Final Fantasy Brave Exvius welcomes Lara Croft and 30M downloads milestone

Square Enix and gumi Asia’s Final Fantasy Brave Exvius has no qualms about looking westward for its in-game collaborations. This time, they’ve turned to gaming icon Lara Croft for a new character, event, and raid, just as the game celebrates hitting 30 million downloads.

The crossover is tied to the upcoming theatrical release of Tomb Raider, an adaptation of Crystal Dynamic’s 2013 video game reboot.

From 9 to 22 March 2018, players will have access to the Temple of Osiris themed event, where clearing the first stage awards the new Lara Croft character. She’s a base 5-star unit with a penchant for treasure and guns, and a TM mastery that boosts stats and resistances.

gumi has rendered sprite Lara in her classic blue top and cropped shorts. You’ll get to see her showing off her gun-fu in the trailer below, once all the Temple of Osiris footage is over.

“The new collaboration event will give players the opportunity to battle the Apep boss during the Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris raid. Additionally, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius characters will be reskinned based on characters from Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris including Explorer Aileen, Divine Soleil, and Pharaoh Abel – available for a limited time through gacha summon pickups.”

Separately, players can pick up a five-star Ashe and Lightning for free via the tutorial gacha and Rookie Mission respectively. That only goes to show how far the latter has fallen down the tree compared to Brave Exvius’ early months, although power scaling is almost always inevitable in such games.

As for the 30 million celebrations, gumi have several things in store. We’ve summarized them below in order of start dates:

  • Now until 30 March: Log-in for a free “10+1 Summoning Ticket”
  • Now until 19 March: Free daily summon on a special banner
  • 22 to 31 March: Complete the “30 Million Downloads Raffle” to participate
    • Lapis prizes of varying amounts.
  • 22 March to 4 April: Free daily “30 Million Downloads Celebration Ticket”
    • Summons two characters and one 5% character-specific Trust Moogle

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is available for iOS and Android devices.

If you’re looking for something else to play during those timer cooldowns, Square Enix also has Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia and Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition that are worth trying.

Images: Screen capture / YouTube

Ade Putra

Ade thinks there's nothing quite like a good game and a snug headcrab. He grew up with HIDEO KOJIMA's Metal Gear Solid, lives for RPGs, and is waiting for light guns to make their comeback.