Good day all people! That’s Toshiyuki Itahana from Sq. Enix. To commemorate the upcoming launch of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Model, I’d want to introduce some unusual concept paintings from the distinctive Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles from 2003 and share a take a look at some new gadgets for the Remastered Model.

For the distinctive sport, I joined as Character Designer and Art work Director half method by the use of development, after being launched on by the Producer, Akitoshi Kawazu. At this degree, the setting and setting of the world had already been established in writing, so I had the pleasure of bringing it to life with paintings.

For the Remastered Model, along with working as a result of the Remaster Art work Director & Character Designer, I’ve designed some new character variations and weapons, which I imagine followers will truly look forward to!

1. First up, proper right here’s a take a look at a tricky draft of the first paintings for the Remastered Model.

Eagle-eyed followers could even see the construction is very like work from the distinctive launch in 2003. I tried to draw in it the identical choice to the distinctive picture from 17 years prior to now, by starting with a pencil sketch and colouring it digitally.

There are a variety of modifications from the distinctive mannequin. For example, there was initially a Yuke holding the crystal chalice inside the centre, nonetheless for the remaster, I’ve modified this to a Selkie. I’ve moreover modified the female Clavat and the male Lilty on one of the best of the picture to be the characters from the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles novels, Erin and Chad, so followers of those books might respect this little easter egg!

2. It’s a draft of an illustration used for promotional provides throughout the time the distinctive was launched.

It’s a draft from as soon as I used to be nonetheless considering the construction, so it’s a bit embarrassing to point it in its unfinished kind! I’ve included elements central to the story, identical to the characters Gurdy and the Black Knight, along with the mysterious girl who appears within the path of the highest of the game inside the background.

my illustrations from 17 years prior to now like this, I see loads of points I have to return and restore – nonetheless I imagine nearly every artist would say the similar!

3. That’s the street drawing for the doorway cowl illustration for the Japanese guidebook, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles World Ultimania.

As I mentioned earlier when talking in regards to the main paintings, this info contained a Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles novel on the once more, about Erin and Chad. These two are on the centre of this illustration.

My personal title for this picture is ‘Memento Mori’. It turns into clear as you progress by the use of the story, nonetheless the characters inside the background are all interested in someone who isn’t there.

I truly like this illustration, so please try to look on-line and take a look at the finished coloration mannequin as successfully!

4. It’s a picture of the inside of the caravan, which isn’t confirmed inside the sport.

I drew this picture whereas imagining what daily life could be like for the members of the caravan, residing collectively in such a small space. It was very pleasant to draw. For the crystal chalice inside the nook, I seem to remember than I scanned it in and added it to the picture sooner than colouring it digitally. As with the first paintings, I drew my line paintings in pencil after which scanned it in to paint it digitally. It might be fascinating to verify the variations between the distinctive draft and the last word coloured mannequin and see how the colours truly convey it to life.

5. This line paintings depicts the highest of a battle, when the characters nonetheless have mud on their faces and clothes, and the adrenaline continues to be enough to make them neglect their wounds.

For the finalized, coloured mannequin, I added a background in digitally. Lots of the illustrations for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles are warmth and cosy, so I remember the fact that as soon as I drew this, I wanted to draw one factor with a barely utterly totally different tone that reveals one different aspect to these characters.

6. What a go to down memory lane! Now I’ve to imagine once more and take into account what was this from….

I think about this was drawn as an insert for a method info or journal once more when the distinctive sport launched in 2003.

The thought is the second when a moogle delivers a letter from dwelling all through the journey, which is one factor that happens after each boss battle inside the sport, and helps remind the participant of their family once more dwelling and their causes for taking up their dangerous journey.

I like drawing smiling characters, it’s so pleasant as a result of it brings the characters to life.

7. It’s a sketch of the Mushroom Forest, an early dungeon inside the sport (which could be found inside the free launch of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Model Lite at launch).

For most of the backgrounds in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, I drew snippets of landmarks, buildings and the final setting of areas. The background designers then took that as a starting point and expanded it from there to design the levels and dungeons of the world.

All of the issues is constructed from mushrooms, all the way in which through which all the way in which all the way down to the paths, and it grow to be a beautiful house with the towering mushrooms dyed crimson beneath a sunset sky.

8. That’s one different sketch very like the Mushroom Forest one above.

It was to convey the setting of the Miasma Stream house to the occasion workforce. It’s not an illustration that can have been used for promotional capabilities, so it’s pretty robust.

The currents of miasma that might be confirmed in sport had been added digitally, as soon as I coloured the picture, so this seems to be like like a drawing of a passageway in a cave, nonetheless when combined with the digital outcomes it transforms the work into one factor new and thrilling.

9. These are the newly added character variations for the remastered model.

I’m relieved we’ve lastly arrived at a coloured piece, not merely sketches, haha!

We added new character variations to the Remastered Model on account of we wanted the game to actually really feel up to date to those who had already carried out the distinctive, and to offer a wider choice to people having fun with the game for the first time. Notably since Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Model will think about on-line play, we wanted to chop again overlap of equal characters as far as potential by offering additional decisions to players.

These new variations embody some additional Japanese-inspired designs, along with variations which have outfits very like characters from later Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles video video games that had been launched after the distinctive.

For Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Model, I labored alongside one different designer, Rubi Asami, who moreover labored on Mobius Final Fantasy. The model new female Clavat character variation that she designed was highly regarded when Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Model was first launched.

I look forward to seeing which characters become customary with players of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Model.


I don’t usually have the possibility to point these types of unfinished sketches along with accomplished illustrations, so this was a variety of pleasant for me!

The distinctive Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles was launched 17 years prior to now, nonetheless there are nonetheless loads of devoted followers. I’ve had messages from followers telling me how lots they’d wish to play it as soon as extra on stylish {{hardware}}. And now, I’m utterly delighted that they’ll have the possibility.

For the distinctive, I take into consideration most people carried out together with their siblings or shut mates, nonetheless Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Model will can help you play with heaps additional people everywhere in the world. It feels identical to the cases have lastly caught up, and it has truly develop right into a Final Fantasy the place all people fights collectively.

I actually hope that loads of people can have pleasant collectively on their adventures as a caravan and make distinctive reminiscences alongside their journey.

PS4 Theme


Take a guided tour of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition’s beautiful concept art

For people who pre-order Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Model on PS4, there’s moreover a limited-edition theme as a bonus, which choices coloured variations of a variety of the work you’ve seen within the current day alongside some nice music from the game’s soundtrack.

In case you’ve already decided to play Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Model on PS4, please take into accounts pre-ordering! All people, please benefit from your adventures gathering drops of myrrh and exploring the world alongside along with your people!

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