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    Below is a timeline of releases in the Final Fantasy series, beginning with the original Japanese Famicom game in 1987.

1987
December 18
Final Fantasy released in Japan for Famicom.
1988
December 17
Final Fantasy II released in Japan for Famicom.
Unknown Date
Final Fantasy released in Japan for MSX.
1989
December 15
Makaitoushi SaGa released in Japan for Game Boy.
1990
April 27
Final Fantasy III released in Japan for Famicom.
July 12
Final Fantasy released in North America for Nintendo.
September 30
The Final Fantasy Legend released in North America for Game Boy.
December 14
SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu released in Japan for Game Boy.
1991
April 19
Final Fantasy IV Hardtype released in Japan for Super Famicom.
June 8
Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden released in Japan for Game Boy.
October 19
Final Fantasy IV Easytype released in Japan for Super Famicom.
November 1
Final Fantasy Adventure released in North America for Game Boy.
Final Fantasy Legend II released in North America for Game Boy.
November 23
Final Fantasy II released in North America for Super Nintendo.
December 13
SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha released in Japan for Game Boy.
1992
October 5
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest released in North America for Super Nintendo.
December 6
Final Fantasy V released in Japan for Super Famicom.
1993
September 10
Final Fantasy USA: Mystic Quest released in Japan for Super Famicom.
September 29
Final Fantasy Legend III released in North America for Game Boy.
Unknown Date
Mystic Quest released in Europe for Game Boy.
Mystic Quest Legend released in Europe for Super Nintendo.
1994
February 27
Final Fantasy I-II released in Japan for Famicom.
March 21
Chapter one of Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals released in Japan.
April 2
Final Fantasy VI released in Japan for Super Famicom.
May 21
Chapter two of Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals released in Japan.
June 21
Chapter three of Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals released in Japan.
July 21
Chapter four of Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals released in Japan.
October 20
Final Fantasy III released in North America for Super Nintendo.
1995
1996
February 9
Bahamut Lagoon released in Japan for Super Famicom.
March 9
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars released in Japan for Super Famicom.
May 13
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars released in North America for Super Nintendo.
1997
January 31
Final Fantasy VII released in Japan for PlayStation.

March 21
Final Fantasy IV released in Japan for PlayStation.
June 20
Final Fantasy Tactics released in Japan for PlayStation.
September 3
Final Fantasy VII released in North America for PlayStation.
October 2
Final Fantasy VII International released in Japan for PlayStation.
November 14
Final Fantasy VII released in Europe and Australia for PlayStation.
December 23
Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon released in Japan for PlayStation.
1998
January 28
Final Fantasy Tactics released in North America for PlayStation.
March 19
Final Fantasy V released in Japan for PlayStation.
June 24
Final Fantasy VII released in North America for PC.
November 24
Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals released in North America.
December 23
Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon 2 released in Japan for PlayStation.
Unknown Date
The Final Fantasy Legend re-released in North America for Game Boy.
Final Fantasy Legend II re-released in North America for Game Boy.
Final Fantasy Legend III re-released in North America for Game Boy.
1999
February 11
Final Fantasy VIII released in Japan for PlayStation.

Chocobo World released in Japan for PocketStation.
March 4
Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon released in Japan for WonderSwan.

