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Trials Begin on June 16 to Coincide with Early Access for Stormblood Expansion

LOS ANGELES (June 12, 2017) – FINAL FANTASY® XIV players can test their wits this summer at the “Trials of Bahamut” Real Escape Game, an immersive entertainment experience complete with the breathtaking cinematics synonymous with the franchise. The trials will kick off in Los Angeles on June 16 to coincide with the start of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood™ Early Access, with the trial also coming to select locations in the United States throughout the summer.

SQUARE ENIX ® and SCRAP Entertainment have worked together to bring this live-action experience to FINAL FANTASY XIV fans—participants become Warriors of Light and form parties of six, working together to solve puzzles and save the day before Bahamut awakens and wreaks havoc in the following cities:

  • Los Angeles, CA - June 16 - 28, 2017
  • Anime Expo in Los Angeles, CA - July 1 - 3, 2017
  • San Francisco, CA - July 12 - 16, 2017
  • Seattle, WA - July 21 - 23, 2017
  • Phoenix, AZ - August 4 - 6, 2017
  • Houston, TX - August 25 - 26, 2017
  • Orlando, FL  September 22 - 23, 2017
  • Chicago, IL - September 29 - 30, 2017
  • New York, NY - October 20 - 21, 2017 
As the primal dragon Bahamut once brought the realm of Eorzea™ to the brink of destruction, the Warriors of Light held off its onslaught to save the world from despair. Five years later, the dragon has been secretly revived deep within a subterranean ruin - giving adventurers only 60 minutes to save Eorzea from the chaos before it begins. The trials will allow teams of six to explore a large area while decoding puzzles, proceeding through the dungeon and unlocking the full story.

The official trailer may be viewed here: http://sqex.to/ByL

Tickets are now available for purchase through the official Trials of Bahamut website here: http://sqex.to/JPu

Related Links

STORMBLOOD teaser site: http://sqex.to/ChP

The Lodestone®: http://sqex.to/g6U

Official Facebook: http://sqex.to/mWo

Official Twitter (@ff_xiv_en): http://sqex.to/Tko

Official Trials of Bahamut Twitter (@SCRAPFF): http://sqex.to/2RT

Official Instagram: http://sqex.to/UcL

About Real Escape Game

Established in Japan in 2007, SCRAP Corp. debuted the Real Escape Game concept in Kyoto and followed up with the first permanent Real Escape Room in 2010. Since then, over two million people have participated in games run by SCRAP and its partners throughout Japan, China, Singapore, France, Spain, Canada and the United States. For more information about SCRAP, please visit http://realescapegame.com.

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, EORZEA, FINAL FANTASY, IO INTERACTIVE, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO, THE LODESTONE, and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix group of companies. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.


Contact (press only):

Adam Pelc

Square Enix, Inc.

(310) 321-6975


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