Square Enix’s latest installment in the Final Fantasy series is poised to captivate players worldwide. Gamers eagerly await its official launch on June 22, exclusively on the PlayStation 5. To celebrate the game’s impending release, Square Enix collaborated with master swordsmith Tod Todeschini. The British Royal Guard is bringing a real-life version of the iconic sword of Final Fantasy 16, the Invictus, into the Tower of London.
The British Royal Guard Has a Real-Life Final Fantasy 16 Invictus Sword
Tod Todeschini rose to the challenge, meticulously crafting a physical replica of the sword. “We wanted to bring the sword from Final Fantasy 16 to life, bridging the gap between the digital and real worlds,” Todeschini explained, emphasizing the magnitude of the task.
The Invictus sword, an emblem of Clive’s pursuit of justice and vengeance against the malevolent Eikon Ifrit, will be exhibited in the White Tower. From the launch date of June 22 until July 19, 2023, visitors with valid tickets to the Tower of London will have the unique opportunity to witness the sword up close and personal.
“It’s thrilling to see the historic art form of sword crafting continue to thrive in the video game space, and what better way to celebrate this than by displaying this exclusive sword from Final Fantasy 16 alongside the Royal Armouries’ collection of arms and armour,” said Emma Mawdsley, keeper of the Tower Armouries.
In addition to the sword display, Final Fantasy 16 enthusiasts were treated to a playable demo on the PlayStation Store last week. The demo allowed players to sample the game’s mechanics, explore Valisthea’s landscapes, and glimpse the enthralling narrative that awaits them.
As the release date draws near, the gaming community finds itself on the edge of its seats. They eagerly await the chance to embark on Clive Rosfield’s epic journey for vengeance in Final Fantasy 16. With its immersive world, captivating storyline, and now the extraordinary presence of the Invictus sword at the Tower of London, Square Enix’s latest masterpiece promises to deliver an unparalleled gaming experience.