Last week Square Enix teased fans about the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Final Fantasy franchise giving a little detail on what to expect. However, we recently received a little more details on the subject.
Square has sent out an invitation for the 30th-anniversary event, which is slated for January 31. The event will be held at the TOHO Cinemas in Roppongi Hills and will tell fans of what to expect from the milestone year. Check out the invitation which has been translated into English down below:
The first work was released on December 18, 1987, the “Final Fantasy” series celebrating the 30th anniversary in 2017. An event that tells the beginning of the anniversary year, on January 31, 2017 (Tuesday) was decided to be held at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills!
In the “Final Fantasy birth 30-anniversary Opening Ceremony”, and talk event by luxury guest,
and show off in front of one end of the project, which is planned to commemorate the 30th anniversary. Event contents and guest information etc. are scheduled to be updated from time to time.
We invited 200 members of Square members to this event. Please enjoy the dawn of the 30th anniversary of the “Final Fantasy” series up close.
Square Enix could potentially announce anything come next year on January 31, but the one thing fans could definitely ensure is some news about the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 remake; not only because the game’s first episode is to release in 2017, but because January 31 is the 20th anniversary for FF7.
Early rumors for the 30th-anniversary collection include Final Fantasy I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX and it is said to be released on PS4 and PS Vita in a single disc/card. This will most definitely be a very ambitious move by Square, but one that the fans will be going absolutely nuts for.
However, as of now the only anniversary plan announced by Square Enix is a Final Fantasy XIV-themed real escape game opening across several Zepp locations in Japan starting February 10.
Final Fantasy will celebrate its 30th anniversary on December 18, 2017.