Area Final Fantasy VII fan? Tired of oversleeping? Don’t want to use your phone as an alarm or you’ll get sucked into doom scrolling? Well, did I ever have the solution for you: a self-contained digital clock made to? Final Fantasy VIIs iconic Buster Sword.
The miniature replica of Cloud Strife’s ridiculously large sword – specifically the version in Final Fantasy VII Remake – is set at an angle reminiscent of how you see it on the game’s main menu screen. The time is prominently lit thanks to a display on the blade of the sword, and the materials near the hilt also light up.
If you want Final Fantasy VII Remakes music – like me – you’ll be happy to know that you can set five of the game’s best songs as your alarm:
- Main theme of FFVII – Sector 7 Undercity
- Let the battles begin! — The job of a Merc
- The Airbuster (a remix of the original FF7‘s boss battle theme that completely rips)
- Aerith’s Theme — Home Again
- One Winged Angel – Rebirth
If you want to get an idea of what the music sounds like on the clock’s speakers, check out this video from Square Enix. The sound quality doesn’t seem great, but it might be worth tackling it so that Sephiroth’s theme song is the first thing you hear every morning.
Before you get ready to drop some screams on the clock, there are a few not-so-good things I have to mention. For starters, the clock costs… $199.99. If you put money down now, order the clock only for an expected release date in January 2023. According to Square’s website, the clock only shows 24-hour time. And you better hope that the weak-sounding speakers can wake you up completely, because the clock also lacks a snooze button.
But if you’re willing to wait, real if you’d like to own a miniature replica of Cloud’s Buster Sword, and are okay with living dangerously without a snooze button, you might want to pre-order now. While you wait, your dreams may be filled with the classic songs of Final Fantasy VII – soon you can also hear them on the official clock.