Along with many great titles, the Final Fantasy franchise has been acknowledged and nominated to be drafted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.
Here are the 15 finalists that have been selected:
ROCHESTER, New York—Which video games will make it into the WVGHoF this May? Will the Legend of Zelda fight through the competition? Will Sonic the Hedgehog roll across the finish line? Or will John Madden Football make a play for a place in the Hall?
The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York, today announced the 15 finalists for induction: Elite, Final Fantasy, Grand Theft Auto III, John Madden Football, The Legend of Zelda, Minecraft, Nürburgring, The Oregon Trail, Pokemon Red and Green, Sid Meier’s Civilization, The Sims, Sonic the Hedgehog, Space Invaders, Street Fighter II, and Tomb Raider.
A ceremony will be held May 5th at The Strong Muesuem, where the announcement will be made. You can cast your vote @ World Video Game Hall of Fame |These 15 World Video Game Hall of Fame finalists span decades, gaming platforms, and countries of origin—but what they all have in common is their undeniable impact on the world of gaming and popular culture,” says Jon-Paul C. Dyson, director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games. “Whether it’s an iconic game like The Legend of Zelda, a pioneering educational title like The Oregon Trail, or an innovator like Elite, which forever changed the design and development of other games, they’re among the most influential games of all time.”