Square Enix is preparing to release Final Fantasy XIV’s new expansion Shadowbringers. But besides the promotional efforts, they launched a campaign bearing a stronger message.
The expansion focuses on the player character becoming the “Warrior of Darkness” and the Warriors in the Darkness campaign aims to support those who fight in the darkness in real life, first responders.
Square Enix is inviting fans of the game to donate to the Gary Sinise Foundation through this page and promised to match all donations up to $50,000.
“When first responders return to civilian life, they face physical, emotional, and psychological challenges. As the citizens they work so hard to protect, we all share the responsibility of supporting them. The Gary Sinise Foundation was created to give back to our defenders and their loved ones as they overcome trauma, injury, and loss.
Square Enix and FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers have partnered with the Gary Sinise Foundation to support these real-life warriors in the darkness. Your donation goes directly toward programs that show appreciation for America’s heroes through family support and acts of gratitude—and Square Enix will match that donation, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000.”
Below you can see a touching video presenting the campaign.
If you’d like to know more about Final Fantasy XIV and its upcoming expansion Shadowbringers, you can check out the details and footage released in the latest Letter from the Producer Live broadcast, information on the new races, the reveals from Tokyo FanFest including the Dancer job and the Hrothgar race, an official batch of screenshots, and a look on how the new city of Crystarium has been created.
Just a few weeks ago, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida himself also explained why there won’t be male Viera and female Hrothgar, and why the expansion won’t include a healer job. An official benchmark has been released to let you test your rig and check out the new races.
If you want to get ready before the expansion’s release, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is currently available for PS4 and PC. Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers will officially launch on July 2 for PS4 and PC.