Tetsuya Nomura’s Dengeki PlayStation cover

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August 10, 2011 / 04:29 PM EDT / (@salromano)

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:

For more information on Dengeki PlayStation’s 500th issue, visit the link.

Dengeki PlayStation #500 [Dengeki]

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  • RedWolfe

    *drools* I want that on a poster.

  • barklight

    It’s good thing nomura didn’t forget about Versus XIII

  • Genesis

    Gorgeous cover and he can’t forget Versus because it’s the main game that he is working hard on…

    • http://www.gametrailers.com/factions/FoKHF/?action=news DarthXehanort

      @Genesis: He recently called Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance and the tenth anniversary of KH his priority. :3

  • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

    wow,I still love his art.

  • Leonix7791

    I hope some1 can find a larger scan so i can custom print it out :P

  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    FREAKIN AWESOME!!!! Noctis looks so lonely at the top.

  • Aldridge517

    Noctis, chillin’ at the top like a G! ;D

  • http://www.gametrailers.com/factions/FoKHF/?action=news DarthXehanort

    Wow, that is SEXY.

    Nomura is incredible. He’s definitely the best game developer in existence.