Video games often have incredible monster designs, and the Final Fantasy series has its share of impressive and unique creatures. If you ever wondered what goes into the design and creation of these monsters, here’s your chance to get a glimpse. Square Enix recently uploaded a video that provides a sneak peek at the “monster book” for Final Fantasy XV.
The book includes concept art, sketches, and everything else they used to make Final Fantasy XV’s monsters.
If you’re mainly interested in seeing new detail about Final Fantasy XV, you won’t get much of that here, although some cool concept art is shown off. However, it’s an intriguing look at how monsters are designed and how real-world creatures are used as inspiration.
Some fans hoped the video meant these books would go on sale, but that’s unlikely. While concept art and sketches could appear in future art books, the monster book is for the team working on the game and this is just a rare behind-the-scenes look at monster design.
The monster book video was revealed as part of a new Final Fantasy XV promotional campaign called “Become a Chocobo Keeper.” The campaign’s goal is to attract more followers to the Final Fantasy XV English Twitter account. As the account gains followers, the Chocobo lays more eggs, which then “hatch” special rewards for fans.
The early Chocobo Keeper rewards were fairly minor. For example, the first egg contained simple Final Fantasy XV-themed avatars to use online. The monster book came from the fourth, and most recent, egg.
At the time of this article, the next egg is about 1200 Chocobo Keepers away. If 1200 more people follow the Final Fantasy XV Twitter account, another reward will be unlocked. And two eggs after that is a massive golden egg, which is sure to contain a more interesting gift than any of the previous ones.
Share your thoughts on the monster book in the comments below, and head on over to the “Become a Chocobo Keeper” promotional campaign to check out the previous rewards. Don’t forget, if you’re interested in bringing the next egg a little closer to catching, all you need to do is follow the Final Fantasy XV English Twitter account.
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