Today, Square Enix launched a new website centered around the Final Fantasy series’ 35th anniversary that aims to “bring you many exciting new ways to enjoy the worlds of Final Fantasy” and to “please look forward to what Final Fantasy has in store. The site features the logos upcoming Chocobo GP racing game and Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin, both set to release this month, with “more” yet to be added.
In what will be a series of messages from prominent Final Fantasy series developers, long-time Square Enix alum Yoshinori Kitase, who most recently served as producer of Final Fantasy VII Remake, noted that this year also marks Final Fantasy V‘s 30th anniversary, as well as Final Fantasy VII‘s 25th, and Final Fantasy XI‘s 20th. He notes that in a long-running series, the anniversaries lining up in one year seems pretty unusual. He thanks fans for their support, and that they will continue to work hard making each Final Fantasy game one “that you will remember for a long time to come.”
Also, Square Enix Music launched a YouTube channel that will service as a hub for their many soundtracks, concerts, interviews, Lo-Fi beats you can grind your relic to, and more, serving as an accessible hub to listen to their library of music. In the interview we’ve excerpted below Square Enix via “Mr. SEM” interviews Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts music director Keiji Kawamori about his first title in the series and being in The Black Mages with Nobuo Uematsu.