Final Fantasy creator takes a photo with Link

Zelda and Final Fantasy–they’re two series that have been around for decades which both helped their development companies of Nintendo and Square, respectively, gain financial status and global fame.

However, despite their similar roots in high fantasy and adventure, the two franchises have never had a chance to interact, especially since Final Fantasy has not had a main console title on a Nintendo system since Final Fantasy VI, back in the ’90s.

Nonetheless, Final Fantasy creator Hironbu Sakaguchi decided to pay Nintendo’s Paris studio a visit while he was in Europe promoting the release of his newest game, the much-heralded The Last Story for the Wii.

Hit the jump to see more photos of these two gaming legends–Sakaguchi and, of course, Link–as well as to get some insight into how Nintendo thinks, just by seeing a small glimpse into their offices.

The creator of Final Fantasy

A blast from the past

A snazzy Link design

Inside Nintendo's Paris studio

Seeing a great legend revisit his roots, as well as show some love for Link, is always welcome among Zelda fans.  However, what’s really interesting about these photos is the last one:  many games, not just Nintendo titles, are showcased in Nintendo’s studio.  This shows that the myth held by some that Nintendo ignores the creations of other developers is simply untrue.  Nintendo’s not as oblivious as some seem to think.

Who knows, perhaps with the Wii U’s enchanced graphical power we might see a sequel to The Last Story on the Wii U. Or a brand new game by Mr. Sakaguchi’s new studio Mistwalker? Or even a future Final Fantasy title might once again be featured by Nintendo. Would you be interested in seeing the Final Fantasy series return to its roots and be playable on the Wii U?

Source:  Nintendo Everything
  • Hack

    The only thing that I want is The Last Story on America!

    • Elias

      I already preordered mine here in Belgium (limited edition), so hopefully sales are good and it gets localised in the States for you guys!

  • This make me think a lot of things. Good for Nintendo, good for us. In the last picture is The Last Story game, I think all America want this. I hope Hironbu Sakaguchi is up for something damn good.

    • All I want from 2012: The Last Story in the US. I can hold off on my Wii U and Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy Versus XIII and handheld Zelda for the 3DS. I just want The Last Story. Please.

  • Casual Vader

    What I want? That amazing NES they have in the Paris HQ!

  • JSKT

    why are there a 360 and ps2 games doing there?

  • X_factor

    Final Fantasy needs to make a come back! If that means making it on the Wii U, then my answer is yes, yes, yes! Just like Zelda, FF shouldn't give up 🙂

    • I agree, I'd love a new Final Fantasy on the Wii U! Although, I don't know if "comeback" is the right word–the series is still going strong to this day. Actually, Final Fantasy XIII-2 just came out yesterday in the US, and it got a perfect 40 score from Famitsu magazine, one of only 18 games to ever get that! ^_^

      • X_factor

        True, but most players have felt like the Final Fantasy series have lost some of their luster since FFX. I haven't had a chance to get XIII-2 yet, so I can't say anything for Lightning's sister's adventure yet.

  • matthewzfan

    How about a cross-over between Zelda and Final Fantasy? That would be awesome! 🙂

    • ThrowdownN64

      That would break the space time continuum!

  • veeronic

    anyone else wondering about what looks like a white nes cartridge?

  • Naokohiro

    "…as well as to get some insight into how Nintendo thinks, just by seeing a small glimpse into their offices." Read that as 'orifices.'