March 11
Final Fantasy VI released in Japan for PlayStation.
Final Fantasy Collection released in Japan for PlayStation.
March 19
Chocobo Racing released in Japan for PlayStation.
August 10
Chocobo Racing released in North America for PlayStation.
August 31
Final Fantasy VIII released in North America for PlayStation.
September 30
Final Fantasy Anthology released in North America for PlayStation.
October 27
Final Fantasy VIII released in Europe and Australia for PlayStation.
November 30
Chocobo's Dungeon 2 released in Japan for PlayStation.
December 22
Chocobo Collection released in Japan for PlayStation.
December 31
Final Fantasy VIII released in North America for PC.
Chocobo World released in North America for PC.
2000
February 10
Vagrant Story released in Japan for PlayStation.
March 23
Final Fantasy VIII released in Japan for PC.
May 15
Vagrant Story released in North America for PlayStation.
June 21
Vagrant Story released in Europe and Australia for PlayStation.
July 7
Final Fantasy IX released in Japan for PlayStation.
September 20
Hataraku Chocobo released in Japan for WonderSwan.
November 13
Final Fantasy IX released in North America for PlayStation.
December 9
Final Fantasy released in Japan for WonderSwan Color.
2001
February 16
Final Fantasy IX released in Europe and Australia for PlayStation.
May 3
Final Fantasy II released in Japan for WonderSwan Color.
June 29
Final Fantasy Chronicles released in North America for PlayStation.
July 13
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within released in the United States.
July 19
Final Fantasy X released in Japan for PlayStation 2.
October 2
FINAL FANTASY: Unlimited begins airing in Japan.
December 17
Final Fantasy X released in North America for PlayStation 2.
2002
January 31
Final Fantasy X International released in Japan for PlayStation 2.
March 26
FINAL FANTASY: Unlimited ends airing in Japan.
March 28
Final Fantasy IV released in Japan for WonderSwan Color.
Kingdom Hearts released in Japan for PlayStation 2.
May 16
Final Fantasy XI released in Japan for PlayStation 2.
May 17
Final Fantasy VI released in Europe and Australia for PlayStation.
Final Fantasy Anthology released in Europe for PlayStation.
May 24
Final Fantasy X released in Europe and Australia for PlayStation 2.
September 17
Kingdom Hearts released in North America for PlayStation 2.
October 31
Final Fantasy released in Japan for PlayStation.
November 15
Kingdom Hearts released in Europe for PlayStation 2.
November 22
Kingdom Hearts released in Australia for PlayStation 2.
December 13
Chocobo Land: A Game of Dice released in Japan for Game Boy Advance.
December 26
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix released in Japan for PlayStation 2.
Unknown Date
Makaitoushi SaGa released in Japan for WonderSwan Color.
Final Fantasy: Unlimited with U released in Japan for mobile phones.
2003
February 14
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance released in Japan for Game Boy Advance.
March 13
Final Fantasy X-2 released in Japan for PlayStation 2.
March 14
Final Fantasy Origins released in Europe for PlayStation.

April 8
Final Fantasy Origins released in North America for PlayStation.

April 17
Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart released in Japan for PlayStation 2.

August 8
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles released in Japan for Nintendo Game Cube.
September 8
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance released in North America for Game Boy Advance.

October 24
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance released in Europe for Game Boy Advance.

