One of the most loved, played, and popular video game series Final Fantasy is joining the NFT space in 2023 with the help of blockchain network Polkadot, Japanese publisher Square Enix and the blockchain gaming firm Enjin.
To make the offer even more attractive, Final Fantasy will be merging its NFTs with physical action figures along with trading cards that are based on the smash role-playing game Final Fantasy VII. This collection will also commemorate the original game developed for PlayStation’s 25th anniversary.
What to Expect?
According to the partnership, Square Enix will be releasing the packs of physical trading cards next spring, which will sell for $4 per six-card pack. Moreover, every card will come with a code that gamers can redeem for a single NFT trading card which is minted by Enjin on the Efinity platform developed on Polkadot.
Following that, in November, the publisher will release a limited edition action figure based on the game’s protagonist Cloud Strife. The standard figure and the Digital Plus Edition will have a code that can be redeemed to receive an NFT certificate of authenticity. However, only the special edition has an additional NFT, which is the digital replica of the physical toy. The former is priced at $130 and the latter at $160.
This partnership between Polkadot, Square Enix and Enjin will be elemental for the growth of the GameFi and NFT industry. According to Witek Radomski, the CTO of Enjin,
“They (Square Enix) were looking at all kinds of blockchains, testing them out,” said Radomski. He further added that Square Enix was looking for a platform that could “meet the needs of gamers,” such as considerations like low transaction costs and energy efficiency.
It would be very exciting to see how the gaming and NFT industry will be affected as three giants come together to advance the industry.