The archetype for Final Fantasy logos, beginning in Japan with Final Fantasy IV and in North America with Final Fantasy VII.

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Sketches by Yoshitaka Amano for the logo of Final Fantasy X.

The logos for each Final Fantasy game possess a similar style. Starting with Final Fantasy IV, all game logos feature the same basic layout. The older games also received logos in the same style when they were re-released. The name of the font used to write the title is Runic Font MT.

Main Series

Final Fantasy
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Final Fantasy II
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Final Fantasy III
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Final Fantasy IV
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Final Fantasy V
The logo of Final Fantasy V features an Amano drawing of a Wind Drake in purple and light blue. The text is a dark blue instead of the traditional solid black, and the "V" strays from the traditional font style.

Final Fantasy VI
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Final Fantasy VII
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Final Fantasy VIII
The logo of Final Fantasy VIII features a red and orange drawing of Squall embracing Rinoa.

Final Fantasy IX
The logo of Final Fantasy IX features a drawing of the Crystal from which all originates in shades of gold. The game number matches the crystal's color.

Final Fantasy X
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Final Fantasy XI
The logo of Final Fantasy XI features a drawing of a huge army, likely an Allied regiment in the great Crystal War of the past. In its center, the light blue logo features five warriors, each representing a playable race in the game.

Final Fantasy XII
The logo of Final Fantasy XII features a drawing of Judge Gabranth in blue and orange, with a peach colored brushstroke of paint on the right. In Dissidia, Gabranth strikes this pose to end his EX Burst. Amano's signature is visible just next to Gabranth's foot in the bottom-left part of the image.

Final Fantasy XIII
The logo of Final Fantasy XIII features a drawing of the fallen Cocoon, with a crystallized Fang, Vanille, and Ragnarok holding it in the sky. The crystal pillar supporting Cocoon is replaced with the outline of Serah's pendant. For the first time, in lieu of traditional white, the text is outlined in turquoise to match Amano's artwork.

Final Fantasy XIV
The logo of Final Fantasy XIV fittingly features a group of fourteen warriors, both male and female, joined together with various weapons drawn. It is mostly shaded in orange, but also has blue and turquoise.

Spin-offs and sequels

Final Fantasy Adventure
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Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
The logo of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is a picture of the two moons, with the new one growing larger.

Final Fantasy X-2
The logo of Final Fantasy X-2 features a drawing of Yuna, Rikku, and Paine with the reverse color gradient of its predecessor's namesake. By coincidence, the scarf of Rikku's in-game character models have a similar gradient. Amano's signature is visible just to the right of Paine's extended leg. The logo of the Japan-exclusive International + Last Mission version of Final Fantasy X-2 features the same logo with the "International + Last Mission" text imposed on top of it.

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Final Fantasy Tactics
The logo of Final Fantasy Tactics is a group of soldiers, including a Black Mage, a Ninja, and a Knight. The font is altered, reminiscent of the early North American localizations, again with a sword replacing the first T; the font would become an official Tactics mainstay.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
The logo of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is a judgemaster (likely Cid Randell) on his chocobo.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
The logo of Final Fantasy Mystic Quest features a new typeset in golden letters.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
The logo of Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light features a new typeset in golden letters.

Final Fantasy Legends: Hikari to Yami no Senshi.

Final Fantasy Legends: Hikari to Yami no Senshi
The logo of Final Fantasy Legends: Hikari to Yami no Senshi features a Warrior of Light and a Warrior of Darkness.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
The logo of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy parallels the Dissidia Final Fantasy logo with Cosmos and Chaos, albeit in a super-deformed style.

Subseries

Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary

Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary.

Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary
The Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary logo features an Amano drawing of Princess Sarah on top of a crystal. Other conceptual designs include a Warrior of Light and the Bomb enemy.

Dissidia Final Fantasy.

Dissidia -Final Fantasy-
The logo of Dissidia Final Fantasy features an Amano drawing of Chaos and Cosmos, the two opposing one another. His signature is visible in the bottom-right corner of the image, near Chaos' leg.

Dissidia Final Fantasy.

Dissidia 012 -Final Fantasy-
The logo of Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy again features an Amano drawing of Chaos and Cosmos, each on the opposite side of their predecessor's logo artwork. Amano's signature is visible in the same place as before, this time just next to the end of Cosmos' gown.

Final Fantasy, 20th Anniversary Edition
The logo of the 20th Anniversary Edition of Final Fantasy is similar to the original, featuring an Amano drawing of Warrior of Light in light blue, but at an angle, facing the viewer slightly.

Final Fantasy II, 20th Anniversary Edition
The logo of the 20th Anniversary Edition of Final Fantasy II is also similar to the original, featuring an Amano drawing of The Emperor in pink, but with the Emperor looking directly at the viewer.

Final Fantasy IV, 20th Anniversary Edition
The logo of the 20th Anniversary Edition of Final Fantasy IV features an Amano drawing of Golbez.

Compilation of Final Fantasy VII

Compilation of Final Fantasy VII.

