A Chinese mobile game, Doula Continent: Soul Master Duel, copies the trailer for Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers with confounding accuracy.
Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers is Square Enix's most recent expansion pack of the critically-acclaimed MMORPG, and though its trailer is over two years old, Doula Continent: Soul Master Duel seems to have sought to tap into that popularity by emulating its trailer with nearly perfect precision. Daniel Ahmad, a senior analyst at Niko Partners and expert on the Asian video game market, was one of the first to discover the similarities between the promotional videos.
A quick side-by-side comparison of the excerpts from the two trailers makes it obvious to even a casual viewer that the plagiarism was intentional. Not only were the action sequences and camera angles nearly identical, but Soul Master Duel even copied the Warrior of Light from Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers as he swapped between weapons to defeat his angelic foe, finally triumphing with a great sword enshrouded in sinister-looking magic.