Japan, Please Stop Hogging All the Cool Exclusives
So episode one of Final Fantasy VII Remake was a smash hit. We loved it. You probably loved it. Everybody’s waiting with bated breath for the next episode. In the meantime, here’s something awesome to tide you over. No, not more details on the upcoming Final Fantasy XVI–we’ve got a whole new game to share with you. This time, FF7 is getting real. Maybe even a little too real. You know that iconic opening mission where Cloud, Tifa, and Barret infiltrate the Mako Reactor to destroy it? Have you ever wanted to sneak in there with them? If you’re going to be in Tokyo after December 9th, 2020, you’ll have the chance.
A team of one-to-three players will take on the roles of members of Avalanche, looking to help the characters destroy Mako Reactor 1. They’ll slink past Shinra’s guards, avoid traps, and solve puzzles in order to reach a specific goal–all while trying not to get shot. Taking a bullet will cause you to lose time, which we suppose is better than the alternative. The full event will last between 40 to 100 minutes, depending on the players, with a 30 minute time limit for the game itself.
It sounds weird, we know, but this is a real (and awesome!) thing. Scrap is a company that makes Real Infiltration Games and hosts them on the fourth floor of Tokyo Mystery Circus, located in Kabukicho, Shinjuku. The decision to cross their stealth game over with Final Fantasy VII Remake seems a little weird on this side of the ocean, but it’s a common practice for Escape Rooms and stealth games to hold crossover events with anime and video games in Japan. Especially when the game is this cool.
Tickets for one person are 3,000 Yen, around $30 USD. If you’re in Japan and planning to try it out, check out the official site for details.