Gamasutra – Press Releases FANTASY XIV ONLINE CHARACTERS IN GROUNDBREAKING WRESTLEMANIA 33 ENTRANCE

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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

LOS ANGELES (Apr. 3, 2017) – WWE Superstars
Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods, all members of “The
New Day” were part of an exciting kick-off to WrestleMania 33
tonight at the Orlando Citrus Bowl as part of a partnership between
WWE and Square Enix®, makers of the popular FINAL FANTASY®
video game franchise.

 

The trio, who hosted WrestleMania, dressed as characters from
critically acclaimed online game FINAL FANTASY® XIV in a
one-of-a-kind, FINAL FANTASY-themed entrance to WrestleMania 33,
WWE’s biggest event of the year and pop culture spectacular
that streamed live around the world on WWE Network.

 

Big E, dressed as the Samurai, Xavier Woods as the Monk, and
Kofi as the Red Mage entered riding their “POP-cycle”
bike, which was styled with memorable FINAL FANTASY XIV characters
– Moogles and Chocobos!

 

You can watch the entrance
here.

 

WWE worked in collaboration with Square Enix to produce the
entrance. Fans can go to
www.ffxiv-freetrial.com/wwe to sign up for a free
trial of the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Game. Start your free trial
today and join the six million other players who have experienced
the critically acclaimed game before the release of its next
expansion.  Releasing June 20
th,
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood™ – continues the
amazing story allowing players to “Join the Resistance”
against the evil Garlean Empire.

 

More behind-the-scenes content from the making of this
one-of-a-kind WrestleMania / Final Fantasy XIV entrance will be
available in the coming months.

 


About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses
SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment
content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of
companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of
leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal
Dynamics®, and Eidos Montréal™. The Square Enix
group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual
property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 130
million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 70
million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 58
million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®.
Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of
Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

 

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at
http://www.na.square-enix.com/ .

 

FINAL FANTASY XIV © 2010-2017
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All rights reserved.

STORMBLOOD, the FINAL FANTASY XIV: STORMBLOOD logo, CRYSTAL
DYNAMICS, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, IO INTERACTIVE, SPACE
INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO, and TOMB RAIDER
are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix group of
companies. All other trademarks are properties of their respective
owners.

 

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Contact (press only):

Adam Pelc

Square Enix, Inc.

(310) 321-6975

apelc@us.square-enix.com  

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