Despite the recent delay, Square Enix is gearing up to celebrate the release of the Final Fantasy VII Remake in Japan, and announced multiple events.
The first event titled “Battle Train: Final Fantasy VII Remake Another Story” will happen on February 22 in collaboration with the Yamanote train line in Tokyo.
It’ll be a mystery-solving event that will prompt players to solve story-driven riddles on a special chartered train running on the Yamanote line.
The event will be free, but tickets are limited top 280. Those interested in attending should register here, and participation will be decided by lottery.
Applications will be accepted until February 2, and those invited will be notified by February 7, with tickets being distributed on February 13.
The second event is a lot more accessible, titled Skytree in Midgar. It’s similar to what Square Enix organized for Kingdom Hearts III at the popular Skytree landmark in Tokyo.
It’ll start on February 6 until April 22, and it’ll feature special decorations and goodies.
At the 350-meters high observatory special exclusive videos will be projected, while an exhibition will be featured at the sky corridor 450 meters above ground, featuring the world view of the game.
The tower itself will be illuminated with the color of Mako and even the elevators will be decorated.
The videos showcased will feature the new game and the history of the series.
Fans will be able to enjoy a photo spot with the heroes of the game and the Hardy Daytona bike, a life-sized replica of Cloud’s Buster Sword, a gallery with screenshots and concept art, and more.
The tower’s cafe will offer a special themed menu, and plenty of merch will be on sale.
Last, but not least, the Square Enix Cafe in Akihabara and Artnia in Shinjuku (located in front of Square Enix’s own headquarters), Tokyo, and the Square Enix Cafe in Osaka will feature a Final Fantasy VII Remake theme between February 8 and April 24.
During the event, if you order food you’ll receive a dedicated luncheon mat while ordering drinks will net you a coaster.
Of course, plenty of merch including a jacket and a snazzy bag will be available for purchase.
If you’d like to see and learn more about the game, you xan enjoy a large batch of screenshots, the latest trailer from The Game Awards, some wallpapers and avatars showcasing Cloud, more starring Barret, some displaying Tifa, more featuring Aerith, the previous gallery of screenshots, a few recent videos, a couple more clips, a charming TV commercal mixing live-action and a nostalgic feel, the latest trailer, the western box art for the game, plenty more beautiful screrenshots, and recent gameplay with the reveal of the Classic Mode.
The first game of the Final Fantasy VII Remake will launch on PS4 on April 10, 2020.
No other platforms have been announced so far, but recently a new North American cover was revealed by Square Enix showcasing a mention that the game will be exclusive for a year.
It’s possible that it’ll appear on other platforms after that deadline has expired.