Back in December, we (excitedly) announced that Final Fantasy lovers would have the adventure of a lifetime thanks to Universal Studios Japan. Beginning on January 19th, the majestic world of Final Fantasy is slashing its way into Universal Studios as a new ride aptly titled the Final Fantasy XR Ride.
Unfortunately, this sweet new ride is only available for a limited amount of time as a part of their yearly celebration event for the region. What makes this ride even cooler is that it utilises Virtual Reality technology so it's like you're really in the world of where Sephiroth exists. The latest video to get fans amped will give you goosebumps at how intricate of an experience this actually is. And there are moogles! Who doesn't love moogles!?
The video, seen at the top of the article, is in Japanese but the fandom love is universal. As a fan, being able to actually be in this universe that has been decades in the making is beyond surreal. Travel with Chocobos, face off against Sephiroth, and so much more. The new Universal Studios ride is the perfect homage to a highly beloved franchise and it's just the motivation to pack those bags and head to Japan now!
To learn more (if you know Japanese, that is), you can check out the official Universal website here to get your tickets and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime! The ride itself will be a featured focal point at the amusement park from January 19th all the way until June 24th, so at least there is a little bit of a window there for travel plans!
"Universal Studios Japan will be holding the "Universal Cool Japan 2016" event for a limited time only, from January 15, 2016 (Fri) to June 26, 2016(Sun). At this event, the worlds of five top Japanese entertainment brands chosen from internationally-praised manga, anime, games, music, and fashion will come together and be reproduced on an unprecedented scale with intense reality and world-class quality. Furthermore, the world's first "XR" Ride will be introduced at this event, offering an super real experience. Universal Studios Japan will popularizes world-class Japanese entertainment across the globe, while delivering the best entertainment in the world to its guests."