Final Fantasy Meets Eidos Montreal’s Thief Is Square Enix Japan April Fool’s Joke

By Spencer . April 1, 2014 . 1:54am


Square Enix has a silly April Fool’s Joke that puts Garrett from the Thief series into Final Fantasy 1. The April Fool’s page for Thief shows a Warrior called Warrior, Master Thief aka Garrett, a  white mage named Shirma, and a Black Mage named Croma battling a Rich Man’s House.


You can only "control" Garrett who has seven commands for steal. The command on the bottom right is to run away which sends you back to the Square Enix homepage.

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  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    Seems they’re catching on to their fans loving 8-bit jokes. Keep it ip SE!

    • Kai2591

      They’re understanding everything now lol

  • Akemi Homura

    The mages names are probably supposed to be read Shiroma and Kuroma, as in White Mage and Black Mage.

    Aside from that little nitpick, this is adorable. I love it when SE goes back and does something awesome in 8-bit, or 16-bit.

    • Fox

      It always baffles me how people can fail to properly romanize hiragana/katakana. It is a phonetic alphabet… There’s only ever just the one way to so it.

      • Morricane

        Well, if it were katakana it’d at least imply that it’s supposed to be a fictional or foreign word :)

        But hey, this is siliconera, the site were they write about games I never can find via google etc. since they arbitrarily rename them to some English mumbo-jumbo :D

      • greeeed

        looking at L and R…..(example Beerus/bills/Birusu from dbz_
        yes there is only one way…..

        • Akemi Homura

          There’s only one way to actually read the kana, but multiple ways to romanize / localize it. Shirma and Croma are acceptable localizations, but they’re inaccurate in this context.

    • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

      Well also Shiroma has been the nameless White mages name from FF. She is named Shiroma in Chocobo’s Dungeon even.

  • Isnt the new Thief game enough of a joke?

    • SlickRoach

      When compared to the originals, yeah. When considered by itself, still yeah…

  • Namuro

    I thought that was Master Chief. LOL

  • MySourFace

    A funny joke to the community would’ve been announcing another FF XIII title. I would’ve laughed at the reactions.

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