Final Fantasy fast became one of the most popular game franchises in the world. The development firm behind the title has sold millions of units across the world during the last ten years. Older readers might remember the original games from back in the PS1 days. However, most gamers started playing after the release of the PS2. No matter what you became a Final Fantasy fan, there are sure to be many facts you haven’t encountered. With that in mind, we’re going to present you with some interesting information today. Who knows? It might help you win that quiz at your next video game convention.

Final Fantasy V was originally made for Nintendo

That’s right guys. The original Final Fantasy game was developed for the folks over at Nintendo. However, shortly after the release, they decided to license the title to Sony instead. May die-hard fans complained about the move saying the designers were simply in it for the money. When you think about it, that’s probably true. But hey, it’s their game, they can do what they like!

There’s a character called Cid in every game

Everyone who plays the Final Fantasy games will eventually encounter a character called Cid. He’s even in the latest Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward. He’s a strong guy, and his name is allegedly a pun one the Japanese word for discipline. He always represents knowledge and wisdom, and he’s always around somewhere. Some avid Final Fantasy fans will rightly claim he didn’t appear in the first release. However, his presence was added to the backstory at a later date. He is now considered the man responsible for inventing the airship.

Most characters get their name from meteorological items

People who play Final Fantasy a lot will know that most characters get their names from the sky. For instance, there are people called Celes, Cloud, Squall, and Tidus. If you search those names online, you’ll find they all have a connection to weather or outer space. The character Vaan’s name comes from the French word for wind.

Sephiroth has an association to Madonna

Sephiroth is considered to be one of the best characters created for the Final Fantasy franchise. However, most people don’t realise he has something in common with Madonna. No, he didn’t have issues with a papa who wouldn’t stop preaching. In fact, he’s into Kabbalism. It’s an ancient form of Jewish mysticism to which many modern celebrities subscribe.

There are probably lots of other cool facts we could tell you about the Final Fantasy franchise. However, it’s much more fun if you do some research and discover them yourselves. Have we missed anything so obvious you’re screaming at your computer screen? Then just comment on this article and let us know! Out of all the fantasy game series around today. Final Fantasy has managed to capture the imagination of gamers more than any other. We can’t wait to see what the next titles will bring, and we bet you feel the same way.

Catch you back here tomorrow for some more exciting news and updates!