NFTs and the crypto universe remain unconvinced in the gaming community despite the fact that some companies are betting heavily on adopting this market. One of the companies that has already ventured into this is Square Enix and has just announced the first product of final-fantasy involving NFTs.
Square Enix had already commented that it had no plans to incorporate NFTs into the game series. final-fantasy, but made it clear that he would go ahead with his plans in this market. Well, he apparently found the first measure to unite the beloved franchise. final-fantasy with blockchain technology.
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NFT’s final-fantasy will debut with Cloud Strife
You read it right, it was a matter of time for Square Enix to take a step further in the world of NFTs and has just revealed that it will launch a figure of the protagonist of Final Fantasy 7 and AVALANCHE member Cloud Strife, who will have value as an NFT.
As part of San Diego Comic-Con 2023 and as part of the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy 7Square Enix revealed a new figure from the Bring Arts line (action figures with joints) of Cloud Strife in the SOLDIER uniform carrying the Buster Sword with a realistic art style, but with features that evoke the original model.
The interesting thing is that Square Enix announced a version called “Digital Plus Edition”, which also includes “an exchangeable ticket” that can be exchanged for “a digital certificate of authenticity” (validating the purchase of the figure), as well as another ticket that will grant a “digital version of the figure”, which can be seen on a smartphone or on a PC.
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It is common for some figures to include a seal or certificate of authenticity; however, it is very rare that it is done in digital format and it is even less frequent that access to a virtual 3D model of the figure is included.
What makes this project an NFT is that both the certificate of authenticity and the digital version of the figure “are managed through blockchain technology known as NFT,” as Square Enix explains.
It is important to mention that the standard version, the pure figure, is sold for $129.99 USD, while the one that includes the digital benefits is priced at $159.99 USD, which means that for the digital certificate and a replica of the 3D model fans must pay $30 USD more. So much the standard version What the one that includes the NFTs They are available for pre-sale through the Square Enix Store and will go on sale on November 23.
In order to get this digital content, the player will first need to sign up for the Enjin digital wallet app for free.
It is important to mention that Square Enix has a greater presence in blockchain technology in Japan and other countries in the East, so this, although it is not a video game per se, is the first important attempt to attract the public in the West.
Square Enix will release more NFTs than final-fantasy
As if that were not enough, Square Enix also revealed another NFT project from final-fantasyprecisely Final Fantasy 7which has proven to be the most memorable and acclaimed installment in the franchise.
According to the press release, the company will launch the new Final Fantasy VII Anniversary Art Museum Digital Card Plus collection, which will be a line of 200 cards in physical format.
Each envelope will include 6 cards, as well as a ticket that will allow the buyer to exchange it for a digital card from all those available on the platform specialized in NFT and blockchain Efinity.
Unlike the action figure, these cards are not yet available for pre-sale or price, but it is expected that they may be released later this year.
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