Cyber Group Studios will bring this adaptation of the Square Enix game to Licensing Expo; the series was confirmed last year.
The development of an animated series for Final Fantasy IX , Square Enix’s JRPG released more than 20 years ago on the first PlayStation, was announced last year. Cyber Group Studios has not revealed more since this project was known, but it seems that we will soon see something of this story based on one of the most beloved installments of the saga.
In an interview with Animation Magazine , Bruno Danzel d’Aumont – vice president of licensing and marketing at Cyber Group Studios – has listed the series among the contents that will be presented at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, which takes place this week, from May 24 to 26. “It will be a great opportunity to share our upcoming plans with our licensees, agents, and new partners. Additionally, our most recently developed shows — Digital Girl, The McFire Family, Press Start! and Final Fantasy 9 — will be presented for the first time. These four new series have a strong licensing appeal for different age targets.”
At the time there was talk of a series aimed at young people from 8 to 13 years old, so it will probably focus on some secondary characters from Final Fantasy IX , such as Vivi, before the events that are narrated in the game. However, few details have been given and we do not know what part of the original material will be used. “The games have great potential for group viewing. For those who know Final Fantasy IX this will be an introduction [to its world]. And for those who don’t, this will immerse them in a universe they will love , “said Pierre Sissmann, CEO of Cyber Group Studios, last summer.
Another Final Fantasy IX Remake hint?
With Final Fantasy XVI nearing its release and several Final Fantasy VII projects underway, including the remake, it’s curious that the animation production company and Square Enix return to the world of Final Fantasy IX . Unless, of course, we lend more credence to the alleged fix that appeared in a GeForce Now leak . Several games that have already been confirmed appear on its list and one of them is Final Fantasy IX Remake , which has not been made official at the moment.