Universal Studios Japan Is Getting A Final Fantasy Ride

[Image: USJ | Square Enix]
[Image: USJ | Square Enix]

Starting January 19, Final Fantasy is getting a roller coaster at Universal Studios Japan called Final Fantasy XR Ride.

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The limited-time ride is part of Universal Studios Japan’s yearly Cool Japan event.

The Final Fantasy XR Ride is a VR-enabled roller coaster—in short, it is Space Fantasy The Ride repurposed with VR headsets.

Final Fantasy XR Ride ends its run on June 24.


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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If Konami’s mobile division were doing this, they could offer the ride for free and charge for in-app purchases like seat belts and head restraints.