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Butterfinger® Celebrates FINAL FANTASY® VII REBIRTH Launch with Unique In-Game Bonuses

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Players can score special downloadable content by participating in Extra Life’s Game Day on November 4th

PARSIPPANY, N.J. /PRNewswire/ — Butterfinger®, the crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery bar that gamers know and love, is teaming up with SQUARE ENIX® to help players Game Better with Butterfinger and gear up for the launch of FINAL FANTASY® VII REBIRTH on February 29, 2024 for the PlayStation®5 (PS5™) console.



As part of the collaboration, players can receive unique in-game content for FINAL FANTASY® VII REBIRTH by donating to Extra Life’s Game Day event on November 4, 2023. Extra Life is a fundraising program of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. Their 15th annual Game Day celebration will unite gamers from across the globe in the pursuit of a common goal: to change kids’ health to change the future.

Gamers can watch their favorite Butterfinger team players’ fundraising live streams on Twitch, and in the process, support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Participants who donate a minimum of $5 USD at Extra-Life.org will receive a game code for the unique in-game item, the Shinra Bangle MK. II1, a premium bracelet featuring an engraving of the Shinra Company logo that playable characters in FINAL FANTASY® VII REBIRTH can wear to boost stats. To further help raise funds, throughout Butterfinger’s Power Hour (1pm – 2pm EST), the brand will match Extra Life’s community collective fundraising total up to $40,000 towards the Extra Life Program.

“Since launching Game Better with Butterfinger in 2020, the brand has connected with hundreds of thousands of new players throughout the gaming community,” said Neal Finkler, Vice President of Butterfinger® and Baby Ruth®. “We’re building on this momentum with our Final Fantasy VII Rebirth partnership, which brings opportunities for gamers to win in-game content and amazing gear, while empowering them to give back to an important cause.”

“Through our continued collaborations over the years with Butterfinger, we look forward to providing our community with unique in-game content and fun surprises,” said John Heinecke, SQUARE ENIX’s Chief Publishing Officer, EMEA, Americas and Oceania. “And with this new activation, we are working with a great cause to encourage our players to give back and receive something special in the process.”

Butterfinger is also enhancing gaming experiences with a Game Better with Butterfinger sweepstakes 2, giving seven lucky consumers the chance to win the Ultimate Gaming Bundle, featuring a SONY OLED Bravia XR TV, FINAL FANTASY® VII REBIRTH Deluxe Edition, a Butterfinger branded gaming chair, a HyperX Cloud Headset and a $500 eCheck, in addition to being eligible for many other awesome prizes! To enter, simply purchase a Butterfinger bar and type in the UPC code at GameWithButterfinger.com. While supplies last.

For even more gaming fun, follow along on the Butterfinger social channels, FacebookInstagram, X (formerly known as Twitter) and YouTube.

[1] Offer is only available to residents in North America and South America that donate $5.00 USD or more during the Extra Life Game Day fundraiser from November 4-5, 2023. A SQUARE ENIX Members account is required to receive the code. Please note the initial code is not the Shinra Bangle MK. II in-game item code and cannot be redeemed on your PlayStation account. The in-game item code will be emailed to you, and also listed on your SQUARE ENIX Members account, when the game launches on February 29, 2024.

[2] NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (Incl. D.C.) 13 years of age and older. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 pm (ET) on 11/1/23 and ends at 11:59:59 am (ET) on 1/31/24. For complete details, including entry requirements, free method of entry, prizes, & odds, see Official Rules at https://www.gamewithbutterfinger.com/rules. Sponsor: Ferrero U.S.A., Inc., 7 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ 07054.

About Butterfinger®
Butterfinger® is an iconic American crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery bar that has been providing one-of-a-kind enjoyment to consumers since 1923. Butterfinger® is available nationwide at mass, grocery, and convenience stores. For additional information, please visit Butterfinger.com and stay connected with Butterfinger on Social (InstagramFacebook, X (formerly known as Twitter), and YouTube).

About Ferrero®
Ferrero began its journey in the small town of Alba in Piedmont, Italy, in 1946. Today, it is one of the world’s largest sweet-packaged food companies, with over 35 iconic brands sold in more than 170 countries. The Ferrero Group brings joy to people around the world with much-loved treats and snacks including Nutella®, Kinder®, Tic Tac®, and Ferrero Rocher®. More than 38,000 employees are passionate about helping people celebrate life’s special moments. The Ferrero Group’s family culture, now in its third generation, is based on dedication to quality and excellence, heritage and a commitment to the planet and communities in which we operate. 

Ferrero entered the North American market in 1969 and has grown to more than 5,100 employees in 15 plants and warehouses, and eight offices in North America across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. It has expanded its presence and portfolio with the addition of iconic brands such as Butterfinger®, CRUNCH®, Keebler®, Famous Amos®, Mother’s Cookies®, and other distinctive cookie and chocolate brands. Follow @FerreroNACorp on Twitter and Instagram. www.ferreronorthamerica.com.

