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Square Enix – Final Fantasy 7 NFT trading cards on the way from IGN

Square Enix has announced a set of collectible trading cards to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII, which will also be available digitally as NFTs.

The Final Fantasy VII Anniversary Art Museum Digital Card Plus collection will be available from March 31, and will include “art, scenes and famous scenes” from the game’s 25 years of history. As reported by VGC, each 440 yen ($3.30) pack contains six physical cards and one digital exchange card that displays an alphanumeric code.

According to Square Enix’s website, the collection is “composed of 99 types of trading cards, 3 types of other common cards, 102 types of premium cards (common cards, foil specifications of other cards), and 3 types of secret cards. 207 in total. Type “.

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Buyers will need to use the Enjin Wallet cryptocurrency smartphone application to claim ownership of the digital card. Once customers have created an Enjin account, and linked the app to the Square Enix website, they will be able to register the code found on the Exchange Card., and claim a Final Fantasy VII NFT of your choice.

According to Square Enix, it’s possible to get an NFT version of each of the 207 cards included in the collection, which can be viewed on a smartphone or PC when redeemed.

Square Enix notes that initially it will not be possible to transfer or resell the cards to a third party. However, a warning post on the product information page suggests that this may be possible with a future update, stating that “If we decide to support the market in the future, we will notify you on this. ” [Square Enix’s] Website”.

The company also warned that there is a March 31, 2024 deadline for redeeming NFTs, and “it may not be possible to view or use your digital card in the event of a future termination of service”.

This isn’t the first time that Square Enix has dabbled in NFTs. In November 2022 the company revealed the “NFT collectible art” experience Symbiogenesis, currently set for release in Spring 2023.

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – are digital assets that are recorded on a blockchain, which is a type of unhackable digital ledger that guarantees the authenticity and ownership of an item.

Developers and publishers have been looking for ways to incorporate NFTs into their games for some time now, but have met little in the way of success. Several studios in recent years have announced blockchain-powered features for their games, only to bail with surprising speed in the face of audience backlash.

Early last year, Steam boss Gabe Newell moved to ban all NFT-infused games from the digital marketplace, citing “sketchy behavior” and examples of “out of control” fraud perpetrated by bad actors. were being done to take advantage of the technology. ,

The energy intensive process of creating new NFTs has also been a cause for concern among environmentally conscious gamers, prompting many developers to sign anti-NFT pledges.

Anthony is a freelance contributor to IGN covering science and video gaming news. He has over eight years of experience covering breaking developments in many scientific fields and has absolutely no time for your shenanigans. Follow him on Twitter @BeardConGamer

Image credit: Square Enix


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