Square Enix seems to be venturing beyond the video game realm to making great food, now. By the end of this year it has two major software releases planned (World of Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy XV), along with the company’s two new restaurants in Tokyo in the following month.
There’s also the e-sports bar which is nearing completion in the Ikebukuro neighborhood, and now Square Enix is giving us the first glimpses of the Square Enix Cafe, which will be opening its doors in Akihabara, Tokyo’s biggest electronics and anime shoping district, on 1st of October.
Unlike the dedicated Final Fantasy XIV restaurant (that’s also in Akihabara), the Square Enix cafe will periodically rotate its theme to shine the spotlight on different Square Enix games, adding new menu items and interior touches for each. First up, not surprisingly though, is a Final Fantasy XV menu, and don’t worry, that doesn’t mean Cup Noodles. Preview videos of the upcoming RPG have gotten gamer’s mouths watering at the extremely detailed graphics for the campsite cookout fare enjoyed by its heroes, and the Square Enix Cafe will be serving up a recreation of one of the game’s hearty stews, along with other, yet to-be-revealed Final Fantasy XV delicacies.
The café’s awesome menu makes it harder for anyone with an appetite to resist, regardless of whether or not they are a gamer. Additionally, of course, there’ll be an attached shop where you can purchase related merchandise like smartphone cases, towels, plastic document files, and even decorative tape.
As with many themed cafes in Japan, you’ll need to make a reservation in advance, which can be done here through convenience store Lawson’s online ticketing service, with a charge of 500 yen per member of your party.