The upcoming Final Fantasy IX anime series will premiere at the Licensing Expo 2022 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show runs from May 24-26 at Mandalay Bay with a first look at works produced by Cyber Group Studios. Cyber Group Studios is the animation studio working on the Square Enix licensed Final Fantasy IX animated series.
Here’s the official excerpt from Cyber Group Studios CEO Bruno Denzel d’Aumont, via Animation Magazine:
What new shows will you be bringing to the event?
During the Licensing Expo, we will of course continue to promote our global preschool property gigantosaurus, with new content coming internationally. This will be a great opportunity to share our upcoming projects with our licensees, agents and new partners. Plus, our most recently developed shows — digital girl, The McFire family, Press Start! and Final Fantasy IX — will be presented for the first time. These four new series have strong licensing appeal for different age targets.
Last year’s major NVIDIA GeForce Now leak revealed numerous games in development at various Japanese and Western studios. Some of these games include Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition and God of War (2017) for PC. One of the rumored titles on the list is Final Fantasy IX Remake and the new anime series could coincide with the remake.
Currently, Square Enix is developing Kingdom Hearts IV, Final Fantasy XVI, and the next part of Final Fantasy VII Remake. Producer Naoki Yoshida has confirmed that a new trailer has been completed and the game is being finished. Additionally, Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary news will arrive in June. The news could involve Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis, which has been confirmed for release before the end of September 2022. Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis is coming to iOS and Android.
Final Fantasy IX is currently available on modern platforms such as PS4, Xbox One, Switch, iOS, Android, and PC via Steam.