A long awaited Final Fantasy novel’s translation has fought through the delays and is about to appear on the other side. Yen Press shared a picture of the official English cover art and release for Final Fantasy: Memory of Heroes. In so doing, it also offered a bit of reassurance that yes, it will finally appear on August 18, 2020.
Looking at this cover makes the Final Fantasy Main Theme play in my head…and the Final Fantasy Main Theme gives me goosebumps…
Celebrate the stories that started a legendary series with Final Fantasy I * II * III, available 8/18/20.
— Yen Press (@yenpress) August 5, 2020
Getting here has been quite a struggle. Back in May 2019, Yen Press confirmed it would release the 25th anniversary novel on January 21, 2020. However, it didn’t quite meet that release date and was pushed back a few times to August. Now that Yen Press showed an actual physical copy, its debut seems assured.
Final Fantasy: Memory of Heroes contains three short stories based on Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, and Final Fantasy III. Essentially, it is a novelization of each game. The first story focuses on the original four heroes of light, the second on the Wild Roses’ rebellion against the Palamecian Empire, and the third on the four children heading out to save the world. It was written by Takashi Umemura.
Final Fantasy: Memory of Heroes will make its English debut on August 18, 2020 and cost $14. As for other Final Fantasy books, the Final Fantasy XIV art book reprints will arrive in 2021.