Square Enix Celebrates 30 Years of Final Fantasy With Tons of New Content

For the last 30 years, the Final Fantasy brand has been really good for Square Enix (previously Square Soft).  The brand, alone, has produced over 100 titles and garnered millions of dollars.  So, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their flagship game, Square Enix has decided to throw them a year-long party, starting today!

As all good birthday parties go, you have to have some fantastic gifts.  However, instead of them presenting the gifts to FF, they decided to generously share them with us, the fans.  At today’s celebration, Square Enix Executive Officer/Final Fantasy Brand Manager, Shinji Hashimoto unveiled a smorgasbord of new content for Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy XV, and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

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It’s not much, but Hashimoto released new key-art for the highly-anticipated episodic game, Final Fantasy VII Remake.  The art is beautiful, as the game promises to be.  However, in terms of presents this exemplifies the phrase, “Least you could do.”

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladio DLC

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The team also introduced the first DLC for Final Fantasy XV!  In this DLC, the focus will be on Gladio as he goes on a journey to strengthen his mind and body.  He’ll also face off against Gilgamesh, the well-known multi-armed warrior from Final Fantasy’s past.  This DLC will be available on March 28, 2017.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Release Date

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Next up, one game I’m really excited for, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is coming July 11, 2017!  While the release date is great news for Final Fantasy fans, it was the added progression system that had people cheering.  For the first time in North America, Square Enix will debut a job character progression system.  It’s a fun new addition, with the inclusion of updated visuals and audio.

FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS®, the full-scale FINAL FANTASY adventure for mobile devices that has achieved over 20 million downloads worldwide, recently began an 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 the game untilFebruary 2 by completing the first stage of the special in-game event, “Dangerous Woman Tour.”
MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY™, the critically acclaimed mobile RPG adventure will be making its way to STEAM® next month on February 6. The title offers an all-new RPG adventure featuring a deep story, stunning visuals, in-depth character customization and a refined turn-based RPG battle system. To celebrate over 10 million registered users worldwide and the 20th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY VII, various in-game bonuses and a special FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE collaboration event will begin on February 7 for a limited time.

There you have it, lots of Final Fantasy news to get excited about!  Now, if we could only a release date for Final Fantasy VII Remake!