Square Enix kicks off FINAL FANTASY 30th anniversary celebration
LONDON (31st January 2017) – At today’s official FINAL FANTASY® 30th Anniversary Opening Ceremony in Tokyo, Square Enix Ltd., commenced a year-long celebration for the franchise’s 30-year legacy, revealing new details, art and videos surrounding some of the franchise’s most anticipated games, including FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, FINAL FANTASY XV, and FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE.
Square Enix also unveiled the official FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary logo. Fans can join the celebration by sharing their favourite FINAL FANTASY memories using the hashtag #FF30th. Fans can also tune in to the SQUARE ENIX Twitch channel from 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET today where the community team will be playing through and talking about a selection of fan favourite games in the FINAL FANTASY series.
During the opening ceremony announcements were made by some very special guests, including, Shinji Hashimoto (Square Enix Executive Officer, FINAL FANTASY Brand Manager), who presented information about future new content in the series as below;
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE
Brand-new key art for the highly anticipated FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE was unveiled, depicting the game’s protagonist and mercenary Cloud and his iconic Buster Sword set to the background of Midgar, base of the Shinra Electric Power Company.
FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE
European players can look forward to returning to the world of Ivalice in FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE on 11th July 2017 for the Playstation®4 computer entertainment system. The visual and audio remaster of series classic FINAL FANTASY XII will feature a job character progression system for the first time in the West. New key art from famed character designer and artist Akihiko Yoshida was also revealed, featuring the main cast of the game including Ashe, Balthier, Fran and Vaan.
FINAL FANTASY XV : Episode Gladio DLC
The first sneak peek at some of the upcoming DLC for FINAL FANTASY XV was showcased on-stage, highlighting the brand-new perspective players will experience in the coming months. The FINAL FANTASY XV Booster Pack (Free Version) and FINAL FANTASY XV Booster Pack + are scheduled for release on 21st February, and will be available for all players or Season Pass holders, respectively. The DLC content will include powerful items such as the invincible outfit, “Magitek Exosuit” that give players an advantage during battles.
FINAL FANTASY XV Episode Gladiolus releases on 28th March, and will be available to players who purchased the Premium Edition or Season Pass and can also be purchased separately via the Xbox Marketplace or the PlayStation®Store. Through this DLC, players can enjoy an episode depicted from Gladio’s perspective. Gilgamesh, one of the franchise’s fan-favorite characters will also be making an appearance in the episode.
FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS
FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS, the full-scale FINAL FANTASY adventure for mobile devices which has achieved over 20 million downloads worldwide, recently began a spectacular in-game collaboration event with internationally renowned artist and actress Ariana Grande. All players will be able to acquire “Dangerous Ariana,” the Ariana Grande-inspired character exclusively designed for FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS until the 2nd of February by completing the first stage of the special in-game event, “Dangerous Woman Tour.”
MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY
MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY, the critically acclaimed mobile RPG adventure will be making its way to STEAM next month on 6th February. MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY offers an all-new RPG adventure featuring a deep story, stunning visuals, in-depth character customisation and a refined turn-based RPG battle system. To celebrate over 10 million registered users worldwide, and the FINAL FANTASY VII 20th anniversary, various in-game bonuses and a special FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE collaboration event will begin on 7th February for a limited time.
About FINAL FANTASY
Since the release of FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series continues to showcase the spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from users around the world. Titles of the series have sold over 130 million units worldwide.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. 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 of companies. 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 of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 130 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 70 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 58 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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