Square Enix posts a YouTube video detailing their new promotional contest promising players a chance to win exclusive DLC, custom Xbox One consoles, and even a car.
Final Fantasy 15 is being called by many as one of the best RPG’s that was showcased at E3 and is being touted as one of the most ambitious installments in the Final Fantasy Series. At this year’s E3, audiences were given a glimpse of gameplay which will feature massive boss battles, a post release VR experience, and chocobo riding.
A new YouTube video on Square Enix’s account page reveals that the studio isn’t done with trying to drum up excitement around the game. The video, entitled “Carbuncle’s Surprise”, details that anyone who preorders Final Fantasy 15 will have a chance to win exclusive Final Fantasy themed physical and digital prizes.
The video announcing the contest details, which starts August 1st, states new winners will be selected each Friday until the game’s release on September 30th. Though the video is certainly tongue-in-cheek, it does reveal some prizes that any Final Fantasy fan would love to have in their collection including; Final Fantasy action figures, real world clothing from the game, a full entertainment system, custom Xbox One consoles, exclusive DLC, and even an Audi sedan.
The announcement video also features some new gameplay footage including an epic looking train battle that shows the main character Noct, teleporting from the roof of a train car into a pursuing hover ship, to attack the enemies inside. As well as a level that appears to show Noct, shrunk down to the size of a mouse, accompanied by the titular Carbuncle (a creature from the game’s universe).
The video goes on to say that even players who don’t win any of the big prizes aren’t totally out of luck, participants who don’t win that week’s prize are still eligible to win member points that are redeemable at the Square Enix online store. This is undoubtedly a nice bonus for fans who’ve already preordered one of the three Final Fantasy 15 versions.
It’s not surprising that Square Enix is putting so much into marketing materials for Final Fantasy 15. Developing the massive game, which includes a 40-50 hour long story campaign, was hugely expensive for the company, with the result being that Final Fantasy 15 will have to sell 10 million copies worldwide for the game to break even.
Will the chance to win exclusive prizes entice players to preorder the game? Or have players been disappointed too many times by purchasing a game before it’s release date?
Final Fantasy 15 is set to release on September 30, 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.