Mischievous YO-KAI inhabit FINAL FANTASY XIV this summer
New Collaboration Welcomes Familiar Characters from YO-KAI WATCH to the World of FINAL FANTASY XIV
London (May 25, 2016) – SQUARE ENIX® has teamed up with LEVEL-5 to announce a new collaboration welcoming characters from YO-KAI WATCH™ to FINAL FANTASY® XIV. The time limited event will launch this summer and feature a total of 13 different Yo-kai from YO-KAI WATCH, including Jibanyan and Whisper. Players will be able to earn special quest rewards, such as original Yo-kai themed weapons, mounts, and minions.
As part of the collaborative effort with FINAL FANTASY XIV, Chocobo® and Moogle™ will also appear as “Chocobonyan” and “Mooglenyan” in YO-KAI WATCH 3: Sushi and YO-KAI WATCH 3: Tempura which will launch in Japan exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
Further details of the collaboration event will be announced in the coming months.
Additional assets detailing the collaboration items are available here: http://square-enix-press.com/download/67252/7f0f18f34c11e806d7f214460e219c74a35088c5
LEVEL-5 Inc. plans, creates, and markets video game software and produces mega-hit IPs targeting kids in Japan. The company specializes in cross-media strategies and oversees corresponding counterparts (anime, toys, manga, etc.) for its titles.
The company’s flagship PROFESSOR LAYTON™ series has shipped over 15.5 million units worldwide, The Ni no Kuni™ series, featuring animations created by the Academy Award-winning Studio Ghibli, has sold over 1.5 million titles worldwide and received numerous prominent game awards.
LEVEL-5’s cross-media titles include INAZUMA ELEVEN™, Little Battlers eXperience, and most recently, YO-KAI WATCH, which has sold over 10 million copies of its games worldwide.
All forms of YO-KAI WATCH merchandise, including toys and games, are universally popular among people of all ages.
While maintaining its foundation as a game company, LEVEL-5 Inc. continues to actively explore collaborations with other media as it strives to flourish as a world-class entertainment brand. To learn more, please visit www.level5.co.jp/abby .
About YO-KAI WATCH
YO-KAI WATCH is a cross-media universe that follows the hilarious misadventures of an average human boy and his involvement with the mischievous Yo-kai all around him. Our young hero obtains a special watch that empowers him to discover and summon the mysterious Yo-kai, befriend them, and work together to solve everyday problems . . . that are often caused by other trouble-making Yo-kai!
YO-KAI WATCH is poised to take the North American mobile market by storm after its successful Nintendo 3DS video game launch, vaulting to the top of the TV ratings, and its toys selling out around the country.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 66 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 45 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/eu/en/ .
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