CoN 20th Anniversary: 1997-2017
Final Fantasy Ultimania Coming West

Posted: 4th October 2017 16:30

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The Final Fantasy "Ultimania" guides have been lore for Western Final Fantasy fans for many years; I remember first hearing about their existence twenty years ago, but I've never seen one in person. Finally, though, those of us who want to see these guides in a format we can actually read ourselves - not you, smug Japanese-knowing CoN fans! - will get a chance to own them in English.

Next June, Dark Horse and Square Enix will release a 300+ page archive of Ultimania guides covering the first six games of the series in a hardbound edition. It's expected to be the first of three volumes encapsulating the entire series. Amazon, at least in the US, has it listed for just $34 currently, and I know I have already preordered my copy.

If you want to do the same, check this AmaCoN link: http://amzn.to/2xhj5SX

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Posted: 4th October 2017 17:36

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You hero.

Done. Bizarrely, it's listed on the UK Amazon site (same release date), but as currently unavailable. Not sure if that's because they haven't set it live yet, or because all stocks have already been reserved. Either way, I've punted for the US option to avoid disappointment.

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Posted: 4th October 2017 19:12

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A real hero would have posted first and THEN preordered. I'm lawful neutral at best.

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Posted: 4th October 2017 20:18

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oh my god i can't stop saying oh my god. now all the obscure FFVI references I know and love (Locke hates mushrooms) will finally be out west

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Posted: 5th October 2017 04:24

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oh my god i can't stop saying oh my god. now all the obscure FFVI references I know and love (Locke hates mushrooms) will finally be out west

He also likes taking naps in fields.

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Posted: 6th October 2017 17:15

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The Final Fantasy "Ultimania" guides have been lore for Western Final Fantasy fans for many years; I remember first hearing about their existence twenty years ago, but I've never seen one in person. Finally, though, those of us who want to see these guides in a format we can actually read ourselves - not you, smug Japanese-knowing CoN fans! - will get a chance to own them in English.

Next June, Dark Horse and Square Enix will release a 300+ page archive of Ultimania guides covering the first six games of the series in a hardbound edition. It's expected to be the first of three volumes encapsulating the entire series. Amazon, at least in the US, has it listed for just currently, and I know I have already preordered my copy.

If you want to do the same, check this AmaCoN link: http://amzn.to/2xhj5SX

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Legend! It seems to be $24 now, just pre ordered myself a copy.
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Posted: 6th October 2017 19:09

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Wow, thank goodness for the preorder price guarantee! My preorder now lists as $10 cheaper than when I bought and posted originally.

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Posted: 13th November 2017 05:22

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So very into this!

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