Square Enix Fans Show Their Chocobo Love

By Ishaan . March 16, 2013 . 3:00pm

Back in January, Square Enix held a “create your own Chocobo” contest for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Square asked fans to, using a medium of their choice, create an artistic rendition of a Chocobo, with FFXIV merchandise being offered as the prize for winning. This past week, Square picked ten winners out of all the entries they received. You can view the creations of the ten talented winners below:

 

Title: Lunch With My Chocobo Pals

 

Title: My Little Chocobo

 

 

Title: Friends of a Feather

 

Title: Chock Full of Chocobos

 

Title: The Chocobosmith

 

Title: Undercover Chocobaby

 

Title: (none)

 

Title: My Baby Chocobo Army

 

Title: (none)

 

Title: Devotion

 

 


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  • ToshiChan

    Damn it Ishaan, I spent a year trying to forget that version of the chocobo song existed

  • JustThisOne

    Hahahaha, the chocookies made me laugh so hard. Just the idea of a cookieman being swarmed by chocookies is really cute. :> I bet they taste delicious.

    They’re all really excellent. “Devotion” makes me want to hug a small animal.

  • MikeTxn

    That’s a rather hardcore version of the Chocobo Song. Not sure if I like it.
    I want those Chocobo cookies.

  • Niko Sandwich

    GAS ‘EM UP WITH THE GREENS AND LET ‘EM GO
    STAND BACK, STAND CLEAR AS HE PUTS ON THE SHOW
    SO CUTE YET FIERCE IS HE FROM HELL?
    I CANNOT TELL YET I DON’T EVEN WANNA KNOW
    SO YOU WANNA BE A TRAILBLAZER
    KICK UP DIRT LIKE A HELLRAISER
    TAKE THE REINS BUT DON’T REACT SLOW
    IT’S TIME TO FEEL THE FORCE – OF THE CHOCOBO!
    SO YOU THINK YOU CAN RIDE THIS CHOCOBO?
    GOT CHOCOBUCKS? YOU BETTER PUT ‘EM ON THE CHOCOBO
    SADDLE UP IF YOU THINK YOU CAN RIDE IN THIS RODEO
    ARE WE IN HELL? I DUNNO! KICK THE DIRT LET’S ROLL
    COME IF YOU THINK YOU GONNA HIDE THIS CHOCOBO
    EVERYBODY’S GONNA WANT TO RIDE YOUR CHOCOBO
    IT’S CHOCO-LOCO STYLE IN THE CHOCORODEO
    GONNA RIIIDE’M STRAIGHT THROUGH HELL IN THE CHOCOBO RODEO!!

    (I found the lyrics… What the heck is this? I weep on the inside.)

    • JustThisOne

      Hee hee. :> I like to imagine this theme plays when you’re riding a chocobo on fire. So metal!

      • Niko Sandwich

        Hahaha, yeah. I imagine my downvotes were for the lyrics, for which cause I may wish to downvote myself! (Or some were offended by my tears, but that and anger seem to be the common reaction.)

      • Visa Vang

        A Chocobo with an radio installed!!

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Man, who would have thought Chocobos could look so….awesome?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJk1VNaLc9U

    I especially like the “Devotion” one.

  • Gael Summers

    Crazy Chocobo might just be one of my favorite tracks from XIII-2

    • Riseabovethesky

      Kupo! Kupo!

  • DanijoEX

    I think the “Undercover Chocobaby” is the one I like best.

  • Go2hell66

    Lol that god awful chocobo song makes my ears bleed

  • MaskMask

    I love Devotion. *Teary eyed*

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Devotion ish amashing.

  • Wake

    The last one reminds me of Nausicaa and Kai.

  • Ethan_Twain

    Square Enix runs some pretty cool contests, don’t they? Final Fantasy fans rarely seem to disappoint when asked to come up with creative works showing their enthusiasm. A lot of these are super good! And do you remember the “create a class” contest they held for the release of Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light? The submissions to that were also super awesome.

    I hope Square Enix does more of these going forward.

    Edit: Super special shoutout to the illustration titled Devotion. I didn’t notice the quote down at the bottom at first, but it hits that great balance that Matsuno so often hits of explaining exactly enough context to fire the imagination without actually clarifying what the situation is. I was already predisposed to like that one just because it’s styled after FF XII, but the way it suggests a narrative all within itself is ace.

    I would play a Final Fantasy game about a chocobo knight from an order that grows up side by side with their mounts. It’s like Final Fantasy, but maybe leveraging the sort of emotional connection to an animal the way Shadow of the Colossus did with the horse Agro. A battle system that’s designed around being a cavalry battle system would be pretty unique too. And hey, look at that female protagonist! Always game for more of those.

    Now you see? That picture went and captured my imagination. Great stuff, I hope the artist was rewarded handsomely.

  • Elvick

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZjANi9efro

    Yeah, Chocobos! I love Devotion and My Little Chocobo.

  • Sebastian Lothian

    “Chock Full of Chocobos” I find that amusing for some reason.

  • kool_cid414

    I love this song no matter what anyone else says about it.

  • Vitor Duarte

    Woohoo!! Crazy Chocobo!!

  • vileBrenman

    I listened to that crazy chocobo song soooo many times just now I feel like I could take on ifrit and bahamut while riding a chocobo.

  • vileBrenman

    I listened to this song so many times just now that I feel like I can take on ifrit and bahamut while riding a chocobo!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    ………. new Title: None lol.^_^

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