The Final Fantasy franchise is so big that maker Square Enix can pick and choose the people and brands it wants to work with. Audi Japan already has a $469k Final Fantasy XV themed R8 on sale, for instance, and now one of the smaller titles in the company's line-up will soon benefit from the power of female megastar Ariana Grande. Her character DW -- short for Dangerous Woman (the title of her most recent album) -- will appear in a new update coming to the free turn-based iOS and Android RPG Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius.
Grande confirmed the news on her Instagram account, sharing animations of her character, which sports the singer's trademark bunny ears, and a photo of her meeting with the game's designers. When she does appear, the popstar should become the first non-fictional character to be made available inside a Final Fantasy game (there are hundreds of examples of its impact on popular culture, but we're struggling to find examples of the opposite).
Square Enix has yet to share details about how DW can be acquired but Grande is happy with her upcoming entry into the world of video games: "It's the cutest thing i've ever seen in my entire life and i'm so excited and in love with it i cannot contain myself."
A video posted by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Jan 1, 2017 at 3:11pm PST