Square Enix Hosting A Lovey-Dovey Final Fantasy X HD Photo Event For Couples

By Sato . December 19, 2013 . 1:02pm

Christmas in Japan has always been a holiday geared more towards couples, as it involves gift-sharing and cuddling during the cold winters. With Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster and its romantic story coming out soon, Square Enix are marking the occasion by hosting a themed couples’ photo event in Shibuya, Tokyo.


The event will feature professional photographers who will be taking pictures of couples, which will then be turned into posters with the message “We are destined to one day part with our most dearest person. So, for now, I’d like to cherish that person, who stands besides me.”


The idea behind the bittersweet melancholic poster message is to provoke thoughts of “a parting that cannot be fought against” and to appreciate your significant other while you can, similar the story between Yuna and Tidus in Final Fantasy X.



…which is also the message behind the tear-jearking commercial for Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster in Japan.


[Ishaan: And then this happens! :D]


The photo event will be taking place on December 24 at the Marui City shopping department in Shibuya, Tokyo, where they’ll also be hosting a hands-on demo of the upcoming game.


Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is coming out on December 26 in Japan and and March 18, 2014, in North America for PlayStation 3 and Vita.

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  • Daigure

    This commercial really had me, but then I lost it at “PURAYSTATION VITA!”

    • Lol

    • Guest

      i still had to grab my boyfriend though and sob about incoherent videogame things

      he’s used to it by now

      but jesus christ i read like the poster messages out loud and got really teary eyed

    • AnimusVox


    • TheGameTagerZ


  • JustThisOne

    And then this happens indeeeeeed~

    • Aoshi00

      Toriyama Motomu happened :p
      I really liked the love story and journey together of Yuna and tidus in ffx, but I have to say the retrofitted tagline, poster, and the sobbing vid look really cheesy.. They might as well make them wear Santa hats lol.. Always thought the Jpn romantic take of xmas was a little weird, not that i’m overly religious..

      • SerendipityX

        Oh snap, Santa outfits for FFX-2 would have been boss.

        • Aoshi00

          Yeah for 10-2 or Toriyama s waifu lol.. HereI just thought they exploited the romantic aspect in such a tacky way, that’s Jpn xmas I guess..

          • Anesia Hunter

            no, it’s just tacky.

      • LightningFarron19

        Actually, that’s not what happened. Motomu Toriyama actually had nothing to do with the situation of FF10-2.

        The fan reaction to Final Fantasy X convinced the developers to continue the story of Yuna and other characters with Final Fantasy X-2. Tetsu Tsukamoto, costume designer for Final Fantasy X-2, states that the radical design changes for Yuna from one game to the other reflect a huge cultural change. Yoshinori Kitase, producer of Final Fantasy X-2, added that they did not want to make X-2 feel like an extension of its predecessor, so they changed the clothing of Yuna, Rikku, and others’ to make them seem more active. This was accomplished before the story and setting were created. Because Yuna, Rikku, and Paine live in a more care-free world, the designers wanted them to be able to dress up, a feature which became key to the game’s gameplay. Kazushige Nojima, scriptwriter for X-2, described her new outfit as a “natural reaction to the heavy stuff she wore in FFX”. Yuna’s singing performance was used to demonstrate the pop feel that X-2 incorporates. In fact, Sagaguchi turned down the Auron/Jecht/Braska Prequel due to deeming it too repetitive.

        All of this can be found on Wikipedia

        • Aoshi00

          Actually I did enjoy x-2 as a continuation even though it was not necessary and was drastically different. But Toriyama was the director of x-2, 3rd birthday, and 13. So I still think he “happened”, and it’s not a good thing when he takes the helm. I don’t think he’s the best writer or director, to put it lightly.

          • LightningFarron19

            He did not (fully) direct 3rd Birthday. Look on the wikipedia and you will see that it was Hajime Tabata that fully directed 3rd Birthday. Toriyama was a scenario director. He watched how the events of the story went through. Plus he wasn’t the only person on board with 3rd Birthday. Yoshinori Kitase was the producer of the game and Nomura was a creative producer and character designer.

            Toriyama had the most control over FF10 with only two lackys underneath him, directed 10-2 and the 13 trilogy. Plus he’s the director. I don’t think he’s the best director ever, but I hate having to read incorrect information.

    • icecoffemix

      I still refuse that game.

  • Chaos_Knight

    *forever alone* ;_;

  • Chido55


    ….. Though I admit it feels lonely sometimes, since we break up.

  • Ric Vazquez

    I’m single, so no enjoying this for me.

  • Go2hell66


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