About FINAL FANTASY VII
First released in 1997 on the PlayStation® computer entertainment system, FINAL FANTASY VII celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2022. The game is universally regarded as a hallmark title of the RPG genre. The original title received high praise for its epic storyline, unique characters, and movie sequences that utilized the most cutting-edge technology of the time. Since then, the game has sold over 13.9 million copies worldwide and continues to receive widespread acclaim from critics and fans around the world. The popular game has even expanded into spin-offs, films and merchandise.

The first game of the FINAL FANTASY VII remake trilogy project, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, released in 2020, has been praised by both players and critics across the globe, earning more than 20 perfect scores from media, and was selected as a PlayStation® “Editor’s Choice” pick. The game also became the highest-selling digital release on the PlayStation® platform in SQUARE ENIX’s history, exceeding more than 7 million shipments and digital sales worldwide since its release. FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH, the second game in the trilogy and standalone story, is now in development and will be available worldwide on February 29, 2024, for the PS5.

About Square Enix, Inc.®
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 180 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 88 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals was founded more than 40 years ago with the vision to Change Kids’ Health, Change the Future. We’ve raised over $8.5 billion for 170 children’s hospitals by empowering and engaging with local communities and businesses – and we’re not done yet. All donations benefit local member hospitals to fund what’s needed most, like critical life-saving treatments and healthcare services, innovative research, vital pediatric medical equipment, child life services that put kids’ and families’ minds at ease during difficult hospital stays, and financial assistance for families who could not otherwise afford these health services.

Together, we can change kids’ health. Together, we can change the future. To learn about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and your local member children’s hospital, visit cmnhospitals.org.

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Exciting News: Undead Unluck Reveals Additional English Voice Cast Members!

Exciting news! TMS Entertainment unveils additional English voice cast for Undead Unluck. Episode 11 on Hulu now. Stay tuned for more!

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TMS Entertainment has recently delighted fans with the release of Episode 11 of Undead Unluck, titled “Rio de Janeiro,” showcasing protagonists Andy and Fuko embarking on an intriguing mission. This installment introduces a thrilling black market auction and the elusive negator, “Unrepair,” adding depth to the series.

Moreover, Episode 12 will feature Chikara Shigeno, promising more riveting developments for viewers. The latest reveal of the English voice cast breathes life into these characters, with notable talents such as Stephen Fu, Kate Clarke, Chris Tergliafera, Chris Wei Lewis, and Kevin Andrew Rivera lending their voices to key roles.

Undead Unluck enthusiasts can catch Episode 11 on Hulu, with further cast announcements on the horizon. Creator Yoshifumi Tozuka’s unique narrative of a hapless girl and an immortal man colliding in chaos has captivated audiences since its serialization in 2020.

For more insights into this captivating series, visit tmsanime.com/undead-unluck and witness the magic unfold in the Undead Unluck trailer. TMS Entertainment USA, Inc., a powerhouse in anime production, continues to bring iconic titles like LUPIN THE 3rd and Dr. STONE to global audiences, solidifying its status as a premier anime studio.

Stay connected with TMS Anime on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to stay informed about Undead Unluck and other exciting projects. Let the saga of Undead Unluck sweep you off your feet as the plot thickens and characters evolve in this compelling tale of fate and friendship.

 For more information, visit www.tmsanime.com.

Follow TMS Anime to keep up with the latest announcements regarding Undead Unluck and other titles.
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10,000-room Crystal Lagoons Project Opens in Orlando Just Steps From Disney World

***The most visited destination in the U.S. offers a wide range of entertainment but lacks a beach. This development will make up for this with a crystalline lagoon and white sandy beaches.

***The complex features the first Conrad hotel in Orlando and consolidates the presence of the multinational in the hospitality industry.

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MIAMI /PRNewswire/ — More than 10,000 rooms will surround the lagoon powered by Crystal Lagoons® technologyrecently inaugurated in the United States. It is located just steps from Disney World and Universal Studios in the heart of Orlando, the most visited destination in the US, with 75 million tourists annually.  This city offers a wide range of entertainment options but lacks a beach, an issue remedied in this great development with a crystalline lagoon of the multinational innovation company founded by the scientist Fernando Fischmann.

Crystal Lagoons brings beach life to Orlando with an 8-acre crystalline lagoon at the Evermore Orlando Resort

The lagoon forms part of the Evermore Orlando Resortone of the largest tourism projects in Florida. The large 8-acre body of water with extensive beaches breaks the hotel paradigm by providing truly superior standards and consolidates the presence of Crystal Lagoons in the hospitality and entertainment industry.

Surrounding the lagoon is Orlando’s first Conrad hotel, a luxury brand of the Hilton chain, as well as a variety of homes, villas and apartments. In addition, there is an 18-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, one of the greatest golfers in history.

