It’s the 30th anniversary of the Final Fantasy Universe! To commemorate the occasion, Square Enix hosted a special event at the Toho Cinema Roppongi Hills venue in Tokyo, featuring a lot of announcements! The following list is curated from DualShockers, RPGSite, and vg247. Let’s dive straight into it!
Final Fantasy VII Remake
While the event celebrates the 30th anniversary of the series, the event actually happened right on the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII! Square Enix has shared a new CG featuring Cloud and the infamous one winged angel.
- A new DLC featuring superhero themed exosuit costumes will be coming on February 21st.
- Two new story DLCs will include: Episode Gladio which will release on March 28th and Episode Prompto, soon to release on June.
Final Fantasy XIV
- Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida confirmed that the latest expansion, Stormblood, will be coming on June 20th.
- A live action TV show Daddy of Light is announced, featuring the heartwarming story of a father and his child who bond through playing the game!
- A new manga series Final Fantasy: Lost Stranger is announced in Japan. Featuring an original story by Hazuki Minase and art by Itsuki Kameya.
- An FF14 themed escape room will be opening in Japan.
- A partnership with Cup Noodle which will release 15 new flavors based on a classic FF villains. There’s also a special fork shaped like FF7’s Ultima Weapon.
- A Final Fantasy-themed wine being released for the 30th, including Swarovski crystal covered glasses and priced at 100,000 Yen ($880/£700). Ifrit and Shiva themed wines are also coming.
- A collaboration with the Ground Y brand, designed by Yohji Yamamoto, featuring a new FF-themed fashion line.
- Over 100 Distant World concerts will be held all over the world. Brass de Bravo concerts with the Siena Wind Orchestra will be also held in Japan and Taiwan.
- The upcoming Sapporo Snow Festival will have an FF7-themed snow sculptures featuring Cloud and Sephiroth.
- Special cakes that’ll be on sale for around $35 featuring a Moogle, Chocobo and Cactuar.
- An FF exhibition will take place in 2018 to celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary.
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