Today Merchoid, an online video game merchandise specialist, announced that Final Fantasy VII has been given a Monopoly “make-over” and will be hitting the shelves in April 2017. The board game will feature well-known characters, locations, and lore from the video game, which released originally in 1997 for PlayStation (shortly followed by the Windows release in 1998).
The main principle of the game will be same as all other Monopoly games, but this one will see players playing around the city of Midgar and decide between building up housing or going industrial and building a Mako reactor plant.
“It’s every family’s favourite board game in a Final Fantasy VII theme, so it will feature Cloud, Aeris, Sephiroth and all your favourite characters and locations. Whether your plans are to buy housing for the people or build a Mako reactor plant, you’ll soon discover the real nature of Sephiroth’s evil is the extortionate amount of rent he charges.”
— Jessica Adams, Merchoid’s Community Manager
Monopoly has a long history of using popular themes for new variations. The Final Fantasy VII version follows on from other video game remakes such as Assassin’s Creed (2014), World of Warcraft (2012), Fallout Collectors Edition (2015), and the Nintendo Collectors Edition, which released in 2006.
Final Fantasy VII Monopoly will only be available from online retailers and can be pre-ordered first from Merchoid and will be retailing at £34.99/€51,99/$49.99.