Final Fantasy X Artwork Before Tidus And Yuna’s Designs Were Finalized

By Spencer . March 10, 2014 . 2:13am

The first print of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for PlayStation 3 packs the game with a little art book like Kigndom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix. One interesting piece in the Final Fantasy X section is this drawing of Mt. Gagazet from Isamu Kamikokuryo. This piece was created before Tidus and Yuna were finalized so Kamikokuryo imagined the protagonists himself.



Tetsuya Nomura said during the game’s early stages of development, Tidus was going to be a worker who handled piping construction underwater.


The art book also explains Yusuke Naora, art director of Final Fantasy X, traveled to Bali while working on the game. His trip served as inspiration for some of the buildings in Final Fantasy X.


Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster comes out on March 18 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

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  • Freud_Hater

    That game looks so much cooler Oo

  • Derek E Nay

    Tidus with clothes? Needs more skin.

  • Monterossa

    Tidus’ outfit looks better than what he wears in the real game but Yuna and Auron are horrible.

    • Nice Boat Quatro

      Yuna looks like a female Seymour

    • Namuro

      Tidus looks pretty cool in that clothes! But…I can just imagine people basing him for his fashion choice, then saying that they prefer the current one (if it was the prototype’s design instead…).

      Yuna here looks like a villain, for some reason…

    • MaximDualBlade

      I actually like all the characters in this pic. Their costumes seem nice. Blond Auron with his earrings looks really chill, really relaxed and Yuna looks like the priestess of some heavy religion, and that fits the setting.

      • 하세요

        She looks too much like a generic summoner in other FF games. I’m glad they changed it.

        • MaximDualBlade

          I haven’t played X, but I have engraved in my memory the look of the Yuna we all know from FFX, so maybe that’s why I like this Yuna too

    • maruhadapurpurine

      where did you get that? Also, that outfit should have been an alternative skin for Tidus in dissidia.

    • Unlimax

      These characters couldn’t replace how awesome Auron / Lulu / Rikku looks on the final game .. its basically all or nothing !
      I liked this Tidus , he looks more manly than the original one lol ~

      • Nice Boat Quatro

        Tidus looks manly there but ala Heman

        • ZnTxn
        • Hi there! Im Tidus, ace of Zanakand.
          And this is my friend Kimahri! The most cutest kitty in the universe~

          Fabulous secret powers revealed to the day I held aloft my magic sword and sang:
          *Plays HEEYEEEYEYEYEY~*

          • Nice Boat Quatro

            Goddammit! I need to clean my screen!

    • Firekitty

      I’m not crazy about Yuna’s design here…but I DO like the fact that she looks more like her father.

      Do NOT like Auron at all, though that’s more because he’s in my top 3 hottest FF guys, and this version is not my type at ALL.

    • AndyLC

      Whgo was the artist for this? Reminds me of some old PSX RPG’s…

    • Ric Vazquez


  • Aleister Crowley

    This is the kind of thing they should have in the game as extra content, not that abomination they called audio drama.

  • safeto20scroll

    Don’t see many JRPGs these days where you play as a handy man working with pipes underwater. So much potential :<

    • totoro

      With walking mushrooms and turtles as enemies.

      • Nice Boat Quatro

        “Sorry Tidus but your summoner is in another dungeon”

    • Nice Boat Quatro

      I read that they didn’t use it because it would have made the character too sad. Instead, they made Tidus a sport start so that he could have carefree personality.

      • I can figure AC Cloud working as a plumber now.

        • Nice Boat Quatro

          “Hello! It’s me! Claudio!”

      • Virevolte

        I don’t see why a handyman without particular achievments can’t have a carefree personality. But since he’s a young man, that probably would have made him too much of a philosophical person.

        But I like the idea ! =)

        • Nice Boat Quatro

          Think about it. No father, no mother (who apparently killed herself) and then he has to work before becoming an adult. I don’t see a happy teen right there. It was thanks to playing Blitzball that Tidus became such a friendly person

          • Eilanzer

            I work…don´t have a father or mother…AND i´m a pretty happy, retarded, love my life kind of guy…
            This is no reason to be emo about the curve balls life throws at you…

          • How would you rate your volleyball skills?

          • ShadowDivz

            That’s so sad I find it hard to believe.
            Did you rip that backstory from a manga?

    • AndyLC


  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    Tidus : My pipe is the pipe that will PIERCE the heavens!!!

    sorry, just got that impression when hearing things like underground worker

    • J.j. Barrington

      I don’t hate Tidus, but he never could have been cool enough to be a match for the greatest of all Spirals.

  • Ric Vazquez

    Always nice to see concept art

  • Lavitz

    Looks like Squall

  • Ronldbx6

    The little art book case for the KH1.5 HD remix was a nice little treat, I was not expecting that. It’s a pretty neat case. Can’t wait for this one.

  • Altumn

    As much as I want this art book… I kind of don’t want the PS3 Version.

  • Gemlit

    The only thing I wanted to do was to explore more of past Zanarkand in FFX and FFX-2 and or past Spira as a whole.

  • Zind Keeper

    This isn’t exactly news. It’s been known for years actually.

  • Hound

    Maybe it’s hard to tell because the picture is blurring and they’re facing away, but the two characters look like Phantasy Star characters.

    • megaten666

      Actually yes. They’re like Chaz and Alys.

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