For those who’ve never heard of Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius before, it’s an iOS/Android spinoff from the popular RPG franchise that was released worldwide in June 2016. The free-to-play, turn-based title is proving extremely popular, and it’s about to grab the attention of an even larger audience after singer Ariana Grande revealed she will be making a guest appearance in the game.
The musician announced the news to her near 100 million Instagram followers yesterday. “pretty little thing holds her own in a room of men in suits,” she wrote. “I'm SO so excited to finally share that I'll be featured in FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS *crying*.”
pretty lil thing holds her own in a room of men in suits ♡ ?? I'm SO so excited to finally share that I'll be featured in FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS *crying* ?♡ check out my character in the game, it's the cutest thing i've ever seen in my entire life and i'm so excited and in love with it i cannot contain myself. #FFBEWW ??????????
Grande’s character in Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius wears the same latex bunny costume seen on the front of her Dangerous Woman album and in the video for the album’s title track. She shared a “little peek” of the animated sprite on Instagram.
"Check out my character in the game, it's the cutest thing i've ever seen in my entire life and i'm so excited and in love with it i cannot contain myself," she excitedly stated. No word yet about when it will arrive or how the new character will be implemented.
The Gumi-developed FF: Brave Exvius has been downloaded over 8 million times worldwide. It first launched back in October 2015 in Japan, before arriving in other locations eight months later. It includes several famous Final Fantasy elements, such as magic spells, summons, and limit breaks.
Ariana won’t be the first musician to appear in a video game. Anyone who’s played Vice City Stories may recall having to protect Phil Collins from assassination; the Beastie Boys were unlockable characters in NBA Jam; and the only good thing about the Xbox/PlayStation 2 adaption of Fight Club was the opportunity to punch Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst in the face.