Square Enix announces Final Fantasy VII NFT card collection
Following the remake of Final Fantasy VII, one of the most iconic role-playing games of all time, Square Enix has now announced a new NFT collection based on the 7th installment of the Final Fantasy video game series.
Another NFT initiative by Square Enix
The Japanese video game publisher, Square Enix, is no stranger to web3 and NFTs. Despite receiving immense backlash from the gaming community for announcing Symbiogenesis, an NFT story-based game, the company has decided to delve deeper into the growing NFT space.
Square Enix unveiled its latest NFT offering, the “Final Fantasy VII Anniversary Art Museum: Digital Card Plus” collection.
The collection is being created in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII. It comprises a set of 207 trading cards, all of which can be exchanged for a distinct NFT version via the Enjin Wallet app.
For ¥440 ($3.30), customers can purchase a pack of six physical trading cards and a digital exchange card voucher to redeem the NFT version. To obtain an NFT version of any of the 207 trading cards, customers must first create an account with the NFT platform Enjin and download the Enjin Wallet app.
According to the company, the collection will be divided into different rarity levels:
“99 types of trading cards, 3 types of another normal cards, 102 types of premium cards (normal cards, foil specifications of another cards), and 3 types of secret cards for a total of 207 types”
Getting an NFT version of each of the 207 cards included in the collection is possible; users simply need to redeem them on the Enjin platform. Nevertheless, the company cautioned that in the event of Enjin’s termination, users might not be able to access or utilize the digital card in the future.
The hardcore gaming community doesn’t welcome NFTs
Square Enix’s NFT projects have sparked controversy. The recent trailer release for their NFT project, Symbiogenesis, has failed to impress gamers. Furthermore, some in the gaming community are feeling betrayed after it was discovered that only three people will have access to the last mission.
The company has been under fire for its NFT pursuits, with some alleging that it is taking advantage of the NFT craze for rapid financial gain. But it seems the backlash from players does not deter Square Enix, as its leadership believes fully well that there is a strong possibility that the Final Fantasy fan base will look forward to the collection.
The upcoming release of the Final Fantasy VII trading card collection is scheduled for April 14, 2023. The set features a mix of artwork from the original game and its various spinoffs, as well as new illustrations crafted specifically for this card series.