Final Fantasy Takes on the Form of an Escape Room Game this Summer
Final Fantasy is one of the best selling video games of all time. As of 2016, the inflated gross revenue among all Final Fantasy games is $22 billion. There have also been thirteen games in the main series.
The latest installation in the Final Fantasy series is not a video game at all, but an escape the room game called Trials of Bahamut and was created by Real Escape Game, who regularly creates new escape games. You may know that most escape games are stationary venues that the player must visit in order to attempt them. Last year, the creators of Trials of Bahamut announced that they would put the popular Legend of Zelda video game saga on tour with Defenders of the Triforce, the escape room game.
In this escape room, players will have one hour until the “world ends” and it is up to them to prevent the great and all-powerful dragon Bahamut from resurrecting. The story coincides with the MMO Final Fantasy XIV, which was released in 2010. Despite the raving of Final Fantasy fans, you don’t have to be a fan of the games, or have even played them to enjoy SCRAP’s Trials of Bahamut.
Well, SCRAP-Real Escape Game has been creating touring room escape adventures that travel around the country much like a circus or a band would since 2007. As of 2016, they have had over twenty-five different games, over 2,000,000, and holds the record for North America’s largest escape game with 6,000 players in a single day!
As of March 2017, the cities included in the tour this summer are Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix, Houston, Orlando, Chicago, and New York.
The exact start date of SCRAP’s traveling escape the room game is currently unknown, but we do know that the maximum amount of players will be six.