Compilation of Final Fantasy VII
The logo of Compilation of Final Fantasy VII is the original Final Fantasy VII logo, on a black background, and the words "Compilation of Final Fantasy VII" on Meteor.

Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary.

Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary
The logo was used in 2007 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII. It features Cloud Strife being flanked by Zack Fair and Sephiroth.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
The logo of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is a view of the ruins of Midgar matching the shape of the original Final Fantasy VII logo.


Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete
Basically the same as the Advent Children logo, but has added a dark blue box with the word "COMPLETE" below the original title.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-
The logo of Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- depicts two of the main playable characters standing back to back. Who they are depends on which mobile game network the game was downloaded from.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-
The logo of Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- is just the title, with a sky of clouds as the background. The game's logo is said to represent the game's central characters; the blue sky symbolizes Zack Fair, the main protagonist; the white feather is a symbol of Angeal Hewley, Zack's mentor; and the water represents Aerith Gainsborough, Zack's love interest.[1] The way the logo appears in the North American and PAL versions' game cover, is without the blue background.

Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-.

Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-
The logo of Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- is a representation of Cerberus, the creature Vincent named his gun after.



Last Order -Final Fantasy VII-.

Last Order -Final Fantasy VII-
The logo of Last Order -Final Fantasy VII- is the title of the OVA, with the words "Last Order" coloured in a similar style to the numeral in the logo of Final Fantasy IX. The Gradient underline previously seen in logos such as Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II is also used once more.

Final Fantasy VII: Snowboarding.

Final Fantasy VII: Snowboarding
The logo of Final Fantasy VII: Snowboarding is the Final Fantasy VII typeset over a stylized Snowboarding subtitle in shades of blue and white.

Final Fantasy XI expansion packs

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Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final Fantasy

Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final Fantasy.

Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final Fantasy
The logo of Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final Fantasy features a goddess wearing grand clothing, with wings and a crystal sphere at the bottom of her feet (next to which Amano's signature is visible).

Final Fantasy Type-0
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Final Fantasy Versus XIII
The logo of Final Fantasy Versus XIII is of a woman sleeping, referring to the game's theme song Somnus, and can be noted that she has a crystal sphere behind her, monetizing the sun. Again, the text is outlined in a color that matches the artwork.

Final Fantasy XIII-2.

Final Fantasy XIII-2
The logo of Final Fantasy XIII-2 features an Amano drawing of Lightning in a suit of armor and her fated rival, Caius Ballad. The text is outlined in a color that matches the artwork. Amano's signature is visible under Lightning.

Finest Fantasy for Advance

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The logo of Finest Fantasy for Advance is a simple black and white box.

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Ivalice Alliance

Ivalice Alliance.

Ivalice Alliance
The logo of the Ivalice Alliance features a sword surrounded by the thirteen Zodiac signs.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
The logo of Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings features the Galbana flying through the sky. The logo was designed by Isamu Kamikokuryo.

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions.

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
The logo of Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions features a drawing of two opposing sides fighting each other. It includes a Time Mage, a Dragoon, a White Mage, an Onion Knight, and a Chocobo.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
The logo of Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift features a drawing of a Judge and a Grimoire.

Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac Job System

Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System
The logo of Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac Job System simply spells out the title in a different font.

Crystal Defenders.

Crystal Defenders
The logo of Crystal Defenders features a blue and peach crystal with the title in a red font.

Crystal Defenders: Vanguard Storm.

Crystal Defenders: Vanguard Storm
The logo of Crystal Defenders: Vanguard Storm is similar to its predecessor, though the title is a diamond font.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
The logo of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is a Myrrh Tree. The swooping, crescent shaped C's of this original logo would become a staple of the Crystal Chronicles series.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates
The logo of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates spells out the game title is a stylistic red font, with a gem on a chain hanging from the leading leg of the R in the word Ring.

Other logos include a picture of the twins Yuri (left) and Chelinka (right), as well as as the arch of a stained glass window. However, neither of these are consistent in the different versions of the box art of the game.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
The logo of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King is a silhouette of King Leo and the Kingdom of Padarak.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time
The logo of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time includes a picture of the cat that Sherlotta uses as a substitute body and a crystal.

For the first time in the Crystal Chronicles series, the crescent-shaped C's are used in the sub-title of the game, as well as the words Crystal Chronicles

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord
The logo of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord is a stylized font with many angled letters and serifs, written in a gradient from pale pink deep purple. The image behind the title also uses various pinks and purples.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
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Other

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Trivia

  • Yoshitaka Amano signed his Final Fantasy X, X-2, XII, XIII-2, Dissidia, Dissidia 012, and Fabula Nova Crystallis logos. These are the only logos in the series that visibly bear his signature.
  • The sword model that replaces the "T" in the North American localization of Final Fantasy IV (written as Final Fantasy II) is identical to that in the logo of Final Fantasy Adventure, right down to the lens flare.

Reference

  1. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII 10th Ultimania. Square Enix. 2007. ISBN 978-4757521261.

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