A New Final Fantasy IX Sidequest Discovered Thirteen Years Later

By Spencer Pressly on May 28, 2013, 11:23PM EDT

An interesting discovery in regards to Final Fantasy IX has been uncovered recently thirteen years after the games original release. A new sidequest on the fourth disc for the game seems to have been missed by the millions of playthroughs until a certain Youtuber discovered it recently. GarlandTheGreat is the one responsible for discovering this odd new quest and below you can see how to finish it yourself.

[[quote]]If you go to the Tantalus hideout at the beginning of disc 4, you will find Zenero and Benero wondering where Marcus and Cinna are. You've likely seen this before, but this is actually the beginning of a side quest. Now, head to Memoria and proceed until you watch a cut-scene or fight a boss. Then head back to the hideout to find Genero wondering where Benero and Zenero are. Then repear this process seven more times and every time you go back to the hideout, you will find a new member of the family. The last five are girls and the final one seems to be a child, as she is really small. Once you talk to her, Zidane will comment on the huge family and you will now find a new chest containing a Protect Ring inside the hideout. The next time you come back, the quest will simply start over, but there's not enough events to complete it twice. These are the events that move the quest forwards:

  1. The beginning of Disc 4.
  2. The battle with Nova Dragon.
  3. The battle with Maliris.
  4. The flashback of Alexander.
  5. The scene where Zidane talks to himself.
  6. The flashback of Dagger on the boat.
  7. The scene with the giant eye in the sky.
  8. The battle with Tiamat.
  9. The scene with the two planets colliding.
  10. The scene where Quina thinks he/she is drowning.
  11. The scene where Garland talks about memories.
  12. The battle with Kraken.
  13. The scene about Gaia's birth.
  14. The battle with Lich.
  15. The scene where Garland talks about the beginning and the Crystal.
  16. The scene where the party enters the Crystal World.
  17. The battle with Deathguise.[[/quote]]

For those who don't want to replay FF9 again (shame on you), you can watch his video below showing off what happens as you progress throughout this new quest.

If you do not have your own copy of FF9 to play already, you can pick up a copy on the PS Store to play on your PS3, PSP, and Vita right now. What do you think of this odd discovery so many years after the games original release and has this re sparked any interest in playing FF9 again? Let us know what you think of this in the comments below.

Source: NeoGAF

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