Welcome to 2017.

The pop star will be a character in free-to-play mobile title Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, which was released on iOS and Android around six months ago.


Here’s some footage of the character:

And here is a very strange photo:


And here’s Grande cosplaying as...herself, I guess.


Note that this kind of cultural tie-in is not strictly a first for the franchise; British pop star Leona Lewis did a bunch of stuff for the release of Final Fantasy XIII, including singing the game’s theme song.

Though she did not appear in the game as a cute little cartoon character with giant bunny ears.


Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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