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Katy Perry, Kingdom Hearts' Sora Announced For Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Game

posted on by Kim Morrissy
Square Enix previews video of music icon's sprite, original song

Square Enix announced on Sunday that music icon Katy Perry will be a character for Square Enix's Final Fantasy Brave Exvius smartphone game, along with Kingdom Hearts protagonist Sora.

Katy Perry will appear as "multiple characters" in the game for a limited time, starting on December 12. Square Enix North America's YouTube channel posted a teaser video revealing the original song Perry sang for the game, titled "Immortal Flame."

The trailer reveals several of Perry's in-game sprites, including one that depicts her in the blue gown she wears in the music video, and indicates that there is "more to come." It is not yet clear how long the promotion will last.

The Kingdom Hearts Twitter account also announced that Sora will be a character in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, as part of the promotional push of Kingdom Hearts III, which is slated to come out on January 25 (January 29 outside of Japan). No details have been given yet about when Sora will appear in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius or how long his character will be available.

The tweet previewed Sora's sprite in the game.

Last year, Grammy-nominated singer and actress Ariana Grande appeared as a character in the game.

Square Enix released the original Final Fantasy Brave Exvius smartphone game in Japan in October 2015. The game launched in North America in June 2016. The game is now available in six languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, and Korean.

Square Enix describes the game:

Crystals and heroes. Fear, friendship, and a world in peril.
Immerse yourself in an all-new FINAL FANTASY game from SQUARE ENIX!
Two young knights of valor and a girl bereft of memory are pulled by a string of fate across realms filled with mystery and danger.
With the simple tap of a screen, share their journey. Join their battles. Face their foes.
With the flick of a finger, unleash attacks both spectacular and devastating!
Undertake quests to reap rewards. Delve freely into dungeons deep.
...And summon the powers of legendary heroes from distant dimensions.
A new world, a new adventure, and a new kind of smartphone RPG is only a touch away!

Gumi subsidiary A-Lim developed Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius, and it draws inspiration from A-Lim's previous Brave Frontier smartphone game. The game features art by Yoshitaka Amano. Players form five-character parties composed of characters from the Final Fantasy franchise and tackle dungeons, with the ultimate goal of defeating bosses, gaining experience, and earning money.

Square Enix revealed a new Final Fantasy Brave Exvius game titled War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (Final Fantasy Brave Exvius: Genei Sensō) earlier this month. The game will be a tactical RPG that will launch next year. Square Enix has not revealed a platform for the game.

Sources: Square Enix NA's YouTube channel, Kingdom Hearts game series' Twitter account via Comicbook

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