Wow, this came as a big surprise to me: [link=http://cube.ign.com/articles/355/355167p1.html]Fantasy Becomes Reality[/link] [link=http://cube.ign.com/articles/355/355187p1.html]Follow-up Article[/link] [link=http://www.planetgamecube.com/news.cfm?action=item&id=2747]Planet GameCube Article[/link] March 08, 2002 - The long-awaited news has finally struck. According to Nintendo of America and the morning edition of the Nihon Kezai Shimbun, Square's acclaimed Final Fantasy series will return to Nintendo consoles. Via a new agreement, GameCube and Game Boy Advance will see Final Fantasy branded software, a direct result of Nintendo's recently announced Q Fund where start-up developers can borrow money from the Big N to finance software. The new Final Fantasy branded software will return via a to be announced Square affiliate, founded by the famous RPG company and Akitoshi Kawazu -- a creator formerly involved with the production of the Legend of Mana series. The unnamed development house -- poised to be titled by the end of the month -- will use cash from the Q Fund to produce the FF software. In light of the fact that it is a Square affiliate producing software, it is unclear whether the new start-up will be porting games in the main line of the Final Fantasy series such as Final Fantasy X, XI, etc or if GameCube and Game Boy Advance will see entirely new FF-branded content. Nintendo of America confirmed the news to IGNcube this morning, but offered no further details. Square US said it could neither confirm nor deny the news, but indicated it would have an official comment soon. IGNcube will have more details on this exciting agreement as it develops. It's pretty big news for videogame players who used to own an SNES and remember the days when Squaresoft made Final Fantasy games for it. In other news, pigs can now fly and hell has frozen over.