'Final Fantasy VII Monopoly' To Be Released In April 2017

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Jun 30, 2016 11:58 AM EDT
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"Monopoly" just got a lot more interesting, as the 113 year old game is getting a facelift courtesy of "Final Fantasy VII," a partnership that will hit stores in April 2017.

Online retailer Merchoid already published a listing for the game as a preorder, with the game to be shipped beginning April 14, 2017. The game will cost $49.99.

The "Final Fantasy VII Monopoly" game will include eight tokens, 28 Title Deed cards, 16 Chance cards, 16 Community Chest cards, a Money pack, 32 houses, 12 hotels, 2 dice, and a set of Instructions, but it's not the first video game franchise to collaborate with "Monopoly." In fact, Gamespot reports that "Super Mario," "Pokemon," "World of Warcraft," and "Street Fighter" have their own "Monopoly" versions as well.

As per Entertainment Weekly, this version of "Monopoly" will feature characters, locations, and items native to "Final Fantasy VII," with Cloud, Aerith, and Sephiroth making appearance via playable tokens or cards. With the new "Final Fantasy VII Monopoly," gamers can enjoy searching for new business opportunities within the evolving city of Midgar while trading with other players to purchase property and open up businesses.

Players can opt to create housing developments for or build commercial buildings to create a Mako reactor plant. However, gamers should beware of foes, as Shin-ra may come as a threat to the players' empire. "Monopoly" was created by Elizabeth Magie and Charles Darrow back in 1903, and was later published by Hasbro beginning the 80s.

"Final Fantasy VII" is developed by Square Enix for PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, iOS, and PlayStation 4, and was released in January 1997. The game is produced by Hironobu Sakaguchi and directed by Yoshinori Kitase.

"Final Fantasy VII Monopoly" is set to hit the market on April 14, 2017, but gamers can preorder now at merchoid.com.

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