Fantasy franchise had room for silly jokes and random frivolity? Commenter Balmung certainly does, and he wonders we'll ever go back there in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.
If you've played Final Fantasy IX, you know Kuja is the main bad guy. Like many Final Fantasy characters, Kuja has a stylized appearance. This video is an in-depth look at how to recreate it.