Last Updated on June 10, 2022
This typeface is based on the first Final Fantasy logo used in its North American release in 1990. Many typographers have taken a liking for these letters. One of the more popular iterations of this was adapted and made for extensive use by Juan Pablo Reyes Altamirano in 1999.
Final Fantasy Font Origin
RPGs started to pick up steam with the 1986 release of Dragon Quest on the Nintendo Famicom. The world of computer games was largely uncharted territory, which hopefuls like Hironubu Sakaguchi took advantage of. The start of the 8-bit generation of gaming opened worlds of possibilities that the arcades barely matched.
Square at the time was attempting to rival Enix with their own adventure games, and others that were novel ideas at the time. There was one issue with Square’s approach: the games weren’t selling. Sakaguchi, in a final attempt to cement a legacy in the face of a possible bankruptcy, made an epic fantasy game – what is known today as the Final Fantasy franchise.
Final Fantasy was released in 1987 alongside Sega’s Phantasy Star, and two months ahead of Enix’s Dragon Quest III. While fans didn’t agree with which of the three was the best, they all had a role in cementing the RPG genre in the gaming industry.
Final Fantasy Font Now
Even non-gamers would be familiar with the name Final Fantasy. And while the logo has gone through minor changes with each succeeding title, a quick search on the Web will reveal most of what newbies need to know about the game in general. It will also reveal the famous logo RP gamers have come to know and love.
The Final Fantasy font by Juan Pablo Reyes Altamirano is available for free at Dafont. Other versions can be found on Fonts2U. This typeface would look amazing on book covers, posters, headlines, and logos. It works well for gaming, sci-fi, and fantasy themes.