Tokyo Sky Tree – Final Fantasy VII Remake Event Postponed
- The Tokyo Sky Tree is hosting a daily Final Fantasy VII Remake promotional event from atop the 450 meter building
- The building manager postponed the event until March 15 due to the coronavirus outbreak
Yesterday, we discussed the impact that the coronavirus is having on Nintendo’s next Direct. Today, the virus halted a promotional event for one of this year’s biggest video game releases. The Tokyo Sky Tree, which is hosting the “Skytree in Midgar” Final Fantasy VII Remake event, is temporarily closed. Here are the details.
Ahead of the Final Fantasy VII Remake release, Sony has been hard at work promoting the game. From the orchestras in the United States to demos at PAX, fans are hyped for the remake. But the spreading coronavirus is now postponing one of the most unique promotional events in Japan, “Skytree in Midgar”.
Skytree in Midgar is taking place on the top floor of the Tokyo Sky Tree, which is one of the tallest buildings in Japan. Sony decorated the top floor with art exhibits from both the original and remade version of Final Fantasy VII. The event runs from February 6 to April 22, and fans from around the world planned to attend and share in the nostalgia.
On Saturday, the TST management temporarily closed the event from March 1st to the 15th citing the recent coronavirus outbreak. While a two-week closure seems reasonable, we believe that the event will remain closed indefinitely. The reason for this assumption is that Japan closed all schools through April 8th. With nearly 13 million children out of school, parents will have to take time off work to care for their families. This change impacts both those working the event as well as the people attending. We will wait for more news from the company, but it is likely that management will postpone the event indefinitely.
The Tokyo Sky Tree also released an official statement outlining the return policy for purchased tickets. The policy outlines three potential scenarios:
- Fans who purchased tickets from a travel agency need to contact that agency for a refund.
- Families who purchased directly from the Tokyo Sky Tree official site can cancel their tickets without a cancellation fee.
- Families who purchased tickets from the 7 Ticket site can request refunds from the site starting on March 2.
But we want to know what you think. Do you think that the temporary closure of the Tokyo Sky Tree will impact sales of Final Fantasy VII Remake? When do you think the event will reopen? Did you purchase a ticket to the promotional event? Let us know what you think in the comments below or the social media links on the right. Be sure to check out our other news items on Smash, Pokemon, Modern Warfare, and more. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter to stay on top of all the latest.
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