|How long can he keep that
While you may have heard that the chocobo is returning
to the Final Fantasy series in Final Fantasy VIII, all we have known up
until now is that the creature would have a more "realistic" appearance.
Well...more realistic than previous games, in any case. Now, the first
visual indication of this new apperance has been revealed.
The chocobo doesn't appear markedly different from
previous games in the Final Fantasy series, apart from the added detail.
It does make quite a contrast with the "cutesy," cartoonish appearance in
the Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon series and the slew of chocobo genres
set to hit Japan.
Our yellow, feathered friend is making his ninth Final
Fantasy apperance now, starting in the Japanese Final Fantasy II, working
his way up through to FFA, FF VII, and FF Tactics. The only major
variation in his shape throughout the series was the giant, bloated "Big
Chocobo" of two Final Fantasies. It remains to be seen how the chocobo
will be worked into Final Fantasy VIII's storyline.
Source: [PSM Online]