Final Fantasy 9 (IX) [PSX – Beta / Concept]

Final Fantasy 9 (IX) [PSX – Beta / Concept]

Final Fantasy 9 (IX)​ is a RPG developed and published by Square for the PlayStation in 2000. During the development, the design for the characters was different from the one in the final version, as you can notice from the images in the gallery below. As we can read on Wikipedia, the game was developed in Hawaii as a compromise to developers living in the United States.

In the game’s conceptual stage, the developers made it clear that the title would not necessarily be Final Fantasy IX, as its break from the realism of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII may have alienated audiences. This led fans to speculate that it would be released as a “gaiden” to the main series. By late 1999, however, Square had confirmed that the game would indeed be published as Final Fantasy IX, and by early 2000, the game was nearly finished.

If you can write a description for the design differences in these concept arts, please leave a reply or send us a message! We would like to make this article more complete.

Thanks to D-Vide for some of the images below!

Images:


What do you think about this unseen game? Give your vote!

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (9 votes, average: 4.56 out of 5)
Loading...


Would you like to add more info, screens or videos to this page? Add a comment below!

(your first comment will be moderated before to be published)

U64 Staff & Contributors

U64 Staff & Contributors

Authors at Unseen64
Since 2001 Unseen64 archive beta and cancelled videogames, till the 7th generation of consoles. There are too many unseen games to preserve, but many people help us with their contributions, screens, videos and descriptions. Do you want to help too?
U64 Staff & Contributors

Latest posts by U64 Staff & Contributors (see all)





Last updated by at .

7 thoughts on “Final Fantasy 9 (IX) [PSX – Beta / Concept]

  1. Ian

    One of the Character Artworks looks a lot like Tidus from FF X.( 16th picture from the top) Possibly a leftover from when FF X was orginaly going to be Number 9.

  2. bob randazzio

    These pictures, compared to the actual game, can be described as being more Disney-styled, anime-styled or “american” anime-styled. Though no picture seems to be all three, pretty much all of them are one of the three.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *