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While this news is usually good and mostly bland when it comes to announcing merch of any game – these numbers also come with something special.
Those who buy these figures also get a trade-in ticket for an NFT through Enjin wallet. Yes, the figures come with NFTs, which isn’t a surprise since Square Enix sold major IPs earlier this year to raise money to invest in the concept.
The standard editions of the figures are $129.99, while there is also a digital plus edition which costs $159.99. Both versions include an NFT, but the latter comes with a code to get the digital version of the figure, which can be viewed on an Augmented Reality app.
There is also a figure of Cloud Strife, the main character of Final Fantasy VIIwhich also comes with NFT like the girls.
Although this is only tied to games as a product of merchandise, NFTs in video games have been a controversial topic. Some companies reject the premise entirely like the developers of Minecraft. While others add them to their games such as the latest ones Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds.
Then there are shop fronts that take different positions on the matter. Where Steam has banned NFTs, the Epic Games Store took a neutral stance, believing that storefronts “shouldn’t interfere” with whether developers will implement NFTs or not.
With NFTs promoted in line with Square Enix’s massively popular title i Final Fantasy VII and therefore the Final Fantasy series as a whole. It seems that their work to implement blockchain technology into their products will continue to continue and grow.