For die-hard fans of the franchise, this is very interesting information…despite the fact that it arrives over 13 years after the game's initial release.
A few months ago, we learned about an undiscovered side quest in Final Fantasy IX . Now, another little nugget has popped up; Pixelitis describes what was found in the beautiful art book, "Ultimania," which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the epic series.
Remember Hades? He was an alternate boss in FFIX, and a darn difficult one, too. As it turns out, he was originally going to be the game's final boss. The actual boss, Necron, remains sort of vague; all we know is that Kuja summoned him in an effort to return everything to oblivion. But Necron isn't really explained all that well, while we're all quite familiar with Hades. Not that I'm complaining about the choice; Necron was a ridiculous end boss and it definitely fit with the story.
But Hades might've been a bit less obscure. I remember fighting Hades; all FF bosses had to bite the dust back in those days. And he did. 😉
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy IX