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Right now’s most bonkers information is that Sq. Enix, which in fact is blasting cash on the Ultimate Fantasy 16 advertising marketing campaign like there is no tomorrow, has determined to have the principle character’s sword cast in actual life, and displayed within the Tower of London. The exhibition, similar to it’s, will final one month and marks a partnership with the Royal Armouries, which little question has acquired a good-looking cheque for its troubles.

The Royal Armouries, to be truthful, is a severe and famend museum that retains and shows the UK’s nationwide assortment of arms, armour and artillery from all through historical past. It manages the White Tower on the Tower of London, together with two different nationwide museums. For the subsequent month the Ultimate Fantasy 16 sword, named Invictus, can be on show on the primary ground of the White Tower, a cheery place where it is believed amongst different issues Man Fawkes was tortured to near-death (earlier than being put to demise). Sq. Enix’s press launch notes with some glee that this marks “the primary time a sword created from a videogame has ever been housed within the Royal Armouries alongside armour as soon as owned by Kings”.

I imply, certain. The sword was crafted over months by swordsmith Tod Todeschini, and it needs to be stated appears to be like like an unbelievable recreation of the in-game merchandise: the element is kind of one thing. “The decrease a part of the blade was floor from strong metal utilizing belt finishers and hand grinders after which a protracted metal peg was welded-on, which went from the blade ridge to the tip of the pommel,” it says right here. “The higher a part of the blade was then constructed from two hole shells, then welded collectively and cleaned utilizing belt and hand grinders. The ultimate items of element on the prime of the blade have been shaped and spot welded in place to finish the blade”.

Foolish advertising stunts apart, Ultimate Fantasy 16 does appear to be it is perhaps the enterprise: PC Gamer’s personal Mollie Taylor fell in love with the current demo, although it stays unclear when the game will finally launch on PC. Sq. Enix beforehand introduced a PC model then un-announced it, and the temper music appears to be that we’ll face a substantial wait. Regardless of how good the game seems although, I am going to by no means not discover it humorous that the principle dude is named Clive.

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A real world version of the Final Fantasy 16 sword Invictus.

(Picture credit score: Sq. Enix)
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A real world version of the Final Fantasy 16 sword Invictus.

(Picture credit score: Sq. Enix)
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A real world version of the Final Fantasy 16 sword Invictus.

(Picture credit score: Sq. Enix)
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A real world version of the Final Fantasy 16 sword Invictus.

(Picture credit score: Sq. Enix)