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Final Fantasy XIV Takes Over Hotel's Exterior

| Gaming , Final Fantasy

As part of the Final Fantasy 30th anniversary celebration, Square Enix brought its flagship series to life with a Final Fantasy XIV projection mapping of epic proportions.

Held from June 10 to June 11, 2017 in collaboration with InterContinental Yokohama Grand, the title was called “Assault from primal Bahamut.” Audiences were treated to a free spectacle which made use of the 140-meter (459-foot) wall of the hotel as a humongous screen.

The show unfolded with an initial tribute to the entire Final Fantasy series, followed by the introduction of a ragtag team of adventurers: the reliable paladin, a mysterious black mage, the stalwart dragoon, and a cute little white mage. The show lasted about 12 minutes, but time flew by in an instant.

In an interview with FFXIV director and producer Naoki Yoshida, he revealed that InterContinental Yokohama Grand was chosen because the original company, Square, had its humble beginnings in Yokohama.

Planning for the projection mapping began two years ago, and actual production took his team more than half a year to complete.

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