Final Fantasy XIV Game Gets Animated TV Ad (Updated)
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official YouTube channel for the Final Fantasy XIV MMORPG began streaming an animated television commercial titled "Choose Your Life" for the game on Saturday.
Yūhei Sakuragi (The Relative Worlds, Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Toshitemo) and Kitaro Kousaka (Okko's Inn) directed the commercial, which features Kana Ueda as the narrator. Animators include Yasuhiro Aoki, Kouichiro Kawano, Airi Taguchi, Takeshi Sasaki, and Shigemitsu Abe.
Square Enix released Final Fantasy XIV Online for personal computers in September 2010. After criticism from fans, the company revealed an updated version of the game titled Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn that added a new world and story. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn launched on Windows PC and PS3 in August 2013, and then on PS4 in April 2014. The game's companion app for iOS and Android launched in August.
Square Enix released the first expansion for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, titled Heavensward, in June 2015. The second expansion, Stormblood, launched in June 2017. The third expansion, Shadowbringers, will launch on July 2. The game has surpassed 16 million registered users worldwide.
The Final Fantasy XIV Dad of Light live-action television miniseries debuted on Netflix in the United States in September 2017. The original source material also inspired a live-action film remake with a new cast that opened on Friday.
Update: Square Enix removed the video and then reposted it. We've replaced the removed video with the new one.
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