Promotional Consideration: Circuit City savings with Cecil

Eric Caoili
E. Caoili|07.21.08

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Promotional Consideration: Circuit City savings with Cecil

This week's installment of Promotional Consideration comes with an excellent bonus -- a Circuit City deal for the Final Fantasy IV remake, which ships to stores next week. The electronics retailer is offering a $10 gift card with any purchase of the 3D RPG, on- and offline. Factor in free-shipping for orders totaling over $24, and this makes up for "the Square Enix tax," that extra $10 the publisher often adds to its DS games.

Now that we've done our part to sell the game to you, let's look at how Square Enix has been pushing Final Fantasy IV.


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Farewell, bloodstained past.

Square Enix is on a roll with badass ads! This print piece appeared in a couple North American gaming magazines the past month, and it's a drastic change from the tone Square used with its Japanese Final Fantasy IV commercials over 15 years ago, not that there's anything wrong with Chocobos.

As intimidating as Cecil looks, we thought we'd try our hand at making his Dark Knight armor even more creepy:

A touch of red can make anything scarier!

Promotional Consideration is a weekly feature about the Nintendo DS advertisements you usually flip past, change the channel on, or just tune out.
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