Square Enix just kicked off a Final Fantasy 30th anniversary exhibit in Tokyo. Among the displays was this Tidus and Yuna character art.
The art might look familiar, because black and white versions of these Tetsuya Nomura character designs, as well as ones for Chuami and Kurgum, were included in the Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster‘s credits and bonus audio disc.
— konoha (@konoha_zack) January 20, 2018
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That was in 2013. Now, in 2018, the designs are back, but this time they are being shown in colour for the first time specifically for this exhibition.
While fans have called these Final Fantasy X-3 character designs, Square Enix states that these are “illustrations of Tidus and Yuna after the events of Final Fantasy X-2.”
FF30周年：22日から開催「FF 30th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION －別れの物語展－」より、FF10HDリマスター付属の「ボイスドラマ」に登場した、成長したティーダとユウナの野村氏絵。同じくボイスドラマ登場のチュアミとクルグム絵も pic.twitter.com/gGq4npvWjQ
— aibo (@aibo_ac7) January 19, 2018
Yeah, yeah, that’s technically FFX-3, but that’s what Square Enix says!