October 28
Final Fantasy XI released in North America for PC.
Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart released in North America for PC.
November 18
Final Fantasy X-2 released in North America for PlayStation 2.
Unknown Date
Choco-Mate released in Japan for mobile phones.
Final Fantasy: Unlimited on PC Adventure - Labyrinth released in Japan for PC.
2004
February 9
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles released in North America for Nintendo Game Cube.
February 19
Final Fantasy X-2 International released in Japan for PlayStation 2.
February 20
Final Fantasy X-2 released in Europe for PlayStation 2.
March 1
Final Fantasy released in Japan for mobile phones.
March 12
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles released in Europe for Nintendo Game Cube.
March 23
Final Fantasy XI released in North America for PlayStation 2.
Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart released in North America for PlayStation 2.
July 29
Final Fantasy I•II Advance released in Japan for Game Boy Advance.
September 17
Final Fantasy XI released in Europe and Australia for PlayStation 2.
Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart released in Europe and Australia for PlayStation 2.
September 21
Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia released in Japan, North America, Europe and Australia for PlayStation 2 and PC.
September 24
Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- released in Japan for DoCoMo mobile phones
September 27
Final Fantasy XI released in Europe and Australia for PC.
Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart released in Europe and Australia for PC.
September 29
Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII released in Japan for DoCoMo mobile phones.
November 11
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories released in Japan for Game Boy Advance.
November 29
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls released in North America for Game Boy Advance.
December 3
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls released in Europe and Australia for Game Boy Advance.
December 7
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories released in North America for Game Boy Advance.
2005
February 4
Final Fantasy II released in Japan for mobile phones.
April
Final Fantasy VII Snowboarding released in United States for mobile phones.
May 6
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories released in Europe for Game Boy Advance.
September 14
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children released in Japan.
December 12
Final Fantasy IV Advance released in North America for Game Boy Advance.
December 15
Final Fantasy IV Advance released in Japan for Game Boy Advance.
December 22
Kingdom Hearts II released in Japan for PlayStation 2.
2006
January 26
Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- released in Japan for PlayStation 2.
March 16
Final Fantasy XII released in Japan for PlayStation 2.
March 28
Kingdom Hearts II released in North America for PlayStation 2.
April 18
Final Fantasy XI released in North America for Xbox 360.
Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart released in North America for Xbox 360.
Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia released in North America for Xbox 360.
Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan released in North America for Xbox 360.
April 20
Final Fantasy XI released in Japan for Xbox 360.
Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart released in Japan for Xbox 360.
Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia released in Japan for Xbox 360.
Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan released in Japan for Xbox 360.
April 21
Final Fantasy XI released in Europe and Australia for Xbox 360.
Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart released in Europe and Australia for Xbox 360.
Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia released in Europe and Australia for Xbox 360.
Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan released in Europe and Australia for Xbox 360.
April 24
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children released in Europe.
April 25
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children released in North America.
May 3
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children released in Australia.
May 24
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children released in New Zealand.
June 6
Final Fantasy IV Advance released in Europe for Game Boy Advance.
June 9
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children released in South Korea.
July 3
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children released in Poland.
July 27
Mario Basket 3on3 released in Japan for Nintendo DS.
August 15
Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- released in North America for PlayStation 2.
August 18
Dirge of Cerberus Lost Episode -Final Fantasy VII- released in North America for mobile phones.
August 24
Final Fantasy III released in Japan for Nintendo DS.
September 11
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 released in North America for Nintendo DS.
September 29
Kingdom Hearts II released in Europe for PlayStation 2.
October 12
Final Fantasy V Advance released in Japan for Game Boy Advance.
October 26
Mario Slam Basketball released in Australia for Nintendo DS.
October 31
Final Fantasy XII released in North America for PlayStation 2.
November 6
Final Fantasy V Advance released in North America for Game Boy Advance.
November 11
Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- released in Europe for PlayStation 2.
November 14
Final Fantasy III released in North America for Nintendo DS.
November 30
Final Fantasy VI Advance released in Japan for Game Boy Advance.
December 6
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children released in Germany.
December 14
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales released in Japan for Nintendo DS.
Chocobo de Mobile released in Japan for mobile phones.
2007
January 30
Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- released in Japan for Softbank mobile phones.
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children released in Spain.
February 5
Final Fantasy VI Advance released in North America for Game Boy Advance.
February 16
Mario Slam Basketball released in Europe for Nintendo DS.
February 23
Final Fantasy IV Advance released in Australia for Game Boy Advance.
Final Fantasy XII released in Europe and Australia for PlayStation 2.
March 16
Final Fantasy V Advance released in Europe and Australia for Game Boy Advance.
March 29
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+ released in Japan for PlayStation 2.
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories released in Japan for PlayStation 2.
April 3
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales released in North America for Nintendo DS.
April 5
Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- released in Japan for AU mobile phones.
April 19
Final Fantasy: 20th Anniversary Edition released in Japan for PlayStation Portable.
April 26
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings released in Japan for Nintendo DS.
May 4
Final Fantasy III released in Europe for Nintendo DS.
May 10
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions released in Japan for PlayStation Portable.
May 25
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales released in Europe and Australia for Nintendo DS.
June 7
Final Fantasy II: 20th Anniversary Edition released in Japan for PlayStation Portable.
June 26
Final Fantasy: 20th Anniversary Edition released in North America for PlayStation Portable.
July 24
Final Fantasy II: 20th Anniversary Edition released in North America for PlayStation Portable.
August 9
Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System released in Japan for PlayStation 2.
August 23
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates released in Japan for Nintendo DS.
September 13
Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- released in Japan for PlayStation Portable.
October 5
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions released in Europe for PlayStation Portable.
October 9
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions released in North America for PlayStation Portable.
October 25
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift released in Japan for PlayStation Portable.
November 20
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings released in North America for Nintendo DS.
November 22
Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess released in Japan, North America, Europe and Australia for PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and PC.
December 13
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon released in Japan for Nintendo Wii.
December 20
Final Fantasy IV: 20th Anniversary Edition released in Japan for Nintendo DS.
Unknown Date
Makaitoushi SaGa released in Japan for mobile phones.
2008
February 18
Final Fantasy IV: The After - Return of the Moon released in Japan for DoCoMo mobile phones.
March 11
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates released in North America for Nintendo DS.
March 19
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates released in Europe and Australia for Nintendo DS.
March 25
Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- released in North America for PlayStation Portable.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King released in Japan for Nintendo Wii.
May 12
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King released in North America for Nintendo Wii.
June 20
Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- released in Europe and Australia for PlayStation Portable.
July 8
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon released in North America for Nintendo Wii.
June 24
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift released in North America for PlayStation Portable.
July 22
Final Fantasy IV: 20th Anniversary Edition released in North America for Nintendo DS.
2009
August 16
Blood of Bahamut released in Japan for Nintendo DS
September 29
Bahamut Lagoon released in Japan on Virtual Console
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