This week’s Dengeki PlayStation celebrated its 500th issue. Tetsuya Nomura drew the cover, which features characters from Square Enix’s upcoming Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy titles.
According to Hokanko, Nomura faced difficulties when creating the cover, as it was the first work he’s done outside of Square Enix since 2007.
Nomura originally planned to include three characters: one from Final Fantasy XIII-2, Final Fantasy Type-0, and Final Fantasy Versus XIII, respectively. He ended up including six. Machina and Rem were chosen for Type-0 as they’ve previously been featured in promotional material; Noel was originally the only character chosen for XIII-2, but Nomura felt Noel would appear lonely by himself so he added Lightning; something felt off with just Noel and Lightning, so he added Serah; and Noctis was added because of the occasion.
Rem and Serah were originally without smiles. Nomura gave the two smiles to perfect the balance.
Several bits of news came out of the issue. In case you missed them, here’s the rundown:
- Disgaea 3: Return playable at Tokyo Game Show
- Kingdom Hearts 3D playable at TGS, ‘HD Test’ planned for series’ anniversary
- Disgaea 3: Return confirmed for PlayStation Vita
- NIS teases four new titles
- Final Fantasy Versus XIII to skip Tokyo Game Show
For more information on Dengeki PlayStation’s 500th issue, visit the link.
Dengeki PlayStation #500 [Dengeki]