According to SQUARE (Final Fantasy’s Creators), they planned to have their next-gen Final Fantasy on Nintendo’s 64-bit console in early 1996. Different people said that the game would have a simultaneous launch in America and Japan. SQUARE experimented with the CGI capablities of the machine. This famous video often know as “Final Fantasy 64″ was not a real game running on the Nintendo 64 hardware, but just a tech demo running on powerful PCs, with three-dimensional characters based on Final Fantasy 6.
English translation by Championman
For more infos on the fight between Square and Nintendo: Square VS Nintendo
U64 is an archive with articles, screens and videos for cancelled, beta & unseen videogames. Every change & cut creates a different gaming experience: we would like to save some documents about this evolution for curiosity, historic and artistic preservation.