In what appears to be a more ambitious crossover than the entirety of Avengers: Endgame, Square Enix has Spider-Man actor Tom Holland and comedian Hannibal Buress star in a new ad for Final Fantasy XIV’s upcoming Shadowbringers expansion.
Check out the ad here:
The charming advertisement features a montage of Tom Holland working out and wielding a giant sword – “training” to be a Warrior of Darkness – while Hannibal Buress questions his actions. Buress ultimately gives him a pep-talk and tells him it’s “just buttons”, and the pair end up gaming together. Despite all his training, Holland dies “20 seconds into the game”.
Welp. Even being Spider-man doesn’t save you from getting defeated by bosses in game.
What’s the ad for?
In any case, this new Final Fantasy XIV ad is for the game’s upcoming Shadowbringers expansion. The new expansion includes a ton of job updates – upgrading and balancing current available jobs, changes to job quests, and two new job classes (dancer and gunbreaker).
For more on the job end, check out Square Enix’s Job Actions preview here:
New areas with new beast tribes, monsters and visuals will also be introduced as part of the expansion! Check out the launch trailer for Shadowbringers here:
If these trailers have got you interested, you’ll be glad to know that the base game for Final Fantasy XIV is an online MMORPG that’s free to play, on Windows PC, Mac and the PS4! However, players will have to pay for a monthly subscription if they’re keen on advancing past the level cap.
If you’ve been eyeing Final Fantasy XIV for a while now, now’s a good time as any to get started! After all, Amazon currently has an ongoing promotion where you can spend $19.99 on any video game (that mentions that the promotion is applicable) and receive a Black Fat Chocobo Mount for free along with it.
Final Fantasy XIV’s Shadowbringers expansion will be out on 2nd July, though players who have pre-ordered will be able to access it earlier on 28 June.