WATCH: Final Fantasy XR Ride Coming To Universal Studios Japan

Final Fantasy XR Ride

In a world where many everyday items, food,  even utensils have a Final Fantasy equivalent (not even your Cup Noodles are safe), why not add a VR amusement ride to the list? That is exactly what Universal Studios Japan is doing early next year. Arriving on January 19, 2018 as part of Universal Studios Japan’s yearly “Cool Japan” event is a unique VR experience that is surprisingly simply titled Final Fantasy XR Ride. Check out the 15-second TV spot for it below:

As seen in the trailer, the Final Fantasy XR Ride augments an existing rollercoaster by utilizing VR technology to place its passengers directly into some classic Final Fantasy action. According to the Universal Studios Japan website, the ride will feature several different Final Fantasy worlds, featuring encounters with Sephiroth, Cloud, Chocobos, and more. Unfortunately,  Final Fantasy XR Ride will only be available for a limited time, running from January 19 through June 24th, 2018. Those looking to do some shopping while attending the Cool Japan 2018 event will be pleased to hear that some exclusive Final Fantasy merchandise and food will also be available for purchase at Universal Studios Japan during the above date range. Here’s a breakdown of all the cool FF-themed goodies available at the event:

Final Fantasy XR Ride


  • Sabotendar 1,000 needles Churros – Representing the iconic “1,000 needles” Cactuar attack, these are the only FF-themed Churros available in the park.
  • Chocobo Popcorn Bucket – Popcorn in a Chocobo-shaped bucket that makes real Chocobo noises!

Final Fantasy XR Ride


  • Stuffed Keychain – Adorable stuffed keychains featuring Cactuars Moogles, and Chocobos!
  • Plush Toy Hat – Join in on the Chocobo fever with this Chocobo toy hat!

Final Fantasy XR Ride

Merchandise Pt. 2

  • Cookie Box with Print – Box of cookies featuring the likeness of some of your favorite Final Fantasy Heroes. Also comes with an official Final Fantasy XR Ride print with the ride’s logo.
  • Logo Watch – Watch featuring the logo for the Final Fantasy XR Ride.

Final Fantasy XR Ride

Merchandise Pt. 3

  • Tablet Set – Complete set of 14 collectible tablets, plus one limited-time tablet.
  • Shirt – Exclusive shirt featuring many popular characters from Final Fantasy.

So, thoughts on the upcoming Final Fantasy XR Ride? Plan on making the voyage to Japan to try it out? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

Ryan "Cinna" Carrier2989 Posts

Ryan is the Lead Editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.

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