Granblue Fantasy Lottery Campaign Has Some Strange Grand Prizes on Offer
posted on by Eric Stimson
The smartphone RPG Granblue Fantasy is nearing its third birthday, and to celebrate, Cygames is rewarding its players with a lottery campaign. This might seem like a typical event, but what's drawing attention to this particular campaign is the decided quirkiness of some of the prizes on offer. The lucky grand prize winner will receive a whopping 10 million yen ($87,680) in cash... or he or she could choose from a catalog of gifts worth that much.
A chikuwa (tube of boiled fish paste) wrapped on a solid gold bar (note that chikuwa are common snacks in Japan)
A really good massage (it'll "make you feel like a Salisbury steak")
A season's pass (101 days and 100 nights) at a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) in the seaside resort town of Atami
Diamond-studded pajamas ("the most effective anti-theft strategem")
A tractor for a date ("It'll make beauties turn their heads!")
A cabin cruiser ("You won't regret it even if you can't navigate it!")
A romantic home theater
Wine earmarked for celebrities
Giant tuna from Ōma (enough for 100 days)
12 million Granblue Fantasy crystals (which allow you to get new characters, weapons, and summons)
A real solid gold brick (a rare in-game item)
A car decorated with Granblue characters
Life-size statues of these four Granblue characters
A replica of the Luminiera Sword Omega
But that's not all! The lottery will have a total of 52,354 winners. While most of these will simply receive Crystals, five winners will get a million yen ($8,768) in cash, and 50 winners will get 100,000 yen ($877) in cash. Four winners each will win a week-long stay in the Maldives or Hawai'i. Ten winners can get more normal but still impressive prizes, like a gourmet dinner, a robot vacuum, or a folding bicycle. There are also a bevy of in-game prizes available. The campaign lasts until the end of March; to participate, you must have a Granblue Fantasy account. The campaign can be accessed after the log-in menu.
If you think these prizes are strange, maybe you'll be interested in the beekeeper suit Monster Hunter XX is offering as a prize for its current Twitter campaign.
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