9:57am PT by Patrick Shanley
'Final Fantasy'-Inspired Art Gallery Opening for Franchise's 30th Anniversary
Square Enix, the game studio behind the long-running RPG series Final Fantasy, has announced the opening of a new art gallery showcasing work inspired by the best-selling franchise.
"A Legacy of Art" will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Final Fantasy at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, Calif., from Dec. 2 through Jan. 7.
Series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi honored the anniversary in a short video from Square Enix, saying, "This is a momentous occasion. ... From all of you who had played, we received your enthusiasm, and that passion is what drives us creators. So, we created this Final Fantasy world together. I believe that is what the excitement is all about."
The exhibit will highlight artwork that showcases pieces from Final Fantasy’s past, present and future and features work from artists Helen Chen, Joey Chou, Jisoo Kim, Sachin Teng and Perry Maple.
Entry to the exhibit is free and attendees are encouraged to take photos and wear their favorite Final Fantasy-inspired costumes — but please, leave your gunblade and other FF weapons at home.