“Every hotel project incorporating a Crystal Lagoons® amenity becomes the most attractive destination in the area. Conrad, one of the world’s leading hotel chains, understood this and decided to make a qualitative leap with respect to the existing offer in the most touristic area of the U.S.,” said Iván Manzur, Senior Vice President of Sales of Crystal Lagoons US Corp.

The United States is the main operation of Crystal Lagoons worldwide, with more than 275 projects at different stages of development and negotiation. Among the most important are Aqua, Mirada, Sole Mia, Balmoral, Windsong Ranch, Beachwalk, and Southshore Bay. The recent joint venture to develop four Public Access Lagoons™ complexes, also known as PAL™, in Texas, stands out and will add to the successful public access developments Epperson (Florida) and Lago Mar (Texas).

About Crystal Lagoons

Crystal Lagoons is a U.S.-based multinational that developed a technology allowing crystalline lagoons of unlimited sizes to be built and maintained at low cost anywhere. It has more than 1,000 projects at various stages of development and negotiation worldwide.

With over 3,000 patents in 160 countries, its sustainable amenities use up to 100 times fewer chemicals and only 2% of the energy required by conventional swimming pools. Bureau Veritas verified the technology’s efficient water use, concluding that a 1-Ha/2.5-ac. lagoon utilizes 33 times less water than a golf course and 40% less water than a park of the same size. Crystal Lagoons® amenities can use sea, fresh, and brackish water, which is abundant and has no other use.

Contact: press@crystal-lagoons.com  

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Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Qualifying Tie Between Ukraine and Romania to be held at Omni Amelia Island Resort

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AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. /PRNewswire/ — Omni Amelia Island Resort – the oceanfront destination nestled on 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island off the Northeast Florida coast – will be the location for the Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Qualifying Tie between Ukraine and Romania from April 12-13, 2024.

Billie Jean King with Elina Svitolina

The Svitolina Foundation, which manages the Ukrainian women’s national team in the Billie Jean King Cup, selected Omni Amelia Island Resort as the new host site for the tie. Racquet Park, the resort’s award winning tennis and pickleball center, features 22 har-tru clay tennis courts in addition to a sunken stadium court. Omni Amelia Island Resort has hosted professional tennis tournaments for over three decades, most notably serving as the host site of the WTA International tournament from 1980-2008.

“I am so excited to be part of this exciting opportunity at Omni Amelia Island Resort to bring world-class tennis back to North Florida,” said Elina Svitolina, the top ranked Ukrainian player and former world no. 3. “Of course, our dream would be holding our home tie in Ukraine, as it has always been, but during the war it is not possible. Bush Tennis Center has been an amazing supporter and partner of the Svitolina Foundation, and to have them supporting us in our first tie as the organizing party of the Ukrainian Billie Jean King Cup team means a lot. We hope that many people can come out and support us as we take on Romania and really help us create a home atmosphere.”

The competition will be a best-of-five match series with the top women’s players from Ukraine and Romania competing to advance to the 2024 Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Finals. The event is one of eight held around the world in April, with the winners of each advancing to the finals next November in Seville, Spain, to compete for the title. The qualifier begins Friday, April 12th with two singles matches featuring each country’s top two players. Two reverse singles matches and a doubles match will follow on Saturday, April 13th with an amended schedule possible if one nation clinches victory in the third or fourth singles match.

“Omni Amelia Island Resort is a fantastic venue for both teams to compete,” said Tim Stallard, tie co-organizer and Executive Director of Bush Tennis Center. “The strong local tennis community has a great opportunity to watch some of the best players in the world compete in the ‘World Cup of Tennis’.”

Tickets and VIP hospitality packages will go on sale to the public March 8th at 9am. More information, including final schedule and confirmed players will be announced soon. 100% of the proceeds from the tie will benefit the Svitolina Foundation and the Bush-Wikse ACE Outreach Program, helping children worldwide with access to tennis equipment, programs and other resources. 

For media inquiries, or information on corporate or individual sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tim Stallard at tim@bushtenniscenter.org or (512) 576-4796.

For more information on the event visit: www.billiejeankingcup.com

About Svitolina Foundation

A charitable organization that has been working hard since 2019 to identify and support young talent  and create the right conditions for them to ensure the future of Ukrainian tennis. Since the beginning of the large scale invasion, the Svitolina Foundation has launched new areas of activity: assistance to athletes and their families fleeing the war, a psychological support program for athletes, sports diplomacy, and a series of tournaments with grants of support for Ukrainian children.  

About Bush-Wikse ACE Outreach Program

The Bush-Wikse ACE Outreach Program is a non-profit organization honoring the legacy of President George H.W. Bush, President George W. Bush, and Hall-of-Fame Coach Patrick Wikse,  to Advise, Counsel and Encourage (ACE) youth by connecting positive role models and resources through the sport of tennis. In addition to learning the sport of tennis, ACE promotes core values of sportsmanship, integrity, self-confidence, and hard work.

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