Artist Resume Reveals Princess Ashe In Project Fortress

By Ishaan . January 10, 2010 . 3:26pm

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Recently, Square Enix president Yoichi Wada stated that he was open to the idea of outsourcing the Final Fantasy franchise to western developers. Well, we’ve known about former developer Grin’s Project Fortress for some time now, so clearly, it is a decision Square have been considering for quite some time.

 

Information on Project Fortress trickled out onto the net for weeks following its initial discovery by way of artist resumés. But the extent of our knowledge of the game at the time was that it was set in Ivalice and may or may not be directly connected to Final Fantasy XII… at least until now.

 

After coming across the above concept art for Ashe from yet another artist resumé, it’s probably safe to assume there was a stronger connection to FFXII than we initially believed. Her crown, which looks similar to the one worn by Raminas, would suggest that she’s gone up the majestic ladder since her FFXII days. This probably means Fortress takes place sometime in the future.

 

There’s also concept art for a grumpy-looking Moogle, who gives off a very "Cid" vibe for some reason. (Don’t ask) Who has control of Project Fortress following Grin’s closure is still unknown, but at least we have a vague idea of the direction the game was taking before it changed hands.

 

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  • lostinblue

    Thank god the game didn’t happen, I mean… Grin? no.

    And seeing where Front Mission is headed too.That said, I wonder what is the FFXII Team doing now, we haven’t heard of them ever since International Zodiac Job System was released,

    • blargggg

      The Last Remnant says “Hi”

      • lostinblue

        I don’t think that was it, at all.Where was Hiroshi Minagawa, Hiroyuki Itō, in that equation? they weren’t, and we’re talking about the leading guys on the FFXII project, that have been nowhere to be found in the last few years of releases.Not to mention, Akihiko Yoshida; he was always involved on “Team-Matsuno” games. And I suspect he’d still be, on whatever they’re doing now.

        Last Remnant seems to be the job of a different team altogether, and has more to do with SaGa than it’ll ever have with Ivalice/Final Fantasy. Not to mention as godlike as the modeling in FFXII was, and as good as the optimization was… The Last Remnant seems like a game made by a team of amateurs by comparison. And would be marketed as “made by the FFXII team” if it was the case, it wasn’t.

  • Trotmeister

    Thank God GRIN is dead. Maybe now this game actually has got a chance to become something decent.

  • Roto13

    Wow. Like Final Fantasy XII wasn’t Star-Warsish enough.

  • fallen

    That Cid-Moogle is the greatest FF-related thing I have seen in some time.

  • mmma

    Ishaan can thank Wikipedia for this newspost! This information has been on Wikipedia and FFWikia for months already.

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