Ariana Grande Returns to Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

Friday, April 14th, 2017

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Title Screen


Square Enix announced today in a press release that, for a limited time, players of FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS can once again experience the “spectacular in-game collaboration event with internationally renowned artist and actress Ariana Grande.” This means that players of the game (on both Android and iOS) can get the “Dangerous Ariana” character that was inspired by Ariana Grande. It was also exclusively designed for Final Fantasy Brave Exvius.

Through the event, players can also get special equipment for this character as well as a new elite stage to challenge veterans. The game is available on Google Play, the Apple App Store, and the Amazon App Store. The game is also available in six languages:

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Chinese (traditional)
  • Korean

In celebration of this event, there is also a Facebook reward campaign running until the 20th. It encourages players to post screenshots from the Ariana dungeon’s boss encounters to get in-game goodies.

Furthermore, two particularly luck fans will be selected to win some VIP tickets to Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman Tour in Paris on 7th June 2017. To be eligible to be selected, players must post their best boss battle screenshots on the Facebook page and also post a brief explanation of how much they like Final Fantasy Brave Exvius and Ariana Grande. Here are the links for the game on Facebook and also Twitter:



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  • Panpopo

    This event is silly and fun. My Ariana is best character in my party, and is great for casual or beginners

  • Mr0303

    In general I’d prefer if celebrities didn’t have parts in games – it kind of breaks the immersion. Plus I don’t think there is much of a crossover between FF fans and fans of whoever this woman is.

    • MadameAzazel

      I agree with your comment. Apparently, Ariana wrote a song for FFBE and said that she wanted to have a character in the game because “she adores Japanese culture”. A lot of Ariana’s fans are old men and pre-teen girls. Ariana never says that she’s a fan of the FF franchise too, so I honestly think she just wants the publicity.

    • Mr0303

      Yeah, this is likely cross promotional thing – Square using a celebrity to get attention. The Japanese culture comment sounds a bit fake and corporate, but maybe that’s just the cynic in me talking.

    • MadameAzazel

      You’re absolutely correct. The game actually doesn’t have a big fanbase, the only way to get more people to play the game was celebrity endorsement. They picked Ariana Grande because of how popular she is as a popstar. She’s just putting on a mask and making it seem like she’s doing it for the games sake.

  • REVIEWButtdungeon USA

    Ariana is trash in FFBE, even for casual players. Even if she does get dual cast.

  • MadameAzazel

    I don’t think the Ariana Grande unit is that great, I’ve been using Terra since I first started and she’s never let me down (oh, and she’s an actual Final Fantasy character). I think this event is an honest joke, here post comments about how much you love Ariana and you can get tickets to her concert. I don’t even think that Ariana is an honest to goodness Final Fantasy fan.

    EDIT: There are actually people who are dumb enough to believe that Ariana Grande is a “closet Final Fantasy fan”. Let’s be real here, Gumi wanted more people to download the game so they picked the most overrated celebrity to endorse the game, Ariana happened to be that celebrity. Literally, the Dangerous Ariana unit is why the game reached two million downloads. I honestly wonder how many people deleted the app because they wanted a character based off of her but found out it’s a “stupid JRPG”. I don’t even think that Ariana Grande is even interested in Japanese pop culture, she literally just wants the money.

  • Brian OLeary

    It’s funny that this was posted on the 14th and there hasn’t been any more news on this site. What gives?